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February 21, 2020

Congressman Anthony Brindisi: ‘Move On’ Past Trump Investigations – Talks Drug Costs, Spectrum Cable & Vet Cemetery

Congressman Anthony Brindisi in District NY-22 says its time to move on past Trump investigations, and explains what he’s looking for in a 2020 Democratic presidential […]
February 21, 2020

Why Rome Police Seized 80 Guns Under Red Flag Law – Detective Cmdr. Kevin James Explains

Rome Police Detective Commander Kevin James explains why authorities seized more than 80 firearms from a home under NY’s new Red Flag Law after the manager […]
February 21, 2020

Utica Youth Common Council Seeking Applicants Starting Monday

If you are or know of a civic-minded Utica high school junior or senior, send them to city hall Monday for an application to be on […]

National News

  • Midwest, East coast temperatures turn mild as storms forecasted for West coast
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- There is one more chilly morning to get through before a mild weekend sets in throughout much of the Midwest and Northeast. Winter weather advisories are in place in and around Raleigh, North Carolina, Saturday morning for the threat of black ice. This comes after Raleigh’s first..
  • Judge temporarily halts transfer of coronavirus patients to quarantine facility in California city
    iStock(COSTA MESA, Calif.) -- A city in California won a battle against the state Friday, at least temporarily, when a judge halted the transfer of people diagnosed with the coronavirus to its community for a quarantine site. Costa Mesa, California, filed a legal action after it learned federal offi..
  • How scuba diving is helping save disabled veterans’ lives
    iStock/Loren Mariani(LOS ANGELES) -- Kelly McCumiskey will never forget the day she decided to try scuba diving. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and confined to a wheelchair, the Air Force veteran hoped that her first dive would be her last. “I was just not a happy person,” McCu..
  • Arrest warrant charges boyfriend with murder of Georgia college student Anitra Gunn
    Fort Valley Police Department(MACON, Ga.) -- Authorities on Friday obtained an arrest warrant charging Demarcus Little with the murder of his girlfriend, Georgia college student Anitra Gunn, state investigators said. Gunn, a student at Fort Valley State University, was last seen on Valentine's ..
  • Weinstein jury asks judge if they can issue partial verdict
    Kuzma/iStockWeinstein jury asks judge if they can issue partial verdict (NEW YORK) -- Jurors in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault case asked the judge about a partial verdict. "We the jury request to understand if we can be hung on [counts] 1 and or 3 and unanimous on the other charges," they said..
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World News

February 22, 2020

Sunscreen pollution accelerating demise of coral reefs, experts say

iStock/johnandersonphoto(NEW YORK) -- The Earth's coral reefs, some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems in the world, are facing a number of serious threats. Beyond large-scale events like climate change, local stressors, including persistent sunscreen pollution, are contributing to their destruction, experts say. While coral communities can be found at varying depths, shallow-water reefs occupy approximately 110,000 square miles of the sea floor, roughly the size of Nevada -- accor..
February 21, 2020

Vancouver man attempts to steal float plane, damages two other planes in incident

kali9/iStock(VANCOUVER, Canada) -- A man in Vancouver, Canada attempted to steal a float plane early Friday morning, Canadian authorities confirmed. At around 3:30 a.m., authorities responded to reports that a man tried to steal a Seair charter aircraft, according to Vancouver police. The aircraft did not make it airborne, instead crashing into a nearby plane, which "suffered extensive damage, completely losing a wing," Vancouver Police Spokesperson Tania Visintin told ABC News. A third aircraft..
February 21, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan will not use Sussex Royal name, spokesperson confirms

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will not use their Sussex Royal brand in their new roles as non-working members of Britain's royal family. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use 'SussexRoyal' in any territory post Spring 2020," a spokesperson for the Sussexes told ABC News on Friday, ending weeks of speculation about whether Queen Elizabeth would permit the couple to continue using the word "royal." Harry..
February 21, 2020

To stop the novel coronavirus from spreading, ‘We need to act quickly,’ WHO says

iStock(NEW YORK) -- In a rapid development, Iranian authorities reported 18 cases of novel coronavirus and four deaths over the course of two days, the World Health Organization detailed at a Friday news conference. Lebanon also reported its first coronavirus case Friday, in a traveler from Iran, WHO officials said. While the number of cases of novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19 is small, we're "concerned about the number of cases with no clear link or travel to China," said Dr..
February 21, 2020

Agreement to reduce violence in Afghanistan set to begin, leading way for US-Taliban deal

KeithBinns/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- An agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban to reduce violence in Afghanistan will begin Friday at midnight local time, according to U.S., Afghan and Taliban officials. If the seven-day truce is deemed successful, the two sides plan to sign a historic agreement on Feb. 29, where U.S. troops would begin a phased withdrawal and the Taliban would sit down with other Afghans for national peace talks and would commit to keeping Afghanistan from becoming a safe have..
February 21, 2020

Hysteria over coronavirus sparks violent protests in Ukraine

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Hysteria over the novel coronavirus epidemic has sparked violent protests in Ukraine, fueled by panic and disinformation around the outbreak -- even though the country has no confirmed cases of the virus. Protests and violent clashes with police broke out in several places Thursday, as Ukraine's authorities blamed the disorder on the spread of misinformation on social media and suggested it may have been part of a deliberate campaign targeting the country. The ..