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  • nieuwWhile working as FBI informant, Hussain allegedly betrayed investors
    QUEENSBURY — More than a decade before one of Shahed Hussain's business ventures was engulfed in mass tragedy, his questionable deal-making left a trail of accusations and would-be partners who still claim they were bilked by the shadowy businessma…
    - 19 hours ago 9 Dec 18, 4:06am -
  • nieuwJuveniles arrested in Chatham arsons
    CHATHAM – Two 12-year-olds were arrested for allegedly starting brush fires Saturday at the Columbia County Fairgrounds and the Rite Aid Pharmacy, State Police at Livingston said.The juveniles allegedly set a fire at 5:40 p.m. Saturday near a bui…
    - 22 hours ago 9 Dec 18, 1:26am -
  • Siena basketball beats Robert Morris on Degnan's 3-pointer
    The Saints won despite missing senior forward Evan Fisher and junior forward Sammy Friday to lower-body injuries. Siena also bounced back from a 42-point loss at St. Bonaventure on Wednesday.
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 11:19pm -
  • Nassau firefighters extinguish house fire
    NASSAU – Firefighters extinguished a fire Saturday at 26 Lake Ave. that caused extensive damage to the building, said Nassau Fire District Fire Chief Rob Valenty.The call came in at about 11:50 am., Valenty said. Firefighters had to vent the roo…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 10:56pm -
  • Churchill: Raises for lawmakers? Only when upstate thrives
    AlbanyI am confident that every last reader of this newspaper is brilliant and extraordinarily talented. Nevertheless, I doubt that most of you have ever received a 63 percent raise, even over a three-year stretch.In fact, if you're like most Ameri…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 10:33pm -
  • Two men sentenced in Rensselaer County court cases
    TROY – Two men were sentenced in unrelated cases Friday in Rensselaer County Court after pleading to lesser counts than originally charged.Judge Jennifer Sober sentenced Keishawn Roundtree to 2 to 4 years for first-degree reckless endangerment, a…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 10:09pm -
  • Incoming Rensselaer County DA names chief assistant
    TROY – Rensselaer County District Attorney-elect Mary Pat Donnelly has selected an experienced prosecutor for her first assistant district attorney as she begins building her staff for when she takes office Jan. 1.Matthew Hauf, a former member of…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 9:35pm -
  • Photos: The Nutcracker at Saratoga school
    The School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance held a 1 p.m. performance of The Nutcracker Saturday at Saratoga Springs' Maple Avenue Middle School. Another is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 9:21pm -
  • Review: 'Altar Boyz' @ Albany Civic, 12/7/18

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  • nieuwD.C. city, fire officials challenge report connecting firetruck shortage to woman's death
    Two D.C. Council members are inquiring about the fire department's apparatus, as fire and city officials push back against a report in The Washington Times citing senior department sources who said a lack of reserve vehicles contributed to a woman's…
    - 1 hour ago 9 Dec 18, 10:33pm -
  • After the blue wave, a new push against school choice
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Chris Van Hollen, the junior senator from Maryland, appears to have volunteered himself as the water bearer for education reform. The Democrat already has synchronized strategy with the teachers' unions and other progressive groups…
    - 3 days ago 7 Dec 18, 2:06am -
  • D.C. getting an XFL team while trying to woo back Redskins doesn't make sense
    The Redskins' long-term future — specifically, where they will play — we don't know. But we do know that there will be a football team playing in 2020, in the District of Columbia, at Audi Field, a stadium the city helped build. That much we know…
    - 3 days ago 6 Dec 18, 10:20pm -
  • Defense witness held in contempt for delaying 'Unite the Right' murder trial
    Defense witness Joshua Matthews was charged with failing to appear in court Thursday afternoon for delaying proceedings in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., an Ohio man charged in connection with killing a counterprotester during the 2017 "Unite th…
    - 3 days ago 6 Dec 18, 8:24pm -
  • Maryland real estate agent found dead of apparent homicide in model home
    HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a real estate agent was found dead of an apparent homicide inside a model home. Citing an Anne Arundel County police release, news outlets report the body of 33-year-old Steven Bernard Wilson was found dea…
    - 3 days ago 6 Dec 18, 3:21pm -
  • What's going on at D.C. Fire and EMS?
