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Lake Erie Ice Piles
A western New York town official says he's hoping for a "gradual melt" of ice piles as tall as a house that formed along the Lake Erie shoreline after a wind storm last month.
FAA-Industry Ties
For more than six decades, the Federal Aviation Administration has relied on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections as planes are being designed or assembled.
Stolen Tomahawk
A long-missing peace pipe tomahawk President George Washington gave to a Seneca Indian leader in the late 18th century has been returned to the tribe in western New York.
United-States-International-Criminal-Court
The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.
-Sexual Harassment-New York
A former top official at a New York agency fired last year for what authorities called "reprehensible" sexual harassment is still making $136,000 a year while doing no work at another state agency, according to payroll records obtained by The Associated Press.
Shipwreck Beer
The most distinguishing feature of Jamie Adams' new ale isn't its hoppy bite but its compelling backstory — brewed from yeast in bottles of beer that went down on a doomed steamship and languished on the ocean floor for 131 years.
New Zealand-Mosque Shooting
At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days."
Homicide-Upstate NY
Authorities say an upstate New York man has been arrested in the death of his girlfriend, who was shot in the head through a pickup truck passenger window.
Trump-Lawyer Investigation-Pardons
Federal prosecutors have requested copies of communications Michael Cohen had with a New York attorney who broached the possibility of a pardon from President Donald Trump, the attorney said Wednesday.
State Budget
The Democrat-controlled New York Legislature passed its spending plans for the next fiscal year on Wednesday, while Gov. Andrew Cuomo doubled down on his vow to refuse to sign a state budget that doesn't make the 2 percent property tax permanent.
Trump-Russia Probe-Manafort
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York that could put him outside the president's power to pardon.