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  • NYC pension funds at $160.5 billion

    New York City's pension funds ended the latest fiscal year with a record-high value of $160.5 billion, City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Monday.

  • Biker dies after crashing, falling from ramp

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 36-year-old man has died after he crashed his motorcycle on an elevated ramp in Albany and fell 30 feet to the street below. Authorities say officers responded around 3 a.m. Sunday to a report of an unconscious person near the Quay Street ramp leading to...

  • NY State Fair launching 'Showstopper Ale'

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York plans to start pouring State Fair-branded "Showstopper Ale" from a Syracuse brewery next month. The fair in Syracuse is scheduled Aug. 21 to Sept. 1, where the ale will be on tap It is made by Empire Brewing Co. and has a bright orange logo. Company president...

  • NY pool owners asked to look for invasive beetles

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Swimming pool owners can help scientists track the spread of invasive Asian long-horned beetles by checking their filters. The Department of Environmental Conservation is inviting pool owners to participate in its third annual Asian long-horned beetle survey now through...

  • Buffalo taxi driver stabbed; passenger didn't pay

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo are looking for a man who stabbed a taxi driver and ran off without paying the cab fare. Police tell the Buffalo News (http://bit.ly/1k2B4VI ) that the cabbie, 55-year-old Lester Sessum, told officers he was dropping off a passenger at 15th and Vermont...

  • NY to change signs for disabled access

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to revise New York's signs showing access points for disabled individuals. The measure calls for removing the word "handicapped" from replacement or new signs, while using an updated wheelchair logo suggesting mobility, both intended...

  • NY fire crew battles western wildfires

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Firefighting crews from New York and four New England states are in Oregon battling numerous wildfires that have charred more than 600,000 acres. Gov. Andrew Cuomo dispatched a 20-person firefighting crew on Friday. The team is comprised of specially-trained Department of...

  • Police probe woman's death on Long Island

    FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 36-year-old woman on Long Island. Suffolk County police say Monica Lino was found at her home on Berkshire Drive in Farmingville just after 3 p.m. Sunday. Details are sketchy but a police spokeswoman says the woman...

  • Stringer: NYC pension funds at $160.5 billion

    NEW YORK (AP) — City Comptroller Scott Stringer says New York City's pension funds ended the latest fiscal year with a record-high value of $160.5 billion. Stringer says the funds, which he oversees, got a 17.4 percent investment return for fiscal year 2014, which ended June 30. The...

  • 1 dead, 6 injured in Queens minivan accident

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 45-year-old man was killed and six people were injured when a minivan overturned in Queens. Police say the minivan was traveling westbound on 35 Avenue just before 5 p.m. Sunday when it struck a curb and a fire hydrant before coming to a rest on its side. Police say the...

  • 3 rescued after boat crashes in western New York

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Three people have been rescued after the boat they were on crashed onto a breakwall on Lake Erie near Buffalo. The rescue took place after the Coast Guard learned around 3: 45 p.m. Sunday that an 18-foot boat had grounded on the Buffalo Harbor breakwall with a woman in the...

  • Hey, Snotty Bloomberg: Mind your own crumbling city

    The former New York City mayor mouthed off about my adopted hometown of Colorado Springs and my friends in nearby Pueblo in Rolling Stone magazine this month.

  • Joe Biden: China airports better than New York's LaGuardia

    Vice President Joe Biden took a swipe at New York's LaGuardia Airport Wednesday, calling the aging facility not even up to Chinese standards.

  • Where do our political views come from? Presidential performance or policies with personal impact?

    Do early impressions create lasting voting behavior? The answer, according to David Leonhardt at the New York Times's Upshot blog, is yes--up to a point.

  • EXography: Employment keeps sagging in the Obama recovery

    When President Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. economy was in the midst of the Great Recession of 2008. Five and a half years later, that historic swoon remains his excuse for continued economic stagnation.



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