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Home Depot's Langone apologizes for remarks about wealthy, Nazis

ARLINGTON, Va., March 19 (UPI) -- Ken Langone, billionaire co-founder of Home Depot, apologized for comments he made comparing the plight of wealthy Americans to the victims of Nazi Germany.

Kerry Kennedy says drug overtook her without warning before accident

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Kerry Kennedy said at her White Plains, N.Y., drugged-driving trial Wednesday that prescription medication she took caused her to crash her car.

Kerry Kennedy's judgment hijacked by Ambien, her lawyer says

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The drugged-driving trial of Kerry Kennedy began Monday in White Plains, N.Y., with her lawyers saying her road accident was caused by a mix-up in medication.
Kerry Kennedy accidentally took sleep aid, defense claims

Kerry Kennedy accidentally took sleep aid, defense claims

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Defense attorneys for Kerry Kennedy said she fell asleep at the wheel after accidentally taking sleep aid Ambian, rather than another prescribed medication.
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GOP governors likely to draw most attention at national gathering

GOP governors likely to draw most attention at national gathering

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Embattled Republican governors may pull the media focus to the GOP this weekend as governors from both parties meet in Washington.
As East Coast snow banks grow higher, salt stockpiles dwindle

As East Coast snow banks grow higher, salt stockpiles dwindle

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Northeast city and state transportation officials say they're running out of deicing salt, their stockpiles depleted by the barrage of winter storms.
Brooks Hays
At least 18 dead in winter storm across U.S. South, Northeast

At least 18 dead in winter storm across U.S. South, Northeast

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A storm blamed for at least 18 deaths in the United States, most of them in the South, dumped a foot of snow in the Northeast, officials said Thursday.
De Blasio raps Biden for LaGuardia comment

De Blasio raps Biden for LaGuardia comment

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Friday for his "inappropriate" comparison of LaGuardia Airport to a "third-world country."

Storm dumps snow and ice on northeast, mid-Atlantic

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Another winter storm moved out into the Atlantic after bringing snow, ice and freezing rain to the northeast and mid-Atlantic states.

Winter storm socks U.S. from Midwest to New England

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The week's second major winter storm system, blamed for at least six deaths, spread snow, sleet and ice from Kansas through New England Wednesday.
Movement afoot to name bridge after Pete Seeger

Movement afoot to name bridge after Pete Seeger

GREENBURGH, N.Y., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo snubbed, at least for now, a bid to name a bridge being built across the Hudson River for folk singer Pete Seeger, his office said.
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Sean Hannity to leave New York over Cuomo comments

Sean Hannity to leave New York over Cuomo comments

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Lifelong New Yorker Sean Hannity has just about had it with what he says is an unwelcome atmosphere to conservatives, thanks to recent comments from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo would get 70 percent of vote against Trump, poll says

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has public support of his programs and high approval ratings as his 2014 re-election campaign looms, a poll indicates.
Donald Trump tests GOP waters with visit to upstate New York

Donald Trump tests GOP waters with visit to upstate New York

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Business mogul and Republican gadfly Donald Trump said he could top New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's political war chest if he chooses to challenge the incumbent.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
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Cuomo, Biden warn of post-storm rebuilding in new ways

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- New York and other coastal states must alter how they rebuild to avoid ruin from ever more damaging storms, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden said.

Pratt & Whitney to open N.Y. turbine-coating plant

WALLKILL, N.Y., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Pratt & Whitney will spend $140 million to open an aerospace turbine-coating plant employing 100 people in New York's Hudson Valley region, officials said.
Polar vortex sucks Midwest, Northeast into its frigid center

Polar vortex sucks Midwest, Northeast into its frigid center

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Thousands of people from the U.S. Midwest to the Northeast were without power Tuesday as biting winds sent wind chills well below zero in some places.
New York marijuana laws may be relaxed

New York marijuana laws may be relaxed

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will announce plans to relax limits on marijuana to allow for medical use at his annual State of the State address Wednesday.
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Cuomo to use executive order to allow medical marijuana in N.Y.

Cuomo to use executive order to allow medical marijuana in N.Y.

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will announce in his State of the State he will use executive powers to have hospitals dispense medical marijuana, aides say.
At least 2 killed in monster storm across mid-Atlantic, Northeast

At least 2 killed in monster storm across mid-Atlantic, Northeast

BOSTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A monster weather system across the mid-Atlantic and New England is being blamed for at least two deaths and widespread travel disruption, authorities said.
Winter storm to affect 120 million people, travel treacherous

Winter storm to affect 120 million people, travel treacherous

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A monster winter storm will affect 20 states and more than 120 million people and further disrupt travel in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast, forecasters said.

Judge upholds most of New York's new gun law

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- New York state's new gun regulations passed their first court test, with a judge throwing out only a ban on loading more than seven rounds in a magazine.

Pre-holiday weather havoc claims 10 lives, cancels flights

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Weather conditions across the United States were blamed for at least 10 deaths as tornadoes, ice storms and record-setting warmth created chaotic conditions.

Deadly mix of weather claims at least 8 lives

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A deadly mix of weather patterns has claimed at least eight lives, officials said Sunday, while the severe weather has delayed thousands of U.S. flights.
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