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Barnes & Noble Cites New Staffing Policy In Layoffs

WIBX News - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:12am

Barnes & Noble, which announced a round of layoffs this week, is pointing to new staffing rules that will allow stores to increase or decrease the number of people on the clock depending on need.

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On-ramp from Thompson Road to westbound I-690 reopens after crash

News from The Post-Standard - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:23am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A crash prompted the closure of the on-ramp to westbound Interstate 690 from Thompson Road, but it has since reopened.  The crash was reported at 9:44 a.m., and the on-ramp was closed shortly afterward. The ramp reopened... Patrick Lohmann | plohmann@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/plohmann/index.html

Olympic Swimmer Says She Wants To Save Others From Sex Abuse

WIBX News - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 9:06am

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors said in an emotional interview Monday that her former coach "stole so much" from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when she was a minor.

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PepsiCo Puts Up Strong Numbers In Fourth Quarter

WIBX News - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:51am

PepsiCo posted a fourth-quarter loss due to comprehensive changes in U.S. tax law, but it topped most expectations when that extraordinary cost is removed.

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Joe Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 presidential run

News from The Post-Standard - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:05pm
Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Associated Press http://connect.syracuse.com/user/apnationaldesk/index.html

Ithaca police: Graffiti with hate speech, racial epithets found at skate park

News from The Post-Standard - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 7:46pm
On Saturday morning, police found graffiti with hate speech and racial epithets at an Ithaca Skate Park, police said. Chris Libonati | clibonati@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/clibonati/index.html

Presidents Day 2018: What's open, closed Monday? Banks, stores, mail, more

News from The Post-Standard - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 7:00pm
Here's the information on banks, mail, libraries for Presidents Day, which is Monday. syracuse.com | The Post-Standard http://connect.syracuse.com/user/syrsyrcom/index.html

Court records: Teen arrested in shooting admitted to accidentally firing gun

News from The Post-Standard - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 6:29pm
Dwight J. Murray, 17, of Syracuse, admitted he accidentally fired a gun at 443 Shonnard Street, where 18-year-old Niko Santana died, according to court records. Chris Libonati | clibonati@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/clibonati/index.html

Tops owners preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, Bloomberg reports

News from The Post-Standard - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 5:44pm
The owners of Tops could seek protection from creditors as early as February, per a Bloomberg report. Chris Libonati | clibonati@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/clibonati/index.html

Distracted Driving Blamed for Serious Crash

WIBX News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 5:39pm

Pennsylvania State Police say a Bradford County woman is believed to have suffered serious injuries when she crashed into a tree after becoming distracted while driving.

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McMaster Says Evidence of Russia Meddling 'Incontrovertible'

NPR News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 4:16pm

The National Security Advisor broke with what has been President Trump's script about the F.B.I. investigation into Russian interference in the election.

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Teen stabbed on Syracuse's West Side

News from The Post-Standard - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 3:13pm
The 17 year old may have been injured during a fight, police say. Samantha House | shouse@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/samhouse/index.html

13 Die After Helicopter Surveying Earthquake Damage Crashes In Mexico

NPR News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:32pm

No deaths had been reported as a direct consequence of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central and southern Mexico earlier Friday.

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Porn Star Says She Feels Free To Discuss Trump Encounter

WIBX News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:18pm

Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump's attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her manager told The Associated Press.

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CrossFit Mohawk Valley Hosts HeartStrong For American Heart Association

WIBX News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:43pm

More than 100 central New York Crossfitters were up early Saturday morning to benefit the American Heart Association ahead of next month's America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk in Utica. 

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Woman jumps off bridge into Oneida River in Brewerton; firefighters find body

News from The Post-Standard - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:55am
The suicide was reported at 8:49 p.m. Friday. Samantha House | shouse@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/samhouse/index.html

Pakistan: Zainab Ansari's Confessed Killer Sentenced To Death

NPR News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:08am

The world was moved by a viral photo of the 7-year-old girl, whose body was found on a trash heap in January.

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Museum: Michelangelo Exhibition Makes 'Most Attended' List

WIBX News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:08am

New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art says its recently concluded Michelangelo exhibit is the 10th-most visited exhibition in the museum's history.

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Virtual Field Trips: Schools Embrace Advanced Adventures

WIBX News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 9:58am

On a February afternoon in a Brooklyn classroom, 16-year-old Taylor Engler came face to face with a cow.

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Barnes & Noble Reduces Staff After A Weak Holiday Season

WIBX News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 7:45am

Barnes & Noble, the nation's largest bookseller, says it's laying off staff after a weak holiday shopping season.

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