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U-Va. fraternity's defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone dismissed

U-Va. fraternity's defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone dismissed

A federal judge in New York has dismissed a defamation lawsuit that three former members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia filed against Rolling Stone magazine, in which they alleged that a magazine article about a gang rape at the school implied they were involved in it.

Plagiarized lessons and deceptive tactics: A look inside Trump Institute

Plagiarized lessons and deceptive tactics: A look inside Trump Institute

In 2005, as he was making a transition from developing real estate to capitalizing on his fame through ventures like a reality show and product-licensing deals, Donald Trump hit upon a two-pronged strategy for entering the field of for-profit education.

Miss Teen USA is getting rid of its swimsuit competition

Miss Teen USA is getting rid of its swimsuit competition

Swimsuits, out. Athletic wear, in.

Park Playhouse to put fresh spin on ‘Chicago’

Park Playhouse to put fresh spin on ‘Chicago’

“Chicago” certainly isn’t a brand-new musical, but it could be, according to Michael LoPorto, director of the Park Playhouse production opening Friday in Albany’s Washington Park.

North American summit farewell for Obama

North American summit farewell for Obama

President Barack Obama arrived in the Canadian capital on Wednesday to meet the leaders of Canada and Mexico in a summit meeting that will be his North American farewell.

Venue, organizer can’t agree on dates for future gun shows

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Venue, organizer can’t agree on dates for future gun shows

The Saratoga Springs Arms Fair gun show in August may be the last at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

GE wins regulatory approval to shed too-big-to-fail label

GE wins regulatory approval to shed too-big-to-fail label

General Electric Co. won approval to drop its designation as a too-big-to-fail financial institution, capping a transformation that has included the sale of almost all of its lending business.

Dozens left dead as attackers hit Istanbul airport

Dozens left dead as attackers hit Istanbul airport

ree suicide attackers killed at least 41 people and wounded dozens more at Istanbul’s main airport Tuesday night.

SCCC trustees informed of Moono’s arrest within 24 hours

SCHENECTADY

SCCC trustees informed of Moono’s arrest within 24 hours

Schenectady County Community College trustees were made aware of President Steady Moono’s May 5 drunken driving arrest within 24 hours, according to emails provided to The Daily Gazette in response to a public records request.

BALLSTON

Group sues town of Ballston, asphalt maker over plant OK

The Ballston town Planning Board and other parties have been sued over its May approval of plans for a controversial asphalt plant in the Curtis Lumber Industrial Park.

19TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Faso, Teachout roll to primary victories in Congressional race

Early election results showed the two major party front runners in the 19th Congressional District race coasting to primary victories on Tuesday night with comfortable margins separating them and their opponents.

Monday night truck fires likely arson

DUANESBURG

Monday night truck fires likely arson

State police are investigating the burning of two vehicles in Duanesburg as arson, police said Tuesday. Police, however, have so far found no evidence of shots fired, as initially feared.

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

CAPITAL REGION

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

The arbitrary and capricious winter of 2016 was also far from normal for maple syrup producers, but in a good way. New York’s maple producers set a new production record for the state this year, surpassing 2015 — which was itself a 70-year high — by 18 percent.

Man sentenced for drunken driving crash that killed friend

JOHNSTOWN

Man sentenced for drunken driving crash that killed friend

Michael Mach doesn’t pretend to know the loss suffered by Joseph A. Christman’s mother and family, he told a court Tuesday at his own drunken driving manslaughter sentencing.

SCOTIA

New sidewalk catches some Scotia residents off guard

A handful of Scotia residents said they were caught off guard when they learned the village would be implementing sidewalks in front of their homes.

Owners of pets lost in Jay Street fire receive special gift

SCHENECTADY

Owners of pets lost in Jay Street fire receive special gift

A local artist made portraits of the animals lost in the fatal Jay Street fire last year and donated them to their owners.

Police: Boy playing with fireworks started Amsterdam fire

AMSTERDAM

Police: Boy playing with fireworks started Amsterdam fire

Amsterdam Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Hennessy said the fire that destroyed three buildings and damaged a fourth on Monday was caused by a 10-year-old boy playing with fireworks in the rear of one of the buildings.

Brother's devotion and teacher's labor give boy the hand he lacked at birth

Brother's devotion and teacher's labor give boy the hand he lacked at birth

High school student Gabriel Filippini was in technology teacher Kurt O'Connor's study hall when he approached the teacher with an unusual question: Could they use the classroom 3-D printer to build his little brother a hand?

ROTTERDAM

Nighttime paving to start on Rotterdam street

Nighttime paving on Burdeck Street will begin Wednesday and is expected to last for two weeks.

MARIAVILLE

Motorcyclist dies of injuries in Friday crash

A motorcyclist injured in a single-vehicle crash Friday has died, Schenectady County Sheriff’s officials said.

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