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Updated at 3:49 PM

ALBANY (AP) — A panel created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to look into New York’s rollout of the Common Core curriculum recommended Monday banning standardized tests for the youngest students and capping the amount of instructional time that can be used for test prep.

Updated at 3:36 PM

ALBANY — The Oneida Indians have made their first payment of $11 million under a deal with the state that guarantees the tribe exclusive territory for their central New York casino.

Updated at 3:32 PM

ONEONTA — State police say they twice charged a 31-year-old man with driving while intoxicated for accidents that occurred just hours apart at the same upstate New York fast-food restaurant.

Updated at 3:28 PM

UTICA — Authorities say the 6-month-old baby who died in an apartment fire last weekend was the daughter of parents who emigrated from Africa.

Updated at 3:25 PM

An officer with the Mohawk Police Department is facing charges after he allegedly choked his wife during a recent domestic incident in Whitestown, authorities said.

Posted at 3:00 PM

Oscar Pistorius' friend testified Tuesday that the Olympian twice fired guns in public in the six months before he killed his girlfriend, once without warning through the sunroof of a moving car following an angry altercation with a policeman who...

Updated at 2:51 PM

POLAND — The Poland Central School District’s involvement with the American Heart Association’s indoor walk event at Sangertown Square as part of America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk dates back 16 years.

Updated at 2:42 PM

HERKIMER — Students in the Information Technology Academy at Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES combined to win 32 medals in a recent Future Business Leaders of America competition.

Posted at 2:00 PM

The Crimean parliament on Tuesday said it would declare itself independent if its residents approve a referendum to split off from Ukraine — an ambiguous legal maneuver that could offer a way of de-escalating the standoff between Russia and the West.

Updated at 1:21 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe McGinniss wasn’t one to let a story tell itself.

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