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Pressures mount on Wells Fargo following fake-accounts scandal

WASHINGTON

Pressures mount on Wells Fargo following fake-accounts scandal

The bank is being investigated by the Justice Department for possible criminal charges.

Why amazing video games could be causing a big problem for America

Why amazing video games could be causing a big problem for America

While unemployment rates are going down, some young men are still not working or not working full-time. One reason, according to economists from Princeton, the University of Rochester and the University of Chicago: advancements in video game technology.

SCHENECTADY

Part of Schenectady's Eastern Ave. to close Monday

A section of Eastern Avenue will close Monday to all but local traffic while new water service is installed, city officials said.

In N.Y. House race, presidential election hard to avoid

NEW PALTZ

In N.Y. House race, presidential election hard to avoid

The race for New York's 19th Congressional District, which covers a large and politically split swath of the Hudson Valley, is a glimpse at what the 2016 presidential campaign might have been.

Police: 5 dead in shooting at Washington State mall

Police: 5 dead in shooting at Washington State mall

Police were searching Saturday morning for a man who they said had killed four women and a man at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles north of Seattle.

Los Angeles-based The Relationship headlines LarkFest

Los Angeles-based The Relationship headlines LarkFest

Big bands and big crowds return to downtown Albany on Saturday, for the 35th annual LarkFest.

GREENFIELD

Man charged with DWI after Greenfield crash


A Mechanicville man was charged with driving while intoxicated after driving his car off the road in Greenfield, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said.

U.S. toy industry betting on Pokemon Go to fuel holiday sales

U.S. toy industry betting on Pokemon Go to fuel holiday sales

Coming off its best Christmas in years, the U.S. toy industry is wagering that the Pokemon Go craze will command a lot of space on kids' wish lists.

MILTON

Grange’s ‘Homesteading’ event aims to keep rural traditions alive

Whether you’re interested in chain saw safety or just learning how to make ice cream at home, the Milton Grange is offering to help people do more for themselves, or at least learn a little agricultural wisdom.

Schenectady teen’s life mourned — and celebrated

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady teen’s life mourned — and celebrated

On a day of sorrow, Betty Murray remembered a car ride.

Week 4 Friday high school football scores (Final)

How did your team do?

Nanotechnology, acting, welding, all find new Mohon home

Nanotechnology, acting, welding, all find new Mohon home

Students from across the Capital Region explore Mohonasen High School's new Center for Advanced Technology. The facility is home to classes in welding, manufacturing, and drama, as well as BOCES programs.

Investigation ongoing for fatal car accident in Amsterdam

Investigation ongoing for fatal car accident in Amsterdam

The cause of a car accident on route 30 south remains under investigation, according to police.

How Ahmad Khan Rahami passed through a net meant to thwart terrorists

WASHINGTON

How Ahmad Khan Rahami passed through a net meant to thwart terrorists

To an amateur eye, Ahmad Khan Rahami’s travel history might appear to be a red flag: He had traveled to Pakistan, the home of al-Qaida, four times between 2005 and 2014. The last time he stayed for a year.

Kwan, at two pianos, delivers intense show at EMPAC

Kwan, at two pianos, delivers intense show at EMPAC

The futuristic sounds of Georg Friedrich Haas’ “Trois Hommages” that pianist Mabel Kwan performed opened the ears of a sold-out group of new music devotees.

Police: Man paroled for killing first wife shoots second, kills 4 children

Police: Man paroled for killing first wife shoots second, kills 4 children

On a quiet night in 1991, Detroit police answered an unnerving call. A man told them he had just repeatedly stabbed his wife. She had been six-months pregnant.

No sign Cuomo did wrong in new Albany graft case

ALBANY

No sign Cuomo did wrong in new Albany graft case

It was the worst — and, in one critical way, the best — news that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo could have received.

Your dog can make you feel better, and here's why

Your dog can make you feel better, and here's why

Scientists believe that the major source of people's positive reactions to pets comes from oxytocin, a hormone whose many functions include stimulating social bonding, relaxation and trust, and easing stress.

Cabrera three-run homer wins it for Mets in 11th

NEW YORK

Cabrera three-run homer wins it for Mets in 11th

Trailed by two; New York stops slide

Viscusi scores three; Thursday's high school roundup

Viscusi scores three; Thursday's high school roundup

Soccer, field hockey and volleyball

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