Monthly Archives: July 2020

  • California officials report first virus death of a child

    California officials report first virus death of a child SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials have reported the state’s first coronavirus death of a child. The state Department of Public Health said Friday the victim was a teenager, had other health conditions and died in the Central Valley.…

  • Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

    Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg released from hospital WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from a hospital in New York City and has returned home. The court says Ginsburg, 87, is doing well, two days after undergoing a minimally invasive procedure on…

  • Radio Reading Service is expanding onto the internet

    Radio Reading Service is expanding onto the internet BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–Today marks a new day for Western New Yorkers who are blind, visually impaired, or are unable to read because of physical challenges. A radio reading service is expanding onto the internet, and it could greatly expand their audience.…

  • DC releases police footage from 2018 deaths of 3 Black men

    DC releases police footage from 2018 deaths of 3 Black men WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department has released long-sought body camera and security footage from the 2018 deaths of three young Black men. The release on Friday was compelled by an emergency police reform bill passed by…

  • Vagabond Blue Jays stuck on the road with no one to play

    Vagabond Blue Jays stuck on the road with no one to play Toronto general manager Ross Atkins says life has been difficult for the vagabond Blue Jays at the beginning of a baseball season like no other. The Blue Jays haven’t had a real home game yet, and still…

  • US hits China anew for rights abuses in western Xinjiang

    US hits China anew for rights abuses in western Xinjiang WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is taking new aim at China by imposing sanctions on a major paramilitary organization in the country’s western Xinjiang region and its commander for alleged human rights abuses against ethnic and religious minorities.…

  • Chicago removes its third and last Columbus statue

    Chicago removes its third and last Columbus statue CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has removed its last remaining statue of Christopher Columbus, which had stood on display in the city for nearly 130 years but drew criticism from those who say the explorer doesn’t deserve veneration because of how he…

  • Porter name coming off residence hall at Buffalo State

    Porter name coming off residence hall at Buffalo State BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–One of the buildings on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State is getting a name change. The on-campus residence which has been called Porter Hall will be known as Bengal Hall. The college president says that’s because Peter…

  • New York rental relief program deadline extended

    New York rental relief program deadline extended (WSTM/WBNG) — The deadline to apply for New York’s COVID Rent Relief Program has been extended to Aug. 6. The programs helps those who have been impacted financially by the pandemic. If you wish to apply, you must meet the following criteria:…