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Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying to Congress

NEW YORK — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, made a surprise appearance before a federal judge in New York on Thursday and pleaded guilty to lying to Congress to cover up that he was negotiating a real estate deal in Moscow on Trump's beha...
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New Miss America Glad the Swimsuit Competition Is Gone

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she's glad she didn't have to. Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in Atlantic City while competing as Miss New York, said the changes i...
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Soul Icon Aretha Franklin Is Seriously Ill

NEW YORK — Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill. A person close to Franklin, who spoke on the con...
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Indicted Trump Ally Chris Collins Ends Re-Election Bid

NEW YORK — In an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican congressman from New York was charged with insider trading. su_pullquote align="right"]"I have decided that it is in the best interests of the const...
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Schools Eye Facial Recognition Technology To Boost Security

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and ...