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Last updated: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:50:10 GMT

 Supreme Court last day notable for what was and wasn't said Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:45:05 +0000
There had been speculation that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy could reveal his retirement from the court Monday. But the court recessed without any retirement announcement from Kennedy.
 Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:24:04 +0000
The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.
 LIGHT LUNCH: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new home Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:00:00 +0000
More than a century after it was planted as a sapling in a doctor's yard in Boise, Idaho, the 10-story tree was shifted across the street to make way for a hospital expansion.
 Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:45:00 +0000
The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer.
 Expansion out to bid this week¬†¬† Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:53:42 +0000
COOPERS PLAINS - The Coopers Plains-Long Acres Fire Department expansion project is set to go out to bid Wednesday.Department secretary Byron Paris said the fire district board of commissioners is scheduled to meet with HUNT Engineers that afternoon.The project will add a 2,300-square-foot expansion to the current fire hall to house two additional truck bays.“We will be meeting to open bids for our revised building project,” Paris said.The project [...]
 Campbell-Savona graduates 63 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:51:37 +0000
CAMPBELL - Campbell-Savona High School’s Class of 2017 graduated Saturday evening during a commencement ceremony that awarded 63 seniors with their high school diplomas.“The sun has risen and the sun has set much too quickly,” Campbell-Savona Superintendent Kathy Hagenbuch said during opening remarks.She went on to say that each graduating senior will go on to pursue a variety of future endeavors, whether it be higher education, the armed forces, [...]
 Class of 2017 celebrates close bonds Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:50:10 +0000
BATH | The 124 graduates from Bath’s Haverling High School celebrated the bonds they’ve formed over four years at Saturday’s commencement ceremony.“Every day your are impacted by someone, and someone is impacted by you in return,” said Salutatorian Tyler Smith. Smith said those close relationships might not have been possible in a big-city school district.“The small-school atmosphere is what allowed us to make these connections,” [...]
 Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:15:00 +0000
Many administration officials believe the U.S. needs to maintain its distance from Russia at such a sensitive time — and interact only with great caution.
 RISE: 150 dead in Pakistan; boat sinks in Colombia; Trump positive on heath care Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000
Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror.
 92 Knights move to next phase of life Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:56:11 +0000
ADDISON - Ninety-two seniors in Addison Central School District’s class of 2017 received their high school diplomas at commencement Friday evening.Friends, family and teachers came out to support the Knights’ graduating senior class, who are now moving on to the next phase of their lives.“It’s a great day today,” Addison Superintendent Joe DioGuardi said. “Our kids have done wonderful. We’re really proud of them. [...]
 400 C-PP graduates are last to start at East and West Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:55:13 +0000
CORNING | Nearly 400 graduates began their journey into the next phase of life Friday night at Corning-Painted Post High School.But this wasn’t just any graduating class, as speakers noted.“We now have a school with ceilings in the hallways,” said class President Jessaria Sakona.This is the final class of C-PP graduates who began their high school careers at either East or West High School.Valedictorian Emily Niu, who will attend MIT in the [...]
 Elmira Civil War Prison Camp to hold dedication Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:35:54 +0000
The grand dedication of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp will be held at 8 a.m. June 24-25.The dedication will begin with a march from the Erie Railroad Station on Railroad Avenue in Elmira and end at the Barracks No. 3 on Windsor Avenue.The reconstructed historical building and exhibits will be open for tours at 9 a.m. The dedication will also include special exhibits and author book signings featuring Civil War authors. [...]
 A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:35:15 +0000
The Hamilton County jury had deliberated some 30 hours over five days after getting the case Monday. The jurors had told Judge Leslie Ghiz earlier Friday that they were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Officer Ray Tensing, but Ghiz sent them back to try again.
 Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:45:00 +0000
"When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" Depp asked the crowd at Glastonbury Festival, in reference to the death of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865.
 Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:00:00 +0000
"Our veterans have fulfilled their duty to our nation and now we must fulfill our duty to them," Trump said during a White House ceremony. "To every veteran who is here with us today, I just want to say two very simple words: Thank you."
 HSLC's 12 graduates tell their stories Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:28:40 +0000
CORNING | It’s not the kind of thing you hear at a “normal” high school graduation.“The High School Learning Center saved my life,” said Kelly Wright, one of 12 graduates Thursday night from the Corning-Painted Post alternative school program held at Corning Community College.That number of graduates matches the highest since the program was founded in 2002, said lead teacher Dave Quackenbush. The program graduates students three times each [...]
 Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:30:00 +0000
Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes this one so special — at least for Americans — is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States.
 Analysis: Health bill test of McConnell's leadership skills Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:45:00 +0000
The shrewd Kentuckian has made himself practically the sole arbiter of the bill and will be largely responsible for the outcome, whether it's a win, a loss, or a win that turns into a loss over time as unpopular consequences of the legislation take hold.
 LIGHT LUNCH: Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald's Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:00:00 +0000
A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.
 Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:30:00 +0000
In an interview that aired Friday on "Fox & Friends," Trump said: "When he found out that I, you know, that there may be tapes out there, whether it's governmental tapes or anything else, and who knows, I think his story may have changed."