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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday.
 
Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes
DENVER

Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.
 
Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes
NEW YORK

Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.
 

Man at Texas Chick-fil-A pays $1K to treat diners

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
A generous customer has paid $1,000 to pick up the tab for diners in dozens of vehicles at the drive-thru lanes of a West Texas fast-food restaurant.
 
PHILADELPHIA

Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Police searching for a group of suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got an assist from social media users, and a defense lawyer said Wednesday that some of them were turning themselves in for questioning.
 
Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program
MINNEAPOLIS

Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday.
 
Herman Robinson waives right to jury trial
SCHENECTADY

Herman Robinson waives right to jury trial

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Accused child rapist and baby killer Herman Robinson formally gave up his right to a jury trial this morning, instead choosing to have his case decided directly by a judge.
 
ALBANY

Judge: NY must reword redistricting referendum

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
New York election officials must reword a November ballot question on the creation of a redistricting commission to avoid misleading voters into thinking it would be independent, a state judge ruled Wednesday.
 
Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.
 
Two arrested in Saratoga Springs assault
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Two arrested in Saratoga Springs assault

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Two local men, including one Skidmore College student, followed and then assaulted a male and female classmate as they walked back to campus from downtown early Sunday morning, police said.
 
2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled
CHICAGO

2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."
 
ALBANY

NYCLU: New data shows holes in legal aid for poor

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
The New York Civil Liberties Union plans to release new data the group says will highlight the state's ongoing failure to provide adequate criminal defense to the poor.
 

10 things to know for Wednesday

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
 
Author: Climate fight at crucial stage
ALBANY

Author: Climate fight at crucial stage

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben said Tuesday afternoon at the University at Albany that you can’t label the massive climate change protest planned for this weekend in New York City as counter-culture.
 
Gloversville Latin teacher tops in state
GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville Latin teacher tops in state

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
The state Board of Regents named Charles Giglio, a Gloversville middle and high school teacher, as 2015 New York State Teacher of the Year on Tuesday.
 
 

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