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  • NY Museum Exhibits Hudson River School Artwork

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Some of America’s best-loved artwork is going on display in a new exhibit opening in Cooperstown. The exhibit opening Saturday at the Fenimore Art... Read more

  • NYC Woman Who Led Car Theft Ring Convicted in NJ

    CAMDEN, N.J.—Federal prosecutors say a New York City woman who led a group that shipped dozens of stolen and carjacked luxury vehicles to Africa has... Read more

  • Crash Kills Two on NYC Parkway; Driver Arrested

    NEW YORK—Two teenagers are dead and four people are injured after a crash on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens. The one-car crash happened just before... Read more

  • Manager Of NY Toys R Us Store Killed In Store

    HAMBURG, N.Y.—The manager of a Buffalo-area Toys R Us store has been attacked and killed in his office at the store. The Buffalo News reports... Read more

  • With physical therapist Dara Casparian, left, guiding her strides, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia, of Boston, looks forward towards a mirror at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Friday June 20, 2013, in Boston. Sdoia went back to the hospital to learn to walk with her new leg. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

    Amputee of Boston Marathon Bombing Strides Forward

    BOSTON—Roseann Sdoia still thinks about how all the shrapnel flew. How some people were hit and some weren’t, all just inches away from one another... Read more

  • In this Thursday, June 27, 2013, photo, Anthony Nappier of Los Angeles practices singing “I Believe” from “The Book of Mormon” in New York City, ahead of the National High School Musical Theater Awards on Monday, July 1.  Nappier is one of 62 students from across the nation competing for the contest’s top prizes and scholarship money. (AP Photo/Mark Kennedy)

    62 High School Students Hopeful Of a Musical Crown

    NEW YORK—In a steaming, stuffy classroom downtown, it was time for some talented youngsters to face the music. Half a dozen high school students from... Read more

  • Cuomo, Lawmakers Made Last-Minute Changes to Laws

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature used an emergency provision in the constitution that allowed them to skirt the required three days’ review of... Read more

  • Robert Reffkin and his mother Ruth Reffkin at a marathon in New Mexico. He is running 50 marathons to raise $1 million for youth education nonprofits. (Courtesy of Robert Reffkin)

    This is New York: Robert Reffkin, Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit

    NEW YORK—A secure job on Wall St. wasn’t enough for Robert Reffkin—he was too much of an entrepreneur. In September last year Reffkin took a... Read more

  • FILE - This file photo of an Aug. 30, 2012 courtroom sketch shows Ronell Wilson in federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, where he was convicted in the execution-style slaying of two undercover police officers. The Justice Department, after learning that an appeals court threw out a death sentence for Wilson in 2011, decided to again seek death with a new jury rather than let the defendant serve an automatic life term. Court officials say since then, at least $1.6 million in taxpayer money has gone to lawyers' fees and other expenses. (AP Photo/Jane Rosenberg, File)

    Convicted NY Killer Fights for Life as Bills Mount

    NEW YORK—Convicted killer Ronell Wilson came from an impoverished background, but the spending for his legal defense has been lavish. The Justice Department, after learning... Read more

  • Scholar Artists rehearse in the Allen Bales Theatre on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscacloosa, Ala. for Alcestis Ascending Friday, June 21, 2013. The show will feature more than a dozen Cuban scholar-actor-dancers, joined by some University of Alabama students, and will be performed in Tuscaloosa July 1-5, before moving to an off-off-Broadway run in New York City, then down to Havana to open a theater there.  (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Michelle Lepianka Carter)

    Cuban-American Troupe To Perform In NY, Havana

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—It’s difficult enough for actors to perform a play in two languages and make sure the audience understands, but an Alabama-based partnership of Cubans... Read more

  • Joe Daniels, left, 911 Memorial President, and Anthoula Katsimatides, right, a member of the 911 Memorial board, is seen through tangled steel recovered from the World Trade Center (WTC) site and installed at the 911 Memorial Museum, Thursday, June 27, 2013 in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Beneath NYC’s Ground Zero, A Museum Takes Shape

    NEW YORK—Gray dust blankets everything in the subterranean halls of the unfinished National September 11 Memorial & Museum. But while the powder may look ominously... Read more

  • NY Museum Exhibits Hudson River School Artwork

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Some of America’s best-loved artwork is going on display in a new exhibit opening in Cooperstown. The exhibit opening Saturday at the Fenimore Art... Read more

  • Crash Kills 2 on NYC Parkway; DWI Suspected

    NEW YORK—Two people are dead and four others are injured after a crash on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens. The one-car crash happened just... Read more

  • This Oct. 10, 2007 file photo, shows the statue of Alma Mater on the campus of Columbia University in New York.Columbia University ranked first among private not-for-profit four-year or above schools, according to the DOE’s report.  (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)

    Columbia University Has Highest Tuition in Nation

    NEW YORK—Columbia University has the highest tuition in the country, according to the federal government. The U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) annual College Affordability and... Read more

  • Forensic markings are seen on the ground as an child runs by a cleaned up crime scene, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Paterson, N.J.  Authorities are looking for the person who shot and killed a suburban teenager, just hours after his high school graduation, during a trip to a high-crime neighborhood in Paterson. Police said Isaac Rinas, 18, and a friend drove to the blighted, dangerous neighborhood in Paterson after he had received his diploma Wednesday from Wayne Valley High School. The teens parked and a man entered the vehicle, brandished a gun and demanded money from the friend. Police said Rinas and the gunman got out of the car and the man fired one shot into Rinas' neck before fleeing. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Arrest in Case of NJ Teen Killed After Graduation

    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Police made an arrest Friday in the case of a suburban teenager who was shot and killed hours after his high... Read more

  • This Nov. 13, 2012 file photo New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    NJ Gov. Christie Signs $32.9B State Budget

    TRENTON, N.J.—Gov. Chris Christie on Friday unceremoniously signed a $32.9 billion state spending plan that takes effect Monday, capping a legislative budget-making season devoid of... Read more

  • NYC Man Charged With Hate Crime in Mosque Stabbing

    NEW YORK—A New York City man has been charged with attempted murder as a hate crime for allegedly stabbing a man as he unlocked a... Read more

  • Bill de Blasio, New York City public advocate, speaks at a press conference in his office at 1 Centre Street in Lower Manhattan on June 25, 2013. De Blasio called for the resignation of Jonathan Mintz, the commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs. De Blasio's call is based solely on news reports. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    Call for Mintz’s Resignation Based Solely on News Reports

    NEW YORK—New York City public advocate Bill de Blasio’s call for the resignation of the city’s consumer affairs commissioner is based on allegations made in... Read more

  • In this May 30, 2013 file photo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Real Estate Board of New York, in New York. Bloomberg on Friday, June 28, 2013 said that police "disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little" as compared to murder suspects' descriptions, sparking criticism from activists and some politicians in a city that has been immersed in a debate about law enforcement and discrimination. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    Bloomberg: Police ‘Stop whites too much and minorities too little’

    NEW YORK—Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that police “disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little” as compared to murder suspects’ descriptions, sparking criticism... Read more

  • Mexican Ex-governor Is Sentenced in NY to 11 years

    NEW YORK—A former governor of a Mexican state who admitted to conspiring to launder money in a New York drug case has been sentenced to... Read more