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Kaine and Stewart square off in first debate


HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) — The two major party candidates in Virginia's U.S. Senate race are set to square off in their first debate.


VP Pence set to headline Georgia rally in governor's race


ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is set to headline a rally in Georgia in support of Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor.


Paper problem has Long Island Rail Road tickets saying 2019


MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — It's back to the future on the Long Island Rail Road.

Cow breaks Connecticut farm worker's jaw


ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A worker at a Connecticut dairy farm was taken to the hospital with a broken jaw after being head-butted by a cow.


Saratoga Results Friday July 20th, 2018


1—$50,000, claiming, 3-year-olds & up, 11/8 miles, Dirt Time: 1:49.540 Trainer: Robertino Diodoro

Toxic mold closes Corinth post office, relocation expected

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Toxic mold has forced the closure of the Post office in Corinth, and likely the operation will be moving to a new location and reopen prior to the Christmas rush, said town Supervisor Richard Lucia on Friday.

City wants Airbnb to respond to subpoena


New York City asked a judge to order Airbnb Inc. to comply with a subpoena for information about its listings, just days after lawmakers demanded it share the names and addresses of hosts in the city.

Hillary Clinton to appear at Central Park summer festival


NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton will be part of a star-studded lineup at a summer festival in New York's Central Park.


Trump taped talking hush payment


President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on…


Will there be a televised debate for Democratic AG candidates?

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ALBANY — With New York's primary for attorney general less than two months away, some are calling for a televised debate between the four Democratic contenders, most of whom are largely unknown upstate.


The first race at Saratoga is always a special one

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As has become custom at Saratoga Race Course, the first race on the first day of the thoroughbred race meet is a big deal. It has just happened.

Former assembly speaker: 'I pray I will not die in prison'


NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Friday begged for mercy at his sentencing next week on corruption charges, telling a judge that he is filled with shame and prays he will not die in prison.

WW2 soldier is buried in California 74 years after battle


RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 74 years after he was killed in a ferocious World War II battle, Staff Sgt. David Rosenkrantz has been laid to rest in Southern California.


Judge: 'Great progress' reuniting families split at border


SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday applauded Trump administration efforts to meet a deadline to reunite more than 2,500 children with their families after they were separated at the border.

Netflix unveils first 8 Shonda Rhimes projects for platform


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes's first slate of shows for Netflix includes a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen's reimagining…

NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law


SEATTLE (AP) — The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing the city over its new gun-safety law.


RPI awarded $1.4 million for advanced robotics project

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded $1.4 million from the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute to create an assembly system using robots with sensors.

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New York adopts updated vision for Adirondack High Peaks region

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ALBANY - The first major overhaul of the popular Adirondack High Peaks region in nearly 20 years has been green lit by state regulators.

AP Explains: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo remains hot topic


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Congressman Steve Pearce of New Mexico has introduced a bill aimed at giving Hispanic families stronger measures to review claims of lost lands under the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo — the treaty…

Baltimore is latest US city to file lawsuit against Big Oil


BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore on Friday become the latest U.S. city to try and hold the world's biggest oil companies financially responsible for global warming, asserting it faces massive costs to effectively protect its residents,…

Albany mayor's campaign fined $10,000

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ALBANY - Mayor Kathy Sheehan was slapped with a $10,000 fine as part of a settlement over allegations of her campaign taking excessive contributions, filing late reports and hosting a fundraiser with a raffle for theater tickets, according…

Fox News says Guilfoyle leaving; may join Trump super PAC


NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News says host Kimberly Guilfoyle is leaving the network, amid reports that she's about to take on a new role with a super PAC supporting President Donald Trump's agenda.


19th complaint filed against deputy involving sex misconduct


SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of civil complaints against a San Diego County sheriff's deputy is now 19, after another woman came forward with sexual-misconduct allegations.

Contractor gets prison term for defrauding Sandy victims


TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A contractor convicted of scamming dozens of New Jersey homeowners out of nearly $2 million following Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison.

Tax cut hasn't done anything for workers


A few months ago, I cautioned that Americans should be patient before deciding what effect President Donald Trump's tax cuts have had on the economy. It takes a while for companies to make investment decisions, more time for those…

Trump's homage to Putin


President Donald Trump's shameful surrender to Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit revealed a threat to U.S. security far greater than Russia's hack of the 2016 election:; The president himself. The situation is far more dangerous, and…

Term limits could fix the dysfunction


Before nominating 53-year-old Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump expressed a hope that his pick would serve for 40 to 45 years. That was wishful thinking: The longest-serving justice in history, William O. Douglas…

'Climate kids' suit against government allowed to proceed


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government is failing to protect them from climate change is still alive.


City settles sex misconduct suit involving ex-police chief


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The city of Provo, Utah, has reached a $750,000 settlement with five women who said in a lawsuit that it failed to take action to protect them from sexual harassment and assault by a former police chief.

Court: Law doesn't bar sex-orientation discrimination on job


ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court in Atlanta this week reaffirmed its decision that workers aren't protected against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, though two of the 11 judges strongly disagreed.