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Colorado Rockies' Daniel Murphy applies sunscreen before a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 21, 2019 - 7:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD...
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Protests at Colonial Circle bring forth Antifa/Black Lives Matter and pro-Trump supporters. July 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 21, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Emotions ran high at Sunday afternoon’s protests along Bidwell Parkway in the City of Buffalo. Colonial Circle was the epicenter of the demonstrations as supporters of President Donald Trump’s gathered to voice their support while members of the local Black Lives Matter...
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July 21, 2019 - 7:32 am
(WBEN) Two rallies scheduled for Buffalo this afternoon. One in support of Preisdent Trump while the other a short distance away in response to his comments aimed at four Democratic congresswomen. The rally, called "Impeach Trump Rally 2", was created by "Nate McMurray for Congress" and will happen...
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July 21, 2019 - 6:22 am
(WBEN/AP) As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged. The New York senator recommended a Christmas wedding, preferably on a Caribbean...
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Allan Harris
July 21, 2019 - 5:57 am
(WBEN) Meteorologist John Hitchcock at the National Weather Service at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport tells WBEN News that there is going to be a break in the hot and humid weather starting later today. Sunday's high should be near 80-degrees with light and variable winds, a far cry from...
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July 21, 2019 - 5:48 am
(WBEN/AP) In New York state government news, Democrats are hoping Andrea Stewart-Cousins can take her election success to the national level. The Yonkers Democrat and leader of the state Senate was tapped last week to lead the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, an organization that works to...
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In this July 20, 1969 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. (Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP)
July 20, 2019 - 10:04 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Celebrations are in full swing across the country for the 50th anniversary of humanity's first footsteps on another world. Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Armstrong was the first one out, proclaiming: "That's one small step...
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President Donald Trump points to a reporter for a questions as he speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 20, 2019 - 2:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday reversed his previous criticisms of a North Carolina campaign crowd that chanted "send her back" about a Somali-born congresswoman. Trump defended the rally-goers as "patriots" while again questioning the loyalty of four Democratic lawmakers of...
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July 20, 2019 - 1:32 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - After Friday's unsettled weather and lines of storms that washed through the region, the heat wave presses on and oppressive humidity levels will accompany the hot weather. A Heat Advisory is in place for the Buffalo metro area and most of the region while an Excessive Heat...
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Chautauqua County Sheriff
July 20, 2019 - 12:01 am
WESTFIELD, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old man apparently drowned while swimming in Lake Erie. The Chautauqua County Sheriffs' Office was alerted to a possible drowning at in the lake near Westfield, New York at about 4:30 p.m. Friday. John R. Penhollow, of Jamestown, was located in...
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