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Chobani Secures $750 Million Investment
NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (AP) — Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750 million investment from investment firm TPG Capital to help fund its growth.
The privately-held food company said Wednesday that as part of the deal, TPG will have representation on the company's board...
Stars Heading to Cooperstown for Hall of Fame Game
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles slugger Eddie Murray and St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith are among six Hall of Famers returning for the annual Hall of Fame game at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.
Joining them for the game on Memorial Day weekend will be Hall of Famers Rober…
Gillibrand Seeks Funds to Battle Campus Sexual Assaults
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is among 10 senators seeking new federal funding to battle campus sexual assaults.
Gillibrand and Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri released a bipartisan letter Friday to the leadership of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Heal…
4 Dead, 16 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting
Four people, including the gunman, were killed and 16 others injured in a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas Wednesday evening.  Fort Hood officials said the gunman was a soldier who had been receiving mental health treatment and that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
IRS Warns of Email Phishing Scam
The Internal Revenue Service has warned consumers to be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam.
The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number. ‪The fake emails may include the following message: “Your reported 2013 income is flagged for rev…
Unique Curved Coin Honors National Baseball Hall of Fame
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and the United States Mint has unveiled the first-ever curved commemorative coin to honor the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
At a launch event on Capitol Hill, Hall of Famers Joe Morgan and Brooks Robinson joined Treasurer of the …
NY Lawmakers Approve ‘National Popular Vote’ Bill
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers have approved a bill that would enter the state in an interstate agreement to award its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote.
The National Popular Vote agreement is triggered when 270 electoral votes are rea…
NY Senate Narrowly Rejects ‘Dream Act’
The New York Senate has rejected a bill to open state financial aid to students in the country illegally.
The 30-29 vote Monday evening was short of the 32 votes needed to pass. The Assembly passed the Dream Act last month and included it in its budget resolutions last week...

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