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June 22, 2018

Guatemalan Man who was Previously Removed from the U.S Admits to Unlawfully Re-Entering

The Guatemalan man previously detained by U.S immigration and customs enforcement on a Rome farm has pleaded guilty to unlawfully re-entering the U.S after having previously […]
June 22, 2018

Former Ilion Man Admits to Distributing Child Pornography and a Photo Engaged in Sexual Conduct with a 3-Year-Old

A former Ilion man has admitted distributing child pornography. Michael McCann, 31, and now of Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor and possession […]
June 22, 2018

Rome Woman who Admitted to Stealing Thousands of Dollars from a Elderly Man Sentenced to 5 Years Probation and Restitution

A Rome woman who admitted stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly man was sentenced to five year’s probation and restitution. Fifty-seven-year-old Barbara Flanigan had access […]

National News

  • 75 percent of Americans say immigration is a good thing: Gallup poll
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Three-quarters of Americans say immigration is a good thing, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday. The number -- 75 percent -- is a "record-high" and includes majorities from all party groups, according to Gallup. The findings are based on a poll conduced betwe..
  • Koko the gorilla dies: ‘She taught me so much,’ trainer says
    The Gorilla Foundation/Koko.org(NEW YORK) -- Koko, the western lowland gorilla who learned sign language and became a pop-culture phenomenon, has died at the age of 46, the group that cared for her announced Thursday. The Gorilla Foundation, headed by Dr. Francine "Penny" Patterson, the animal psych..
  • ‘I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead
    KOMO-TV(OAKVILLE, Wash.) -- The pistol-packing pastor who gunned down a man allegedly on a carjacking rampage that left three people shot in Tumwater, Washington, on Father's Day, says he acted to "protect my family and others." David George, a pastor at an Assembly of God Church in Oakville, W..
  • Trump administration may house up to 20K migrant children at US military bases
    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is considering housing up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on U.S. military bases, according to a U.S. official. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made the request to the Department of Defense (DOD), and Congress has b..
  • Family of unarmed teen shot dead doesn’t ‘want him to have died in vain’
    Antwon Rose/Facebook(PITTSBURGH) -- The family of an unarmed teenager shot and killed by police while he was fleeing a traffic stop doesn't "want him to have died in vain," a family attorney said. Antwon Rose, 17, who was African-American, was shot dead by an East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, poli..
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June 21, 2018

Japanese worker docked for starting lunch 3 minutes early

iStock/Thinkstock(KOBE, Japan) -- Officials in the western Japanese city of Kobe made a public apology on Thursday to a municipal employee for docking his pay after he took his lunch break three minutes early. “It is very regrettable that this misconduct has happened. We’re very sorry,” a city official said at the press conference, according to local media. Yet it apparently wasn't a one-time infraction - the unnamed 64-year old employee allegedly slipped out early 26 times over seven month..
June 21, 2018

John Bolton heads to Moscow to plan potential Putin-Trump summit

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump may finally get his wish – a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin – as his National Security Adviser John Bolton heads to Moscow to discuss a potential meeting between the two leaders, a National Security Council spokesperson confirmed Thursday. This would be the first formally-arranged meeting between Trump and Putin after they talked on the sidelines of two international summits in 2017, and it comes after the president's rep..
June 21, 2018

New Zealand prime minister becomes second world leader in modern era to give birth

Phil Walter/Getty Images(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- The prime minister of New Zealand has given birth to a girl. Jacinda Ardern, 37, wrote in a personal Instagram post that her daughter arrived at 4:45 p.m. local time on Thursday, weighing in at 7.3 pounds. It's the first child for Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford. "Thank you so much for your best wishes and your kindness," Ardern wrote in her post. "We're all doing really well, thanks to the wonderful team at Auckland City Hospit..
June 20, 2018

On World Refugee Day 2018, a record 68.5 million forcibly displaced last year

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Record high numbers of men, women and children were driven from their homes across the world last year due to war, violence and persecution, according to a new report by the United Nations' refugee agency. The UNHCR's annual "Global Trends" study found that a staggering 68.5 million people worldwide had been forcibly displaced by the end of 2017. Nearly a quarter of them were uprooted just last year, either for the first time or repeatedly. That's an..
June 20, 2018

How European countries deal with the detention of migrant children

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In response to mounting criticism of the policy of separating migrant children from their families, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that he said is about "keeping families together" and "ensuring we have a powerful, very strong border." "I think the word 'compassion' comes into it," Trump said. "My wife feels strongly about it. I feel strongly about it. Anybody with a heart would feel this way." The practice of separating childr..
June 20, 2018

World Cup fans drinking Moscow dry, straining bars’ beer supplies

iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Fans partying at the World Cup in Moscow are downing so much beer that they are nearly drinking parts of the city dry, with some bars saying they get close to running out each night. For almost a week, tens of thousands of foreign and local fans have been turning the heart of Moscow into a street party each night, gathering in the area around the Kremlin in a huge tide of chanting, dancing and drinking, which doesn't recede until the very early hours of the morn..