Monthly Archives: August 2017

  • Federal judge blocks Texas’ harsh anti-sanctuary law

    Federal judge blocks Texas’ harsh anti-sanctuary law A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked a severe state immigration law that was supposed to take effect Friday and would have outlawed sanctuary cities and penalized local officials who do not cooperate with federal deportation efforts.The decision Wednesday by U.S.…

  • Trump voting panel apologizes after judge calls failure to disclose information ‘incredible’

    Trump voting panel apologizes after judge calls failure to disclose information ‘incredible’ WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Wednesday tore into President Donald Trump’s voter commission for reneging on a promise to fully disclose public documents before a July 19 meeting, ordering the government to meet new transparency requirements…

  • Senate Democrats to Trump: No wall, no shutdown

    Senate Democrats to Trump: No wall, no shutdown WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is threatening a government shutdown unless he gets Congress to pony up cash for his border wall with Mexico. But he will need a few Senate Democrats to go along, and even those in red states…

  • Pentagon, seeking transparency, says 11,000 U.S. troops are in Afghanistan

    Pentagon, seeking transparency, says 11,000 U.S. troops are in Afghanistan WASHINGTON — The United States has about 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Wednesday, acknowledging for the first time publicly that the total forces there are higher than formally disclosed in recent years.Previously, Defense Department officials had said…

  • Blasts rock storm-crippled chemical plant in Texas as Harvey’s wrath moves inland

    Blasts rock storm-crippled chemical plant in Texas as Harvey’s wrath moves inland CROSBY, Texas – The remnants of Hurricane Harvey carried its wrath up the Mississippi Delta on Thursday, but not before hammering the Gulf Coast with more punishing cloudbursts and growing threats that included explosions at a crippled…

  • Community News for Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

    Community News for Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 REGIONSend us your9/11 eventsThe Observer-Dispatch is compiling a list of all ceremonies and events to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Please email your event to community@uticaod.com. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 1. COLD BROOKPrograms offeredat…

  • Community News for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

    Community News for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 ROMEAuditioning workshop offered at RCTThe Theaters Helping Theaters group is conducting an Auditioning Workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Rome Community Theater, 8911 Turin Road.The Auditioning Workshop will be presented by Rodney Hudson, from the Syracuse…

  • How you can help Harvey survivors

    How you can help Harvey survivors AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thousands of those in Hurricane Harvey’s wake are dealing with the immediate destruction, but recovery efforts could take months. FEMA is already estimating 450,000 people will apply for disaster assistance. Across the country, many spared from damage may want to…

  • Community News for Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

    Community News for Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 HERKIMERBus trip to Vermont set for Sept. 16The Herkimer County Historical Society is hosting a one-day bus trip to Vermont to visit the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site and the Vermont Country Store on Saturday, Sept. 16.The bus will be departing from…

  • Community News for Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

    Community News for Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 UTICABus trip to Bronx Botanical Gardens to take place Sept. 14The Children’s Museum is hosting a bus trip to the Bronx Botanical Gardens, featuring world-renowned American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly on Thursday, Sept. 14.Chihuly’s works of art will be on view there…