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  • Justice resigns from Eastchester Town Court

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Commission on Judicial Conduct says a justice has resigned from the Eastchester Town Court following a formal complaint about his handling of traffic cases in the Westchester County township. According to his signed agreement with the commission, Justice Domenick...

  • Boating study planned for Lake George

    LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — A new study is being planned on boating and recreation on Lake George. The Lake George Association says it is working with the Lake George Park Commission to conduct a recreation study of the Adirondack lake next year. The study will update decade-old data on the type...

  • $4.7M targeted for cleanup of Buffalo River

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Efforts to get the Buffalo River off of the list of Great Lakes "toxic hotspots" are getting a new cash infusion. The cleanup is getting nearly $4.7 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under its Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The funding...

  • Oprah to donate $100,000 to Syracuse youth center

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is donating $100,000 to a youth center on the south side of Syracuse. Winfrey made a surprise stop Monday at the Mary Nelson Youth Center and said she was writing out the check on the spot. She called Mary Nelson a "community warrior" for doing the work she...

  • Comment period extended on crude oil facility

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State regulators have again extended the public comment period for a fuel shipping company's plan to expand crude oil handling operations at the Port of Albany. The Department of Environmental Conservation says Monday that the comment period on Global Companies' air permit...

  • 1926 steamship wreck found in Lake Ontario

    SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) — Underwater explorers say they've found the wreck of a 253-foot British-built steamship that sank off Lake Ontario's western New York shore after colliding with another vessel nearly 90 years ago. The four-man team from New York, Ohio and Texas says it found the wreck of...

  • Driver injured after hitting a utility pole

    HARTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A driver is in serious condition at a hospital after hitting a utility pole and severing it in half in Hartland. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says the driver failed to negotiate a curve while traveling on Ridge Road. He ran onto a shoulder before striking the...

  • Judge holds Argentina in contempt over bond orders

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge, calling civil contempt a rarity, ruled that Argentina was in contempt of court on Monday for its open defiance of his orders requiring that U.S. hedge funds holding Argentine bonds be paid the roughly $1.5 billion they are owed if the majority of the South American...

  • Suspect shot in arm by police officer in Bronx

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 19-year-old man was shot in the elbow by a police officer in the Bronx. It happened just before 6 p.m. Monday on East 145th Street and College Avenue in the Mott Haven section. Police say the suspect was taken to Lincoln hospital in stable condition. It wasn't clear what...

  • DA: NYC attorneys bribed court worker for clients

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three defense lawyers bribed a court insider to steer clients to them, shelling out over $40,000 to get recommended to arrestees with means as they awaited arraignment, prosecutors said Monday. By paying off a worker for a nonprofit group that interviews new defendants, the...

  • NY judge sheds black robes for kids facing court

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal immigration judge says his priority when dealing with traumatized children facing deportation is to create a kinder, gentler courtroom. New York's assistant chief immigrant judge, Robert Weisel, told a City Council hearing Monday that he takes off his black robes and...

  • Firing proposed for 6 NYC guards in 2012 beating

    NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative law judge has proposed that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate. The recommendation in Robert Hinton's Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings case was released Monday. Under city law,...

  • Cuomo: Speed up medical pot for kids with epilepsy

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has requested federal permission to import out-of-state marijuana so children and young adults with epilepsy can get medication soon instead of waiting for the state to develop its own program. Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, in letters to the Justice...

  • NYPD custody death goes to grand jury

    NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury has begun deciding whether there should be criminal charges in the case of an unarmed man who died while being arrested by New York City police. Police union officials said the grand jury began hearing evidence on Monday in the death of Eric Garner. The proceedings...

  • Pataki flirts with presidential run

    Pataki, who was governor from 1995 to 2006, would join a growing field that is still fairly thin on Establishment Republicans.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Booker-Bell Really a 5-Point Race

    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

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  • Ancient to Modern

    “Chemistry and Physics Get Million from Loeb,” blared the Har vard Crimson headline. “Funds will modernize laboratory facilities and establish chemistry chairs.” The donor: scientist Morris...

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  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare.  A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative...

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