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Powerless Puerto Rico's storm crisis deepens with dam threat

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear. A

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 10:55:22

Albany sheriff: Wires blamed for fire that destroys $500K worth of DOT trucks

VOORHEESVILLE - State fire investigators blamed bad wires in a heavy-duty truck for starting a fire that spread to two other vehicles, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said. The fire caused an explosion among the three state Department of Transportation trucks early Friday. Apple said crews went to

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-22 16:18:53

Rally against senate healthcare bill in Albany

A group of union members, nurses, and lawmakers went to the Leo O'Brien building, the home of the federal government in Albany, to push against the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill in Congress. Estimates have New York losing billions of dollars in federal healthcare funding under that bill. Governor C

WNYT - 2017-09-23 00:46:00

Fire Damages 3 Dump Trucks at New York DOT Site Near Albany

VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. - Authorities say a fire that damaged three vehicles at a New York Department of Transportation facility in suburban Albany is considered suspicious. The Albany County Sheriff's Office says the fire was reported around 5 a.m. Friday at the DOT site in the village of Voorheesville

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-22 14:45:46

French far-left leader rallies Macron critics to the streets

PARIS (AP) - French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon rallied disaffected voters Saturday against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to weaken worker protections, amid spreading discontent with Macron's vision of a more business-friendly economy. Thousands gathered at the iconic Place de la Bastille

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 12:45:45

Seismic activity detected in North Korea near nuclear testing site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. The quake was detected in an area around Kilju, in northeastern North Kor

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 16:57:41

Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off

AP Photos SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up. That's Trump's response on Twitter to star Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors - who's made it clear he's not int

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 13:32:39

Vehicle in woods after Thruway accident, traffic back up on I-87 portion

SELKIRK, N.Y. (NEWS10) - NYS Thruway accident leaves a vehicle in the woods. Accident took place on I-87 portion of the Thruway near Selkirk. Traffic is slow and backed up in the area. Multiple fire and law enforcement personnel is on the scene. NEWS10 ABC has a crew on the scene and will provide up

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 23:24:31

Smithsonian's black history museum popular destination in DC

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) WASHINGTON (AP) - In its first year, the Smithsonian's new black museum has become the nation's top temple to blackness, an Afrocentric shrine on the National Mall where people of all races, colors and creed are flocking to experience - and leave behind fo

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 23:18:02

FEMA tweet accidentally gives hurricane victims number for sex hotline

Credit: Pixabay MIAMI, FL (WCMH) - An erroneous tweet from a Federal Emergency Management Agency office led to victims of Hurricane Irma being offered an entirely different type of help. According to the Miami Herald, the FEMA Region 4 office tweeted the number for a sex hotline on Wednesday, inst

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 12:36:07

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

Rescuers race to save people believed to be still alive inside a collapsed office building in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, as night falls Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, three days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Hope mixed with fear Friday in Mexico City, where families huddled under tarp

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 22:45:15

US first lady to Invictus athletes: Bring home the gold'

Britain's Prince Harry and First Lady of the United States Melania Trump hold a bilateral meeting ahead of the start of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, Saturday Sept. 23, 2017. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP) TORONTO (AP) - U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Saturday encouraged the American tea

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 22:28:08

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., prepares to take off from Andersen AFB, Guam, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fi

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 22:24:28

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

(WOOD file) WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. The government told The Associated Press last year that more than 20 states were targeted by hack

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-22 22:56:22

Graveyard plaque of Wild West figure was buried, not stolen

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - It turns out the graveyard plaque of the common-law wife of legendary gunfighter John Henry "Doc" Holiday was just six inches under, not stolen from a cemetery. The plaque at the Arizona Pioneers' Home Cemetery in Prescott had been reported stolen recently. But the Prescott Da

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 23:15:41

After German vote, Europe can turn to patching euro's flaws

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Sunday's national election in Germany will sound the starting gun for a renewed debate on fixing flaws in Europe's shared currency to prevent future crises. France's new president, Emmanuel Macron has made it clear he is willing to push for change to strengthen the euro and

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 23:06:00

Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agencies are grappling with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. Three days after the massive hurricane crossed the U.S. territory, towns in Puerto Rico remain without fresh wat

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 23:05:41

Western NY man pleads guilty to possessing explosive device

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A 47-year-old western New York man who accidentally blew off part of his left leg with a home-made bomb has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a destructive device. Michael O'Neill of Niagara Falls entered the plea in federal court in Rochester on Friday. The explosion t

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 23:05:30

LI police use stun gun on naked, bloody man who later dies

INWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - Nassau County police say officers used stun guns to try to subdue a naked man covered in blood, but the man stopped breathing and later died. Authorities were called to a home on New York's Long Island at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday after neighbors reported an intoxicated man scream

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 22:55:27

Las Vegas police reveal how dummy helped secure conviction

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police detectives say they were surprised when they were able to use a decoy mannequin in their search for a suspected killer who had bludgeoned to death two homeless men. Metropolitan Police Department officers and a prosecutor described Tuesday how they used a CPR-traini

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-23 22:35:32