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The Latest: State records show ride inspections up to date

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Ohio records show that inspections were up to date and a state permit had just been issued for the thrill ride that broke apart on the Ohio State Fair's opening day, killing one man and injuring seven other people. 

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1 dead, several others hurt in ride malfunction at fair

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At least one person has been killed and several others injured in a ride malfunction on opening day of the Ohio State Fair.

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NYC jail inmate caught 7-plus hours after escape from Rikers

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Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a section of New York City's Rikers Island jail complex has been found on the island.

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Flint's water quality improving; 5 resource sites to close

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Michigan will close five of the nine locations where Flint residents have been getting free bottled water, filters, replacement cartridges and testing kits because the city's water quality is improving.

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Fiat Chrysler says it's a victim in payoff probe

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The Latest on charges against a former Fiat Chrysler executive, who is accused of making payments to a union official.

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Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

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A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested.

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Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a Washington hospital.

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New York eyes 'textalyzer' to bust drivers

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New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a crash was texting while driving. 

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Parents concede baby Charlie dying in hospice

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Charlie Gard's parents are conceding that he will die in a hospice and not at home as they had previously wished.   

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7-year-old boy falls into Pennsylvania creek, likely drowned

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 A 7-year-old boy has died after slipping and falling into a northeastern Pennsylvania creek.

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Coroner: Pennsylvania farmer pinned, killed by own bull

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A coroner says a Pennsylvania farmer has been killed by one of his own bulls.

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Trump to bar transgender individuals from armed forces

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President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity'' in the U.S. armed forces. 

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Fishermen catch massive shark

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A 926-pound Mako shark caught off the New Jersey coast won't be recognized as a state record because more than one angler helped catch it.

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Brock Lesnar on Jon Jones superfight: "Anytime, anywhere"

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If Jon Jones is really interested in taking on Brock Lesnar in a UFC superfight, Lesnar will be ready to roll. 

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NY to allow surveillance warrants in animal fighting probes

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Police in New York will now be able to seek a warrant to tap the phones of people involved in dog fighting.

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Pence breaks tie, Senate takes up health bill

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The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill.

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Judge halts Sunoco pipeline work in eastern Pennsylvania

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An administrative law judge has temporarily halted work on Sunoco's Mariner East 2 Pipeline in eastern Pennsylvania. 

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New York renames bridge after fallen state trooper

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A bridge on Interstate 87 will now bear the name of a state trooper who was struck and killed by a car last fall.

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Kushner says he 'did not collude with Russia'

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White House senior adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner says he did not collude with Russia.

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Health Care Latest: GOP lawmaker singles out 'some female senators'

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The Latest on the ongoing effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill.

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Tool to help police in opioid crisis draws privacy concern

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Republican state Sen. Robert Singer introduced the legislation last week after discussions with a county prosecutor.   

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Ex-firefighter gets prison for torching black fireman's home

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Matthew Jurado was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison. Jurado pleaded guilty in May to arson. 

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Teens may face charges after watching man drown

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Cocoa Mayor Henry Parrish III says the misdemeanor charge is at least a start in the July 9 drowning death of 31-year-old Jamel Dunn.

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NY crew heading west to help fight wildfires

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Twenty employees and volunteers from the state Department of Environmental Conservation are departing Saturday to help where needed.

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Police: Man used babies to help him steal $1K in sunglasses

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Police in suburban Philadelphia are looking for a man who they say used two babies to help him steal about $1,000 worth of sunglasses.

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Schumer: Government needs to fix town's waterfront barriers

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer says the federal government needs to repair a New York community's waterfront infrastructure after it was severely damaged by the flooding along Lake Ontario.   

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Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 72

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Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the ``Home Alone'' movie series, has died. He was 72. 

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Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

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A federal grand jury in Hawaii has indicted a U.S. soldier for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. 

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UK advertising watchdog to tackle gender stereotypes

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Britain's advertising watchdog is calling for tighter regulations on what it called harmful gender stereotyping. 

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UK girl left in tears after she's fined for selling lemonade

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A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention after being fined for selling lemonade outside.

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Tennessee inmates get reduced sentences for birth control

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A program in a Tennessee county reduces inmates' jail time if they voluntarily undergo birth control procedures, in a move that has drawn criticism from the local district attorney and the American Civil Liberties Union. 

