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Exterior work finally begins on Statler

Tuesday morning, restoration crews began testing the crumbling corners of the terra cotta window ledges to see what it will take to restore …

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New NY law bans most ivory sales

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law on Tuesday that prohibits the sale of ivory or items containing it unless they are antiques or…

A tiger walks in a cage in Puerto Falcon, Paraguay, on the border with Argentina, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

NY law bans ‘tiger selfies’

A law signed this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo prohibits direct contact between members of the public and big cats at traveling animal shows an…