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7:00am

Mon September 15, 2014
Technology

Grandparents Accidentally Tag Themselves As Grandmaster Flash

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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6:33am

Mon September 15, 2014
Health

Good hygiene is the best defense against enterovirus

Three central New York children were hospitalized at Galisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse last week.
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The New York State Health Department has confirmed enterovirus 68 came to New York state last week, with more than a dozen children diagnosed with the illness in the Capitol Region and central New York. Health experts are telling parents the best defense against the virus is to make sure kids practice good hygiene.

Three children with asthma contracted the highly contagious respiratory virus and were admitted to Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse. The virus made it very difficult for them to breath.

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6:29am

Mon September 15, 2014
Around the Nation

SWAT Team Startles Gamer

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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5:36am

Mon September 15, 2014
Business

Made in America: U.S. government strives for more exports

Courtesy of Mercer's Dairy.

The federal government continues to try to get more businesses to go international, and that includes businesses in central New York.

Among the success stories at a “Made in Rural America” conference in Cortland recently was the growth of an international market for Mercer’s wine ice cream. Mercer’s Dairy in Boonville has been a local ice cream institution for years on Route 12, halfway between Utica and Watertown.

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5:28am

Mon September 15, 2014
Business

Syracuse Hancock International Airport is looking west for continued growth

Hancock International Airport says its passengers want more flights west.
Ellen Abbott WRVO

It’s been a good year for Syracuse Hancock International Airport, according to it’s yearly report to the community. It added new concessions, a new airline and destinations, and improvements to the facility. But perhaps the biggest change came behind the scenes, as facility management was turned over to the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority.

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5:04am

Mon September 15, 2014
Your Money

Millions Of Americans' Wages Seized Over Credit Card And Medical Debt

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 10:52 am

Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments.
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Millions of Americans are still grappling with debt they've accumulated since the recession hit. And new numbers out Monday show many are having a tougher time than you might think.

One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 are getting their wages garnished. That means their pay is being docked — often over an old credit card debt, medical bill or student loan.

That striking figure comes out of a collaboration between NPR and ProPublica. The reporting offers the first available national numbers on wage garnishment.

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4:52am

Mon September 15, 2014
History

Volunteers Transcribe Material For Smithsonian's Digital Project

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 9:27 am

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The Smithsonian is getting help from a special kind of volunteer - volunteers like Michelle Marshall (ph).

MICHELLE MARSHALL: I am a serious nerd, definitely.

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4:52am

Mon September 15, 2014
Music News

Controversial Mexican Musician Temporarily Retires From Drug Ballads

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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4:52am

Mon September 15, 2014
NPR Story

Toxic Algae Problem Likely To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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4:52am

Mon September 15, 2014
NPR Story

White House Works To Get Congressional Support On ISIS Plan

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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4:52am

Mon September 15, 2014
NPR Story

App Provides A New Way To Make A Tough Decision

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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Today's last word in Business is a new way to make tough choices. Say you're agonizing over a question like, should I quit my job? Or should I buy that house? You could flip a coin, get out the old Magic 8 Ball...

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1:03pm

Fri September 12, 2014
Africa

Cleared Of Murder, Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

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9:51am

Fri September 12, 2014
Politics

Poll shows Republican Stefanik with 13 point lead in North Country congressional race

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A new poll in New York's North Country's Congressional race finds Republican Elise Stefanik leading Democrat Aaron Woolf 46 to 33 percent. Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello is favored by 10 percent of those polled.

The poll was conducted independent of the candidates by WWNY-TV 7 News in Watertown and Siena College. It has a four point margin of error.

The poll also finds North Country voters deeply dissatisfied with their state and federal leaders, with more than 10 percent of voters saying they're unsure how to vote.

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7:24am

Fri September 12, 2014
Science

Scientists Name Swamp-Creature Fossil After Mick Jagger

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

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7:12am

Fri September 12, 2014
Environment

New SUNY ESF president says college could be at the forefront of environmental learning

SUNY ESF President Quentin Wheeler says the college could become a major leader in environmental programs.
Ellen Abbott WRVO

A new era officially begins at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse this weekend. Quentin Wheeler will be inaugurated as the school’s fourth president. Wheeler sees ESF fitting into a world where environmental issues are moving closer toward the forefront.

