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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain
WASHINGTON

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.
 
Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving
NEW YORK

Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition.
 
Turkey's great escape foils Thanksgiving plans
PORTLAND, Ore.

Turkey's great escape foils Thanksgiving plans

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The turkey was intended to become Thanksgiving dinner, but she had other plans.
 

Scattered power outages follow snowstorm

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
There are scattered power outages in the Capital Region this morning following Wednesday's snowstorm.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Court orders review of Saratoga clerk’s firing

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Saratoga Springs City Accounts Commissioner John Franck needs to find an impartial party to review a hearing officer’s recommendation to fire a former clerk who suggested his office was wrongly doling out assessment reductions to condominium owners, an appeals court ruled.
 
AMSTERDAM

Contest’s goal: Determine Amsterdam’s oldest building

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
In an effort to spur economic development, the Historic Amsterdam League is hosting a contest to find the oldest building in the city.
 
Local snow heavy, fallout light
CAPITAL REGION

Local snow heavy, fallout light

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
The Capital Region woke up to a white Thanksgiving this morning, courtesy of a record snowfall Wednesday night.
 
Automated Dynamics weighs relocation options
SCHENECTADY

Automated Dynamics weighs relocation options

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Automated Dynamics is preparing to move from the former Alco site, a decision that may drive the manufacturing company out of Schenectady ... and perhaps out of state, company President Robert Langone says.
 
Jail nurse allegedly stole inmates’ medication
BALLSTON SPA

Jail nurse allegedly stole inmates’ medication

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Authorities say a nurse at the Saratoga County Jail stole prescription drugs intended for inmates over a period of at least eight months.
 
SCHENECTADY

Two charged in Schenectady drug bust

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Schenectady police arrested two city residents following an extensive investigation that resulted in a drug bust Tuesday evening in the city’s Central State neighborhood.
 
GREENFIELD

Sheriff’s Department probes Greenfield intrusion

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Saratoga County sheriff’s investigators are trying to track down an intruder who was discovered in a Middle Grove residence Tuesday afternoon.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Pair charged with Saratoga robbery and burglary

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

City police say a pair of local residents used a BB gun strongly resembling a semiautomatic pistol to conduct a strong-arm robbery of a South Franklin Street residence they targeted earlier this month.
 

Two FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities said Wednesday.
 
Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls
CHICAGO

Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday.
 
Van skids into house, ruptures gas line
SCHENECTADY

Van skids into house, ruptures gas line

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

A large van struck the side of a house on Foster Avenue in Schenectady this afternoon, rupturing a gas line and closing a few blocks of the street.
 
 

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