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January 24, 2018 - 5:23 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will pay $2.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed after a disabled man choked to death in a state-run group home while an aide allegedly texted her boyfriend from the bathroom. Eddie Velasquez's death in 2014 came one day after choking on turkey he took from the...
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January 24, 2018 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief of staff to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a former top Cuomo aide accused of accepting over $300,000 in bribes was against giving junior staffers raises. Linda Lacewell testified Wednesday at Joseph Percoco's bribery trial in Manhattan federal court that Percoco opposed...
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January 24, 2018 - 2:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a performer known as Grandma the clown who resigned from the Big Apple Circus following accusations that he pressured a 16-year-old aerialist to pose for pornographic photos. (all times local): 2:10 p.m. An official at a Vermont-based youth circus says she doesn't know...
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January 24, 2018 - 1:28 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an executive with a New York-based hospitality company embezzled nearly $14 million. George Dfouni pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud and tax evasion. The 47-year-old Wayne man faces up to 25 years in prison when he's sentenced April 30. Prosecutors...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, Elton John arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Elton John announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 that his upcoming tour will be his last. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world. The 70-year-old singer, pianist and composer said Wednesday he wanted to spend time with his family. His children will be 10 and 8 years old when he...
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January 24, 2018 - 9:41 am
ONEIDA, N.Y. (AP) — The New York attorney general's office says its investigation into the death of a man shocked with a police stun gun in Oneida could take several months. According to the Observer-Dispatch, Police Chief Paul Thompson says officers involved in the incident have not been placed on...
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January 24, 2018 - 8:16 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester Faculty Senate is still considering whether to censure a professor at the center of a sexual misconduct complaint that divided a prominent department and led the university president to resign. WHEC says hundreds of faculty members discussed the...
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January 24, 2018 - 2:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has named four new artists-in-residence to respond to social issues facing the city through art projects developed in conjunction with city agencies. The city Department of Cultural Affairs chose the four artists, who will receive $40,000 to create art in their...
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