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Budweiser offers free Lyft rides in states where it operates -- including New York

News from The Post-Standard - 10 hours 15 min ago
The 'Give a Damn' program provides up to 10,000 rides in 10 states each weekend. Don Cazentre | dcazentre@nyup.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/dcazentr/index.html

Oneida County Health Department Leads to Major Changes for Gourmet Guys to the Rescue

WIBX News - 10 hours 17 min ago

For 24 years the annual Gourmet Guys to the Rescue event has been one of the biggest fundraisers for the Utica Rescue Mission.

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Algae toxins found in Skaneateles drinking water, officials say

News from The Post-Standard - 10 hours 43 min ago
The water is still safe to drink, officials said Glenn Coin | gcoin@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/gcoin/index.html

America is over-managed and under-led: Tim Ahern on leadership

News from The Post-Standard - 11 hours 12 min ago
Equally important: Success is not luck; it's predictable. Stan Linhorst | slinhorst@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/slinhors/index.html

Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

NPR News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:29pm

Sophia Spencer was extremely fond of bugs, especially grasshoppers. Her peers didn't always appreciate her interest. Entomologists on Twitter, on the other hand, were huge fans of her passion.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Nicole Spencer)

Equifax Confirms Another 'Security Incident'

NPR News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:46pm

Equifax is already struggling to retain public trust after it waited at least a month to disclose a cyberattack that potentially impacted the personal information of millions of people.

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Hurricane Maria barrels toward Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:55pm
As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit "with a force and violence that we haven't seen for several generations." The Associated Press http://connect.syracuse.com/user/syrapnews/index.html

2 firefighters suffer minor injuries in large Fulton car dealership fire

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:55pm
Fire officials said it took over two hours to get the huge fire under control. Kira Maddox | kmaddox@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/kiramaddox/index.html

Senator Mulls Nuclear Limits On Trump

NPR News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:45pm

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker says his committee is considering forbidding the president to order a first-strike nuclear attack without approval of Congress.

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NY State Prepares Long Island For Hurricane Jose's Impact

WIBX News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:37pm

New York state officials have deployed members of the National Guard and specialized emergency response units to Long Island to prepare for potentially severe weather caused by Hurricane Jose.

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Ithaca police name suspect in possible Cornell University student hate crime assault

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:56pm
Officials arrested the man after a black student was hospitalized after being beaten outside his home Friday night. Kira Maddox | kmaddox@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/kiramaddox/index.html

NY AG Presses TransUnion, Experian For Cybersecurity Details

WIBX News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:55pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing TransUnion and Experian to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans.

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DOT: Interstate 81 north reopens after vehicle fire in Tully

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:33pm
Both lanes closed at 4:45 p.m. while officials worked to clear the roadway. Kira Maddox | kmaddox@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/kiramaddox/index.html

Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him 'Hitler'

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:17pm
President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore "democracy and political freedoms" in Venezuela. The Associated Press http://connect.syracuse.com/user/syrapnews/index.html

Update: Vehicle fire closes portion of Interstate 81 northbound near Tully

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:50pm
The vehicle fire happened around 4:20 p.m. Kira Maddox | kmaddox@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/kiramaddox/index.html

Two men acquitted in death of drunk, belligerent man found dead on Onondaga Nation

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:49pm
An Onondaga County jury found two men not guilty in the death of Carl Kettle. Douglass Dowty | ddowty@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/ddowty/index.html

Couple Killed In 2-Car Crash On Rural Upstate NY Road

WIBX News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:18pm

State police say a husband and wife have died after their car was rear-ended by another vehicle on a western New York road.

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Refugees Invited By Charity Make Themselves At Home In Trump's Childhood Abode

NPR News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:02pm

Oxfam brought four refugees to tour Trump's boyhood home in Queens, N.Y., which had been available for rent through Airbnb to make a point about immigration.

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41 States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids

NPR News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:02pm

The states' attorneys general are banding together to investigate the makers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that have led to a spike in opiate addictions and overdose deaths.

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Woman repays $89,000 she stole from Skaneateles business; will get month in jail

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:57pm
Julie McGinn will spend a month's worth of days in jail when sentenced, her lawyer said. Douglass Dowty | ddowty@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/ddowty/index.html