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11:01 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Fervent Foes Devote Their Lives To Fracking Fight

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VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York. They promise thousands of jobs, economic salvation and an abundant, clean-burning source of fuel.

But for all its political and financial clout, the industry hasn't been able to get its foot in the door. One reason: Folks like Sue Rapp and Vera Scroggins are in the way.

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Weather
9:17 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Extreme Heat Warning Issued For NYC Area

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NEW YORK (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued an extreme heat warning for the New York metropolitan area.

It says dangerous levels of heat and humidity are on tap for Sunday. The advisory is in effect from noon to 8 p.m.

An excessive heat warning is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it's 105 degrees or greater.

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WAMC News
9:21 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Markey Wins Special U.S. Senate Election in MA

BOSTON (AP) — Longtime Democratic Rep. Edward Markey has won a special election in Massachusetts to succeed John Kerry in the U.S. Senate.

The 66-year-old Markey on Tuesday beat Republican challenger Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL and political newcomer.


The race did not draw the deep interest of the 2010 special election between Republican former Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic state Attorney General Martha Coakley. Brown pulled out a surprise victory that year, though he lost the seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November.

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WAMC News
1:36 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Two Area Men Charged In X-Ray Weapon Plot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities have accused two upstate New York men of assembling a portable X-ray weapon they intended to use against opponents of Israel.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Connecticut Authorities Recover Body Of Missing Photographer

Authorities have recovered a body from a lake near where a commercial photographer was reported missing last week.

Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the body was pulled Tuesday from Lake Lillinonah in Bridgewater after a homeowner spotted it from a dock. The body was transferred to the chief medical examiner for identification.

Police have been searching for 33-year-old Eric Langlois of New Milford since he went missing a week ago. He had told his wife he was heading to the Housatonic River to retrieve a lost bicycle.

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New York News
1:36 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Ex-NY Sen. Espada gets 5 years in prison

Former New York State Senator Pedro Espada Jr.

NEW YORK (AP) — Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. will spend five years in prison after pleading guilty to tax fraud charges.

Espada was sentenced Friday in Brooklyn.

The once-influential politician also was convicted in a separate case alleging he looted taxpayer-subsidized health clinics.

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New York News
6:48 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

UPDATED 7:30 pm: All-clear given after Brooklyn Bridge closure

Brooklyn Bridge with Freedom Tower and 8 Spruce Street in the background.
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have given an all-clear after an abandoned vehicle closed the Brooklyn Bridge at the tail end of the Memorial Day long weekend.

Police say the Dodge Durango found stopped along the Manhattan-bound side of the span had no license plates when they investigated Monday evening.

Investigators say they received the call around 5:15 p.m. and halted traffic in both directions around 6 p.m. Police gave the all-clear as of 7 p.m.

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New England News
8:13 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Bulger Attorney Says Informant Should Be Exposed

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An attorney for reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is arguing the government should reveal the name of a confidential informant the defense thinks could undermine two star prosecution witnesses.

During a pretrial hearing Wednesday, attorney Hank Brennan said providing the informant's name is critical to assessing the credibility of John Martorano and Kevin Weeks.

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WAMC News
9:49 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Reports: Murray To Resign

Timothy Murray

BOSTON (AP) — Several people familiar with the decision say Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray is expected to step down to become head of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

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WAMC News
4:10 pm
Sat May 18, 2013

Lopez To Resign Monday

Vito Lopez

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York assemblyman accused of sexually harassing young female staffers for years says he will resign before he's expelled from the Legislature.

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