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ALBANY (AP) An escaped murderer who was shot after three weeks on the run has been moved from a New York hospital to another maximum-security prison.

The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says David Sweat was moved from the Albany Medical Center early Sunday. He was taken to the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus. The prison is about 200 miles west of Albany.

Officials say Sweat initially will be in the infirmary and then housed in a single cell in a 23-hour confinement unit.

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NEW YORK (AP) Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presided over Saturday's nuptials at Joel's Long Island estate, the singer's spokeswoman Claire Mercuri said. The small group of family and friends at the party didn't know the couple planned to exchange vows. Among those in attendance were Alexa Ray Joel, his daughter with his second wife, model Christie Brinkley, and actor Kevin James.

People magazine first reported the wedding.

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PORTER (AP) Authorities say a man is dead after he fell off his Jet Ski in Lake Ontario.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call at about 7 p.m. Saturday in the town of Porter, New York.

The sheriff's office says the victim and his grandson were riding on a Jet Ski about 150 yards from shore when the man fell off.

They say the grandson ran to get help and bystanders swam out to retrieve the man.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not released.

The death is under investigation.

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ALBANY (AP) The leader of New York's Assembly has further revised the travel reimbursement policy for his chamber's 150 members with new restrictions when the Legislature isn't in session.

Speaker Carl Heastie last month issued guidance for members to record being in Albany during the session, through committee votes, presence in the Assembly chamber, using a swipe card machine or with toll records or dated hotel and restaurant receipts.

The new rules apply to transportation outside the session. Those costs are limited to 30 trips and after that require approval.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup title match in Germany.

The Americans get a rematch on Sunday when the teams meet again in the final, this time in Canada. The U.S. women are favored, and there figures to be a mostly pro-American crowd making the short trip across the border to Vancouver's BC Place.

Section Of Erie Canal Reopens

Jul 4, 2015

Boaters who want to cruise the Erie Canal have some good news.

The Canal Corporation has reopened the stretch closed between Lyons and Brewerton.

The Cayuga-Seneca Canal might take another week or ten days to reopen, because of high water and strong currents.

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STILLWATER, NY (AP) Several dozen people will be sworn in as new citizens of the United States during naturalization ceremonies being held on the Fourth of July at three upstate New York locations, including one near Rochester.

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BUFFALO (AP) Nearly 10,000 American troops overseas are getting a slice of American pie for Independence Day.

Chicago-based Pizza 4 Patriots is sending 5,500 pizzas to troops in Afghanistan and Kuwait to give them a taste of home on the 4th of July.

The pizzas were donated by Buffalo-based Rich Products and delivered by DHL Express.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia. (AP) — With the title match looming, Pittsford's Abby Wambach isn't mincing words.

"All I care about is winning this World Cup," she said.

The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women's World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory Sunday in the final against Japan would be the perfect ending to her World Cup career.

It would also solidify a legacy. Wambach, who has been on the national team for 15 years, has scored 183 goals, more than any other player, male or female, in the world. Of those, 77 have come on headers.

Hamlin Bridge To Close For A Year Monday

Jul 4, 2015

The 1,700 drivers on the west side of Monroe County who cross Sandy Creek in Hamlin on Route 19 every day will see a detour beginning Monday.

The state DOT is replacing the 55-year old bridge.

In a statement to WXXI, NYS DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald said a short traffic detour will help crews finish the project efficiently.

“We strive to keep traffic impacts to a minimum and  -- in this case -- determined that a short detour during construction is the most efficient way to progress.”

Construction could take a year.

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