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NEW YORK (AP) — New York is poised to become the nation's first large city to ban sales of tobacco products to anyone under age 21, with health officials hoping it will steer teens away from taking up the habit. Mayor Michael Bloomberg today is expected to sign the ban. The ban is only on buying, not on possession.

NEW YORK (AP) — New NYPD numbers show officers are making fewer street stops under the department's stop-and-frisk policy. There were 21,000 such stops for the three months that ended in September, down nearly 80 percent from year-ago levels, with police also recovering fewer weapons.

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A Ronkonkoma man will serve at least five and ½ years for a prescription drug DUI crash that killed a 5-year-old in 2011. Newsday reports Steven Kinalis apologized in court yesterday. John Gaffney's mother held up a copy of the youngster's handprints made after the accident.

NEW YORK (AP) — Two fossilized dinosaurs that appear to be locked in combat go on the auction block at Bonhams in New York today. The fossils were found on a Montana ranch in 2006 with one possibly a close relative of Tyrannosaurus rex and the other similar to Triceratops. They could bring as much as $9 million.