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August 20, 2019

DOES FOCUSING ON RACISM BRING PROGRESS? Delvin Moody, Patrick Johnson & Frederick Nichols Discuss

Does focusing on RACISM help black communities move forward? In this important social debate, Utica council candidate Delvin Moody, community activist Patrick Johnson and NY Assembly […]
August 20, 2019

Sex Abuse Victim Sarah G. Klein: Why NY Child Victims Act is Important for Justice & Closure

Attorney Sarah G. Klein, one of the first known victims of former Olympic Women’s Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, explains why New York’s new Child Victims Act […]
August 20, 2019

Senator Joe Griffo Recommends Study to Prevent Future Flooding on Utica Arterial

State Senator, Joe Griffo, has written the State D.O.T. Commissioner, recommending a study be done to prevent future flooding on the arterial, in Utica. About three […]

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August 20, 2019

Ebola outbreak spreads to remote, militia-controlled territory in Democratic Republic of Congo

Cesare Ferrari/iStock(LONDON) — A new case of Ebola has popped up in a remote, militia-controlled area in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, hundreds of miles away from the epicenter of the yearlong outbreak. The patient is a 70-year-old woman living in Pinga, a rural village located in Walikale territory in North Kivu province, according to a recent statement from the technical committee running the country's Ebola response and reporting directly to the president. The woman has ..
August 20, 2019

Migrants rescued after jumping overboard from ship being denied port in Italy

Naeblys/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Italian coastguards rescued more than 10 migrants wearing life jackets who had jumped from a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy and tried to swim to shore Tuesday, according to a Spanish charity in charge of the ship. Almost 100 migrants were on-board the Open Arms ship at sea for 19 days. The boat was stranded due to an Italian ban on the docking of private rescue ships, which has created ongoing problems under the right-wing interior minister Matteo Salvini, w..
August 20, 2019

Tourist recalls being chased by a white rhino on South African safari

Binty/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A South African safari turned into a terrifying high speed chase through the brush with one of the area's largest animals. Rian Boshoff, who was with his tour group to photograph leopards last month, told ABC News they first spotted the white rhino in the road and slowly tried to pass it when the animal charged. "At first, I just thought it's going to be like a short charge and then it would stop," Boshoff said. "The road had a lot of turns in it which made ..
August 20, 2019

Facebook, Twitter remove accounts they say Chinese government was using to undermine in Hong Kong protests

Twitter(NEW YORK) -- Twitter announced on Monday that it had suspended about 200,000 accounts that it said were part of a Chinese government-backed attempt to undermine "the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement" in Hong Kong. The social media giant made the announcement on the same day that Facebook announced it had removed seven pages, three groups and five accounts that it said originated from China and were "involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior." "What we've..
August 20, 2019

As Trump, negotiators work toward peace, attacks highlight violent realities

Golden_Brown/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has made clear his desire to end the U.S. war in Afghanistan. But as his negotiators finalize agreements with the Taliban and the Afghan government, the violent reality of the conflict has shown how delicate or even far-fetched a final deal may be. In particular, a spate of deadly bombings on Monday as Afghans marked 100 years of independence and a brutal attack on a wedding Saturday in the capital Kabul have rocked the country. An Islami..
August 19, 2019

Leaked ‘no-deal’ Brexit report warns of civil unrest, food supply disruptions

narvikk/iStock(LONDON) -- The U.K. government has looked to play down concerns about leaked documents that outlined preparations for Brexit, which included warnings about fuel, food and medicine shortages, as well as severe travel disruption and civil unrest if Britain leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal. The report, entitled "Operation Yellowhammer" and made by the Cabinet Office, was leaked to the Sunday Times, with the Oct. 31 deadline for leaving the EU just over 10 weeks away. Th..