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Doctors group advises Congress on health care

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The Latest on Republican attempts to overhaul the nation's health care laws.

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PHOTOS: Tornado damage near Buffalo

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Power is still out for about 3,000 utility customers in a section of western New York where two tornadoes touched down just a few miles apart.

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The Latest: 2 dead, 500 hurt as 6.7 quake rocks Aegean Sea

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The Latest on the earthquake that hit the Aegean Sea region.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders named White House press secretary

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The latest on changes to the White House communications staff.

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Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. 

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NEW DETAILS: Chester Bennington died by hanging, coroner confirms

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The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Friday that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by hanging.

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Police: Explosion at propane business, injuries reported

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Authorities say an explosion at a northeastern Pennsylvania propane gas business has caused a number of injuries.

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AP sources: US to ban Americans from traveling to NKorea

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier, who passed away after falling into a coma into a North Korean prison.

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UPDATED: TC3 student among two killed in taxi van crash

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College released a statement Thursday afternoon identifying one of its students as among the fatalities.

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Senate Judiciary Committee approves FBI director nomination

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of President Donald Trump's choice to head the FBI.  

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Senate spending plan rejects Trump cuts

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A Senate panel led by Republicans has rejected President Donald Trump's proposals to slash foreign aid and domestic spending. 

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New York gets 75,000 applications for free tuition program

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Officials say about 75,000 people have applied for New York's new tuition-free college program but it's not yet known how many of them will receive an award.

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O.J. Simpson granted parole

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O.J. Simpson will be released from the Nevada prison where he's been for more than eight years. 

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Linkin Park frontman dead at 41

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The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday.

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The Latest: McCain says he's grateful and will return soon

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The Latest on Sen. John McCain being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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3 top Trump insiders to talk to Senate panels

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Members of the Trump campaign's inner circle are being scheduled to talk to Senate committees next week.          

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Health Care Latest: Insurance subsidies will continue for now

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The Latest on the Republican effort to repeal the Obama health law. 

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Officer: Partner fired fatal shot moments after loud sound

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State investigators say a Minneapolis police officer told authorities he was startled by a loud sound near the squad car he was driving moments before his partner shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911.

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Iowa baby dies of viral meningitis after deadly kiss

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An infant girl from Iowa who contracted viral meningitis caused by HSV-1 when she was less than a week old has died.

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PA Turnpike OKs 6 percent toll increase to take effect in Jan.

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Motorists on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be hit next year with a 6 percent increase in the price of tolls.

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Lawsuit claims Uber discriminates against wheelchair riders

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A nonprofit disability rights organization has filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber, claiming the ride-hailing service discriminates against New York City riders with disabilities by not providing enough access to vehicles that can accommodate wheelchairs.  

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Man kills raccoon with hammer after it bites him on head

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 A Pennsylvania man says he was attacked by a raccoon as he worked on his car outside his home, and killed the animal with the only weapon he had: a hammer.

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2nd case of rare tick-borne illness confirmed in upstate NY

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Health officials say a second case of a rare tick-borne virus has been confirmed and another is probable in the upstate New York county where a man died last month after contracting the illness.

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What's next? Senate GOP scrambles after health care flop

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Senate Republicans are scrambling to pick up the pieces after their attempt to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law collapsed for a second time.

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Russia Probe Latest: Obama's ex-chief of staff interviewed in Senate

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The Latest on investigations into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Police: Dealer charged with killing 4 claimed other slayings

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A pot dealer who confessed to killing four men on his family's Pennsylvania farm last week also claimed to have killed two people in Philadelphia, but the city's police commissioner called the information "sketchy."

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Hundreds of officers at funeral for trooper killed in wreck

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Hundreds of police officers from as far away as Colorado, Utah and Texas are participating in the funeral and procession for a Pennsylvania state trooper killed when his cruiser collided with a garbage truck last week.

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Pence urges Congress to 'step up,' on health law

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Vice President Mike Pence says Congress needs to "step up" and "do their job" in the aftermath of the Republican health care plan's failure to win consensus in the Senate.

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Siena poll: Transit woes in NYC hurting Cuomo's popularity

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Another poll says Gov. Andrew Cuomo's popularity is sagging amid New York City's transit troubles.

