Police in Gloversville faced down an armed and intoxicated man Friday night who repeatedly asked officers to end his life. Instead, they followed him for three city blocks, guns drawn, as the man taunted them with a large knife.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday took steps to safeguard the nation’s blood supply from the Zika virus, calling for all blood banks to screen donations for the infection even if they are in states where the virus is not circulating.
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August 26, 2016
France’s highest administrative court on Friday suspended a town’s ban on so-called burkinis, the full-body swimwear used by some Muslim women that has become the focus of intense debates over women’s rights, assimilation and secularism.
Stefano Pitrelli and Anthony Faiola
August 25, 2016
After toiling through the night, an army of 5,000 rescue workers combed through mounds of hard rubble in a desperate search for new survivors Thursday following a devastating earthquake that may yet become Italy's deadliest in decades.
One of two former Niskayuna High School students arrested in connection with images on a thumb drive found hidden inside a book at the school last year admitted Thursday to an unrelated felony that sprang from the initial case.