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: While the eyes of much of the world were trained on the throngs of D.C. visitors paying their respects to George H.W. Bush, Annie Maiden was in her Northwest home. She lived on North Capitol Street, one of the few corridors not ment…
    - 4 days ago 6 Dec 18, 3:20am -
  • D.C. firetruck shortage connected to woman's death
    A 96-year-old woman died after a fire consumed her house in Shaw late Tuesday as her neighborhood's assigned firetruck was covering Southeast amid a shortage of reserve emergency vehicles. "It's alarming to hear a citizen has died because of a lack o…
    - 4 days ago 6 Dec 18, 1:25am -
  • XFL announces Washington franchise as part of league revival
    Hard-hitting football is coming to the nation's capital, and we're not talking about the Redskins moving in from Maryland. Washington was awarded one of eight new franchises by the XFL, Vince McMahon's alternative professional football league that is…
    - 4 days ago 5 Dec 18, 5:44pm -
  • Police: Man with guns at North Carolina school had hit list
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man found with two guns in a North Carolina high school had a handwritten note that appears to be a hit list. News outlets report that 29-year-old Steve Spence of Norfolk, Virginia, is charged with…
    - 4 days ago 5 Dec 18, 5:12pm -
  • George H.W. Bush mourners at Capitol to honor legacy
    Salvatore Isabella wasn't even born when George H.W. Bush was elected to the presidency, but he jumped on a bus in New York early Tuesday to come to the Capitol and be one of the thousands who paid their respects. He said his memories of Mr. Bush cam…
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 18, 1:54am -
  • George Washington University, Howard could partner on D.C. hospital
    The D.C. Council debated a proposed change to plans to set up a new hospital east of the Anacostia River run by George Washington University Hospital during a long legislative session Tuesday. The East End Health Equity Amendment Act of 2018 would be…
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 18, 12:16am -
  • D.C. Council moves closer to legalizing sports betting
    The D.C. Council voted Tuesday in favor of a bill that would allow sports betting in Washington, the first of two votes necessary for the bill to pass. Council member Jack Evans, a Ward 2 Democrat, introduced the "Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment A…
    - 5 days ago 4 Dec 18, 11:00pm -
  • D.C., Maryland subpoena Trump Organization tax returns
    Maryland and the District of Columbia announced subpoenas Tuesday to get a look at the Trump Organization's tax returns, as part of a lawsuit claiming President Trump is violating the Constitution. The two jurisdictions said they're subpoenaing the T…
    - 5 days ago 4 Dec 18, 9:20pm -
  • 'Khashoggi Way' sign placed outside Saudi Embassy in D.C.
