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West Harlem’s historic corridor is changing fast — and for the better

While the Second Avenue subway extension plans cloud the future of 125th Street east of Madison Avenue, as we recently reported, the central and western blocks of Harlem’s historic crosstown corridor are changing fast — and usually for the better. New development and investment in older...

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - In the final moves of Indonesia's presidential campaign, one candidate dashed to Saudi Arabia to meet its king and perform a minor pilgrimage. The other attended a feline photography exhibition and giggled with delight at a giant photo of his own pet cat. For the world's...

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WASHINGTON — Two House committees have subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and several other financial institutions as part of investigations into President Donald Trump's finances. The House financial services and intelligence panels issued the subpoenas Monday, according to Intelligence Committee Chairman...

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Two House committees subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and several other financial institutions Monday as part of investigations into President Donald Trump's finances. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said in a statement that the subpoenas are part of an...

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PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona House paid a law firm more than $47,000 for the first month of its investigation of former Rep. David Stringer, records show. Stringer resigned last month when confronted with a Baltimore police report showing he was accused of paying boys for sex in the 1980s. ...

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COALINGA, Calif. (AP) - Harris Ranch Beef Holding Co., California's largest cattle-raising operation, is being sold. The company's 800-acre Central Valley feedlot, which can hold up to 250,000 cattle, and its slaughterhouse and processing facilities are being sold to Hanford-based Central Valley...

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California regulators expressed skepticism Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp.'s new leaders have enough professional experience to instill the deep corporate culture of safety they say the company has lacked. The utility has been blamed for more than a dozen of...

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's National Human Rights Commission called on Monday for protective measures and government action for more than 8,800 migrants moving in various groups through the south of the country. In a statement, the commission tallied five groups of migrants from various countries...

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Senate has sent a bill legalizing the growing of industrial hemp to the House for consideration. The Iowa Hemp Act passed the Senate Monday 49-1. Sen. Kevin Kinney, a farmer from Oxford says he hopes to make hemp a third leading commodity in ...

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House has passed legislation to give taxpayers a break if they can't pay on time this year. House lawmakers voted 144-1 in favor of the bill on Monday, which is tax day. The legislation would waive fees through the end of the year ...

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Senate has passed a proposal to pay for bridge repairs across the state. Lawmakers voted 26-7 for the resolution Monday. The plan calls for the state to pay $50 million upfront to fix 35 bridges. If the state gets a federal matching grant, ...

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on first-quarter fundraising totals posted by Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 1 a.m. Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen...

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A trio of consumer protection bills has cleared major votes in the state Legislature, including one targeting a type of undated lawsuit that the state attorney general called potentially confusing for consumers. The House-approved proposals also target the handling of medical...

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MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has met obstacles at nearly every turn since he declared presidential powers in a bid to end socialist President Nicolas Maduro's rule, and his visit to this once-thriving oil center was no different. He was forced to take a boat...

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A bill designed to limit rapid growth of property taxes in Texas has won its first round of approval in the state Senate. Gov. Greg Abbott and Republican legislative leaders have made property tax relief a top priority of the legislative session. The bill approved Monday ...

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Soggy fields may be slowing the planting of corn this season in Kansas. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that about 6% of the corn seed has been put in so far in Kansas. That is somewhat in line with the 5% planted at this ...

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Kevin Stitt has picked a retired Air Force general and aerospace industry consultant as his secretary of veterans affairs and military, filling the last spot on his cabinet. Stitt announced on Monday his selection of retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Ben Robinson to the cabinet...

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on a court order that revoked a water use permit for a mine proposed beneath a Montana wilderness area (all times local): 3 p.m. Montana officials plan to challenge a court ruling that struck down a water use permit for a silver and copper ...

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The state House has endorsed a bill that would allow NorthWestern Energy to purchase an additional portion of a coal-fired power plant and of a high-voltage power line in southeastern Montana. The House voted 62-38 in favor of the bill on Monday. It needs to pass ...

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NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: Electronics For Imaging Inc., up $8.60 to $38 The digital printing company is being bought by private equity firm Siris Capital Group LLC for about $1.7 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corp., down $16.89 to $164.04 Publicis...

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