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 2020-10-23 12:54 

Stamford Advocate

School districts face hard choices amid pandemic-era cuts...

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - The school year in this old industrial city started with a whack of a budget axe. Teachers, classroom aides and counselors were among the hundreds laid off with potential state aid cuts looming. Pre-K is suspended, online classes ...

 2020-10-23 12:53 

Stamford Advocate

Ex-Pennsylvania court clerk sentenced for mail fraud...

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Schuylkill County's former clerk of courts is going to federal prison after he tried to cover his tracks when an audit uncovered a misappropriation of funds. A judge on Thursday sentenced Steven Lukach Jr., 70, of Nesquehoning, to...

 2020-10-23 12:53 

Stamford Advocate

North Dakota says it resolved COVID-19 notification backlog...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Heath officials in North Dakota said they have resolved a backlog of notifying more than 800 people who tested positive for COVID-19. The backlog, which was due to a recent sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, was resolved through chang...

 2020-10-23 12:52 

NJ.com

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12 charged in scheme to steal, checks from N.J. mailboxes...

The checks were then altered and deposited into accounts controlled by the thieves, prosecutors allege....

 2020-10-23 12:52 

Stamford Advocate

Massachusetts closes ice skating facilities for 2 weeks...

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts has ordered the shutdown of every indoor ice skating facility in the state for two weeks in response to several COVID-19 clusters linked to ice hockey games and practices. The order takes effect Friday and lasts until Nov. 7, t...

 2020-10-23 12:51 

Stamford Advocate

Biden pide "transicin" del petrleo, republicanos responden...

La declaracin del candidato demcrata Joe Biden de que iniciara una...

 2020-10-23 12:50 

The Epoch Times

Trump, Biden Lay Out Competing Visions in Calmer Debate...

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden laid out competing visions and policy proposals during a calmer second and final debate...

 2020-10-23 12:50 

Stamford Advocate

Anwar warns Malaysia PM seeks emergency law to keep power...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Friday he was concerned about reports that the prime minister is seeking the declaration of a state of emergency to fight the coronavirus, saying the premier likely wants to susp...

 2020-10-23 12:49 

NY Post

Massachusetts man charged with kidnapping, assaulting woman he met on Tinder...

A Massachusetts man is accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman he met on Tinder, threatening to kill her and her child if she went to the cops, authorities said. Peter Bozier, 28, was arrested......

 2020-10-23 12:47 

The Epoch Times

2020: A Watershed Year for the Security of the Free World...

Commentary In 1949, Mao's civil war victory on the mainland led to a break in relations between China ......

 2020-10-23 12:45 

Stamford Advocate

US sanctions 2 senior members of Lebanon's Hezbollah...

BEIRUT (AP) - The U.S. Treasury has sanctioned two high-ranking Hezbollah officials, including a former military commander in the country's south. The sanctioned officials are Nabil Qaouk and Hassan al-Baghdadi, both members of Hezbollah's Central...

 2020-10-23 12:44 

NY Daily News

At least three deaths, 83 cases linked to coronavirus outbreak at North Carolina church events...
 2020-10-23 12:40 

Stamford Advocate

Civista Bancshares: 3Q Earnings Snapshot...

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) _ Civista Bancshares Inc. (CIVB) on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $7.7 million. The bank, based in Sandusky, Ohio, said it had earnings of 48 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of...

 2020-10-23 12:40 

NY Post

Coca-Cola plans to get rid of about 200 brands...

Tab isn't the only beverage Coca-Cola is pouring down the drain. The soft-drink giant plans to get rid of about 200 brands — or roughly half of its portfolio — in an effort to focus on its top-performing products. The Atlanta-based company...

 2020-10-23 12:40 

NJ.com

'Winner of tonight's debate is the mute button,' and other observations from the second presidential debate...

Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated for the final time....

 2020-10-23 12:39 

Stamford Advocate

Spain PM appeals for public unity, sacrifice in virus fight...

MADRID (AP) - Prime Minster Pedro Snchez appealed Friday for Spaniards to pull together and defeat the new coronavirus, warning:...

 2020-10-23 12:38 

NY Daily News

Teen daredevil who livestreamed Queensborough bridge climb charged with reckless endangerment...
 2020-10-23 12:38 

Stamford Advocate

Police say teen shot to death inside car in St. Louis...

