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The Telegram
Updated at 4:42 PM

HERKIMER — In a county where many homes are more than 50 years old, costly repairs can be a necessity. But what happens when grant money for those projects is taken away?The Herkimer County Legislature in late April voted unanimously, with one absentee, to reject a $600,000 grant from the state’s Office of Community Renewal that would have gone toward rehabilitating 20 low- to moderate-income homes.Why turn down money that could help renew a slew of aging homes?

Updated at 4:39 PM

ALBANY (AP) — John Cahill, the former chief adviser to Republican Gov. George Pataki, announced Sunday that he’s running for state attorney general against Democratic incumbent Eric Schneiderman.

Updated at 4:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The unidentified remains of those killed on Sept. 11 returned to the World Trade Center site in a solemn procession on a foggy Saturday morning.

Updated at 4:24 PM

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Thomas “Lem” Johns, a Secret Service agent at the side of President Lyndon Johnson in the chaotic aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, has died. He was 88.

Updated at 4:21 PM

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The president of Nigeria for weeks refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists, one in a series of missteps that have led to growing international outrage against...

Updated at 4:19 PM

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was “too terrifying for words,” and she is now scared to go back to school.

Updated at 4:14 PM

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese anger toward China is running at its highest level in years after Beijing deployed an oil rig in disputed waters. That’s posing a tricky question for Vietnam’s leaders: To what extent should they allow public...

Updated at 4:11 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Fighting in Iraq’s western Anbar province, now in its fifth month, appears to have bogged down, with government forces unable to drive out Islamic militants who took over one of the area’s main cities. But the impact is being felt...

Updated at 4:09 PM

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — On billboards and in posters taped to car windows, new portraits of President Bashar Assad filled the streets of Damascus on Sunday as Syria officially opened its presidential campaign despite a crippling civil war that has...

Posted at 4:00 PM

Virginia state police say they have found the body of the third passenger of a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and fell into a heavily wooded area about 25 miles north of Richmond.

Updated at 3:49 PM

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — People in the University of Richmond community prepared for graduation Sunday with heavy hearts after the revelation that two athletic staff members were aboard a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames...

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