Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • Sex abuse crisis the focus as US Catholic bishops convene

    Sex abuse crisis the focus as US Catholic bishops convene Roman Catholic bishops are under pressure to carry out significant reforms to confront an ever-growing sex abuse scandal as they convene a national meeting in Baltimore. The pressure comes not only from longtime critics of the church’s response to…

  • Yankees place RHP Germán on injured list with hip flexor

    Yankees place RHP Germán on injured list with hip flexor CLEVELAND (AP) — Yankees starter Domingo Germán has been placed on the injured list with a hip flexor, another blow to New York’s pitching staff. The team made the move Sunday before completing a three-game series against the Indians.…

  • Trump still hangs tariff threat over Mexico despite deal

    Trump still hangs tariff threat over Mexico despite deal STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he may renew his tariff threat against Mexico if the U.S. ally doesn’t cooperate on border issues. Trump says in a series of tweets Sunday that, “if for some unknown reason” such…

  • Elmira man charged with felony after execution of search warrant

    Elmira man charged with felony after execution of search warrant ELMIRA (WBNG) — The Elmira Police Department says a man has been charged with a felony in connection to an attempted robbery Saturday afternoon. The police department says Rashad R. Graham of Elmira was charged with attempted robbery in…

  • Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states

    Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring’s widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy. Tasked with responding to natural disasters…

  • Former President Jimmy Carter returns to teach Sunday school

    Former President Jimmy Carter returns to teach Sunday school PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is back to teaching Sunday school in Georgia after taking time off to undergo surgery for a broken hip. Carter told attendees at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains that he…

  • Sunday marks moment for 2020 prospects to show Iowa strength

    Sunday marks moment for 2020 prospects to show Iowa strength DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Almost 20 Democratic presidential candidates are gathering in Iowa Sunday in an effort to demonstrate early support in the kick-off caucus state. In what amounts to an afternoon-long political talent show, 18 of the…

  • Another alligator found in Pittsburgh, 3rd in a month

    Another alligator found in Pittsburgh, 3rd in a month PITTSBURGH (AP) — Public safety officials in Pittsburgh report having captured another alligator, the third found in the Steel City in the past month. Officers responded at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday after a 2½-foot alligator was found on the porch…

  • NYC transit agency: Time clocks vandalized amid OT crackdown

    NYC transit agency: Time clocks vandalized amid OT crackdown NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s transit agency says a screen on an employee time clock was smashed in an “apparent act of vandalism” that’s seen as retaliation for a crackdown on hefty overtime pay. The damaged screen was…

  • Wesleyan to host dancer Netta Yerushalmy

    Wesleyan to host dancer Netta Yerushalmy MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support residency activities of the dancer Netta Yerushalmy. The $15,000 Art Works grant also will support a performance by Yerushalmy on…