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The New York Assembly has approved a bill that would install a state monitor at the troubled East Ramapo school district.

Supporters of legislation to restrict the use of potentially toxic chemicals in toys have enlisted the help of a giant inflatable duck. 

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State police say a 52-year-old man whose body was found floating in a Hudson Valley lake last weekend had drowned while canoeing.

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A new study finds American cities are enticed by the economic growth and services that "sharing economy" companies such as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft can offer. But officials are anxious about safety in a largely unregulated realm.

Rochester police say a man has died after officers used a stun gun to subdue him during an arrest. Chief Michael Ciminelli says the man crashed a pickup truck into a house yesterday morning. He then crashed into a church and another house before locking himself in the cab of the truck. Cimenelli says an officer used a stun gun when the man charged out of the truck with his fists clenched.

Big changes are coming to Belmont Park when American Pharoah attempts to break a 37-year Triple Crown losing streak.

A bill that attempts to reduce high electricity bills that many New England consumers pay each winter is moving to the Connecticut governor's desk.

A bridge that connects Chicopee and Holyoke that's been closed for nearly four years is scheduled to reopen in June, delighting businesses and political leaders in both cities.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say they are reviewing flood insurance claims of Superstorm Sandy victims.

A plane in the Navy's ace stunt flying team, the Blue Angels, lost a small piece of its right wing during a performance at the Rochester International Airshow on Saturday.