Flooding triggers state of emergency in Tully

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The village of Tully has declared a state of emergency due to flooding after heavy rain overnight. The main issue local leaders are concerned about includes a rapid rise in water at the village's waste water treatment center. People in Tully are being asked to conserve water to reduce the stress on the system. Nearly…

Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund Awards Multiple Grants to Community

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  Photo Caption: A group of children participates in educational programs at Thea Bowman House.           The Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund was created by Becky and Mark Kogut in honor of their daughter, Alexandra, to support...

Scenes From Kabul as Taliban Tightens Control

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Aug. 17, 2021, 6:38 p.m. ETAug. 17, 2021, 6:38 p.m. ETVideoCreditCredit...AFPThe traffic on Kabul’s streets on Tuesday was a good barometer to measure the uneasy calm that suddenly prevailed. Plenty of people were out, but the streets were hardly as congested as usual. The Afghan Army’s armored vehicles could be seen — but Taliban fighters…

The owner of Politico is said to be seeking $1

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Daily Business BriefingAug. 17, 2021Updated Aug. 17, 2021, 9:25 p.m. ETAug. 17, 2021, 9:25 p.m. ETAxel Springer already has a partnership with Politico as a joint owner in Politico Europe.Credit...Daniel Rosenbaum for The New York TimesPolitico, the Washington news site popular with Beltway power brokers, is seeking as much as $1 billion in a potential deal…

Two storm systems bring heavy rain to the U

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Extreme Weather and Climate UpdatesAug. 17, 2021Updated Aug. 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m. ETAug. 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m. ETCredit...NOAAMeteorologists and residents of the Southeast were closely tracking the paths of three storms on Tuesday, a day after Fred — now a tropical depression — caused flooding and tornadoes, Tropical Storm Grace lashed Haiti with rain, and Tropical…

R. Kelly’s Last Criminal Trial Was in 2008. The World

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Twenty five years ago, a woman in Chicago sued the singer R. Kelly.Tiffany Hawkins said she and Mr. Kelly began having sex in 1991, when he was 24 and she was an underage high school student. The lawsuit was settled for $250,000, and the murmurs about sexual misconduct have followed Mr. Kelly ever since, spilling…

Pope Francis Encourages Covid Vaccines in Media Campaign

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Getting vaccinated against Covid-19 is “an act of love,” Pope Francis says in a public service ad that will start circulating online and on television on Wednesday.Working with the Ad Council, a nonprofit group, in its first campaign to extend beyond the United States, the pope encourages people around the world to get inoculated.The ad…

Haiti Quake Toll Leaps to Nearly 2,000 Dead as Rain

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The death and injury tolls leapt by many hundreds on Tuesday from the weekend earthquake in Haiti’s southern peninsula, as survivors soaked from Tropical Storm Grace struggled to keep safe in makeshift shelters.Haiti’s National Emergency Operations Center said that as of Tuesday evening the number of dead totaled at least 1,941, with…

Body Parts Found in Landing Gear of Flight From Kabul,

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WASHINGTON — The Air Force acknowledged on Tuesday that human body parts were found in the wheel well of an American military C-17 cargo plane that took flight amid chaos at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.Air Force officials have not said how many people died in the episode on Monday, but said…

Sacklers Threaten to Pull Out of Purdue Pharma Opioids Settlement

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At least 2,700 lawsuits and hundreds of thousands of claims have been registered against Purdue, beginning in 2014, when the opioid epidemic began to crest. The plaintiffs span a vast array including 48 states, local governments, tribes, hospitals, individuals and monitors of infants born with symptoms of withdrawal to opioids, all of whom have been…