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Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

FAYETTEVILLE — As John MacDougall’s family prepares for a Memorial Mass in the Syracuse area Friday, they have been reflecting on his many roles in Central New York.MacDougall, 73, co-founder of the Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, died June 21 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Although a Memorial Mass for MacDougall took place in Ohio last month, his family also wanted to hold a special ceremony in New York.

Updated at 4:18 PM

HERKIMER — State police in Herkimer arrested an Onondaga County man who is accused of having sexual contact with a 16-year-old boy in the town of Newport.

Updated at 4:15 PM

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALLWhitestown Post vs. New Hartford Post at Murnane Field, Utica, 4:30 p.m.Whitestown/New Hartford winner vs. Ilion Post at Murnane Field, Utica, 8 p.m.MOHAWK VALLEY BABE RUTH LEAGUE

Updated at 4:07 PM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34...

Updated at 4:04 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.

Updated at 3:59 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control.

Updated at 3:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that...

Updated at 3:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office building, a historic structure in downtown Washington that he’s pledging to transform into the city’s most luxurious hotel. As for the White House, four blocks away? He’s not...

Updated at 3:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do.

Updated at 3:31 PM

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.

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