    A liberal political action committee on Tuesday placed an unofficial "Khashoggi Way" street sign outside the Saudi Embassy in Northwest to protest the suspected involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in the Oct. 2 killing of journalist…
    - 5 days ago 4 Dec 18, 6:51pm -
  • Fynn Arthur, Goucher College student, charged in race hoax: 'He has a lot of built-up anger'
    A biracial student at Goucher College near Baltimore has been charged after confessing to targeting himself and several other black students with racist graffiti, police said. Baltimore County police said Fynn Arthur, 21, scrawled the phone numbers o…
    - 5 days ago 4 Dec 18, 4:14pm -
  • 2 Metro workers arrested on fraud charges in 'timekeeping scheme,' official says
    Metro's Office of Inspector General has accused a D.C.-area man and woman of a "fraudulent timekeeping scheme" involving their employment at Metro and Amtrak. The OIG announced Tuesday the arrest of Narcisse B. Tsaba, 47, of Brandywine, Maryland, and…
    - 5 days ago 4 Dec 18, 3:56pm -
  • John Fales, tireless veterans advocate as Sgt. Shaft, dies at 78
    John Fales, the colorful, combat-blinded Marine who for more than two decades penned The Washington Times' Sgt. Shaft column helping military personnel and veterans everywhere, died Monday, Nov. 26, of congestive heart failure. He was 78. Mr. Fales,…
    - 6 days ago 4 Dec 18, 3:38am -
  • D.C. hires school scandal fixers
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Drum roll, please, for the new leadership of D.C. Public Schools (DCPS): Paul Kihn, who's slated to become the deputy mayor for education, and Lewis D. Ferebee, named Monday as the incoming chancellor. Both nominees must be confirme…
    - 6 days ago 4 Dec 18, 3:11am -
  • D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser picks Lewis D. Ferebee new schools chancellor
    Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday named Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis D. Ferebee of as the new chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, apparently rejecting her advisory panel's recommendation. Mr. Ferebee, a former state superintendent and…
    - 6 days ago 4 Dec 18, 1:02am -
  • Trump emoluments case: D.C., Maryland AGs to issue subpoenas
    WASHINGTON — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland say they're moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. Subpoenas are expected to be sent out w…
    - 6 days ago 3 Dec 18, 9:41pm -

The Week

  • nieuw7 cartoons honoring George H.W. Bush
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    - 13 hours ago 9 Dec 18, 10:55am -
  • nieuwDaniel Libeskind's favorite inspiring books
    Architect Daniel Libeskind is the designer of such global landmarks as New York's One World Trade Center and Berlin's Jewish Museum. In his new book, Edge of Order, he reviews his life's work and its inspirations — including these books. In Searc…
    - 13 hours ago 9 Dec 18, 10:50am -
  • White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to step down by the end of the year
    Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave the White House at the end of the year, President Trump announced Saturday. "John Kelly will be leaving — I don't know if I can say 'retiring.' But he's a great guy," Trump told reporters. "John Kelly will be l…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 9:07pm -
  • Appeals court says Trump can't 'legislate from the Oval Office,' blocking his asylum ban
    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled late Friday that the Trump administration cannot enforce President Trump's November executive order restricting asylum applications to migrants who enter the U.S. legally.The 2-1 decision held the order violat…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 6:34pm -
  • Trump blames 'ridiculous and extremely expensive Paris Agreement' for protests in France
    President Trump on Twitter Saturday repeatedly linked the weekend's "yellow vest" protests in France to the Paris climate accord from which he withdrew the United States in 2017:The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests a…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 6:04pm -
  • Suspect arrested in connection to abduction, murder of North Carolina teen
    A suspect has been arrested and charged with 10 felonies, including first-degree murder, in connection to the abduction and murder of North Carolina 13-year-old Hania Aguilar last month.Michael McLellan, 34, is accused of kidnapping Aguilar from he…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 5:16pm -
  • Trump insists Mueller's new court filings on Manafort and Cohen show 'NO COLLUSION'
    President Trump on Twitter Saturday morning issued a fresh iteration of his typical denial that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe has turned up any evidence of his own wrongdoing:AFTER TWO YEARS AND MILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS (and a cost…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 4:57pm -
  • Uber files for IPO
    Ride-sharing app Uber on Thursday quietly filed paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO), The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported Friday evening, citing people familiar with the situation.Rival app Lyft announced its own IPO filing Thurs…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 3:17pm -
  • Trump taps Gen. Mark Milley to chair Joint Chiefs of Staff
    President Trump announced his pick to succeed Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford as chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a pair of tweets Saturday morning:I am pleased to announce my nomination of four-star General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the Unit…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 3:04pm -
  • Hundreds arrested as protests resume in Paris
    French authorities on Saturday searched and arrested about 700 people and detained around half of them for possession of makeshift weapons, like hammers, as thousands of "yellow vest" protesters assembled in Paris for the fourth consecutive weekend.…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 1:29pm -
  • 10 things you need to know today: December 8, 2018
    1. Federal prosecutors for the Southern District of New York said in a sentencing recommendation Friday that Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, committed "serious crimes worthy of meaningful punishment." Special Counsel Robert…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 1:19pm -
  • Nightclub stampede kills 6 in Italy, 5 of them teenagers
    Six people were killed and dozens more injured in a stampede at a nightclub in Corinaldo, Italy, early Saturday.A crowd of hundreds was waiting to see a rapper named Sfera Ebbasta when someone reportedly fired pepper spray inside the club. A stampe…
    - 1 day ago 8 Dec 18, 1:02pm -
  • What the Mueller memo says — and doesn't say
    One thing has been very predictable about American politics over the last two years: When President Trump wakes up and misplaces his mind on Twitter like some street-corner LaRouchie, it's often because something very, very bad for him is about to b…
    - 2 days ago 8 Dec 18, 11:11am -
  • Be cautious with crowdfunding
    Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:Be cautious with crowdfundingIt's wise to be careful when donating to an online crowdfunding campaign, said Consumer Reports. Though instances of outright fra…
    - 2 days ago 8 Dec 18, 10:55am -
  • Why did GM choose Wall Street over Michigan?
