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Convention site, casino seen for N.Y. City area

ALBANY (AP) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday that the world's top developers will soon compete to propose a convention center and casino in or close to New York City, possibly including Manhattan or the Belmont Park racetrack.

The process may take more than a year and depends on voters approving a referendum to rewrite the State Constitution to allow Las Vegas-style casinos, which are now confined to Indian land.

Such approval remains uncertain. Even Cuomo has said that the proposal will be a difficult sell to New York residents.


Tot recovering in fall from 3rd-story window

SYRACUSE (AP) -- Authorities said Monday that a 3-year-old Syracuse boy is recovering after falling out of an open third-story window while playing on a bed.

Police told Syracuse media outlets that the boy suffered only minor injuries Saturday evening when he fell while playing with a sibling on a bed that was next to an open window.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the boy on the ground in an alley.

The child was taken to Upstate University Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

Police charged the boy's father, 22, with endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities said the man was home at the time but wasn't aware that the boy had fallen out the window.