Cuomo starts year with high approval rating: Poll

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks on Long Island. (Jan

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo starts his re-election year with major support from the Empire State's voters, a Siena College poll released Monday said.

The survey found the governor's approval rating is at 66%, as New Yorkers throw their weight behind his proposals he made during his state of the state address such as legalizing medical marijuana at select state hospitals, decreasing the estate tax and...

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2014 theater preview: The buzz in new shows

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(Credit: The Broadway musical "Aladdin" debuts in 2014.)

Although it is impossible to predict exactly which shows will receive critical acclaim or be audience favorites, below are 10 shows that definitely worth looking forward to in 2014.

1. "All the Way": Just months after the epic series finale of "Breaking Bad," Bryan Cranston (aka Walter White) will play President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's new biographical drama....

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'Scandal'-ous! Is pregnancy behind shorter Season 3?

Kerry Washington

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Why would ABC shorten the third season of its hit show “Scandal?” Hmm. Perhaps due to the star’s due date? At least that’s the reason floating around the rumor mill.

According to several celebrity news outlets, Season 3 of “Scandal” will air only 18 episodes, a reduction from the 22 originally planned, because star Kerry Washington is set to give birth this spring. Us Weekly broke the news...

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Queens congresswoman mugged in Washington D.C.

Grace Meng

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Rep Grace Meng didn't let a mugging get her down while conducting some congressional business in Washington, D.C., Wednesday.

The Queens representative said she was doing fine after a mugger struck her on the back of her head and stole her Gucci purse Tuesday night in the capital.

"Obviously, things could have been much worse. I thank the U.S. Capitol Police and the District of...

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Potential suicide averted by compassionate, tech-savvy Port Authority cops

George Washington Bridge

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Social media -- a forum by which bullies have hounded troubled peers into committing suicide -- this week helped to save a teenager's life.

After Paterson, N.J. police were apprised by a caller on Tuesday that an 18-year-old Facebook friend had posted a picture of the George Washington Bridge and mentioned that he was contemplating suicide, they notified the Port Authority. Port Authority...

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