    The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web:General Motors has a message for thousands of American workers, said the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in an editorial: "Merry Christmas, and drop dead." The car com…
    - 2 days ago 8 Dec 18, 10:30am -
  • Finnish scientists are developing the first-ever insect vaccine to save dying bees
    We may finally be ready to save the bees.Scientists in Finland say they have developed an edible vaccine for the prominent and deadly bacterial disease American foulbrood, which spreads rapidly in honeybee populations, NPR reports.The Finnish rese…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 11:52pm -
  • Mueller says Manafort lied about contact with Russian national, administration officials
    In a Friday court filing, Special Counsel Robert Mueller said that President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, lied about several different issues while cooperating with Mueller's investigation as part of his plea deal.Manafort told…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 11:37pm -
  • This is the most eye-popping part of Mueller's Cohen memo
    Friday's sentencing recommendations for Michael Cohen, President Trump's former attorney, are chock-full of conclusions from federal prosecutors in New York and Special Counsel Robert Mueller that have shocking implications for the former fixer and…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 11:04pm -
  • James Fields convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of Heather Heyer
    More than a year after self-proclaimed neo-Nazi James Fields rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the 21-year-old was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder and eight othe…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 10:51pm -
  • Here's where to read Michael Cohen's sentencing memos
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office and federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York both filed sentencing memoranda on Friday for President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen. Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts of financial cri…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 10:34pm -
  • Prosecutors say Michael Cohen committed 'serious crimes worthy of meaningful punishment'
    Federal prosecutors for the Southern District of New York said in a court filing on Friday that Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, should receive a "substantial" prison sentence.Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office additi…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 10:28pm -
  • Amazon Go beware: New York legislation proposes ban on cash-free stores
    Don’t throw away your wallets just yet: cash-free businesses may be in trouble if proposed legislation moves forward in New York City.New York City Council member and bill sponsor Ritchie Torres said that retail stores and restaurants only accept…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 10:19pm -
  • The U.S. and Israel are in a rare tiff over a blocked jet deal with Croatia
    Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovič says the U.S. is standing in the way of a $500 million F-16 fighter jet deal between Croatia and Israel, Axios reported Friday.The deal, which was announced by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 9:39pm -
  • The week's best photojournalism
    A protester holds a Molotov cocktail in Thessaloniki, Greece. | (EPA-EFE/SOTIRIS BARBAROUSIS)Servicemen on a bus in Bucharest, Romania. | (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)A hunter on horseback in Almaty, Kazakhstan. | (REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev)A power…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 9:03pm -
  • How William Barr handled special counsel investigations the last time he was attorney general
    What kind of attorney general will William Barr be for President Trump?That's the question on everyone's mind since Trump made the pick official Friday morning, and one need only look to Barr's first tenure as attorney general — under President G…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 9:02pm -
  • Trump calls Rex Tillerson 'dumb as a rock' and 'lazy as hell'
    President Trump did not take former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent comments about him very well.Tillerson said in an interview Friday that Trump is "pretty undisciplined" and often had to be told the things he wanted to do were illegal.…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 8:29pm -
  • Trump is reportedly 'glued to' stock market fluctuations
    President Trump may be conspicuously silent when it comes to major stock market losses, but he's apparently still watching every move with rapt attention.Several officials close to Trump say he values the Dow Jones Industrial Average as an indicato…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 8:10pm -
