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  1. Another scuffle between Starbucks and a Trump voter is going viral

    pSome Trump supporters are calling for yet another boycott of Starbucks after one woman said she was bullied at a Charlotte, N.C., store for wearing a Trump T-shirt. Kayla Hart said that when she walked into a store there last week, the baristas laughed at her. When she received her iced tea, instead of bearing her name, it was labeled “Build a Wall.”/pp“I just found it really sad that I can’t wear a T-shirt with our president without being made fun of,”…
  2. Otto Warmbier dies days after release from North Korean detainment

    pOtto Warmbier, University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea for nearly a year and a half, died Monday afternoon, his parents announced./ppWarmbier returned from North Korea last week in a coma, and his father Fred Warmbier denounced the “pariah” regime that brutalized his son./ppFred and Cindy Warmbier issued a statement Monday afternoon:/pp“It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home. Surrounded by his…
  3. Democrats try to revive fight against Republican health bill

    pOpponents of the Republican health-care legislation bill are trying to revive grassroots resistance amid concern that the investigations into President Donald Trump and his campaign are diverting from efforts to derail a Senate version of the bill./ppDemocrats plan to begin a new offensive Monday night by throwing up procedural road blocks to most routine Senate business, according to a Democratic aide who asked for anonymity. They can’t stop everything, but they plan to use the…
  4. War of words: IJC responds to Cuomo’s ‘nastiest’ letter about Lake Ontario flooding (VIDEO)

    pThe International Joint Commission has issued its response to a letter from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that called the state’s flooding a “direct result” of the binational group./ppLeaders with the board pushed back against the governor on multiple points and repeated their assertion that the damage was caused by a “record-setting” influx of water./pp“The Board has been and continues to act in good faith, with as much foresight as unpredictable weather…
  5. North Korea accuses U.S. of ‘mugging’ its diplomats in New York

    pSEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Sunday accused U.S. officials of “mugging” its diplomats at Kennedy International Airport by seizing a diplomatic package they were carrying./ppA North Korean delegation, returning home from a U.N. conference in New York, was about to board a plane Friday when more than 20 agents and police officers from the Department of Homeland Security confiscated the package, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency quoted a…
  6. War of words: IJC responds to Cuomo’s ‘nastiest’ letter about Lake Ontario flooding(VIDEO)

    pThe International Joint Commission has issued its response to a letter from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that called the state’s flooding a “direct result” of the binational group./ppLeaders with the board pushed back against the governor on multiple points and repeated their assertion that the damage was caused by a “record-setting” influx of water./pp“The Board has been and continues to act in good faith, with as much foresight as unpredictable weather…
  7. North Country Sports Hall of Fame unveils first class

    pWATERTOWN — The North Country Sports Hall of Fame announced its inaugural induction class on Monday./ppEd Murphy, the organization’s president, revealed the group of 10 inductees representing four counties — Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence and Franklin — in a pair of separate ceremonies at the Watertown Municipal Arena and the St. Lawrence BOCES in Canton./ppThe Class of 2017 consists of: Lowville wrestling coach Neal Aubel; Salisbury University lacrosse coach…
  8. Firefighters rescue glider operator from tree in town of Lewis

    pWEST LEYDEN — Volunteer firefighters on Saturday evening rescued an “air glider” operator after his machine got caught in a tree on his property off Fish Creek Road in the town of Lewis./ppWest Leyden firefighters at 8:19 p.m. were called to the scene and the operator denied he was injured but requested assistance getting down, according to Lewis County Emergency Services Director Robert A. MacKenzie III./ppThe man was rescued a couple hours later by the Lowville Fire…
  9. Former Turin judge not liable for shortfall, appellate court affirms

    pTURIN — Appellate judges have affirmed a 2016 ruling that the town of Turin’s former judge should not be financially liable for a more than $38,000 shortfall in the Town Court account./ppThe state Supreme Court’s Fourth Appellate Division state Supreme Court by a 5-0 ruling upheld Judge Hugh A. Gilbert’s decision to deny a town claim against former Judge James E. Chase based on judicial immunity./pp“Plaintiff contends that defendant’s actions were…
  10. YouTube announces plan ‘to fight online terror,’ including making incendiary videos difficult to find

    pYouTube has long struggled with the conundrum of how to police videos that advocate hateful ideologies but don’t specifically encourage acts of violence./ppThe basic problem is such videos don’t break any of the platform’s specific guidelines. Banning some videos based on ideology and not others could lead to a slippery slope that could damage the primary appeal of YouTube: that users can upload their own content, so long as it’s not illegal, without fear of…
  11. St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce narrows focus on new brand

