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  • Soldiers get $92M in debt relief under settlement

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Thirteen states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement that is expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel. Deceptive practices by Rome Finance Co., more recently doing business as Colfax Capital Corp....

  • 2 NYC jail guards charged with smuggling drugs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have charged two New York City correction officers with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into Rikers Island. Steven Dominguez and Divine Rahming were arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan on conspiracy, bribery and drug possession charges. They...

  • Feds arrest 9 in Hudson Valley heroin sweep

    MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Nine suspects have been arrested in the second phase of a federal sweep targeting heroin trafficking in the Hudson Valley. Authorities say all nine suspects in custody have Middletown addresses, but the arrests stretched as far as York, Pennsylvania. All the arrests...

  • Artist's foundation sues NYC's Chelsea Hotel

    NEW YORK (AP) — A foundation that safeguards pop artist Larry Rivers' legacy says the owner of the Chelsea Hotel has removed and won't return a loaned painting that hung in the famously artist-friendly New York hotel's lobby. The Larry Rivers Foundation sued Tuesday, seeking the return of the...

  • Hillary Clinton signs 1,000 copies of memoir in NY

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A book signing by Hillary Rodham Clinton had hundreds of people lining up for hours in downtown Saratoga Springs. The potential 2016 presidential candidate was signing copies of her memoir, "Hard Choices," Tuesday at Northshire Bookstore. There were 1,000 people...

  • NYU med center to get $1B in Sandy funding

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York University's Langone Medical Center is getting over $1 billion to repair damage from Sandy and protect against future storms. Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday that the "lump sum" has been authorized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Schumer noted that the...

  • N.Y. AG obtains court order against luxury hotel

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a court order on Friday against a luxury hotel that allegedly engaged in fraudulent sales tactics related to timeshare interests. The Manhattan Club and its principals, Ian Bruce Eichner,...

  • NYC teen pleads guilty in deadly LI crash

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City teenager has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with a high-speed Long Island crash that killed his four friends. Joseph Beer entered the plea Tuesday. He faces a sentence of 5-to-15 years in prison, although his attorney is...

  • Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space. The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s. Obtaining the components for a roughly 6-foot...

  • Harlem senior housing gets $38M upgrade

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 200-unit senior housing development in Harlem has been preserved with the help of state aid. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the completion of the $38 million renovation of Philip's Senior House on Tuesday. He says the Mitchell-Lama housing will remain affordable for...

  • New Yorkers lag as potential organ donors

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Far fewer New Yorkers have signed up as organ donors than Americans as a whole, prompting the state to seek help boosting enrollment and shortening its list of patients who die waiting. A study from Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield showed 22 percent of New York adults in the...

  • Western New York drying out from heavy rain storms

    RICHMOND, N.Y. (AP) — Some roads remain closed in western New York after flooding from two days of heavy rain caused washouts and flooded basements in several communities. The National Weather Service in Buffalo says nearly four inches of rain fell on the Rochester area on Sunday, followed by...

  • New York man charged in fatal hit-and-run accident

    TIOGA, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 33-year-old man has been charged in the hit-and-run accident that killed a man and injured his wife as the couple jogged along an upstate New York road. Troopers say Jason Townsend of Nichols was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Officials say...

  • Wegmans plans 10 new supermarkets in 5 states

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Wegmans Food Markets says it plans to add 10 new stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions over the next year or two. The Rochester-based supermarket chain says it's planning to open four stores in Virginia, two each in Massachusetts and New Jersey, and one each in...

  • New Jersey man drowns while boating in New York

    GREENWOOD LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 40-year-old New Jersey man has drowned in a New York lake while swimming during an outing with friends. Police in the Orange County village of Greenwood Lake tell the Times Herald-Record of Middletown (http://bit.ly/WLhLpP ) that Ronald Huffin of...



From the Weekly Standard

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