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It’s a boy! Giraffe born in New York

It’s a boy! Giraffe born in New York

HARPURSVILLE (AP) — And baby makes glee. Before an online audience of more than a million viewers, April the giraffe gave birth to a calf Saturday at a New York zoo, ending weeks of proverbial pacing by animal lovers in a virtual worldwide waiting room. The 15-year-old giraffe delivered her calf shortly before 10 a.m. in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 30 minutes northeast of Binghamton off…
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Ex-CEO who dodged fraud charges sentenced

NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy former CEO who dodged securities fraud charges by spending a decade in Africa with a $50 million nest egg was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison by a judge in New York City who blasted him as “foolish” for hatching his scheme and fleeing justice for so long. The sentence for Jacob “Kobi” Alexander, an Israeli citizen and permanent U.S. resident, was the longest for any U.S. defendant…
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Protecting the Trumps in NYC: $24M from election to inauguration

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence. Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill has written to New York's congressional delegation to seek reimbursement. He says it cost about $24 million to guard the Trumps and Trump Tower during the 2½ months between Election Day and Inauguration Day. The original estimate was $35 million. When the president is not in New…
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Kennedy Airport breach confounds travelers, security

The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A breach that allowed 11 people to walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation’s busiest airports has some travelers scratching their heads about how this could happen, even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The incident Monday at New York’s Kennedy Airport is being investigated by the Transportation Security Administration, the agency that was created to…
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Cuomo proposes cuts to cancer fight

ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million reduction to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other public health challenges — a move intended to eliminate inefficiencies that is being fought by some lawmakers and health advocates who oppose the cuts. Critics worry the cutbacks in Cuomo’s $152 billion budget proposal represent a reversal for a Democratic governor who last year made cancer screenings a key issue after his longtime…
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$2B infrastructure request won’t touch $80B problem

ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants $2 billion to address some of the nation’s oldest water and sewer systems — and while that sounds like a lot of money, it’s a drop in the bucket of what the state’s experts say is truly required. They say it would actually cost $80 billion in the coming years to replace crumbling water mains, modernize sewer systems and remove lead pipes. Many of the state’s…
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