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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, escorted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is welcomed by U.S. lawmakers as he arrives to address a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Poroshenko is seeking more robust U.S military assistance to help his country in its fight against Russian-backed rebels and will also be meeting with President Barack Obama.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fireEast Ukraine cease-fire appears to largely hold despite sporadic violations
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In this Sept. 6, 2014 image released by Starpix, actress Laverne Cox poses at the Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2015 show during Fashion Week in New York. Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, File)
MTV to air documentary about transgender youthsMTV to air documentary, discussion about transgender youths
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Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to lifeVictim's relatives voice anger, pain as newlyweds who admitted to killing draw life sentences
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FILE -  In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, provided by the Nebraska Medical Center, Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra listens to Bible verses, read to him by his wife Debbie Sacra, via a video link . Doctors treating Sacra at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. said Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, that they are optimistic about his departure from the hospital and expect him to make a full recovery. (AP Photo/Nebraska Medical Center, Max Sacra, File)
Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow EbolaAs Ebola outbreak accelerates, Sierra Leone hopes to slow infections down with 3-day shutdown
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FILE - In this April 11, 2014 file photo, former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with attorney Reid Weingarten at federal court in New Haven, Conn. A judge has set closing arguments for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in the federal trial of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
Closing arguments set in Rowland trialJury in conspiracy trial to begin deliberating fate of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland
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AP Sources: US offers Ukraine $46M in security aidAP Sources: US to give Ukraine $46 million in security assistance, stops short of lethal aid
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In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Turkic Uighur ethnic minority, speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. Tohti was set to go on trial on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on separatism charges in the country's far western region of Xinjiang. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Minority scholar denies separatism at China trialScholar from China's minority Muslims denies that writings, classroom lectures were separatist
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Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 pctWal-Mart to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers, an increase of 10 pct
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South African parliament hosts another ruckusSouth African lawmaker causes a stir with rude gesture toward deputy president in parliament
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  • Taking a look at teacher salaries in Western New York

    Teachers in Chautauqua County make more annually than those in neighboring Cattaraugus County, but not as much as Erie County educators. Numbers for the 2012-13 school year recently released by SeeThroughNY, a database of information sponsored by the Empire Center for Public Policy, show figures for median teacher salaries for all schools in New York state. Observer, Sun, Sep 14 2014 @ 02:06 AM
  • Psychiatrist Charged In Man's Death Pulled From River

    Rochester N.Y.- A psychiatrist who faces criminal charges in connection with the death of man found buried in his backyard had to be rescued from the Niagara River. Police say Dr. William Lewek was found sitting in two feet of water after his car left a road on Grand Island Sunday. WHAM-AM Rochester, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 01:51 PM
  • Man tears up 2 golf courses with truck after getting dumped: cops

    Austin Christopher is being held held in Erie County Jail on $25,000 bail after causing more than $50,000 worth of damage to two Upstate New York golf courses. An angry ex-boyfriend tore up two New York state golf courses with his pickup truck after being dumped by his girlfriend, police said. New York Daily News, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 06:30 AM
  • New York man surrenders after standoff with police

    A 30-year-old man is in custody after authorities say he barricaded himself inside his western New York home during a domestic dispute with his wife. Times Herald-Record, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 07:59 AM
  • NY Man Surrenders After Standoff With Police

    A 30-year-old man is in custody after authorities say he barricaded himself inside his western New York home during a domestic dispute with his wife. State police say Erie County 911 dispatchers received the call around 10:30 a.m. Monday from a home in the rural town of Boston, south of Buffalo. WIBX-AM Whitesboro, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 07:43 AM
  • UB reports record enrollment

    The University at Buffalo has hit a record enrollment for the second consecutive fall - though it bested last year's number by a mere handful. UB Provost Charles Zukoski said a total of 29,945 students are enrolled at UB this fall. Business Journal, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:29 PM
  • Respiratory virus hits Albany, Syracuse areas

    A respiratory virus that's hit parts of the country hard has hit New York, with state health officials reporting confirmed cases in children residing in the Capital Region and Central New York. The state Department of Health announced over the weekend more than a dozen cases of the enterovirus EV-D68 had been reported in parts of the state. Business Journal, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:28 PM
  • Historic Bethlehem Steel sign installed at Steel Plant Museum

    Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says as the son of a steel worker, he believes the sign is a symbol of hard work, family values and a strong community. "Seeing this sign in its new home brings back many memories for me, reminds us of all that Bethlehem Steel meant to our community, and re-instills our pride in our industrial heritage. WNED, Thu, Sep 11 2014 @ 03:10 PM
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