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Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo dead at 82
ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party's liberal wing who turned down several invitations to seek the U.S. presidency, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82.
Oil storage tanks in North Dakota catch fire; no injuries
WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - More than 1,600 barrels of crude were ablaze just south of Williston, N.D., on Thursday after storage tanks caught fire while trucks were delivering oil, but no one was injured and officials said they intend to let the blaze die out.
California lawyer who inherited client's wealth ordered to pay charities
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A judge has ordered a California lawyer to pay four prominent non-profit groups, including Doctors Without Borders, a total of $4.3 million for using "undue influence" in arranging to inherit money a client originally meant to leave for charity.
Federal judge allows gay marriages to begin across Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - A federal judge in north Florida ruled on Thursday that county clerks statewide must issue marriage licenses to all same-sex couples who request them starting Jan. 6, the effective date of his decision to overturn Florida's ban on gay matrimony as unconstitutional.
Police car strikes, kills student lying on Massachusetts road
(Reuters) - A Chatham, Massachusetts, police cruiser ran over and killed a college lacrosse player lying on an unlit road early on Thursday, authorities said.
NY Governor Cuomo vows to rebuild trust in police in second term
(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off his second term on Thursday, saying he is governing in "troubled times" and that education, the economy and rebuilding public trust in law enforcement would top his agenda over the next four years.
Sheriff could probe police death of Cleveland boy: report
(Reuters) - The investigation into the shooting death of a black 12-year-old boy by a white Cleveland police officer could be taken over by an outside agency, a media report said.
New York City murders hit record low in 2014: NY Times
(Reuters) - Murders in New York fell to 328 in 2014, the fewest since the New York Police Department started keeping reliable numbers in 1963, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
New Year rings in with tightened NYC security, California arrests
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roughly 1 million revelers rang in the new year at New York's Times Square under unusually tight security for the nation's biggest New Year's Eve celebration, while at least 29 protesters were arrested in California after violence broke out at a march against police brutality.
California man arrested, charged with shooting at police
(Reuters) - Two police officers exchanged fire with a hidden gunman early on Thursday morning in South San Francisco, California, then arrested a man on charges of attempted murder, police said.
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