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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers holding an oversight hearing Wednesday plan to ask correction officials about conditions for 16- and 17-year-old inmates on Rikers Island in the wake of a U.S. Justice Department review that found their constitutional rights were routinely...
BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A court fight to protect the piping plover is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish sand along a 19-mile stretch of shoreline on New York's Fire Island. The small bird that lives on the island is listed as threatened under the federal Endangered...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Four Northeastern states have agreed to collaborate in investigations of heroin trafficking that often cross state lines, authorities said Wednesday. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said their...
DALLAS (AP) — Leaders are urging calm, but Dallas is a city on edge as it approaches the first Ebola incubation deadline this week. Several residents of the neighborhood where the first U.S.-diagnosed case of Ebola was found told city officials they'd been sent home from work...
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell. Rates also dropped or held steady for nearly all the leading causes of death. The one...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Timothy Geithner, a key player in the U.S. government's 2008 bailout of American International Group Inc., is due back in court Wednesday in a trial of a lawsuit filed by the insurance giant's former CEO over the handling of the rescue. On Tuesday, Geithner...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative officials in some of the six states where Supreme Court action this week likely cleared the way for same-sex weddings say they won't issue marriage licenses to gay couples until their hands are forced. Now, gay rights advocates are preparing to...
DALLAS (AP) — The family of a man diagnosed with the first U.S. case of Ebola again visited him at the hospital Tuesday but declined to view him via video the last time had been too upsetting. Relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan glimpsed him using a video system at Dallas' Texas...
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — More than 50 sperm whales emerged off the Southern California coast in an extremely rare, hours-long sighting that had whale watchers and scientists giddy with excitement. Pods of mothers and juveniles rolled and played with dolphins Monday a few...