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ADDS LOCATION - In this Sunday, May 19, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, sailors partake in a foreign object and debris walk-down on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/U.S. Navy via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 2:59 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Iran not to threaten the U.S. again or it'll face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight. The tweet comes amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran, the culmination of...
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May 19, 2019 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., responds to reporters as he arrives for an open hearing on China, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2019. The House intelligence committee has called four lawyers linked to President Donald Trump and his family for interviews as part of an investigation into whether they tried to obstruct congressional inquiries into Russian election interference. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 19, 2019 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Democrat said Sunday that Republican Rep. Justin Amash's sharp criticism of what he called President Donald Trump's "impeachable conduct" in the Russia investigation isn't enough to count as bipartisan support to launch impeachment proceedings. But House Intelligence...
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Allan Harris
May 19, 2019 - 6:37 am
(WBEN/AP) In New York government news, lawmakers gave support this week to domestic violence victims. On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation allowing judges to reduce prison sentences for domestic abuse victims who committed crimes while defending themselves against their abusers. The...
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Allan Harris
May 19, 2019 - 5:37 am
(WBEN) This Sunday morning thousands of cyclists will ride the Skyway, and Scajaquada and Kensington expressways. The event will result in road closures and traffic impacts from 6 am to 12 pm. Riders will depart from Lasalle Park at 9 am and return between 10:30 to 11:30 am. Please note the...
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May 19, 2019 - 5:01 am
(WBEN/WGR) The Buffalo Bandits lost Game 1 of the NLL Finals to the Calgary Roughnecks 10-7 on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. The loss puts the Bandits 0-1 hole to begin the best-of-three series, which now heads to Calgary next weekend for Game 2. NLL leading scorer Dane Dobbie led Calgary with...
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May 18, 2019 - 10:55 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The future of the Erie Canal will be the focus of a new state task force created to study how to reinvent the historic waterway as an economic engine. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of the new panel on Friday. It will look at ways to better use the canal, for...
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Ottawa Senators Assistant GM Randy Lee. July 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 18, 2019 - 6:24 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager and the NHL hockey team have been sued over allegations he harassed a hotel shuttle bus driver last year in Buffalo. The lawsuit seeking unspecified damages was filed on Friday by lawyers for the driver in the case against...
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Central Terminal. May 8, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 17, 2019 - 3:29 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The Buffalo Central Terminal is celebrating its 90th anniversary on June 22 with a Gatsby-themed dinner dance. The Buffalo Central Terminal will celebrate its 90th anniversary on June 22 with a Gatsby-themed dinner dance. New York State recently awarded a $5 million grant to the...
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May 17, 2019 - 3:02 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The SAT's have long been a controversial way of measuring a student's aptitude, and The College Board, the company that administers the test, will now measure students based on a new metric: an adversity score. The score, announced Thursday, will look at the...
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