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6th illegal dumping site found
12:58 am
Wed May 21, 2014

More Illegal dumping found in Babylon

One of six sites being investigating for possible toxic dumping
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

The town of Babylon says it has learned of another illegal dumping site, this time in Deer Park. Officials are investigating to see if this latest site is connected to the 32,000 tons of toxic debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Islip. 

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Refund for "illegally high interest"
12:44 am
Wed May 21, 2014

NYAG: online lender will refund $20M to New Yorkers

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, speaks during a news conference in 2013.
Credit AP/Matt Rourke

An online payday lender will begin refunding borrowers in New York up to $20 million in what regulators call "illegally high interest" rates. 

Western Sky Financial was a prominent online lender that offered short-term loans at triple digits interest rates. New York sued along with several other states with strict usury laws that cap interest rates. In New York the interest rate cap is 16%.  

Officials say the users of the site who register with settlement manager will get refunds based on the difference between the legal interest rate and the rate charged.  

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Conn gubernatorial election taking shape
6:09 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Democrat Malloy and Republican Foley spar following their party conventions

Connecticut’s Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his leading Republican challenger Tom Foley are taking shots at each other following their party conventions over the weekend.  The candidates are picking up from four years ago when Malloy narrowly beat Foley.

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Election 2014
10:29 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Conn. governor's race taking shape

File photos- Greenwich Businessman Tom Foley (left) and Governer Dannel Malloy (right)
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hil

Connecticut Democrats endorsed Governor Dannel Malloy to run for a second term and state Republicans endorsed their 2010 candidate Greenwich businessman Tom Foley to challenge Malloy again. But the stage is not quite set for a rematch.

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Passenger 'fainting' also spikes
6:29 am
Mon May 19, 2014

LIRR injuries up 30%, blamed on winter weather

LIRR workers near Jamaica Station
Credit AP/Mary Altaffer

So far this year injures of workers on the Long Island Rail Road have increased more than 30% while passenger injuries have increased about 20%.

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