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Message in a bottle

Note found amid NY Sandy debris helps grieving mom

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — More than a dozen years ago, a 10-year-old girl scrawled a message on a piece of notebook paper, sealed it up in a green plastic bottle and tossed it into the […]

07/11/2013

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Feds: NY student wanted to join al-Qaida

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York high school student secretly pleaded guilty to federal charges accusing him of trying to join an offshoot of al-Qaida in Yemen so he could die fighting jihad, authorities […]

06/26/2013

Main Beach sign, East Hampton, New York (AP Photo)

NY’s Main Beach tops annual survey of best beaches

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — This may be hard to believe in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but an annual list of the best beaches in the country has a New York beach ranked No. […]

05/25/2013

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Camp means community service for many young people

NEW YORK (AP) — At 14, Tyler Cohen had never been out of the country or traveled without his Long Island family when he found himself in Costa Rica on a monthlong service trip for […]

05/18/2013

NY town: OK to boo, politely, at board meetings

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York town’s board members have decided it’s OK to boo at their meetings — but only if it’s done politely.

03/21/2013

Congressman Peter King

NY congressman King boxes against former champ

WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York has survived a two-round bout in the ring with former kickboxing champion “Irish” Josh Foley.

03/10/2013

Man gets summonses for laughing too loudly

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man says he didn’t know it was a crime to laugh. Robert Schiavelli of Rockville Centre, on Long Island, was slapped with two summonses for “disturbing the peace.”

03/06/2013

Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

New York expanding nation’s biggest transit hub

NEW YORK (AP) — Sixteen stories below Grand Central Terminal, an army of workers is blasting through bedrock to create a new commuter rail concourse with more floor space than New Orleans’ Superdome.

02/07/2013

"Mary Lee," shark captured and outfitted with tracking device by OCEARCH.

Great white shark moves back to northeast

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The great white shark known as Mary Lee is headed north again after spending a number of weeks this winter along the Southeast coast. WATCH this video where researcher Chris Fischer (!) says Mary is ‘blowing our minds.’

01/31/2013

Cantor Fitzgerald, US bond trading company (AP Photo)

NYC firm hit hard on 9/11 gives $10M in Sandy aid

NEW YORK (AP) — The financial services firm that lost the most workers in the Sept. 11 terror attacks announced that it will “adopt” 19 schools in communities hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and give $10 million to families in those schools.

01/10/2013

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