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State says City Center should consider marquis policy

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SARATOGA SPRINGS - The state Authorities Budget Office recommended that the Saratoga Springs City Center consider adopting a formal policy regarding its marquis after the state received a complaint about a sign advertising an event with…


End of tax credit will hurt cities, Tonko, others say

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If the proposed $1.5 trillion federal tax reform bill passes the U.S. Senate, cities like Troy would lose a key revitalization tool that has spurred millions in private investment.

Border agent dies after being injured in Texas


VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there.

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The Latest: Border agent injured in Texas dies


VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the death of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas (all times local):; 4:20 p.m. The FBI has taken over the investigation of the death of one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and…

Ex-student to face judge in body fluids contamination case


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut college student is facing arraignment on allegations she smeared body fluids on her roommate's belongings.


"Cosby Show" actor Earle Hyman dies at 91


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died.

Reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis' death


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A look at reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis, who died Sunday at age 85.

Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.

Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs


MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.

Police: Child accidentally shoots 3-year-old in Minnesota


DEER CREEK, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in western Minnesota say a 3-year-old child was accidentally shot and wounded by another child.


Police: 9-year-old girl used to smuggle drugs into prison


NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old girl was used to smuggle drugs into a Vermont prison.

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever


The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before.

Woman says she was harassed by New York state employee


NEW YORK (AP) — An upstate New York woman struggling to find a place to live and a job after ending an abusive relationship said a state employee helped her, only to use it as an excuse to sexually harass and assault her, and the governor…

TransCanada sends more crews to Keystone pipeline leak


AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill in South Dakota from its Keystone pipeline.

'Justice League' disappoints in US with $96 million opening


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only in the modern era of superhero films could a $96 million opening weekend be considered anything less than impressive. But that's the situation Warner Bros. and DC's "Justice League" find themselves in.

Turkey bans all LGBTI events in Ankara, citing security


ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country's capital, in a move LGBTI organizations call illegal and discriminatory.


Argentina unsure if signals came from lost submarine


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Navy could not confirm Sunday if seven brief satellite calls received a day prior were from a lost submarine with 44 crew members on board. "We do not have clear evidence that (the calls) have…

Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old.


Ohio justice issues another apology over Facebook post


CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate has issued another apology on Facebook after a post Friday outlining his sexual history with women drew widespread condemnation.


Neil Bibler, former Associated Press news editor, dies at 81


PHOENIX (AP) — Neil Bibler, a news editor and reporter for The Associated Press during a 33-year career that included stints in several Western states before settling in Arizona, has died. He was 81.

Fireman's kin seek honor for grandfather who died in 1935


NEW YORK (AP) — New York City firefighter Tom O'Brien had been battling a blaze in Manhattan for two hours on Oct. 27, 1935, and knew something was wrong as soon as he got back to the firehouse.

Nick Cave plays Israel to 'take stand' against boycotters


JERUSALEM (AP) — Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, on Sunday accused the anti-Israel boycott movement of trying to bully musicians and said he was taking a "principled stand" by performing in the country.

Norway's king hospitalized with infection


HELSINKI (AP) — Norway's royal palace says King Harald has been hospitalized with an infection and remains in satisfactory condition with improving health.

Treasury chief a Bond villain? Mnuchin OK with comparison


WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday he had no idea that a photo of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral.

South Dakota university to offer 18-day intensive courses


RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A university in western South Dakota is introducing an unconventional schedule for students interested in completing a college course in 18 days.

Hoyt accuser says Cuomo office ignored pleas for help

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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York woman says in a federal lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by a state employee, and the governor knew and did nothing to stop it, allegations the governor's office denies. Lisa Marie Cater says that former…


Police: Couple and adult son dead in possible murder-suicide


SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington couple and their adult son were found dead in their home in an apparent double murder-suicide.

Magnitude 3.7, 2.9 quakes rattle Oklahoma town early Sunday


EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes that struck near a central Oklahoma town.

Teen idol David Cassidy remains in Florida hospital


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Television and music star David Cassidy remains in a Florida hospital where he is dealing with multiple organ failure.


Police: Father failed to help infant found dead in car


ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — State police say a Connecticut father who failed to help his 1-month-old child when he realized the infant had died has been arrested.