    pCANTON — St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce board members and local tourism stakeholders convened Thursday to critique several branding options presented by Trampoline Advertising & Design Co., a design firm from Glens Falls. /ppIn April, Trampoline held three focus groups across St. Lawrence County to collect information and ideas from local stakeholders on how to best market the county to tourists. On Thursday, the firm presented six branding designs and taglines as options…
  12. Kushner to visit Middle East in pursuit of peace between Israelis, Palestinians

    pJared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, is traveling to the Middle East this week in pursuit of a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, a White House official confirmed Sunday night./ppKushner will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netayahu in Jerusalem and with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah as a Trump envoy, along with Jason Greenblatt, an assistant to Trump and special representative for…
  13. Facing Alex Jones, NBC’s Megyn Kelly manages to avoid a worst-case outcome

    pMegyn Kelly’s interview Sunday night with the bellicose conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was certainly dreaded, but, in execution, it was far from dreadful. Kelly, who has many miles to go before she finds her footing as a big-time newsmagazine anchor, can and has done worse./ppTo the slightest relief of decent people everywhere - some who may have been watching NBC’s “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly” against their better nature - the host was tougher on Jones that…
  14. St. Lawrence River residents can now report high water damage for study

    pResidents who live on the St. Lawrence River can now report impacts they are seeing from high water levels./ppThe survey, which will take responses through August 31, is being done by Cornell University with rapid response funding from New York Sea Grant./ppThe survey was developed in response to stakeholder requests for a standardized method for collecting and reporting the impacts of high water levels on waterfront properties./ppThe information collected will be used to identify areas…
  15. Man charged with murder after police find remains believed to be those of 17-year-old who went missing in Sterling

    pPolice found remains Sunday thought to be those of a missing Virginia teenager who they say was assaulted and disappeared overnight after leaving a mosque in the Sterling area, and a 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the case./ppThe mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, Virginia, and relatives identified the girl as 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Reston./ppFairfax County (Virginia) police identified the man charged with murder in her…
  16. Search for missing man near Harrisville continues for sixth day

    pHARRISVILLE — The search for a missing man here is continuing for a sixth day./pp“We have not dropped it,” Lewis County Undersheriff James M. Monnat said./ppState forest rangers, along with family members and friends, are continuing to look for Kenneth W. McCall, 24, from a command center on Tidd Road today, while Sheriff’s Department officials are spending the day following up any leads, Mr. Monnat said./ppHowever, those leads have been sparse, and a pair of…
  17. Van strikes crowd near London mosques in ‘terrorist attack’

    pLONDON - A van plowed into a group of Muslim worshipers after prayers at a pair of north London mosques early Monday, leaving one person dead and injuring 10 others in what is being called a “terrorist attack.”/ppWitnesses said the driver of the vehicle was heard shouting that he wanted to kill Muslims./pp“This is being treated as a terrorist attack,” said Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told reporters. He added that the driver of…
  18. History Fair showcases Academy students’ research projects

    pCARTHAGE — With topics ranging from the Civil War to the War on Terror, from Florida to Alaska and from Cuba to New Zealand, Augustinian Academy students recounted during Wednesday’s History Fair, what they learned during a yearlong research project./ppStudents in fifth grade were assigned a state for their reports. Sixth-graders could choose a country and seventh- and eighth-graders could choose an historical period./ppEach student had to create a display board and an…
  19. High waters may delay Riverwalk project until next year

    pCLAYTON — High water levels on the St. Lawrence River may force M. A. Bongiovanni Inc. to delay building the third phase of the village’s Riverwalk until next year. /ppMayor Norma J. Zimmer said the company will decide early next month whether it can build the 410-foot-long addition this year. Construction cannot begin unless the water levels drop, and Mrs. Zimmer said the company has about a four-month time frame to finish the project. /ppConstruction was previously…
  20. Massena Central School Board accepts bid for consolidation study

    pMASSENA — A Syracuse educational consulting firm will perform a consolidation study for the Massena Central School District./ppDuring their meeting Thursday night, Board of Education members accepted a bid from Castallo & Silky to conduct the school consolidation feasibility study. They were among three firms that bid on the project./ppCastallo & Silky is an educational consulting firm that specializes in school administrator placement, curriculum management, and school…