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A Western New York airman whose remains were recently identified 75 years after he died in World War II will be buried near the Southern California airfield where he trained.

New York City on Tuesday ramped up the battle against the spread of a measles outbreak in a Brooklyn hot spot, declaring a public health emergency and calling for mandatory vaccinations.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the emergency covers four Brooklyn ZIP codes, including most of Williamsburg and Borough Park, which have seen more than 285 cases of the measles since October.

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New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century.

"This is a big moneymaker for us. Costs us nothing," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said when the agreement was announced.

Experts say the economic equation isn't that simple.

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New York City police say the suspect in Monday morning's explosion in a subway station tunnel near Times Square was wearing an improvised explosive device and that he suffered burns after it was detonated. Three other people sustained minor injuries.

In the movie Footloose, protagonist Ren McCormack fights against a draconian dance ban in a small town. Against all odds, students at Ren's high school end up organizing their prom and dance the night away.

People in New York City will now be able to dance the night away as well — without any legal restrictions.

Earlier this week, the New York City Council voted to repeal a 91-year-old law that banned dancing at most city public spaces that sell food or drinks.

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Matt Forte ran for two touchdowns four days after complaining the Jets didn't run the ball enough, and an overwhelming defense sacked Tyrod Taylor seven times Thursday night in New York's 34-21 demolition of the Buffalo Bills.

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A criminal complaint filed by federal prosecutors accuses Sayfullo Saipov of carrying out the truck attack in Lower Manhattan that killed at least eight people and injured a dozen more on Tuesday.

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New York State, home to more than 1 million people of Puerto Rican background, is sending a lot more than thoughts and prayers to the hurricane-ravaged island.

A federal judge has sentenced disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner to 21 months in prison for sending obscene messages to a 15-year-old girl last year.

The sexting case played a role in the 2016 presidential election. Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, who has filed for divorce, was a top aide to Hillary Clinton.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law new penalties for those who make bomb threats.

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There is an increasingly vocal group in Western New York. Its members are suffering from Lyme disease or are family members of those with the tick-borne disease. They packed an Erie Community College South auditorium Monday night to complain they are not getting the help they need.

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While a new poll finds New Yorkers would like Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be a “national leader” challenging the policies of President Donald Trump’s administration, Cuomo seldom actually mentions the president by name.

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Five years after daredevil Nik Wallenda walked over Niagara Falls on a high wire, his wife is planning her own stunt over the fast-rushing waters.

The body of Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York's Court of Appeals, was found dead in the Hudson River on April 12.

At first, clues led authorities to believe she had committed suicide: There appeared to be no signs of trauma on her body, she was fully clothed and there were no obvious signs that a crime had taken place.

A manhunt is under way for a suspect whom Cleveland police say filmed his fatal shooting of an elderly man, in a video that he posted to Facebook.

In a later video, also posted to Facebook on Sunday afternoon, a man purporting to be Steve Stephens, the accused shooter, says he has killed more than a dozen other people. Police have not verified that claim.

Cleveland police have identified the homicide victim from the video as 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr.

Some areas of the Northeast have been enjoying a mostly snow-free winter, but that's about to change.

Residents have been warned about an approaching powerful, fast-moving storm that could deliver more than a foot of snow in some areas.

The change in weather follows a spring-like day when much of the Northeast was enjoying 60 degree temperatures.

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The number of New Yorkers signing up for health insurance through the state health exchange continues to climb. In recent weeks nearly 3.5 million people enrolled in plans.

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The New York Attorney General's Office has reached separate $6 million settlements with fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel, resolving lawsuits that alleged false and deceptive advertising.

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A report out of Albany is indicating that student loan debt in New York state has more than doubled over the past decade.

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Officials with the New York Army National Guard and the New York Air National Guard are reporting that military funerals for state veterans will total nearly 11,000 this year.

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Two downstate Democratic Senators are pushing for stronger gun control legislation.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered New York law enforcement and Homeland Security agencies to remain vigilant after the deadly attacks in Paris on Friday.

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Legislation that governs the number of fishing lines that can legally be used by freshwater anglers in New York has been extended.

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New York Senator Charles Schumer will be in New York City today speaking against a proposed move by the airline industry.

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New York Senator Charles Schumer will be speaking in Manhattan today against gender-based wage discrimination.

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In a Twitter post, just after midnight on Monday, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas announced his intention to run for president in the 2016 race.

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Research on a proposal for universal healthcare in New York says the benefits of a single-payer insurance system would reach beyond the economy. Advocates and opponents of the bill agree on that that note, but in very different ways.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking state gambling authorities to request more proposals for a casino in the state’s “economically ailing” Southern Tier.

The family of former three-term New York Governor Mario Cuomo has announced details of his wake and funeral.

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New York State's junior Senator is urging swift action on the confirmation of President Obama's nominee for the Attorney General's post.

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