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Last updated: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:02:02 GMT

  Intel report: Kremlin sees US urging regime change in Russia Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:16:38 +0000
Kremlin leaders are convinced America is intent on regime change in Russia, a fear that is feeding rising tension and military competition between the former Cold War foes, the Pentagon's intelligence arm has assessed.
  Senate leaders scramble for deal on health care bill Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:02:41 +0000
Senate GOP leaders scrambled Wednesday for a deal to revive their health care legislation, but encountered new obstacles as recalcitrant senators doubled down on their opposition to the bill sought by President Donald Trump.
  Officials finalizing details of Trump's revived travel ban Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:45:00 +0000
Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security are finalizing criteria that visitors from six mostly Muslim must meet to avoid the Trump administration's revived travel ban.
  Sixty years later, former Fillmore student Hiram Edward Kemp returns to receive diploma Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:08:06 +0000
FILLMORE — All the students in the 2017 senior class at Fillmore Central School crossed the stage Friday night to receive their diplomas, but an extra diploma was presented.After Superintendent Dr. Ravo Root told the students, "If you persevere in life you will succeed," he presented a diploma to Hiram Edward Kemp, who had only completed his education at Fillmore Central School through middle school before going to work.Root said he was approached by Kemp, who asked to [...]
  Whitesville’s Class of 2017 is true blue Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:01:49 +0000
WHITESVILLE — On Saturday, Whitesville’s 27 graduating seniors showed pride in their school and their community with the presentation of their class gift.Whitesville’s teams are called the Blue Jays and the bird is emblazoned on banners and tiles throughout the school as well as on sports and band uniforms. The Class of 2017 went farther to promote the Blue Jay, by giving a Blue Jay mascot costume to the school to be used at sports contests and other [...]
  Judge sends Wellsville man to prison Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:58:52 +0000
BELMONT — A Wellsville man drew a three-year prison sentence Friday on a felony drug charge, District Attorney Keith Slep’s office reported Monday.Shawn D. Wright, 33, was also sentenced by Allegany County Court Judge Thomas Brown to two years of post-release supervision and has been ordered to pay a surcharge and DNA fees. He pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Wright was represented by Alfred attorney Peter Degnan. [...]
  Friendship grads give memories Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:55:05 +0000
FRIENDSHIP — Friendship Central School’s 24 graduates insured historic memories for the Class of 2023 with their graduating gift to the school.With the help of a $1,000 donation from the Class of 2017, presented to history teacher James Greenaker at Saturday’s graduation ceremony, the school will be able to reestablish the eighth-grade history field trip to Washington, D.C. The first group to be able to take advantage of the trip will graduate in 2023. The trip [...]
  Cuba-Rushford grads told to remember roots Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:50:32 +0000
CUBA — The 53 graduates of Cuba-Rushford Central School Saturday were urged to remember their roots.Board of Education President Edward Zalar told Saturday’s graduates that the community is proud of them and asked the seniors to look past the stage lights to the audience to the people who helped them reach the stage."It has been our mission to teach you to be lifelong learners, independent, involved and active in your community and conscientious citizens of the [...]
  Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0000
Capitol police arrested a man after Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument was smashed to pieces when someone rammed a vehicle into it early Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the 6-foot granite statue was placed on state Capitol grounds.
  Genesee Valley graduate Tristyn Logue succeeds despite struggles Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:32:16 +0000
BELMONT — There was at least one 2017 Genesee Valley graduate who couldn’t wait to be finished with high school — Tristyn Logue.The 18-year-old, special education student has faced operations and was diagnosed with a heart condition before he was born. When his name was announced, Logue was excited to walk across the stage with his diploma, which he did to the cheers and applause of classmates and the audience.“He’s excited to be done with [...]
  US to seek more security on international flights Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:28:10 +0000
Industry and U.S. officials briefed on the announcement said airports and airlines around the world will be required to implement the measures. If they don't, their passengers may be barred from carrying laptops and other large electronics in passenger cabins.
  Firefighters checked at Olean General Hospital after Wirt trailer fire Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:24:43 +0000
WIRT — Due to a fire Sunday at a vacant trailer on Blaine Road, two firefighters were taken to Olean General Hospital. Richburg-Wirt Fire Chief Jessica Gaines Monday declined to identify the two firefighters, who are both with the Richburg-Wirt Fire Department. “It was a fully involved abandoned trailer. We had a couple of people go because of heat-related issues,” Gaines said. “One was released a couple of hours after the fire and the other one is [...]
  LIGHT LUNCH: Suspect took joyride on street sweeper, crashed and fled Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:19:23 +0000
Police in New Jersey are looking for a suspect who stole a street sweeper and went on a brief joyride before crashing it.
  Bidder files lawsuit against county over electrical contract Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:17:15 +0000
County to rebid electrical work as part of office building's third floor renovation
  North Korea vows to execute former South Korean president Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:15:00 +0000
The official Korean Central News Agency said North Korea will impose a "death penalty" on ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye and former spy chief Lee Byoung Ho.
  Mattis says Syria's government taking US threat seriously Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:00:41 +0000
Syria's government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday.
  RISE: Manafort registers; border wall models; Florida takes title Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000
A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power.
  3 Chicago police officers indicted for attempted cover-up Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:00:00 +0000
In an indictment approved Monday and announced Tuesday, a Cook County grand jury alleges that the three current and former officers lied about the events of Oct. 20, 2014, when Officer Jason Van Dyke shot a black teenager 16 times.
  NYC subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring 34 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0000
"We started seeing sparks through the windows. People were falling," said passenger Susan Pak, of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. She said the A train jerked and began shaking violently as it approached the station at 125th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.
  Lockdown lifted at military post; no injuries reported Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:18:00 +0000
Authorities locked down an Alabama military post on Tuesday amid reports of possible active shooter, and workers were advised to "run hide fight." About two hours later, the all-clear was given and officials said there were no confirmed injuries or arrests.