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Two members of a New York City-based heroin distribution ring have pleaded guilty.

New York State Electric & Gas Corp. is seeking a rate hike.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is ending its practice of automatically deleting emails after 90 days following criticism that it was an affront to open government. 

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A former Long Island police officer has pleaded guilty to killing his wife inside their upstate home, where he spent two days with her body before the slaying was discovered.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing legislation to remove legal barriers to adoption by lesbian, gay and transgender parents.

American Pharoah has won the Preakness in a driving rain, keeping alive his Triple Crown bid.

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Vermont lawmakers have passed a $1.47 billion general fund spending plan and an overall budget of about $5.5 billion, and have wrapped up their 2015 session.

The final gavels came down in the Senate at 10:23 p.m. Saturday and 11:04 p.m. in the House. That was about nine hours after a logjam was cleared with agreement between Gov. Peter Shumlin and lawmakers on a $30 million package of tax increases.

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The Department of Public Health is unveiling changes to the way it issues licenses under the state's medical marijuana dispensary program.

The changes outlined Friday include a revamped application process that allows marijuana dispensaries to be approved similar to how other health care facilities, such as pharmacies, are licensed.

Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said the changes will create "a more streamlined, efficient and transparent process."

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New York's utility regulators are predicting sufficient capacity for making electricity and flat prices this summer.

Ground has been broken for a new hotel in a popular summertime Adirondack tourist town that's hoping to become a year-round destination.

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