Mom says school cuffed 5-year-old boy

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The mother of a 5-year-old boy says he was handcuffed and taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation for misbehaving at his New York City school.

Car thieves all washed up

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 29 (UPI) -- Police arrested two occupants of a stolen car as it emerged from a Springfield, Mass. car wash, foiling their plans for a clean getaway.

Pennsylvania has money to spare

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- When state legislatures convene in January, most will be looking for money to balance their budgets and when they're done with that they'll try to raise taxes t
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Tammany's Town: Primary loser -- Pataki

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- It's an ill wind that blows no one good. Last year's disaster at the World Trade Center opened a good year for incumbent New York Gov. George Pataki. Ideally, it would have carried him forward 14 months to his re-election, but now his good luck streak has
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Bloomberg proposes NYC smoking ban

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday he wanted the last bastions where smoking has been allowed -- bars, smaller restaurants pool halls, bingo parlors and bowling alleys -- to become totally smoke free.

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Analysis: Bloomberg's New York

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Green faced uphill battle for NYC mayor

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- "Victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is an
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President good luck to winning Yankees

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Wearing a Fire Department of New York sweatshirt, President George W. Bush threw the ceremonial first pitch for a strike Tuesday night ahead of World Series Gam
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