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Partnership lets international students stay longer

NISKAYUNA

Partnership lets international students stay longer


Yushi Li of China finishes his first year at Niskayuna High School next month and plans on another two years and a degree.

Eradication of ‘sudden oak death’ disease no longer possible in California

Eradication of ‘sudden oak death’ disease no longer possible in California

Over the last two decades, California and the federal government have faced harsh criticism for failing to take stronger actions to stop a highly contagious disease that has killed millions of trees along coastal regions from Big Sur to portions of Oregon.

Gostisbehere finalist for rookie of the year

Gostisbehere finalist for rookie of the year

Joins Panarin and McDavid; winner to be named June 22

Trio indicted in bus incident at SUNY Albany

ALBANY

Trio indicted in bus incident at SUNY Albany


Allegations of a racially motivated attack on a CDTA bus in January that police later said were false have resulted in the indictment of the three women who initially said they had been assaulted.

Chris Gibson not running for governor

ALBANY

Chris Gibson not running for governor

U.S. Rep Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, says he will not be running for governor in 2018.

Woman sues Starbucks for $5M over amount of ice in cold drinks

Woman sues Starbucks for $5M over amount of ice in cold drinks

An Illinois woman filed a suit against Starbucks, claiming that the coffee chain is "underfilling" its cold beverages, duping customers and serving drinks that contain less coffee than advertised.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady to go purple to aid people battling cancer


The city will go purple later this month to raise money for people affected by cancer.

Lawsuit challenges TSA's use of full-body scanners in airports

Lawsuit challenges TSA's use of full-body scanners in airports

Two groups that say fear of airport security body scanners forces some would-be fliers to risk driving instead have challenged their use by the Transportation Security Administration.

SeaWorld CEO declares end to kissing, dancing for killer whales

SeaWorld CEO declares end to kissing, dancing for killer whales

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s killer whales will no longer pose, dance or kiss each other in performance, Chief Executive Officer Joel Manby said in an interview, providing new details about how the theme-park operator is adapting to new animal-friendly policies.

Sawyer Fredericks to make return appearance on 'Voice' Tuesday

FULTONVILLE

Sawyer Fredericks to make return appearance on 'Voice' Tuesday

Winner of “The Voice” in 2015, Fredericks will return to the show Tuesday night at 8 on NBC.

SCHENECTADY

Transfinder partners with Dubai company

The two companies plan to work together as transportation providers are looking for safer and more effective ways to operator within new regulations, Transfinder said in a news release on Monday.

SCHENECTADY

9 Schenectady parks to get some love Saturday

The Schenectady parks chosen as part of the event include the Central Park Greenhouse, Riverside Park, Steinmetz Park, Woodlawn Park, Woodlawn Preserve, Jerry Burrell Park, Hillhurst Park, Wallingford Park and Vale.

International Paper to acquire Pulp Assets for $2.2 billion

Annual cost savings from the all-cash deal will be about $175 million by the end of 2018, Memphis, Tennessee-based International Paper said Monday in a statement. The company expects to realize a $300 million tax benefit from the transaction.

SCHENECTADY

BizHub created to advise Schenectady entrepreneurs

The BizHub team of advisers will work out of the BizLab, a technology accelerator on State Street, to help start-up companies in the areas of accounting, human resources, legal and recruiting services.

Hulu is said to plan full cable and broadcast channel streaming

Hulu is planning to introduce the service early next year. While pricing details are still being determined, the new service is expected to cost about $40 a month.

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady police investigating Union Street armed robbery

Schenectady police are investigating an armed robbery that happened last night on Union Street.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.

After 145 years, Ringling Bros. Circus elephants perform for the last time

Decades of litigation, protest and mounting scrutiny from swaths of animal rights activists, as well as a shifting public opinion toward the captivity and use of wild animals for entertainment, forced the circus to phase out its long-running elephant act for good. Feld Entertainment Inc., the circus's parent company, announced the decision in March 2015, initially planning to retire their remaining touring elephants by 2018. But nearly a year later, the company said their elephants would perform for the final time in May, at least 18 months earlier than expected.

Quaker Oats’ 100% natural claim questioned in lawsuit

Quaker Oats’ 100% natural claim questioned in lawsuit

While the level of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, detected in the oatmeal falls well below the limit set by federal regulators for human consumption, the lawsuit accuses Quaker of false advertising because it markets the oatmeal as “100% natural.”

Malia Obama part of the growing wave of students taking a 'gap year'

Malia has not decided what she will do during her year off, according to someone familiar with the process who asked for anonymity to discuss the private decision. "She has yet to even graduate [from high school], so she's going to take time to think about her opportunities," the individual said.

Schenectady CROP Walk raises $50,000 to fight hunger

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady CROP Walk raises $50,000 to fight hunger

Despite drizzly weather, about 400 people turned out Sunday afternoon to walk a few kilometers and raise an estimated $50,000 to fight hunger, in Schenectady and around the world.

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