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The tug-of-war over a bronze sculpture more than 2,000 years old is the latest in a long string of disputes between museums with priceless works of art and foreign governments that want them back. An … more
Seventy-seven years ago this month, Americans in Hawaii awoke to the sounds of mass destruction, and the sights of flames and smoke billowing from the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It was a moment that … more
We noticed an interesting item in the Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal. It’s message was: All benefit when local charities thrive. The paper noted that the holiday season doesn’t just mean shopping, … more
A safe, courteous driver used to be defined as a motorist who obeyed speed limits, watched for pedestrians and avoided drinking alcohol behind the wheel. Times have changed. Those definitions still … more
When electronic cigarettes came on the scene, they were billed as a tobacco alternative — a way for nicotine addicts to get the fix while avoiding the harmful effects of inhaling tobacco smoke. And … more
Let’s take a moment to marvel at what we can do when we are at our best. NASA’s InSight lander successfully touched down on Mars last week, a few minutes before 3 p.m. Eastern time, ending a … more
Now that the ballot recount has been completed, we congratulate Anthony Brindisi as our new Congressional representative for the NY-22 district. He now has the opportunity to follow through his … more
What says Christmas time more than a fresh cut tree? Getting that evergreen home, however, can lead to problems. According to a AAA auto club survey, an estimated 20 million Americans who purchase a … more
Americans spend far more on health care than citizens of other developed countries, yet with no better results, most experts agree. One reason is that some organizations in the health care system … more
One of the greatest attributes a physician can have is the ability to listen. And two recent studies back up the importance of having that gift. A Johns Hopkins study of nearly 600,000 heart patients … more
The U.S. Department of Education has formally released its revised guidelines related to campus sexual assault investigations. They are an important step toward ensuring due process for all students … more
We live in a world of options and choices never imagined by our ancestors. In 2015, Rachel Dolezal was discovered to be a white woman impersonating a black person, and she was so good at it that she … more
It’s very important to pay your bills on time, as Europe’s biggest cut-rate airline, Ryanair, discovered after French authorities seized one of the airline’s planes on the tarmac as 149 … more
.In the world of chess, Fabiano Caruana is like Tiger Woods, Tom Brady and Serena Williams wrapped into one. He is America’s premier grandmaster, and though his name isn’t quite a household word … more
Inspired by a nearly two-decade old dream and driven by a shared sense of purpose, the Genesis Group has brought together some of the region’s leaders to imagine the Mohawk Valley’s bright … more
Members of the city’s Common Council appear to have gotten it right when it comes to making changes to Rome’s ordinances on dogs, specifically noisy ones. While the move will undoubtedly leave … more
Members of the city’s Common Council are expected to take up changes to Rome’s solid waste collection codes during tonight’s meeting at Rome City Hall. Among other tweaks, the proposed changes … more
Central New York residents care deeply about the safety of our kids. There is no doubt. But it takes only a second of distraction to turn a daily drive into a tragic situation. Likely every school … more
We picked up this interesting item from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about a St.-Louis-area high school and its football team. After hearing McCluer South-Berkeley High School football coach Howard … more
After a major earthquake leveled the Indonesian island city of Palu on Sept. 28, a prison erupted in rioting as inmates demanded they be allowed to leave and care for their families outside. The … more
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