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Marty McFly, the future has arrived. The “Back to the Future” character who famously skateboarded and hover-boarded through history would have been impressed with the latest technology on display … more
As if Chicago didn’t have enough problems, a five-foot alligator spotted in an urban lagoon there evaded capture for a week. Chance the Snapper, as he’s been dubbed, became a celebrity among … more
Remember the April Fools Taco Bell joke? Taco Bell took out full-page ads in major newspapers on April 1, 1996, to announce its purchase of the Liberty Bell to help reduce the nation’s debt. … more
Associated Press writers Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin, and Jonathan Lemire twisted a July 14 tweet from President Donald Trump to appear racist and xenophobic. They also conflated the specific group … more
It is that time of year, so let us all be careful and save children from an all-too-common tragedy. Dozens of children die horrible deaths during the warm months of spring, summer and early fall when … more
Yesterday, on the sun-splashed and sandy shores of Delta Lake, New York State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid announced the start of the state’s 7th Annual Free Learn-to-Swim Program — which … more
While Tiffani O’Brien was in a deep sleep -- apparently a really, really deep sleep -- after her flight from Quebec City to Toronto, the Air Canada crew members and cleanup personnel on her plane … more
This weekend’s graduation ceremonies will help to close a chapter as the last of the area’s school districts bid farewell to the Class of 2019. We wish them well as they embark on futures filled … more
In Thursday night’s second Democratic debate, every candidate clawed for airtime. None of them paid attention to the quiet but persistent pleas of moderators to show consideration for the other … more
If the first Democratic debate showed anything, it was that the candidates play politics rather than government. They wanted you to respond rather than think. To defend against that, one goal of … more
June 26, 1948, World War II allies began “Operation Vittles” — the Berlin Airlift — that over the course of a year delivered 2.3 million tons of cargo in 300,000 flights landing at Templehof … more
Summer is typically thought of as a time of fun and sun; of backyard barbecues, graduations and family gatherings — happy family gatherings. But this period is known to many in law enforcement as … more
As we reflect on past Woodstock-type concerts the lessons come from experiences: 1) capacity needs to be managed; 2) security needs to be where provided where they might be needed; and 3) inside the … more
No bigger an expert on coastal living than crooner Jimmy Buffett once acknowledged escape is the only way to reason with the hurricane season. Since few of us have the means to spend the next six … more
Here’s another one you’ve heard from us before, but it appears worth repeating. We’d like to believe people are displaying good sense and are following the law by buckling up when they drive. … more
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, teaming up to push for lobbying reform? Bizarre -- and encouraging. The Senate and the House currently impose respective two- and … more
The summer driving season is upon us, and with that the increase in road traffic — and construction sites. Besides the lower speed limits we may encounter, it’s also important to remember New … more
The Associated Press, in its own inimitable fashion, muddled a wonderful story reported yesterday about a 97-year-old former paratrooper who had participated in the original D-Day parachute drop. He … more
The traditional view of rural America is of a red barn, dairy cows grazing in the pasture, and family members working side-by-side. That slice of nostalgia is getting more and more difficult to … more
Amanda Eller, the 35-year-old yoga instructor rescued last week 17 days after getting lost in a forest reserve on the Hawaiian island of Maui, broke every hiking rule. She was dressed in yoga pants … more
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