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A teenager has been fatally shot in the city's Greater Ville neighborhood, police there reported. The shooting happened around 1 p.m. Thursday, when a 15-year-old boy was shot inside a car near Ashland and Lambdin avenues, the St. Lou...

 2020-10-23 12:38 

WSHU

Over 120,000 People Remain Displaced 3 Years After Philippines' Marawi Battle...

The last time Mustapha Alauya L. Pacasum saw his ancestral home standing was three years ago. The spacious three-story concrete house in his hometown of Marawi, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, was built in 1971. Pacasum, a 37-year-old polit...

 2020-10-23 12:35 

WABC-TV NY

Relative: Black couple didn't provoke shooting by police...
 2020-10-23 12:35 

NJ.com

N.J. Senate committee unanimously votes to keep Supreme Court justice on the bench...

Faustino Fernandez-Vina was first appointed to the top court in 2013....

 2020-10-23 12:31 

Stamford Advocate

Confederate monument removed from Alabama courthouse...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A 115-year-old Confederate monument that was the subject of protests in Alabama this year was removed from outside a county courthouse early Friday. News outlets reported that a small group of onlookers cheered at the Madison Count...

 2020-10-23 12:31 

The Epoch Times

Senate Investigators Seek Hunter Biden Records...

Two GOP lawmakers leading the congressional investigation into Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and China....

 2020-10-23 12:31 

Stamford Advocate

Police investigate Providence's 15th homicide of the year...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence police are investigating the city's 15th homicide of the year. A man was shot on Gallup Street at around 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Lt. Carlos Sical told WPRI-TV. Friends took the victim to Rhode Island Hospital before off...

 2020-10-23 12:30 

Stamford Advocate

Slovenian premier supports Trump's reelection, joins others...

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) - Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa endorsed U.S. President Donald Trump's reelection on Friday, saying Joe Biden would be a weak leader. With a tweet, Jansa added his name to a list of regional leaders who have openly supp...

 2020-10-23 12:30 

NJ.com

It's a fire ... sale! Trade Evan Engram? Golden Tate? How Giants need to approach trade deadline...

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman should be selling off assets like tight end Evan Engram, wide receiver Golden Tate and offensive lineman Cam Fleming....

 2020-10-23 12:29 

NY Daily News

Man recently released from prison shot dead in the Bronx...
 2020-10-23 12:29 

Stamford Advocate

St. Louis police seek man who stole phone from dying woman...

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police in St. Louis are looking for a man who stole a cellphone from a woman as she lay dying on a sidewalk outside Anheuser-Bush brewery. The incident happened Sunday and was captured on surveillance video, police said. The video shows a...

 2020-10-23 12:28 

The Epoch Times

Climate Change Scientists Take More Flights Than Other Researchers: Study...

Professors who specialise in climate change take more flights than any other researchers, according the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST)....

 2020-10-23 12:27 

NY Post

China's President Xi takes jabs at US in Korean War commemoration...

President Xi Jinping on Friday marked the 70th anniversary of China's entry into the Korean War to fight against US troops by taking a jab at Washington as he condemned "unilateralism, protectionism and extreme egoism." The "War to Resist ...

 2020-10-23 12:27 

Stamford Advocate

Sick of COVID-19? Here's why you might have pandemic fatigue...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jay Maddock, Texas A&M University (THE CONVERSATION) As the pandemic drags on, following COVID-19 prevention guidelines can feel like more an...

 2020-10-23 12:27 

Stamford Advocate

OFG: 3Q Earnings Snapshot...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) _ OFG Bancorp (OFG) on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $27.4 million. The San Juan, Puerto Rico-based bank said it had earnings of 50 cents per share. The financial holding company posted revenue of $142.4 million in t...

 2020-10-23 12:26 

Stamford Advocate

A second pathway into cells for SARS-CoV-2: New understanding of the neuropilin-1 protein could speed vaccine research...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Rajesh Khanna, University of Arizona and Aubin Moutal, University of Arizona (THE CONVERSATION) When it comes to how the coronavirus invades ...

 2020-10-23 12:25 

Stamford Advocate

Pepper spray used at Ithaca police headquarters protest...

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Ithaca used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of several dozen protesters who had gathered at police headquarters and were banging on walls and writing graffiti, officials said. The confrontation started at 5 p.m. Thursday whe...

