Monthly Archives: June 2019

  • Hospital cleared in handling of newborn cut from mom’s womb

    Hospital cleared in handling of newborn cut from mom’s womb OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — Officials have cleared a suburban Chicago hospital for its handling of a baby who was cut from his mother’s womb and later died. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the federal Department of Health and…

  • Governor vetoes $100M private schools bill in Pennsylvania

    Governor vetoes 0M private schools bill in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is vetoing budget-season legislation to substantially ramp up taxpayer support for private and religious schools in Pennsylvania. In Wolf’s veto message Tuesday, he questioned why Pennsylvania should expand a tax credit that subsidizes private…

  • US preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

    US preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says preschoolers on U.S. government food aid have grown a little less pudgy. The research offers fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates among these kids weren’t a fluke. Results were…

  • One-time death row inmate being freed after plea

    One-time death row inmate being freed after plea OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A man who spent about 15 years on Alabama’s death row is being set free. News outlets report 43-year-old Emanuel Aaron Gissendanner is being released after pleading guilty on Monday to the killing of 77-year-old Margaret Snellgrove…

  • UE XC 24 Hour Relay will raise money for Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier

    UE XC 24 Hour Relay will raise money for Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier Ten runners will be running a 24-hour relay at Union Endicott High School to raise money for the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier. During the event there will be ultimate frisbee, cornhole,…

  • Food Network show seeking free skilled labor

    Food Network show seeking free skilled labor From Steve Barnes’ Table Hopping blog: The 12-year-old LT’s Grill in Niskayuna, which describes itself as an “old-timey bar/eatery with Southern BBQ, steak & seafood fare,” will be the subject of a future episode of “Restaurant: Impossible,” in which tall and loud…

  • Slain man’s brother frustrated by 23-year wait for justice

    Slain man’s brother frustrated by 23-year wait for justice POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Chris Parks has waited more than two decades for justice to be served for his brother. Marion Wilson Jr. and Robert Earl Butts Jr. were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in the March…

  • Mariska Hargitay: Haven’t been in touch with Linda Fairstein

    Mariska Hargitay: Haven’t been in touch with Linda Fairstein NEW YORK (AP) — “Law & Order: SUV” star Mariska Hargitay says she hasn’t been in touch with friend Linda Fairstein since the former “Central Park Five” prosecutor was dropped by her publisher, though the actress acknowledged Fairstein resigned from…

  • Texas longhorn sets Guinness world record for longest horns

    Texas longhorn sets Guinness world record for longest horns GOODWATER, Ala. (AP) — A Texas longhorn in Alabama has set a mark recognized by the Guinness World Records for longest horns, with a span wider than the Statue of Liberty’s face. News outlets cite Guinness World Records as announcing…

  • Trump says he’ll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

    Trump says he’ll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’ll hold trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week at a summit of nations in Japan. In an escalating trade dispute with Beijing, Trump has already imposed 25% tariffs…