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  • HBO CEO Richard Plepler, center, and David Chase, center right, producer of "The Sopranos", walk out of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine after funeral services for actor James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York. Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano in the hit HBO show, died while vacationing in Italy last week. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Gandolfini: A Big Man And Everyman Is Eulogized

    NEW YORK (AP) — The funeral of James Gandolfini took place in one of the largest churches in the world and didn’t stint on ceremony... Read more

  • NY Prosecutor Arrests 26 In Alleged Food Aid Scam

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general has announced charges against two Long Island store owners and 24 others in an alleged food aid... Read more

  • NY Legislature Votes To Toughen Pet ‘lemon’ Law

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is trying to make it easier to return a bum pet in hopes of cracking down on puppy mills... Read more

  • Workmen look over the scene of a train derailment after the collision of two CSX freight trains in the Town of Mohawk, N.Y., a mile west of Fonda, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Amtrak passenger service has been suspended between Albany and Syracuse and a stretch of highway has been closed after about 30 freight train cars derailed in Montgomery County, some of them toppling over. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Marc Schultz)  TROY, SCHENECTADY; SARATOGA SPRINGS; ALBANY AND AMSTERDAM OUT

    Freight Cars Derail In Upstate NY, Disrupt Amtrak

    FONDA, N.Y.—A 12-mile stretch of highway has been closed after 30 freight train cars derailed in Montgomery County, one of them skidding across the road... Read more

  • Freight Cars Derail in Upstate NY, Disrupt Amtrak

    FONDA, N.Y.—Amtrak passenger service has been suspended between Albany and Syracuse and a stretch of highway has been closed after about 30 freight train cars... Read more

  • Old Records Found in Ceiling of Saratoga Springs City Hall

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—Century-old records linked to a powerful state lawmaker have been found stashed in the ceiling of Saratoga Springs City Hall. Mike King, the... Read more

  • NY Court: State Went Too Far Tracking Worker on GPS

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York’s top court says investigators went too far in their probe of a state worker suspected of falsifying time sheets when they used... Read more

  • 2 Lightning Strikes Knock NY PBS Station Off Air

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.—A northern New York public television station remains off the airwaves after lightning strikes on consecutive days at the broadcaster’s mountaintop transmitter. Plattsburgh-based Mountain... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waits to speak at the North American Board Meeting for the Union for Reform Judaism on May 31, 2013 in New York City.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NYC Mayor to be Grandfather For First Time

    NEW YORK—Michael Bloomberg won’t be mayor of New York City after the end of the year but you can call him Grandpa. Bloomberg’s 30-year-old daughter... Read more

  • In this Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, the Rev. Al Sharpton appears at the National Action Network's 3rd Annual Triumph Awards  in New York. Sharpton is working on a book that will be co-released this fall by the publishing arm of Cash Money Records, home to Lil Wayne, with whom Sharpton has feuded over some of the rapper's lyrics. Sharpton's “"The Rejected Stone” is scheduled for October 8."  (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file)

    New Sharpton Book Coming Out In October

    NEW YORK— The Rev. Al Sharpton is working on a book to be co-released this fall by the publishing arm of Cash Money Records, home... Read more

  • Photographer of Marilyn Monroe ‘Last Sitting’ Dies

    NEW YORK—Bert Stern, a commercial photographer best known for his “Last Sitting” images of Marilyn Monroe, has died in New York City. He was 83... Read more

  • Nicholas Peart, 24, in Harlem, on June 26. Peart has helped to bring attention to racial profiling concerns related to the controversial NYPD police practice of stop and frisk. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NY Stop-and-Frisk Victims Win Right to Sue Police

    After months of heated debate, in a late night session on June 26, New York City Council passed two bills with veto-proof majorities that will... Read more

  • Suburban NY Officials Cite Sandy Ripoffs

    WESTBURY, N.Y.—Suburban New York officials have arrested 61 home improvement contractors on charges of operating without a license. Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano says some... Read more

  • In this Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, Ohio SPCA members catalog the condition of a dog for evidence against a puppy mill in Shelby County near the town of Maplewood, Ohio. (AP Photo/Sidney Daily News, Luke Gronneberg, File)

    NY Legislature Votes to Toughen Pet ‘Lemon’ Law

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York is trying to make it tougher to pawn off a bum pet in hopes of cracking down on puppy mills. The legislature... Read more

  • NYPD Commissioner Calls Oversight Bills Misguided

    NEW YORK—New York City’s police commissioner is calling the City Council’s move to impose new oversight on the department misguided. The legislators voted early Thursday... Read more

  • Michael Gandolfini, left, son of James Gandolfini, arrives for the funeral service of his father, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,  Thursday, June 27, 2013. The 51-year-old actor died of a heart attack last week while vacationing in Italy with his son.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    David Chase Memorializes James Gandolfini

    NEW YORK—The creator of “The Sopranos” said at James Gandolfini’s funeral that the actor brought the traits of a sad boy, “amazed and confused,” to... Read more

  • People wait at a gate to board a bus at the New York Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan on November 21, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

    Port Authority to Study Future of NYC Bus Terminal

    TRENTON, N.J.—Officials have awarded a contract to study and create a plan to improve the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. Port Authority... Read more

  • Reporters interview members of the public outside the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine for the funeral service for James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013 in New York.  Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano in the HBO show "The Sopranos", died while vacationing in Italy last week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    David Chase Speaking at Gandolfini’s Funeral

    NEW YORK—Mourners gathered Thursday for the funeral of James Gandolfini and the creator of “The Sopranos” is due to memorialize the actor at the ceremony... Read more

  • 5 Charged With Throwing Eggs on LI Highways

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—New York State police say they’ve arrested five people for throwing eggs at passing cars on two Long Island highways. Police say the eggs... Read more

  • Body Found on LI Beach is Missing NYC Woman

    BABYLON, N.Y.—Police on Long Island say the body of a woman that washed ashore at Gilgo Beach is that of a missing Queens woman. Suffolk... Read more


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