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  • Vehicles slow at a toll booth at the George Washington Bridge in Ft. Lee, New Jersey on Dec. 17, 2013. ( John Moore/Getty Images)

    Cuomo: All MTA Bridges to Be Cashless by End of 2017

    NEW YORK—Gov. Andrew Cuomo says “cashless” automated tolls booths on all MTA-operated bridges and tunnels in the New York metropolitan region will be completed by... Read more

  • A New York Police Department car. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    2 NYC Police Officers Replace Child’s Stolen Birthday Gifts

    NEW YORK—Two New York City police officers have presented a 4-year-old girl with toys to replace her stolen birthday presents. The Staten Island Advance says... Read more

  • US President Barack Obama holds a year-end press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Dec. 16, 2016.
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    Obama Approves US Honor for Veterans of WWII Spy Agency

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—President Barack Obama has signed legislation that bestows one of the nation’s highest civilian awards on veterans of the American World War II spy... Read more

  • The New York Times building in New York City on June 30, 2016. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

    New York Times to Vacate 8 Floors From Its Building to Generate ‘Rental Income’: Memo

    The New York Times will vacate at least eight floors of its headquarters in Manhattan to provide a “substantial financial benefit” through the generation of... Read more

  • A UPS worker unloads packages from his truck on Dec. 20, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    UPS Delivers Assault Rifle Instead of Toy for Christmas Gift

    OCEANSIDE, N.Y.—A New York couple was horrified when a UPS delivery that they thought was a Christmas present turned out to be an assault rifle... Read more

  • Avalanche dog Aico searches for a person buried by snow during a training on Jan. 17, 2013, near the Alpspitze Mountain in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AFP/Getty Images)

    New York Boy Buried in Snow While Playing With Friend Dies

    GREENWICH, N.Y.—Police say a 13-year-old New York boy who was playing in a snow mound with a friend has died after they were buried in... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news conference in front of Trump Tower following a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Nov. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    NYC Mayor Seeks $35 Million for Trump-Related Security Costs

    NEW YORK—New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s asking the federal government for $35 million to cover costs related to security for President-elect... Read more

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    Fire Department Honors Mechanic Who Saved New York $700,000

    NEW YORK—A Fire Department of New York mechanic who has saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars through his ingenuity has been honored. Jomar Pichardo’s... Read more

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    More Than 500 Show Interest in Caring for Surrendered Infant

    MINEOLA, N.Y.—More than 500 people were so moved by news accounts of a tiny baby being left at a firehouse on Thanksgiving Day that they... Read more

  • (Two staffers from the Three Village Central School District in Stony Brook, N.Y., practice applying a tourniquet to one another during a first aid training session at Stony Brook University, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in New York.  (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)

    Ordinary People Trained to Save Lives in Shootings, Attacks

    It’s become a hallmark of terror attacks and school shootings: the fateful minutes or hours when the wounded are hunkered down, waiting for the violence... Read more

  • The Brooklyn Queens Expressway looking toward Lower Manhattan, on 4 May, 2013. (Creative Commons/Wikimedia)

    Aging Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Get $1.7B in Repairs

    NEW YORK (AP)—Transportation officials in New York City have announced plans to spend $1.7 billion to repair a one-and-a-half mile stretch of the aging Brooklyn-Queens... Read more

  • Diane Backis leaves the federal courthouse in Albany on Nov. 28, 2016, N.Y (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Accountant Admits Stealing $3 Million From Grain Shipper

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A corporate accountant in New York admitted Monday to stealing at least $3.1 million from agribusiness giant Cargill, Inc., and causing $25 million in... Read more

  • OCTOBER 08:  Defiant Donald Trump supporters gather outside of Trump Towers in Manhattan October 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Man Getting Psych Evaluation After Trump Tower Incident

    NEW YORK —Authorities say a man is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after he appeared at New York’s Trump Tower claiming he’d received a phone call... Read more

  • Santa Claus proceeds down 6th Av, during the 90th Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Nov. 24, 2016. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

    Revelers Cheer Amid Police at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK—Santa Claus, giant cartoon balloons and whimsical floats were protected by sand-filled dump trucks and bomb-sniffing dogs as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wound... Read more

  • NYPD officers stand guard as people watch the 90th Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Nov. 24, 2016.  (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

    NY Police Officer Proposed to Girlfriend at Thanksgiving Parade

      NEW YORK—Talk about a memorable trip to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The New York Police Department says an officer who was shot on... Read more

  • Traffic is backed up on the New York State Thruway in Harriman, N.Y., due to a fatal crash on the northbound side of Interstate 87 in Woodbury on Sept. 18, 2010. Government estimates show U.S. traffic deaths rose 8 percent for the first six months of 2015, following a slight decrease in 2014, according to a report released Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Baby Girl Born in Car Amid Thanksgiving Traffic on Highway

    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — As many Americans hit the road on Thanksgiving, one baby couldn’t wait to join them. Firefighters were called to help a... Read more

  • A person posing with an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland, PA)

    E-cigarette Explodes in Man’s Pants at NYC’s Grand Central

    NEW YORK—Officials say a man shopping in New York’s Grand Central Terminal suffered leg and hand burns when an e-cigarette exploded in his pants pocket... Read more

  • Bobby Thomson (L) of the New York Giants, and Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers, engage in horse play before a World Series game at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 10, 1951. (AP Photo/File)

    Branca, Pitcher Who Gave up Historic Home Run Dies

    RYE, N.Y.—Ralph Branca, the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who gave up the home run dubbed the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” has died at the age... Read more

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    Steel Beam Falls From NYC Crane, Killing 2 Workers

    NEW YORK—Authorities say a steel beam being hoisted at a New York City construction site fell after a cable apparently snapped, killing a crane operator... Read more

  • Dance students at the Fei Tian College in Cuddebackville, New York. (Fei Tian College)

    Fei Tian College Authorized to Award Graduate Degree in Classical Chinese Dance

    Fei Tian College, a private college located in Cuddebackville, New York, recently became the first and perhaps only institution of higher education in the United... Read more

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