Friday, Nov 30


China actor arrested in Tokyo in alleged abuse of girlfriend


TOKYO (AP) — A Chinese movie actor has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of assaulting his then-girlfriend, causing injuries that police say required four weeks of treatment.


Forget the chocolate: Advent calendars go for booze, cheese


NEW YORK (AP) — Advent calendars are hitting the bottle.


CNN fires analyst Marc Lamont Hill after UN speech on Israel


NEW YORK (AP) — CNN on Thursday parted ways with contributor Marc Lamont Hill after a speech the college professor made on Israel and Palestine at the United Nations.

2 W.Va. troopers suspended, traffic stop beating probed


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia state troopers have been suspended and the governor has ordered an investigation into a traffic stop in which he says the troopers were seen on a dashcam video beating a 16-year-old male suspect.


California floods recede after storms in wildfire burn areas


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After fleeing a wildfire that came dangerously close to his Northern California home earlier this month, Dale Word evacuated again when flash floods inundated roads and trapped motorists and residents.

Court hearing in New Jersey quadruple murder, arson case


FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man charged with killing his brother and the brother's wife and two children will make a court appearance Friday morning.

Teen freed after being stuck in vault at abandoned bank


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a teen has been freed after spending more than three hours in the vault of an abandoned Florida bank.

Officials: Woman passes gas, pulls knife on offended man


DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces an aggravated assault charge after authorities say she passed gas in line at a dollar store and pulled a knife on a man who complained about it.

Aqueduct entries for 11-30-18


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Saratoga girls' basketball tops Shenendehowa in opener


Abby Ray, given a "shoot or sit" edict by Saratoga girls' basketball coach Robin Chudy before and during Thursday's night game against Shenendehowa, picked the proper time to connect on the biggest shot of her young varsity career.

Cowboys stifle Saints


Ezekiel Elliott scored the only Dallas touchdown and the Cowboys stifled Drew Brees and the Saints, ending New Orleans' 10-game winning streak with a 13-10 victory Thursday night.


Mayweather, DJ Khaled settle over digital coin promotions


WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators said Thursday that boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled are paying a total $750,000 to settle charges they failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in…


Warriors fall short despite Durant's 51


Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 37 points, Pascal Siakam added a career-high 26 and the Toronto Raptors overcame a 51-point performance from Kevin Durant to beat the Golden State Warriors 131-128 in overtime on Thursday night, extending…

Sabres' streak ended


Cedric Paquette broke a tie with 5:41 left and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Buffalo Sabres' franchise-record-tying winning streak at 10 games with a 5-4 victory Thursday night.

Red Bulls beat Atlanta, but go home


Atlanta United advanced to Major League Soccer's championship match in just its second season, losing to the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Thursday night on a goal in second-half stoppage time but winning the two-match Eastern Conference final…

Mohonasen boys' basketball tops Colonie on buzzer-beater


Shawn Gillisslee nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give defending Class A champion Mohonasen a 50-48 home win over Colonie on Thursday in a Suburban Council boys' basketball game.

Siena women squeak past Colgate on Sims' layup


Maddie Sims made a layup with eight seconds left to give Siena a 55-53 win over Colgate, in a women's basketball game Thursday in Loudonville.

Review: Adam Ferrara at Funny Bone, 11/29/18

Adam Ferrara is tormented by what seems to him a contradictory pair of emotions: anxiety and depression. This means, he told the crowd at Funny Bone Comedy Club on Thursday, during the first show of a four-night stand, "I'm afraid of the…


Letters of support pour in for threatened Muslim girl, 10


BOSTON (AP) — A Muslim girl in Massachusetts has received hundreds of letters of support after receiving threatening notes at her elementary school.

Mets-Mariners talks involve Cano, closer


The Mets and Mariners are in close contact about a deal that would send second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz from Seattle to Flushing.

Quentin Tarantino marries singer and model Daniella Pick


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quentin Tarantino has married Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick.

'Avengers' director says Evans' Cap days may not be over


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Evans suggested his run as Captain America is done. The filmmakers currently controlling the Avengers' fates say he shouldn't shelve the shield just yet.

Troy City Council adopts 2019 budget

TROY – In a party line vote, the City Council voted 4-3 Thursday night to approve a $73.5 million budget with a 1.4 percent tax increase for 2019 as well as create a new garbage fund for the city's trash fees.

Immigrant deported after seeking refuge in N Carolina church


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in a North Carolina church for nearly a year was deported Thursday, federal authorities said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in North Carolina church has been deported


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in North Carolina church has been deported.

Trump, Cuomo break bread


This week's episode of "New York Now," the award-winning co-production of WMHT and the Times Union, features Jimmy Vielkind of the Wall Street Journal discussing the White House meeting between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his fellow son of…

JCOPE to look into groping allegations


The state's Joint Commission on Public Ethics will probe allegations that a former chief of staff for state Sen. Simcha Felder groped and sexually harassed a female lobbyist during a campaign fundraiser for Sen. George Amedore.


Campus watch: Andrew Sischo lives up to promise for Daemen

Daemen College redshirt sophomore Andrew Sischo was named East Coast Conference preseason Player of the Year in men's basketball. The way he has started the season, it seems like a great choice.

Small plane crashes on campus of Kennesaw State University


KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a small plane has crashed on the campus of Kennesaw State University.