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People-Stephen King
There's a whiff of horror about PEN America's new Literary Service Award winner — it's Stephen King.
Mistaken Alert-Fallout Shelters
A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack — or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in Hawaii. Take cover in a building bearing a yellow fallout shelter symbol.
Seized-Ivory-Testing
Scientists are using information gleaned from both illegal ivory art and elephant dung to provide clues that could help save the lives of pachyderms that are being slaughtered for their tusks in Africa.
Earns-Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs posted a $1.93 billion in the fourth quarter, the investment bank said Wednesday, as the bank had to record more than $4 billion in charges related to the new tax law. It was the bank's first quarterly loss in more than six years.
Recycling Food-Grants
New York state gave $3.5 million last year to support municipal recycling projects across the state and the donation of wholesome food as officials strive to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.
Cab Driver Attacked
A New York prosecutor says a parolee who viciously stabbed a Rochester cab driver with a butcher knife last July is facing 25 years in prison.
Schools-Data Breach
A data breach at testing vendor Questar Assessment exposed personal information of about 52 students in five New York schools, state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said Thursday.
Flu-New York
State health officials say a drastic rise in flu cases has hospitalized more than 1,600 New Yorkers this past week alone.
Syracuse Roster
Syracuse has added five players to its football roster.
Farmland Protection Grants
More than $5 million in two new state grants is available for farmland protection efforts in New York.
Zombie Properties
A program to help new homeowners buy and renovate so-called "zombie properties" has been expanded to Schenectady County.
Cornell-Puerto Rico
Cornell University says 62 students from Puerto Rico's main public university system are arriving this month for the spring semester.
Taxes-New York
Here's one way New York could fight back against the new federal tax code: allow people to make fully deductible charitable donations to the state in lieu of their state taxes.
Thruway Bridge-Scofflaw Amnesty
The state Thruway Authority has released more details on an amnesty program that's set to start next week for motorists who owe overdue unpaid tolls for using a New York bridge.
Emergency Stockpiles
State officials say New York's 10th and final emergency stockpile of disaster response supplies is now operational in western New York.
Catskills Casino
The Resorts World Catskills casino northwest of New York City is set to open on Feb. 8
Education Plan-New York
The United States Department of Education has approved New York's plan to comply with the new federal education law.
Plant Closes
A utility service company is closing its upstate New York plant and laying off 101 workers.
Taxes-New York
Tax officials in New York state are poised to release a study that looks at the state's options in light of the federal tax overhaul.
JFK Airport Woes
The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it is investigating the actions of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey after a winter snowstorm caused major disruptions at Kennedy Airport earlier this month.