Category Archives: Northern New York

  • Secretary of State Giuliani? He’s leading choice, Trump aides say

    Secretary of State Giuliani? He’s leading choice, Trump aides say pWASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, is the leading contender to be secretary of state in the Trump administration, campaign officials said Tuesday, as Vice President-elect Mike Pence plans to join President-elect Donald Trump…

  • Google and Facebook take aim at fake news sites

    Google and Facebook take aim at fake news sites pDuring the past week, two of the world’s biggest internet companies have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election’s outcome./ppOn Monday, those companies responded by making it clear that they would…

  • How Trump can make money off the Secret Service

    How Trump can make money off the Secret Service pWhen Donald Trump was mulling a run for the White House back in 2000, Fortune magazine reported that he had combined his political appearances with 10 paid speeches for motivational guru Tony Robbins, so he could earn money while assessing…

  • Group of U-Va. students, faculty ‘deeply offended’ by Thomas Jefferson being quoted at school he founded

    Group of U-Va. students, faculty ‘deeply offended’ by Thomas Jefferson being quoted at school he founded pIn 1819, well after helping to found the United States of America, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in Charlottesville./ppIt was the state’s first true public university./ppKnown as the “Father of the…

  • An Ohio lawyer hypnotized six female clients and then molested them. Now he’s going to prison.

    An Ohio lawyer hypnotized six female clients and then molested them. Now he’s going to prison. pIt was routine visit to the lawyer’s office following her divorce./ppThe Shieffield Village, Ohio, woman visited the now 59-year-old Michael W. Fine, her lawyer, to discuss a custody issue. They chatted, and she…

  • Does strategist choice have racist leanings? Critics say so.

    Does strategist choice have racist leanings? Critics say so. pPresident-elect Donald Trump’s new chief strategist and senior counselor, Stephen K. Bannon, has been called a racist, an anti-Semite and a white nationalist. And that’s just since Sunday, when Trump announced that he would be giving Bannon, the former head…

  • Ivy League students, professors, alumni ask schools to be sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants

    Ivy League students, professors, alumni ask schools to be sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants pThousands of students, professors, alumni and others at elite schools including Harvard, Yale and Brown have signed petitions asking universities to protect undocumented students after a presidential campaign that made illegal immigration a flash point./ppPresident-elect Donald…

  • Ogdensburg Pajama thief uses stolen sign to rip off charity

    Ogdensburg Pajama thief uses stolen sign to rip off charity pOGDENSBURG — Someone has stolen the magnetic vehicle sign from a not-for-profit charity group that donates pajamas to children during Christmas, and is using the sign to pose as a volunteer who empties drop boxes for the organization./ppThe nonprofit…

  • Ogdensburg woman gets jail after probation violations

    Ogdensburg woman gets jail after probation violations pCANTON — An Ogdensburg woman was sentenced to a year in St. Lawrence County jail Monday after violating her probation sentence for drug possession./ppSalean M. Simmons, 25, of 608 Jersey Ave, had her Oct. 4 five-year probation sentence for third-degree attempted criminal…

  • COR officials add former Moreland Commission cochair to defense team on bribery charges

    COR officials add former Moreland Commission cochair to defense team on bribery charges pWATERTOWN — Two COR Development Co. officials accused of giving bribes to a top aide for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo have hired an attorney who led a commission to investigate public corruption in the state./ppSteven F.…