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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co., following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that bans electronic cigarettes from places in New York State where smoking tobacco is already prohibited.

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New York volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with certain cancers will be eligible for health care benefits under a new state law.

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Rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White forced and recovered a fumble to set up Stephen Hauschka's 30-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining and the Buffalo Bills beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 Sunday.

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No more elephants under the big top in New York State.

Gord Downie

Gord Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53.

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New York State is getting nearly $150 million in federal funding for affordable housing and economic development - and $13 million of that is coming to Buffalo.

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The first openly gay member of New York state's highest court is being sworn in.

New York is adopting new standards for the treatment of prisoners held in solitary confinement in local jails.

New York state is taking steps to make it easier to sign up as an organ donor.

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Faculty at 24 Ontario colleges are on strike, affecting more than 500,000 students.

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A Geneseo High School football player is in legal trouble for allegedly giving teammates the addictive painkiller OxyContin.

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Parents of children found bullying other minors could face jail time under a new law approved in North Tonawanda.

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The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement to sign their franchise player, Jack Eichel, to an eight-year, $80 million contract extension. The contract represents the largest in the organization's history, serving as notice the team is placing its future in the talented hands of a player who won't turn 21 until later this month.

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More than 200 New York Army National Guard soldiers are off on a nine-month mission to train Ukrainian soldiers.

A man caught trying to sneak snakes in his socks across the Western New York border into Canada has pleaded guilty.

Ontario's independent corrections adviser says the province is one of the only jurisdictions in Canada that does not have a law limiting the use of strip searches in jails.

Students at seven school districts in New York State will have access to free eye exams and glasses this month.

Darien Lake

The operators of Darien Lake say its Silver Bullet ride has passed inspection after several riders were injured over the weekend.

Buffalo Bills

Stephen Hauschka kicked a tiebreaking 56-yard field goal with less than 5 minutes remaining and the Buffalo Bills made a last-minute defensive stand to beat Atlanta 23-17 on Sunday after the Falcons lost wide receiver Julio Jones to a hip injury.

Niagara Regional Police Service

Niagara Regional Police say they are hunting for a man and a woman in what they are calling a "crime spree" across southern Ontario.

New legislation introduced Wednesday has made Ontario the first province in Canada to require public disclosure of payments that pharmaceutical and medical device companies make to doctors.

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New York has allotted $50 million in grant funding for water quality projects on livestock farms in the state.

A Buffalo Parks employee accused of stabbing a pit bull that was being walked by its owner faces criminal charges and may be fired.

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Ten campuses in New York's public university system are part of a project to establish a sustainable village and learning community in Haiti.

Buffalo Bills

Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdowns and the Bills intercepted Trevor Siemian twice in the final 19 minutes of Buffalo's 26-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

A western Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to stealing $180,000 from the Olean credit union she managed for 20 years.

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Buffalo Fire crews spent Friday morning at a blaze that caused extensive damage to three homes and sent 11 people to the hospital. 

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Buffalo is marking the completion of its latest public art project, a mural depicting 28 civil rights leaders.

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Carolina's defense allowed only three points for the second straight week and Graham Gano converted three field goals as the Panthers held on to defeat the Buffalo Bills 9-3 on Sunday.

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