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NEW YORK — A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday after jurors said they couldn't reach a verdict in the case of a mental patient who slashed a New York City psychotherapist to death with a meat cleaver. The defense didn't dispute that David Tarloff killed Kathryn Faughey in February 2008, but said he was so psychotic that he couldn't tell what he was doing was wrong. By Jennifer Peltz.
SEPT 11 LAWSUITS
NEW YORK — A New York appeals court has ruled that a construction company started by Osama bin Laden's father, as well as five relatives of the al-Qaida founder, cannot be held liable for the Sept. 11 attacks. But the court reinstated claims brought against 12 defendants accused of using charities to support al-Qaida. By Larry Neumeister.
RUSSIAN MOB-POKER GAMES
NEW YORK — Dozens of people are charged in an alleged money laundering scheme by the Russian mob that included high-stakes poker games for the rich and famous. Federal authorities in New York weren't naming names but said the poker players included pro athletes, Hollywood celebrities and Wall Street executives who won't face charges. By Tom Hays. AP Photos.
BOSTON MARATHON-EXPLOSIONS-NYC SECURITY
NEW YORK — Police fielded dozens of calls about abandoned bags and briefly evacuated part of the central terminal at LaGuardia Airport as jitters over the Boston Marathon explosions kept New York City on heightened security. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city would keep up security on landmarks and subways, and he and asked New Yorkers to stay vigilant. "The moment we let our guard down ... is the moment the terrorists are waiting for." By Jennifer Peltz and Colleen Long. AP Photos.
— BOSTON MARATHON-EXPLOSIONS-LONG ISLAND: Security meeting planned for Long Island Marathon
ALBANY, N.Y. — Gun rights advocates have asked a federal judge to block New York authorities from enforcing new bullet limits for magazines and the new definition of assault weapons that can no longer be legally bought or sold. The New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association and other groups say the new statute is unconstitutional, prohibiting citizens from keeping commonly used firearms for home defense and other lawful purposes. By Michael Virtanen.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Three scientists at universities in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Oregon whose research has helped transform cancer treatment will share one of the richest prizes in medicine and biomedical research. They will receive the $500,000 annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research next month, the medical center announced Tuesday.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:
BOSTON MARATHON-MARK WAHLBERG
NEW YORK — Mark Wahlberg was in a somber mood at the New York premiere of his new film, "Pain and Gain"— still grappling with the tragedy that struck his hometown in Boston. By John Carucci.
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— BINGHAMTON-HUGH GRANT: Actor Hugh Grant shoots film scenes in upstate NY
FBN--BOSTON MARATHON-SUPER BOWL
NEWARK, N.J. — The NFL plans to take what investigators learn in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing and incorporate it into its security plans for the cold-weather Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium. By AP Sports Writer Tom Canavan.
LOS ANGELES — The 20-year-old son of basketball great Magic Johnson is surprised by the public interest in his being gay, something that he revealed to his supportive family several years ago. The younger Johnson is a junior at New York University studying event management and design with an interest in fashion, journalism and media. By AP Sports Writer Beth Harris.
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NEW YORK — All 380 English Premier League games will be televised live by NBC and its networks next season as part of a multiyear contract. By AP Sports Writer Barry Wilner.
— AIRPORT-EVACUATION: LaGuardia evacuated over suspicious wiring report
— SERBIA-STUDENT ASSAULT: NY student beaten into coma now working as CPA
— MENACING CASE-MOSQUE: Man menaced after leaving NYC mosque
— NYC BIKE SHARING: NYC bike sharing program starts registration
— MOTORCYCLE-FATALITY-LI: Police report motorcycle fatality on LI
— SUBWAY HABITS: Stand or sit? Researchers study NYC subway habits
— SWASTIKAS ON VEHICLES: Police seek help in LI swastikas investigation
— GUN TRAFFICKING CASE: 3 indicted in Ga.-NY gun trafficking case
— WETLANDS PROTECTION-NYC: State funds NYC groups working to protect wetlands
— PEDESTRIAN KILLED-QUEENS: Pedestrian, 26, fatally struck in Queens
— DEMENTIA PATIENT-ID THEFT: Police: NYer stole identity of ailing grandmother
— FATAL CRASH-LI: Long Island crash kills passenger, 81
— SHOOTING DEATH-BROOKLYN: Man shot to death in Brooklyn
— BROTHERS-LOTTERY WINNERS: Judge tosses some charges in NY lottery scam case
— BOSTON MARATHON-BUFFALO: Tighter security for next month's Buffalo Marathon
— FIRE-SHOOTING-GUNS: NY woman arraigned on fire ambush weapon charge
— BODIES FOUND: Man indicted in deaths of NY mother, daughter
— CRASH VICTIM DIES: Upstate NY woman injured in weekend crash dies
— BOY KILLED: Upstate NY boy, 9, hit, killed while riding bike
— JAAIL GUARD-SEX CHARGES: Upstate NY jail guard admits sex abuse of inmates
— MORTGAGE FRAUD: NY couple sentenced in Vt. mortgage fraud case
— SUNY OSWEGO-SNOW GRANT: NY college gets US grant to study lake-effect snow