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This screen shot from a report released on the website of New York state's economic development agency, Empire State Development, shows seven towering heavy-lift cranes to help illustrate the state's growth, but the Associated Press has discovered the picture is really an 8-year-old photo of construction cranes in South Africa. An un-cropped version of the same photo is available for licensing on the Getty Images website with a caption saying the cranes were being used to build a stadium in Cape Town for the 2010 soccer World Cup. Empire State Development said Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018 that the photo is “a generic stock image” and will replaced with an image of ongoing economic development in the state. (Empire State Development via AP)
APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photoAPNewsBreak: New York economic development agency issues report illustrating state's booming growth with 8-year-old photo of construction cranes in South Africa.
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Police: Man's target practice leaves bulletholes in wallsAuthorities say a Florida man who was taking target practice in his home was arrested after bullets went through the wall and into his neighbors' apartment
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A closed sign is seen outside a KFC restaurant near Ashford, England, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken The company is blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL. The company first apologized for the problems on Saturday. In an update Monday, it listed more than 200 stores as open, but did not say when the rest might reopen. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP
Hundreds of KFC outlets in UK closed amid chicken shortageChicken is still as scarce as hen's teeth at KFC's British outlets
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Tar cakes tires, slows commute on New Jersey highwayIt was a sticky commute on a New Jersey interstate after tar coated the highway
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Lobster emoji gets 2 more legs following design complaintsAfter an outcry, the organization that controls the release of emojis has added two more legs to the forthcoming lobster emoji to make it correct
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11-year-old Pennsylvania Boy Scout called for jury dutyOne Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected
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NYC still waiting to fill new 'night mayor' positionNew York City is still waiting to see who will become its first ever 'night mayor'
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A closed sign is seen outside a KFC restaurant near Ashford, England, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken The company is blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL. The company first apologized for the problems on Saturday. In an update Monday, it listed more than 200 stores as open, but did not say when the rest might reopen. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP
Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across BritainFast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken.
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, a lock of George Washington's hair discovered in an old book at Union College's archives lay on a folded piece of paper at the college's Schenectady, N.Y. campus. John Myers, the college's catalog and metadata librarian, discovered the hair strands in a yellowed envelope he'd found in a grimy old leather-bound almanac in the school's archives. (AP Photo/Mary Esch)
Washington snipped here? College says it found prez's hairWashington snipped here? New York college says it has discovered a lock of George Washington's hair pressed in the pages of an old book
The Associated Press2 days ago
Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabinsA South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom locked themselves in cabins to escape days of violence
The Associated Press3 days ago
German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy carPolice in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this photo provided by the San Francisco Fire Department, firefighter and paramedic Art Julaton poses with a pair of dog's that he helped rescue from a cliff, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in San Francisco. It's usually cats in trees that need a firefighter's help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff. San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Lt. Jonathan Baxter says pair of dogs got stuck on a cliff at Fort Funston and that a 14-member crew helped in their rescue. (San Francisco Fire Department via AP)
San Francisco firefighters rescue 2 dogs from cliffIt's usually cats in trees that need a firefighter's help but not Friday, when two dogs were rescued by San Francisco firefighters after sliding halfway down a cliff
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