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3:18 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Cuomo Details Vision For 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered a broad election-year agenda in a State of the State speech promoting a property tax freeze, tougher anti-corruption laws and modernizing New York City's airports.

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New York News
7:59 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Gov. Cuomo May Allow Limited Medical Marijuana Use In NY

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to add New York to the 20 states allowing medical marijuana use.

Cuomo would use administrative powers rather than legislative action to allow a limited number of

hospitals to use marijuana to treat certain ailments. The plan was first reported by The New York Times.

Marijuana remains illegal in New York, though possession of small amounts has been reduced to a low-level violation subject to a fine.

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Around the Nation
8:08 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work

Boeing workers cry after learning that the Boeing machinists union voted to accept the company's latest contract offer to keep the assembly of the Boeing 777X airplane in Washington state.
Ted S. Warren AP

Originally published on Sat January 4, 2014 7:08 am

The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Boeing hailed Friday's vote, which proponents said solidifies the aerospace giant's presence in the Seattle area.

"Tonight, Washington state secured its future as the aerospace capital of the world," Inslee declared.

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Middle East
8:10 am
Sun December 29, 2013

Israeli Military Returns Fire After Rocket Attack From Lebanon

Originally published on Sun December 29, 2013 8:17 am

Rockets from Lebanon struck northern Israel Sunday, causing no injuries but sparking an Israeli reprisal shelling in a rare flare-up between the two countries.

Residents of the northern Israel town of Kiryat Shmona awoke to a pair of large explosions. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said no injuries or damage were caused from the rocket fire. Shortly after, the Israeli military said it responded with artillery fired toward the source of the launch.

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National Security
6:31 am
Sat December 28, 2013

Four U.S. Military Personnel Detained, Released In Libya

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 6:06 am

Four U.S. military personnel investigating potential evacuation routes in Libya were taken into custody at a checkpoint and then detained briefly by the Libyan government before being released, U.S. officials said Friday night.

These four military personnel were operating in an area near the coastal city of Sabratha in northwestern Libya as part of security preparedness efforts when they were taken into custody, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. Sabathra, about 40 miles west of Tripoli, is a popular tourist area with its ancient Roman ruins.

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New York News
12:16 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Police Investigating Cooperstown Shooting

New York State Police say they're investigating a report of shots fired inside a store on Main Street in Cooperstown.

Troopers say gunfire was reported around 9 a.m. Monday inside the 7th Inning Stretch store, just a few doors away from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

They've closed off Main Street and are telling people to stay away from the area until they get more information.

Trooper Nathan Riegal says there are no reports of injuries. He says a suspect fled from the scene, but it isn't known yet if he left on foot or in a vehicle.

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New England News
8:44 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Ice Storm Impacts Northern New England

Credit WAMC

Ice is building up on trees and bringing down power lines in northern New England, leaving thousands of homes and business in Vermont and Maine without electricity.

Vtoutages.org lists more than 16,000 outages, most across northern Vermont. In Maine, Bangor Hydro Electric reported about 11,500 outages Sunday morning, mostly along the coast, and Central Maine Power was working to restore power to about 450 customers, most of them in York County.

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WAMC News
8:31 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Ice Storm Knocks Out Power Across Northern New York

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A winter storm is coating parts of northern New York and Vermont with an inch or more of ice, causing power outages and making travel extremely hazardous.

More than 10,000 customers are without power in upstate New York as the storm is forecast to linger into Sunday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says more than an inch of ice has been reported in parts of St Lawrence County, N.Y. Signification accumulations are expected through midday Sunday.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared an ice storm emergency for northern and western parts of the state.

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WAMC News
7:25 am
Sat December 14, 2013

Winter Storm Headed For Northeast

Another shot of wintry weather is heading for the Northeast, with a foot or more of snow possible in New England.

The snow and ice storm is expected to slow weekend travel by air, rail and highway and has utilities and airports on alert.

The National Weather Service says 6 to 12 inches of snow are expected from Saturday to Sunday in New England. Up to 14 inches are possible along the Maine coast but as little as 2 inches on Cape Cod. Areas north and west of New York City and interior Pennsylvania also could get 8 inches or more.

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Around the Nation
7:21 am
Sat December 14, 2013

School Shooting Is Another Tragedy For Colorado

Students comfort each other at Arapahoe High School on Friday.
Ed Andrieski AP

Originally published on Sat December 14, 2013 6:01 am

A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.

Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High School on Friday alerted the targeted teacher, who quickly left the building. Police immediately locked down the scene on the eve of the Newtown massacre anniversary — a somber reminder of how commonplace school violence has become.

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