Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • UN condemns Congo clashes, calls for quick election calendar

    UN condemns Congo clashes, calls for quick election calendar UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights Council is strongly condemning recent deadly clashes in Congo amid political turmoil and is calling on the government and electoral commission to establish a calendar for elections “as fast as possible.” The…

  • Brandon Walker gets 22 years for Louis Haynie slaying

    Brandon Walker gets 22 years for Louis Haynie slaying Image 1of/2 Caption Close Image 1 of 2 Brandon Walker, 22, was sentenced on Sept. 30, 2016, to 22 years in state prison for the slaying of Albany man Louis Haynie in 2015. (Albany County District Attorney’s office photo) Brandon…

  • Unconfirmed creepy clown reports hit 2 NY school districts

    Unconfirmed creepy clown reports hit 2 NY school districts CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Two suburban New York school districts are beefing up security after alerting police of so-called creepy clown reports. Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/2cHNvn5 ) that the Central Islip and North Babylon school districts on Long Island have…

  • Judge refuses to toss Planned Parenthood suit over videos

    Judge refuses to toss Planned Parenthood suit over videos SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood over videos that purport to show employees of the organization illegally selling parts of aborted fetuses. U.S. District Court Judge William…

  • New Jersey train crash: Investigators question engineer

    New Jersey train crash: Investigators question engineer HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators trying to figure out the cause of the deadly rail crash at the Hoboken station questioned the engineer Friday and hoped to lift clues from the train’s black box recorders, though one of the devices was…

  • Amsterdam pair arrested in gun investigation

    Amsterdam pair arrested in gun investigation Image 1of/2 Caption Close Image 1 of 2 Gregory J. Insogna Gregory J. Insogna Image 2 of 2 Eric M. Sievers Eric M. Sievers Amsterdam pair arrested in gun investigation Back to Gallery AMSTERDAM — Montgomery County deputies arrested two Amsterdam men who…

  • Sports Museum of Dutchess County to reopen

    Sports Museum of Dutchess County to reopen webkey Dutchess County(Photo: (Photo: Chris Cusumano)) The Sports Museum of Dutchess County at Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park in Wappinger will reopen on Sunday after being closed for over a year due to renovations. This will follow the Dutchess County Sports Hall…

  • Prince William and Kate arrive in northern B.C.

    Prince William and Kate arrive in northern B.C. HAIDA GWAII, British Columbia (AP) — Prince William and Kate have arrived at a small village off the coast of British Columbia in a replica aboriginal war canoe, ferried to a remote island by paddlers. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…

  • UN appoints first expert on LGBT violence and discrimination

    UN appoints first expert on LGBT violence and discrimination UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Human Rights Council has appointed international human rights expert Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand as the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. John Fisher, Geneva…

  • Prospect Mountain Project requires new lane closures

    Prospect Mountain Project requires new lane closures By WBNG News Prospect Mountain Project requires new lane closures September 30, 2016 Updated Sep 30, 2016 at 6:51 PM EDT BINGHAMTON, NY (WBNG) — Travelers beware: new lane closures are coming to Binghamton NYSDOT announced Friday closures surrounding work on the…