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State & Nation
November 14, 2020
Biden moves forward without help from Trump's intel team

By Deb RiechmannAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP)  The presidential race was hovering in limbo in 2000 when outgoing President Bill Clinton decided to let then-Gov. George W. Bush read the ultra-secret daily brief of the nation’s most sensitive intelligence. Clinton was a Democrat and his vice president, Al Gore, was running against Republican Bush. Gore had […]

November 7, 2020
Oregon leads the way in decriminalizing hard drugs

By Andrew SelskyAssociated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP)  In a first in the nation, Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offenses, with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs. “Today’s victory is a landmark declaration that the time has come to stop criminalizing people […]

November 7, 2020
NY proposes regulations for hemp-derived CBD products

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York regulators have proposed quality control standards and a licensing program for hemp-derived CBD products that have gained widespread popularity in products such as tinctures, salves and lotions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The state Department of Health proposed the regulations in accordance with legislation passed earlier this year establishing a […]

October 31, 2020
Justice Department ramps up inquiry into NY care home deaths

By Bernard Condon & Matt SedenskyAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. Justice Department vastly expanded an inquiry Wednesday that could determine whether New York is undercounting coronavirus deaths among nursing home residents, demanding detailed data from hundreds of private facilities. The demand ratchets up pressure on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo after months of bipartisan […]

October 24, 2020
Fed survey finds tepid growth as US economy battles pandemic

By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions around the country found that the U.S. economy grew at a “slight to modest” pace in September and early October, but also documented many areas of economic activity hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic. The Fed report made public Wednesday said that […]

October 17, 2020
JPMorgan puts $30B toward fixing banking's 'systemic racism'

By Ken Sweet And Alexandra OlsonAP Business Writers CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) JPMorgan Chase said Thursday it will extend billions in loans to Black and Latino homebuyers and small business owners in an expanded effort toward fixing what the bank calls “systemic racism” in the country's economic system. The New York bank said it is committing […]

October 10, 2020
13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

By David Eggert And Ed WhiteAssociated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges in an alleged scheme that involved months of planning and even rehearsals to snatch her from her vacation home. Six men were charged in federal court with […]

October 3, 2020
Voting lawsuits pile up across US as election approaches

WASHINGTON (AP)  They've been fighting in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania over the cutoff date for counting mailed ballots, and in North Carolina over witness requirements. Ohio is grappling with drop boxes for ballots as Texas faces a court challenge over extra days of early voting. Measuring the anxiety over the November election is as simple as […]

September 26, 2020
New York urged to avoid another surge of virus in jails, prisons

By Marina VilleneuveAssociated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  Family members of incarcerated New Yorkers and corrections officers are calling on the state's lawmakers and governor to ensure prisons and jails won't again face a staffing shortage, barriers to social distancing and dangerous rationing of protective gear ahead of the next COVID-19 surge or pandemic. Testing of […]

September 19, 2020
Showdown set as US to declare UN sanctions on Iran are back

By Matthew Lee & Edith M. LedererAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) In defiance of overwhelming opposition, the United States is preparing to declare that all international sanctions against Iran have been restored. Few countries believe the move is legal, and such action could provoke a credibility crisis at the United Nations. Virtually alone in the world, […]

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Recent Obituaries

Countryman, Beverly Chase

WOLCOTT: Age 92, passed away at Newark Manor Nursing Home January 23, 2021. Beverly is survived by her daughter, Darlene Stell of Lyons, NY; son, Gary (Jacquelyn) Countryman of Wolcott, NY; grandsons, Steven Stell of Newark, NY, Chad (Keri Hammond) Countryman of Wolcott, NY and Adam (Dina) Countryman of Walworth, NY; great grandchildren, Mya and […]

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Main, Carl J.

PALMYRA/MESA, AZ.: Went to meet his judgment on January 7, 2021 at the age of 78. Carl was born on February 14, 1942 in Canandaigua, NY the eldest son of Harold K. and Clara Main, both deceased, of Palmyra, NY. He was also predeceased by two brothers Richard H. Main in 1965 and Floyd R. […]

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