  • The Week contest: Eat bugs
    This week's question: A British supermarket chain has become the country's first mainstream grocer to sell edible insects, stocking its shelves with Smoky BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets. If a U.S. restaurant were to open a chain of eateries specializi…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 7:13pm -
  • Former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos released after serving 12-day prison sentence
    After a long and grueling prison sentence, many ex-convicts just want to eat good food and spend time with their families. Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos just wants to get back out on the conservative speaking circuit.Perhaps tha…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 5:32pm -
  • Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he often had to prevent Trump from violating the law
    Nine months after being fired by President Trump, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has some pretty unflattering things to say about his old boss.Tillerson spoke with CBS News on Thursday and said it was "challenging ... to go to work for a m…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 4:33pm -
  • Trump picks William Barr as next attorney general, Heather Nauert as U.N. ambassador
    President Trump announced Friday that he will nominate William Barr as his next attorney general, and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations. Barr served as attorney general under Pres…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 3:09pm -
  • Kendrick Lamar leads the 2019 Grammy Awards nominations
    The nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards have just been unveiled.Leading the pack is Kendrick Lamar, who earned a total of eight nominations thanks to his work on the Black Panther soundtrack; he was nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 2:59pm -
  • The first Avengers 4 trailer is finally here
    We're in the endgame now.At long last, Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for the follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War and revealed the film's official title as Avengers: Endgame. The trailer, which suddenly dropped Friday morning without…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 2:11pm -
  • The daily business briefing: December 7, 2018
    1. U.S. employers added 155,000 non-farm jobs in November, the Labor Department reported Friday, continuing months of solid hiring but falling short of expectations. Economists polled by MarketWatch on average had forecast a gain of 190,000 jobs. Une…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 1:52pm -
  • November jobs growth falls short of expectations
    U.S. employers added 155,000 non-farm jobs in November, the Labor Department reported Friday, continuing months of solid hiring but falling short of expectations. Economists polled by MarketWatch on average had forecast a gain of 190,000 jobs.Unemp…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 1:49pm -
  • Report: John Kelly to resign in coming days
    Following months of speculation about Chief of Staff John Kelly's future, he's reportedly days away from leaving the administration.Kelly is expected to resign "in the coming days," his relationship with President Trump having deteriorated to the p…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 1:28pm -
  • Trump rages against Mueller ahead of key document releases
    President Trump on Twitter lashed out against Special Counsel Robert Muller Friday. The tweets came hours before the expected filing of two key documents in the Russia investigation: a sentencing memo for former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, and a r…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 1:24pm -
  • 10 things you need to know today: December 7, 2018
    1. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is due to reveal new details on its Russia investigation with the filing of two important documents on Friday: a sentencing memo for President Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and a report explaini…
    - 2 days ago 7 Dec 18, 12:41pm -
  • 18 Trump toys that are guaranteed to ruin Christmas morning
    Parents, listen: I know you have strong political opinions. Maybe you're even part of the 40 percent of Americans who think President Trump is doing a good job! But that is not an excuse to inflict terrible pro-Trump toys on your innocent children t…
    - 3 days ago 7 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • The Good Place team on the show's most insane episode yet
    Twenty minutes into a conversation with a small room of critics following an early screening of "Janet(s)" — the midseason finale of The Good Place — series creator Mike Schur cuts himself off in the middle of an answer. "You can tell, by the wa…
    - 3 days ago 7 Dec 18, 10:55am -

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