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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens harassed and embarrassed Buffalo quarterback Nathan Peterman on a rainy Sunday afternoon and beat the rebuilding Bills 47-3.

Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes for the Ravens, one to each of the new receivers Baltimore added during the offseason to enhance a lackluster passing attack.

Flacco went 25 for 34 for 236 yards before being replaced in the third quarter by rookie Lamar Jackson, who did little more than hand off the ball after entering with a 40-0 lead.

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NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — Engineers have recommended to the Thruway Authority that a span of a new bridge named after Gov. Andrew Cuomo's father can open for traffic Tuesday evening, weather permitting.

The second span of the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over the Hudson River was supposed to open to traffic on Saturday, but workers disassembling the nearby Tappan Zee Bridge discovered it had destabilized and could fall, potentially hitting the new span.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state lawmaker is proposing new rules for the testing of lead in drinking water at schools and parks.

Democratic Sen. Michael Gianaris of Queens announced his proposal on Thursday, just as students returned for fall classes.

It would require all schools and public parks to test their drinking water for lead contamination every three years. Results would be posted online.

Under current law, schools must test every five years. Public parks currently have no such requirement.

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NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — Saturday's planned opening of the second span of the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over the Hudson River was delayed after a piece of the bridge it is replacing became destabilized and threatened to fall, officials said.

Matthew Driscoll, the executive director of the New York State Thruway Authority, said "a potentially dangerous situation" developed Friday when a piece of the old Tappan Zee Bridge became destabilized during the process of being disassembled.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state Thursday as part of a broadening civil investigation into the handling of sex abuse allegations by church leaders. 

The subpoenas seek documents relating to abuse allegations, payments to victims or findings from internal church investigations, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation but not authorized to speak publicly. 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, suggesting the Department of Justice put Republicans in midterm jeopardy with recent indictments of two GOP congressmen.

In his latest broadside against the Justice Department's traditional independence, Trump tweeted that "Obama era investigations, of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department."

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GEDDES, N.Y. (AP)  Attendance at the New York State Fair has spurted to a new record.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that over 1.26 million people have gone to the fair during its 13-day run near Syracuse. That's up more than 8 percent from the previous record of a bit over 1.16 million. It was set last year. 

This year's fair also has repeatedly broken single-day attendance records. 

The Democratic governor says recent improvements to the fairgrounds are helping to attract more visitors. 

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP)  Nathan Peterman will be the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback, a job the second-year player is expected to hold until  first-round pick Josh Allen is deemed ready.

The Bills made the announcement on their Twitter account before practice Monday morning as the team prepares for its season opener at Baltimore on Sunday.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — County leaders from across New York state are urging state and federal environmental officials to set higher standards for industrial chemicals that have contaminated some communities' water.

The state Association of Counties wrote to state and federal health and environmental agencies last week asking them to set a maximum level for PFOS and PFOA to limit how much of the chemicals can legally be allowed in public drinking water systems.

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon swapped insults and clashed over policy Wednesday in their only scheduled debate before the Sept. 13 Democratic primary.

While the testy, hourlong exchange at Hofstra University featured plenty of interruptions and insults, neither candidate landed the political equivalent of a knockout blow likely to significantly alter the race.

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