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News Minute: Here is the latest New York news from The Associated Press

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Motorists who repeatedly speed through New York state toll booths without a working E-ZPass would see their vehicle registrations suspended under legislation being considered by lawmakers. Senator David Carlucci says his proposal would allow toll officials to suspend the registration of anyone who racks up five toll violations within 18 months.

NEW YORK (AP) - A Seattle man says an Egyptian cleric on trial in New York federal court on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago. David Smith identified Mustafa Kamel Mustafa (muh-STAH'-fuh kah-MEHL' muh-STAH'-fuh) as he testified for the government today. Prosecutors say Mustafa conspired to support al-Qaida before and after the Sept. 11 attacks.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Metro-North says the nation's second-largest commuter railroad has made tremendous strides in improving its safety culture after two derailments last year. Marjorie Anders says Metro-North did a thorough inspection of its tracks and other infrastructure and tightened safeguards on when tracks are put back into service. She says it is implementing other improvements such as anonymous reporting of near-accidents.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bill Clinton's advisers estimated in 1993 that they would need at least eight moderate Republicans in the Senate and more than 15 moderate Republicans in the House to pass their ill-fated health care reform bill. Newly released documents from the Clinton White House show how the president's team tried to build support for health care reform.

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