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  • Car crashes into Long Island post office

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A busy Long Island post office is closed to customers after a car rammed its entrance. Nassau County police say one customer inside the Hicksville post office was cut by broken glass in the crash around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. They say the driver, an elderly man, was not...

  • 2 Met Opera unions ratify new labor contracts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Workers represented by two unions have ratified new labor contracts with the Metropolitan Opera. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees said Tuesday that members of Local 1 and Local 764 have overwhelmingly approved the agreements. Local 1 represents...

  • NYC: Sandy home repair program starts 535 projects

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Superstorm Sandy home-repair effort that was criticized for a sluggish start has now begun work on 535 homes, surpassing a goal set to show a turnaround, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. Much more work remains for the Build It Back program — an estimated 15,000 to 20,000...

  • APNewsBreak: NYC shuts 9 pre-k centers

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is closing nine pre-kindergarten centers and is delaying the start dates at 36 others. Officials in Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration told The Associated Press on Tuesday that safety and integrity concerns were behind decisions to revoke permits to the nine...

  • GOP governor candidate wants NY regents elected

    HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Tuesday that members of New York's Board of Regents, which supervises the state's schools, should be chosen by the people rather than the Legislature. Astorino proposed amending the state constitution to let residents...

  • NY Gov. Cuomo nets endorsements as primary nears

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is picking up key endorsements from editorial boards and labor unions ahead of next week's Democratic primary following a week in which his little-known challenger seemed to be picking up momentum. Cuomo was endorsed Tuesday by The New York Daily...

  • NY pension investment gains a boon for governments

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Investment gains at New York's pension fund are giving state and local governments some breathing room, according to new numbers from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. DiNapoli announced Tuesday that the contribution rates paid by state and local governments for their employees'...

  • Incumbent NY lawmakers facing primaries next week

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of New York's Senate leaders faces a primary challenge next week along with 27 other incumbents seeking another two-year term in the state Legislature. Sen. Jeff Klein is in a Democratic primary against Oliver Koppell, an ex-assemblyman, attorney general and City Council...

  • New York man gets prison for fatal asphalt toss

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York man who killed a driver by throwing a 10-pound chunk of asphalt that crashed through her windshield will spend two to six years in prison. Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says Alberto Plasencia (pluh-SEHN'-see-uh) of Yonkers was...

  • Uptown Fashion Week starts September 10 in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The next Uptown Fashion Week will feature the work of designers from New York City, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. Founder Albania Rosario tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1tqC2OR ) that plus-size models will grace the runway for the first time since the event began in 2010....

  • NY Rep. Grimm's trial set for December

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has scheduled New York Congressman Michael Grimm's tax evasion trial for December. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen told lawyers at a hearing on Tuesday that jury selection will begin Dec. 1. She rejected defense arguments that the trial should be put off until next...

  • Arrests in slaying of couple slain in Troy home

    TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say they have arrested two suspects in the beating deaths of a husband and wife at their home in Troy. Troy Police Chief John Tedesco says Tuesday that Daniel Reuter and Jacob Heimroth, both 33, were arrested on murder charges. Fifty-one-year-old Michael Allen Lockrow...

  • 2 injured in drive-by shooting on Long Island

    WYANDANCH, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a man and a woman were injured in a drive-by shooting on Long Island. They were among a handful of people standing around a parked car talking to a friend in Wyandanch when several gunshots were fired into the group Monday night. Police say the shots came from...

  • Long Island beaches reopen to bathing

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials say six Long Island beaches that were closed for one day have reopened to bathing. The Nassau County beaches were closed Monday due to storm water runoff that could negatively impact bacterial levels. The beaches were: Laurel Hollow Beach, Morgan Beach,...

  • Father of abducted Amish girls says they seem OK

    OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. (AP) — The father of the two northern New York Amish girls abducted last month says his daughters are sleeping well, eating well and playing. The father of the 7- and 12-year-old sisters told the Johnson Newspapers (http://bit.ly/1plk2xL ) the family has been offered mental...



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