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State & Nation
August 15, 2020
How can Wall Street be so healthy when Main Street isn't?

By Stan Choe, Alex Veiga And Christopher Rugaber Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) The stock market is not the economy. Rarely has that adage been as clear as it is now. An amazing, monthslong rally means the S& P 500 is roughly back to where it was before the coronavirus slammed the U.S, even though […]

August 8, 2020
No hoopla: Virus upends Trump, Biden convention plans

By Bill Barrow And Zeke MillerAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) At the last minute, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, are searching for places to impressively yet safely accept their parties' presidential nominations as the spread of the coronavirus adds fresh uncertainty to the campaign for the White House. Trump said Wednesday he's […]

August 1, 2020
NY mail-in voting deluge fuels uncounted ballots, confusion

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York’s quest to keep voters safe from COVID-19 by letting them vote by mail in the June primary has led to big delays in tabulating results, concerns about disenfranchisement - and questions about whether there will be an even bigger mess in the fall. Election officials say it will take them […]

August 1, 2020
Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

BEIJING (AP)  They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertwined. The ongoing sharp deterioration in U.S.-China ties poses risks to both countries and the rest of the world. In the latest escalation, […]

July 25, 2020
Flashpoints emerge as lawmakers negotiate new virus aid

By Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) Bipartisan Capitol Hill talks have only just begun on a sweeping renewal of coronavirus legislation, but areas of likely agreement - and flashpoints of discord - are becoming apparent as the package starts to take shape. The Democratic House passed a whopping $3.5 trillion coronavirus response bill more […]

July 18, 2020
Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects

By Aamer Madhani And Kevin Freking Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is rolling back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles infrastructure projects, but that is credited with keeping big construction projects from fouling up the environment and ensuring there is public input on major projects. “Together […]

July 11, 2020
Exhausted cities face another challenge: a surge in violence

By Tom Hays and Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: a surge in shootings that has left dozens dead, including young children. The spike defies easy explanation, experts […]

July 4, 2020
Little evidence that protests spread coronavirus in U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) There is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd’s death caused a significant increase in U.S. coronavirus infections, according to public health experts. If the protests had driven an explosion in cases, experts say, the jumps would have started to become apparent within two weeks - and perhaps as […]

June 27, 2020
US consumer spending up 8.2%, partly erasing record plunge

by MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) American consumers increased their spending by a sharp 8.2% in May, partly erasing record plunges the previous two months, against the backdrop of an economy that's likely shrinking by its steepest pace on record this quarter. Last month’s rebound in consumer spending followed spending drops of 6.6% […]

June 20, 2020
Retirements spark scramble for open House seats in New York

By KAREN MATTHEWS and MARINA VILLENEUVE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP)  To the consternation of many Democrats, the front-runner in a crowded congressional primary in one of the bluest districts in New York City, if not the country, is a Pentecostal minister who opposes abortion rights, likes Donald Trump and has a long history of […]

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DeBruyne, David

BRIGHTON/MACEDON: Passed away August 9, 2020. Predeceased by his father Gerald. Survived by his wife Amy; son, Alex Moran; mother, Gladys DeBruyne; siblings, Timm (Sue) DeBruyne, Patti (Frank) Dunn; 3 nephews; 2 nieces and 4 great nieces. David was the owner of DeBruyne Tax and Accounting of Macedon. In lieu of flowers donations in David’s […]

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Boughton, Betty

NEWARK: Betty Boughton, 84, died Wednesday (August 12, 2020) at Clifton Springs Hospital. Friends may call from 4-7 PM on Monday (Aug. 17th) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark.  Face masks will be required. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday (Aug. […]

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