Wheeler, a biologist who specializes in bugs and biodiversity, comes to ESF after stints at Arizona State University and Cornell. And that biodiversity background bubbles up when he talks about the future of Earth.

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6:57am

Fri September 12, 2014
Politics

Discovery Channel Finds A New Way To Cover Politics

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

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6:40am

Fri September 12, 2014
Sports

Oscar Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide In Girlfiend's Death

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

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6:40am

Fri September 12, 2014
NPR Story

Is A-Rod Using LinkedIn To Find Work?

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

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5:30am

Fri September 12, 2014
Politics and Government

Attention now on Cuomo-Astorino gubernatorial contest

The New York state Capitol building.
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The primaries are over and the focus now shifts to the general elections, which are a little over seven weeks away. Incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces Republican challenger Rob Astorino.

Cuomo made a rare campaign-style appearance in Buffalo with running mate Kathy Hochul just after winning the Democratic primary with 60 percent of the vote. Without mentioning him by name, he portrayed Republican opponent Rob Astorino as a hyper-conservative who was out of touch with New Yorkers.

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5:11am

Fri September 12, 2014
NPR Story

Turkey, Iran Wary Of U.S. Terms For Fight Against Islamic State

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

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5:11am

Fri September 12, 2014
NPR Story

Israel Says It Is Investigating Dozens Of Gaza Shootings

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 11:13 am

Mai Hamada, 30, was injured by an Israeli airstrike on a home for the disabled in July in the Gaza Strip. Hamada has cerebral palsy and can't walk. Israel is investigating cases of possible illegal action by its military and may look into the attack on the group home.
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The Israeli military says that it has investigated more than 40 potentially illegal actions by its forces during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer and announced this week that it has opened criminal investigations into five cases.

In Gaza, Jamila Eleywa, the director of a home for disabled people that was hit in July, killing two residents, hopes she'll learn why her building was hit.

"Why?" she said at Gaza City's al-Shifa Hospital, where the injured residents were taken. "Why they did that?"

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5:11am

Fri September 12, 2014
NPR Story

CIA Ups Estimate Of Islamic State Fighters In Iraq And Syria

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

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5:06am

Fri September 12, 2014
Health

Getting benefits from raw foods without going all nuts

In recent years, raw food diets have become popular. This week on “Take Care.” WRVO's weekly health and wellness show, hosts Linda Lowen and Lorraine Rapp speak with Yuri Elkaim, a holistic nutritionist and blogger for U.S. News and World Report. Elkaim explains how to get the benefits of eating more raw foods, even if you don't want to completely give up your favorite grilled, steamed or baked dishes.

Linda Lowen: What are the principals behind a raw food diet and when we say raw, are we really talking raw?

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9:08am

Thu September 11, 2014
Politics and Government

Secrecy surrounds the use of 'franked mail' in Congress

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Watchdog groups say upstate New York lawmakers, along with lawmakers nationwide, are blurring the line between their campaigns and official duties as representatives.

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7:37am

Thu September 11, 2014
Politics

Islamic State Is A Serious Threat To U.S. Interests, Rubio Says

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 8:24 am

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6:34am

Thu September 11, 2014
Around the Nation

Sometimes Suspects Make It Too Easy For Authorities

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 8:24 am

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5:27am

Thu September 11, 2014
Around the Nation

Fifth Graders' Onion Crop Is Missing, Apparently Stolen

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4:58am

Thu September 11, 2014
Politics and Government

After primary, focus shifts to general election

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul during the Democratic Party's nomination convention. (file photo)
Matt Ryan, New York Now

After winning Tuesday’s Democratic primary, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is now poised to run strongly against his Republican challenger, Rob Astorino. But will he have any lingering problems after more than one-third of primary voters rejected him for an obscure law professor?

Cuomo’s challenger, Fordham Law School Professor Zephyr Teachout, managed to win over one-third of the vote against the incumbent governor, despite Cuomo’s multi-million dollar war chest and near unanimous support from the state’s Democratic political establishment, from Hillary Clinton to local mayors.

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4:55am

Thu September 11, 2014
Business

Eagles Running Back Accused Of Leaving 20 Cent Tip On $60 Check

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 8:24 am

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4:55am

Thu September 11, 2014
NPR Story

Ship Found From Doomed 1845 Arctic Expedition, Canada Says

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 8:24 am

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