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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que expanding in midwest, Baltimore

Company is getting ready to open 10th restaurant, after putting up successful locations in major upstate cities

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Jon Stewart prepares to sign off

After 15 years, the comedian will bid farewell as he hosts his final "Daily Show."

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Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game

The boy was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle.

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SEC spares no expense in hiring 14 new coordinators

Coaches around the Southeastern Conference have had to do a little extra homework on opposing coordinators during the offseason.

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‘Star Trek’ style elevators coming to a house near you

A futuristic elevator that fits neatly into the corner of a room and moves between floors of a standard home could present a more attractive proposition than the traditional stairlift.

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2.1 million enrolled as part of New York’s health exchange

More than 1.5 million have been enrolled in Medicaid; 89% of those who have signed up say they didn't have insurance in the past

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Three arrested after Cortland County chase; two still at large

Three men were taken into police custody after a short chase in Cortland County Friday. State Police say a trooper attempted to…

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

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Americans love cold-brew coffee

For U.S. coffee shops, business usually cools down as the weather heats up.

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State Police announce plan to update patrol car fleet

Union representing troopers had complained that patrol fleet hadn't been updated, leaving high-mileage cars on the road

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Blatter gives up IOC membership as FIFA exit nears

FIFA President Sepp Blatter was relieved of his International Olympic Committee ex officio membership on Monday, seven months before he will be replaced as the head of soccer's governing body.

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Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the U.S. to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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Tom Cruise’s ‘Rogue Nation’ dominates weekend box office

It's the third largest movie opening for Cruise, following the $64.9 million launch for 2004's "War of the Worlds" and $57.8 million for 2000's "Mission: Impossible 2."

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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in Viral Videos

Epic Pomeranian puppy sneeze

There are worse ways you could spend a few seconds of your day.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories making headlines, Monday, Aug. 3.

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GOP prepares for big week

All 17 candidates are jockeying to get a spot on the stage of the first GOP debate, and a place in the hearts and minds of voters.

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Pittsburgh doctor linked to second Zimbabwe lion hunt probe

Zimbabwe has linked a Pennsylvania doctor to an investigation into illegal lion hunting, naming him as a client of a safari operator accused of breaching regulations.

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Ice T voices ‘Care Bears,’ ‘Dora the Explorer’

The rapper and "Law & Order: SVU" star used to do voice work for children's cartoons.

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Minimum wage hike for fast-food goes forward; Assembly leader calls it “good first step”

During visit to Ithaca last week, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said move was "good first step," but says wage should be increased across all industries

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New 40-mile snowmobile trail system approved for Adirondacks

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State officials say construction will start immediately.

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Climate plan shows U.S. ‘can change the world’

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The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.

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Farm family welcomes Bills head coach with giant corn maze

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Coach Rex Ryan visited the farm on Monday.

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Albany holds special event marking President Grant’s death

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President Ulysses Grant died 130 years ago in an upstate New York cottage.

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Craft distilleries growing rapidly in New York

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says state reforms are saving distilleries thousands of dollars.