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State & Nation
June 8, 2024
New York considers regulating what children see in social media feeds

New York lawmakers on Tuesday said they were finalizing legislation that would allow parents to block their children from getting social media posts curated by a platform’s algorithm, a move to rein in feeds that critics argue keep young users glued to their screens. Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James have been […]

June 1, 2024
To recuse or refuse? A look at Supreme Court justices’ decisions on whether to step aside in cases

By Mark ShermanAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In declining to step aside from two high-profile Supreme Court cases, Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday provided a rare window on the opaque process by which justices decide to step aside from cases. Alito faced calls from Democrats to recuse from two cases involving former President Donald Trump […]

May 25, 2024
Federal judge hears challenges to NYC’s fee for drivers into Manhattan

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s first-in-the-nation plan to levy a hefty toll on drivers entering much of traffic-choked Manhattan was the focus of a legal battle that played out in federal court Friday. A Manhattan judge heard arguments in lawsuits brought by unionized public school teachers and other New Yorkers seeking to put the […]

May 18, 2024
Fewer US overdose deaths were reported last year, but experts are still cautious

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. fatal overdoses fell last year, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data posted Wednesday. Agency officials noted the data is provisional and could change after more analysis, but that they still expect a drop when the final counts are in. It would be only the […]

May 11, 2024
New York made Donald Trump and could convict him. But for now, he’s using it to campaign

Jennifer Peltz & Lindsay WhitehurstAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) — He’s visiting Manhattan construction sites, decrying local crime and holding court in his gilded Fifth Avenue penthouse. After a years-long breakup with his hometown, Donald Trump is back in New York, this time as a criminal defendant. Stuck here most weekdays for the duration of […]

May 4, 2024
What marijuana reclassification means for the United States

Jennifer Peltz & Lindsay WhitehurstAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is moving toward reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug. The Justice Department proposal would recognize the medical uses of cannabis, but wouldn’t legalize it for recreational use. The proposal would move marijuana from the “Schedule I” group to the less […]

April 27, 2024
More cows are being tested and tracked for bird flu. Here’s what that means

By Jonel AlecciAssociated Press U.S. health and agriculture officials are ramping up testing and tracking of bird flu in dairy cows in an urgent effort to understand — and stop — the growing outbreak. So far, the risk to humans remains low, officials said, but scientists are wary that the virus could change to spread […]

April 20, 2024
New York competition, smoking, internet betting concerns roil US northeast's gambling market

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casinos in the northeastern U.S. are dealing with numerous challenges as they brace for the arrival of new competitors in New York City. A potential smoking ban in Atlantic City, an ongoing debate over whether internet gambling hurts or helps the bottom line of physical casinos, and the loss of […]

April 13, 2024
Last call for dry towns? New York weighs lifting post-Prohibition law that let towns keep booze bans

Maysoon KhanAssociated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York towns and villages that have post-Prohibition bans on alcohol sales would be forced to lift such restrictions under a bill moving through the Legislature. The bill, which is up for a state Senate vote after advancing out of a committee last week, would strike down a […]

April 6, 2024
Yes, we’re divided. But new poll shows Americans still agree on core values

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the country’s deep political polarization, most Americans share many core beliefs about what it means to be an American, according to a new poll. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that about 9 in 10 U.S. adults say the right to vote, the right to […]

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Bush, James Bernald

MACEDON: Bush, James Bernald; died on Friday, May 17, 2024, at the age of 81.  A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28th, at the Western Presbyterian Church of Palmyra, 101 East Main Street, Palmyra, NY 14522.  A reception will follow the service in Fellowship Hall.  Please consider donations in […]

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Beach, Ed

SODUS: Ed Beach, 75, fought a long and hard battle with family by his side before passing away Thursday June 6th, 2024 at Rochester General Hospital. In keeping with Ed’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours or service. A celebration of life for family and friends will be shared at a later time, […]

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