Monthly Archives: March 2019

  • NCAA women's notes: Two-day attendance down from last year

    NCAA women's notes: Two-day attendance down from last year Albany Attendance at Times Union Center for the 2019 Albany regional of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship was 13 percent below last year but 10 percent higher than 2015. The 9,204 who watched Connecticut beat Louisville 80-73 for the regional…

  • State police in Orange County probe fatal hit-and-run

    State police in Orange County probe fatal hit-and-run OTISVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident in Orange County. State police say 34-year-old Kiera Babcock was found dead beside the road in Otisville at about 7 a.m. Sunday. State police say the Otisville resident had been…

  • Turner hits 2 HRs as Nationals beat Mets 6-5 for 1st win

    Turner hits 2 HRs as Nationals beat Mets 6-5 for 1st win WASHINGTON (AP) — Trea Turner homered twice, including a game-ending solo shot in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Sunday for their first win of the season. Turner earlier…

  • Rev. Jackson plans rally in support of Chicago prosecutor

    Rev. Jackson plans rally in support of Chicago prosecutor CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson and other clergy are planning a rally in support of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, who’s faced criticism since her office dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett . Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition says…

  • 2 pilots killed in Marine helicopter crash in Arizona

    2 pilots killed in Marine helicopter crash in Arizona YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps reports two pilots have died in a helicopter crash near Yuma, Arizona. A statement from the Marine Corps Air Station that was posted on Facebook says the crash occurred at about 8:45…

  • Pope defends decision to keep French cardinal after cover-up

    Pope defends decision to keep French cardinal after cover-up ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has defended his decision to reject French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin’s resignation after he was convicted of covering up for a predator priest, saying the appeals process must run its course before a…

  • Williams leads Pirates past Reds 5-0

    Williams leads Pirates past Reds 5-0 CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Williams pitched six effective innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the sloppy Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Sunday. Williams picked up where he left off last season, when he was the only major leaguer to…

  • The Latest: Plastic bag ban gets approved in NY state budget

    The Latest: Plastic bag ban gets approved in NY state budget ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature agreeing to a plastic bag ban as part of the state budget agreement being voted on by lawmakers Sunday (all times local): 4:15…

  • Rensselaer County suspends official under FBI probe

    Rensselaer County suspends official under FBI probe Rensselaer County says it has placed top aide Richard W. Crist on unpaid administrative leave, after a Times Union story Sunday detailed that the FBI and state attorney general’s office are conducting a criminal investigation into Crist’s work with political campaigns. Source:…