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NY Army National Guard troops to train Ukrainian forces

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More than 200 soldiers in a New York Army National Guard until will head to Europe in October for a nine-month mission to train Ukrainian forces.

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Singer Zac Brown visits teen in Philadelphia hospital

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Singer Zac Brown has visited a teenager in a hospital who missed the band's latest Philadelphia concert after he was paralyzed in a swimming pool accident.

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Questions remain surrounding fatal Minnesota police shooting

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An Australian woman who called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual assault was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer.

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Lake Placid to host 2021 bobsled and skeleton worlds

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Lake Placid, New York, has been selected to host the Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships in 2021 at Mount Van Hoevenberg. 

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Ohio councilman proposes 'Three Strikes' rule for overdose patients

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Like much of the country, paramedics in Middletown, Ohio have been responding to a rash of opioid overdoses. In an effort to curb the epidemic, the City is considering a method that has sparked controversy.

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Trump administration to share records about Mar-a-Lago

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President Donald Trump has made seven visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and in September the public might get a look at who else was there with him.

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Schumer asking Amtrak to discard the idea of shrinking seats

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking Amtrak to discard the idea of creating new economy seating with reduced legroom aboard its trains.  

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Chain reaction motorcycle crash kills 2, injures 2 others

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State police in upstate New York say a three-vehicle crash has left two people dead.

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New York manufacturing activity slows sharply in July

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Manufacturing in New York state grew for a second month in July but at a much slower pace, as new orders and shipments both slipped. 

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Gillibrand to discuss federal effort to combat Lyme disease

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U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand will be in upstate New York to discuss efforts by the federal government to battle Lyme disease.

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NY Senate's heroin task force headed to Long Island

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A special legislative task force examining the scourge of heroin and opioid abuse is coming to Long Island.

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Vigil held to remember 4 men found dead on Pennsylvania farm

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Hundreds of family, friends and community members in Pennsylvania have gathered for a vigil to remember four missing young men who were killed and their remains buried on a sprawling family farm.  

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Maryland Zoo: baby giraffe has died

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Julius was born to first-time mother Kesi on June 15, but he was not able to learn to nurse effectively and had insufficient antibodies to protect him from disease.

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Bone fragment scare forces Sabrett hot dog recall

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of products made by New York City-based Marathon Enterprises Inc. on Saturday.

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Police say clown tried to lure 9-year-old girl with cash

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Police in Pennsylvania are looking for a man dressed as a clown who reportedly tried to lure a 9-year-old girl with money. 

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Honda recalls 1.2M Accords; battery sensors can catch fire

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The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2016 model years. Honda says it has four reports of engine compartment fires due to the problem but no injuries. 

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NY man tracked down by German shepherd after escaping police

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An upstate New York man who escaped from police custody has been sniffed out by a tracking dog and rearrested. 

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Russian-American at Trump Jr. meeting is ex-military officer

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The Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting at Trump Tower last year is a former military officer long shadowed by allegations of connections to Russian intelligence.

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US to appeal travel ban ruling to Supreme Court

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Trump administration will appeal the latest travel ban ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Should police be allowed to shame suspects on Facebook?

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Police departments are increasingly throwing humor into their Facebook posts about suspects arrested for drunken driving, drug trafficking and other crimes.

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Maryland-to-northern NY heroin ring busted, 10 arrested

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Federal authorities say 10 people, one of them a state prison guard, have been charged in connection with a heroin trafficking operation in northern New York.

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NY announces finalists in Southern Tier clean energy contest

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Eight finalists have been announced in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's competition to spur clean energy technology in New York's Southern Tier.

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Eels from overturned truck slime cars on highway

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A truck hauling eels overturned on an Oregon highway, turning the coastal road into a slimy mess. 

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Officials: Upstate NY man died from rare tick-borne virus

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New York health officials say an upstate resident has died after contracting a rare tick-borne illness.

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Attorney says client killed 4 Pennsylvania men

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The Latest on the search in Pennsylvania for four missing men.

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The Latest: 15 Marines, 1 Navy corpsman killed in crash

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The Latest on the deadly military plane crash in Mississippi.

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Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop

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Always Dreaming has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop. 

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How to make a PB & J in space

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, aboard the International Space Station, demonstrated his food preparation skills as he made a space peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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