 2020-10-23 12:25 

Stamford Advocate

Most plastic recycling produces low-value materials but we've found a way to turn a common plastic into high-value molecules...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Susannah Scott, University of California Santa Barbara (THE CONVERSATION) If you thought those flimsy disposable plastic grocery bags represe...

 2020-10-23 12:25 

The Epoch Times

Orange Spends Thousands to Purge Rats from City Hall...

ORANGE, Calif.—The City of Orange will spend $55,000 to have its civic center treated for rodent infestation. Paul ......

 2020-10-23 12:25 

Stamford Advocate

In two political battlegrounds, thousands of mail-in ballots are on the verge of being rejected...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Michael Herron, Dartmouth College and Daniel A. Smith, University of Florida (THE CONVERSATION) Tens of millions of Americans have already ca...

 2020-10-23 12:23 

Stamford Advocate

COVID-19 has shone a light on the millennia-old balance between public and private worship...

Eds: This story was supplied by The Conversation for AP customers. The Associated Press does not guarantee the content. Samuel L. Boyd, University of Colorado Boulder (THE CONVERSATION) As religious services went online to protect congregants from the cor...

 2020-10-23 12:23 

Stamford Advocate

How to use COVID-19 testing and quarantining to safely travel for the holidays...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Claudia Finkelstein, Michigan State University (THE CONVERSATION) With the holidays approaching, many people are considering whether to visit...

 2020-10-23 12:22 

Stamford Advocate

Do we have to toss Halloween out the window this year, too? Public health experts give some guidelines...

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Pamela M. Aaltonen, Purdue University and Meg Sorg, Purdue University (THE CONVERSATION) Halloween is spookier than ever this year because th...

 2020-10-23 12:22 

Stamford Advocate

U.S. Embassy in Turkey issues alert on potential attacks...

ISTANBUL (AP) - The U.S. Embassy in Turkey issued a security alert Friday, saying it received reports of a possible attack on Americans and other foreigners, and temporarily suspended consular services....

 2020-10-23 12:22 

NY Post

Texas man sprays woman with hose over BLM argument with neighbor: video...

A Texas man sprayed a woman with a hose in a now-viral video after she allegedly yelled, "White Lives Matter!" and berated a neighbor over a Black Lives Matter flag in her yard. Ian Doherty, of sou......

 2020-10-23 12:21 

NBC New York

Early Voting Makes Presidential Election Debut in New York...

New Yorkers are getting to vote early for the first time in a general presidential election, an attractive option for anyone worried about socially distancing......

 2020-10-23 12:20 

The Epoch Times

Pubs Close in Greater Manchester as Tier 3 Lockdown Measures Kick In...

Pubs and bars in Greater Manchester closed their doors for the last time on Thursday night, before the area went into tier 3 lockdown in mid-night....

 2020-10-23 12:17 

Stamford Advocate

Blaze rips through north Georgia lumber business...

CLEVELAND, Ga. (AP) - A massive fire that started Thursday at a north Georgia lumber facility could take days to burn itself out. North Georgia Hardwoods in Cleveland caught fire before dawn Thursday. The blaze was contained by 7:30 a.m., Cleveland Fire C...

 2020-10-23 12:17 

NY1

GoFundMe Organizers say Pandemic is Keeping Businesses from Paying For Greenpoint Holiday Lights...

Some worry the streets in Greenpoint will be bare because of the toll the pandemic has taken on small businesses that normally pay for holiday lights....

 2020-10-23 12:16 

The Epoch Times

Criminals Likely Defrauded UK Job Support Schemes of 3.9 Billion: Report...

Criminals may have defrauded the UK's job support schemes of billions of pounds in false claims amid the CCP virus pandemic....

 2020-10-23 12:16 

NY Post

Rory McIlroy snaps club in meltdown at Zozo Championship...

You don't see this often from Rory McIlroy. The former world No. 1 snapped an iron in half on the 18th hole of the first round of the Zozo Championship on Thursday. McIlroy's third shot......

 2020-10-23 12:15 

Stamford Advocate

Everett council rejects housing plan for homeless students...

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - An undeveloped ball field in Everett's Port Gardner neighborhood will remain that way after the city council voted to reject a planned housing development for students and their families. The Everett City Council voted 4-2 Wednes...

 2020-10-23 12:15 

NJ.com

Craig Carton and Bart Scott: The WFAN dream team that could've been...

Craig Carton lost his job at WFAN after his arrest in 2017. He was convicted on federal fraud charges sparked by an out-of-control gambling habit....

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