Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • Clergy sex abuse survivor plans hunger strike

    Clergy sex abuse survivor plans hunger strike PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts survivor of clergy sex abuse says he will stop eating until the Vatican acknowledges receipt of messages from several the families of victims he was assured would be sent to Pope Francis. Olan Horne, one of…

  • The Latest: New charges filed against man in fiancee’s death

    The Latest: New charges filed against man in fiancee’s death DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the case of the death of a missing Colorado woman (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Prosecutors have filed additional charges against the Colorado man charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in…

  • Sanders announcement revives criticism from Clinton backers

    Sanders announcement revives criticism from Clinton backers WASHINGTON (AP) — The tension between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is resurfacing after the Vermont senator announced his second run for the White House. One longtime Clinton aide, Philippe Reines, tweeted that the media had given Sanders a “WELCOME…

  • Animal attacks, kills North Carolina high school teacher

    Animal attacks, kills North Carolina high school teacher PANTEGO, N.C. (AP) — School officials say a 77-year-old North Carolina high school teacher died from injuries suffered in an animal attack. But authorities say they can’t tell exactly which animal. Pungo Christian Academy said in a Monday Facebook post that…

  • Chief: Houston police will end use of no-knock warrants

    Chief: Houston police will end use of no-knock warrants HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s police chief has announced officers will no longer use no-knock warrants, just weeks after a drug raid on a home in which two suspects were fatally shot and five undercover officers were injured. Chief Art Acevedo…

  • Murphy signs bill expanding family leave in New Jersey

    Murphy signs bill expanding family leave in New Jersey PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a bill expanding the state’s paid family leave program. The Democrat signed the legislation Tuesday in Piscataway. The bill doubles paid family leave from six to 12…

  • Sabres’ Kyle Okposo diagnosed with another concussion

    Sabres’ Kyle Okposo diagnosed with another concussion BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has sustained his third concussion in less than three years. The team announced the diagnosis on its Twitter account Tuesday, a day after Okposo was sent home for follow-up medical tests. The 30-year-old…

  • High court denies Maryland appeal of drug price-gouging law

    High court denies Maryland appeal of drug price-gouging law ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a Maryland appeal to uphold the state’s law against pharmaceutical price gouging. The high court on Tuesday denied Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s appeal without comment, letting a lower court…

  • Mississippi doctor, civil rights pioneer James Anderson dies

    Mississippi doctor, civil rights pioneer James Anderson dies JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Well-known African-American physician and civil rights activist Dr. James Anderson has died. He was 82. A spokeswoman for People’s Funeral Home in Jackson confirmed that Dr. James Anderson died Monday. WLBT-TV reports Anderson died at the University…

  • Store employee no longer has job after ‘MAGA’ hat dispute

    Store employee no longer has job after ‘MAGA’ hat dispute OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — An employee of a clothing and shoe store in a suburban Kansas City shopping mall no longer has a job after a confrontation with a teen wearing a “Make America Great Again” baseball cap.…