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4 weeks ago in Local

Former city councilman named Ithaca’s Chief of Staff

Dan Cogan, who served on Ithaca's city council from 2002-2011, will start on May 1st

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4 weeks ago in Local

Bill would require New York police to report on arrests, deaths

Bill would create more standardized reporting techniques of arrests, deaths, including information about race, age, gender

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4 weeks ago in Weird

Dead cat voting? Flier leads to some confusion in Florida

A Florida election official is working to help confused voters after one person reported that a registration flier had been sent home for her dead cat.

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4 weeks ago in Lifestyle, National

Last chance for 2015 tax deductions

If you are in the process of preparing your 2015 tax return and find yourself horrified by the amount you owe or disappointed by the paucity of your refund, you have one last chance to cut the bill by paying yourself instead of Uncle Sam.

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4 weeks ago in National

White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus

ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Pres WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional officials say the Obama administration is about to announce it will transfer…

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4 weeks ago in Sports

LeBron tops Power 100 list for third straight year

It marked the third consecutive year that James, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, topped the list while Stephen Curry, who led the Golden State Warriors to an NBA title last year, shot into second place from 45th.

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4 weeks ago in National

Republican Collins urges U.S. Senate hearings on high court pick

A moderate Republican senator heaped praise on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, bucking Senate Republican leaders in calling for confirmation hearings but saying she was not optimistic enough others in her party would agree.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Five players to watch at the 2016 Masters

Jason Day will arrive at Augusta National as the hottest player in the game.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Patriots fans sue NFL over lost ‘Deflategate’ draft picks

Seven New England Patriots fans sued the National Football League on Tuesday, asking a judge to reverse a decision by the league to strip the team of a first-round pick in this month's draft over allegations of underinflated footballs.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Gyllenhaal, Watts tackle grief with humor in ‘Demolition’

Gyllenhaal plays a New York investment banker coming to grips with his wife's sudden death.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Hugs, tears, respect as ‘American Idol’ looks back

"American Idol," the TV show that searched for a pop star and itself became the biggest force in U.S. television, took a trip down memory lane on Tuesday as it prepares to bring down the curtain after 14 years on the air.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today.

Gov. Cuomo touting the state's START-UP NY initiative at Cornell University in 2013 (photo by Pete Blanchard)

4 weeks ago in Local

Cuomo bans New York trips to Mississippi

New York's governor banned all non-essential state travel after new law in Mississippi regarding same-sex couples

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4 weeks ago in National

Republican Cruz crushes Trump in Wisconsin, says party will unite

Republican Ted Cruz easily won the Wisconsin presidential primary on Tuesday, dealing a blow to front-runner Donald Trump's hopes of amassing enough delegates for the party's nomination and boosting chances of a rare contested convention.

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4 weeks ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 6

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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4 weeks ago in Viral Videos

An honest trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

SPOILER ALERT: The "Force" has awakened!

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4 weeks ago in Local

New York court: Parents can legally eavesdrop on kids

Ruling sets precedent for cases involving children in which recordings are made

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 6

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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4 weeks ago in Local

IPD arrests Ithaca man for burglary in progress

Ithaca Police say Nickolas Conklin was caught burglarizing a home on Eddy Street early Monday morning, and may have stolen from others in the area.

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4 weeks ago in Local

TCAT information session held to gather public comment

TCAT is proposing cuts to nearly twenty routes for the summer months, and are looking to gather public input.

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13 hours ago in Music

Stone Temple Pilots shoot down Scott Stapp rumors

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Stone Temple Pilots have denied reports suggesting the former Creed rocker is set to become their new lead vocalist.

13 hours ago in Weird

Oops! School unwittingly distributes yearbook pic of student’s penis

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An Arizona student who showed his penis in his football team's photograph was arrested briefly after his high school unwittingly sent the image to hundreds of his Phoenix-area classmates as part of its yearbook.

13 hours ago in Entertainment, Viral Videos

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ as told by emojis

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If the blockbuster movie was told entirely by characters on your cell phone.

13 hours ago in Entertainment, Weird

‘Rock’ your clock

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has an app to help you organize their day.

14 hours ago in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: The cicadas are coming …

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Billions of cicadas will soon emerge after spending 17 years underground and they have a lot of catching up to do.