Daily Archive: April 23, 2013

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National

6 NY politicians plead not guilty to corruption

CHARGED WITH FRAUD- New York State Sen. Malcolm Smith, second form left, arrives to federal court in Westchester, N.Y., April 23. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) by Jim Fitzgerald Associated Press Writer WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Amid a growing perception that corruption is a serious problem in New York, six politicians pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a federal case that alleges an audacious plot to buy a line on New York City’s mayoral ballot.

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Entertainment

Richie Havens, 1st Woodstock singer, dies of heart attack

DEAD AT 72 – In this May 1, 2008 photo, Richie Havens plays at the opening night ceremony during the 61st International film festival in Cannes, southern France. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, file) by Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Richie Havens, the folk singer and guitarist who was the first performer at Woodstock, died Monday at age 72.