April 3, 2020
Utica Councilman-at-Large Mark Williamson explains why the Common Council voted to cut funds for the city’s Paving Plan amid the Coronavirus Crisis, and also defends his […]
April 3, 2020
Utica Police Chief Mark Williams explains how the Coronavirus Crisis affecting police work and the violent crime rate in Utica, including domestic violence, as well as […]
- ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A powerful Nor’easter remains lurking well offshore of the northeast coastline. It backed westward on Friday, somewhat closer to the shoreline and as a result, gusty winds, large waves, some heavy rain and coastal flooding affected parts of New England. The Nor’easter brought ..
- narvikk/iStoc(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 7,152 people in the United States. With more than 277,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the U.S. has by far the highest national tally in the world, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and..
- narvikk/iStoc(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 7,077 people in the United States. With more than 273,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the U.S. has by far the highest national tally in the world, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and ..
- barbaraaaa/iStock(NEW YORK) -- As the American death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to rise, pressure to impose a nationwide stay-at-home order mounts. President Trump has resisted calls to issue a nationwide stay-at-home directive, despite task force projections that predicted between 10..
- Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), gives remarks during an all-hands call on the flight deck, Dec. 15, 2019.Seaman Alexander Williams/U.S. Navy, FILE(NEW YORK) -- Videos have emerged on social media showing sailors on the aircraft carrier..
March 24, 2020
Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks(WASHINGTON) -- After weeks of political in-fighting have paralyzed the Afghan government and frozen the peace process between it and the Taliban, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise trip to the country Monday to prod its leaders to end their dispute and form a government. But after departing Kabul and meeting Taliban leaders in Doha, Qatar, the top U.S. diplomat announced that his efforts failed to bring together rival Afghan leaders and that..
March 23, 2020
Marilyn Nieves/iStock(MOSCOW) The trial of Paul Whelan, the former United States Marine held on espionage charges in Russia, formally opened on Monday, more than a year after he was first seized by Russian security services. Whelan, a security director for the American auto parts manufacturer BorgWarner, was detained in his hotel room close to Red Square by agents of Russia’s domestic intelligence agency, the FSB, in late December 2018. Russia has never publicly elaborated on the accusations ag..
March 23, 2020
Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks(WASHINGTON) -- After weeks of political in-fighting have paralyzed the Afghan government and frozen the peace process between it and the Taliban, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise trip to the country Monday to prod its leaders to end their dispute and form a government. That peace process was initiated by the U.S. and Taliban signing an agreement on Feb. 29, but nearly one month later, the militant group have increased their violent attacks..
March 21, 2020
iStock(NEW YORK) -- As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, there are growing questions in Russia about the official number of cases that have been declared. According to the count released by its health ministry, Russia currently has only 253 confirmed cases of the virus. That is vastly lower than in other major countries in Western Europe, where there are already thousands of cases. What really makes Russia an outlier, however, is the number of tests it is carrying ou..
March 20, 2020
iStock/pcruciatti(LONDON) -- The U.K. government has ordered that cafes, bars and restaurants must close "as soon as they reasonably" can to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the sweeping measures at a press conference Friday, as government guidelines, which advised residents 70 or older, medically vulnerable groups and those with symptoms to self-isolate, were being ignored, particularly in the capital. The U.K. is set to follow other major European countri..
March 20, 2020
CasPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The coronavirus death toll in Italy surpassed China’s for the first time, becoming the first country to do so, as the prime minister announced that a task force of 300 volunteer doctors will be despatched to the worst affected areas of the country. As of Thursday, the total number of dead in Italy had risen to 3,405, out of a total of 41,035 confirmed cases of coronavirus nationwide, surpassing China’s death toll of 3,249. The news that Italy has become the wo..