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  • Syrian air strike kills 20 rebels on Lebanese border: sources

    Fri, 2:00pm

    A Syrian Air Force strike on the border with Lebanon killed around 20 Syrian rebel fighters on Friday, security sources said, in the latest spillover of violence into the area. Earlier this month at least four people were killed and seven wounded in overnight air raids by Syrian forces on mountains and valleys near Arsal. Syrian rebel fighters have frequently crossed into Arsal, a Sunni Muslim town where residents have often been sympathetic to fighters trying to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is from Syria's Alawite minority. In January rocket fire from Syria killed at least seven people in the town and wounded 15. read more
  • Rowsell gets England gold at Commonwealth Games

    Fri, 1:58pm

    England's Joanna Rowsell, center, celebrates with her gold medal, Australia's Annette Edmonson, left, with her silver and Australia's Amy Cure, right, with her bronze medal after their women's 3000m Individual pursuit at the Velodrome in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Track cyclist Joanna Rowsell helped England break New Zealand and Australian domination of the individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.


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  • Archdiocese: No confirmation of US papal visit

    Fri, 1:56pm

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There is no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come. read more

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  • Judge: Defendant in 9/11 Gitmo case to be tried separately

    Fri, 1:50pm

    Undated photo released January 17, 2002 by the U.S. Government of Ramzi Binalshibh, one of five susp..MIAMI (AP) — A military judge has ruled that one of five prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay naval base charged in the Sept. 11 attack should be tried separately from his co-defendants.


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  • States' use of execution drugs varies widely

    Fri, 1:47pm

    The Arizona state prison is shown where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz. Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene Dietz, 55, at an auto repair shop in Tucson. (AP Photo)The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. A question and answer look at how the disparity came about and why, following more than three decades in which all death penalty states used the exact same three-drug mixture.


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  • Comic-Con fanboys, girls confront changes in beloved characters

    Fri, 1:24pm

    Guests attend Day 1 of Comic-Con International 2014 on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, CaliforniaCaptain America is now black, Thor becomes a woman, and comic character Archie Andrews is shot and killed while saving his gay friend. The annual pop-culture carnival that is the Comic-Con Festival got under way in San Diego on Thursday with fans welcoming the world of change facing so many beloved characters. An estimated 150,000 devotees of comics, video games, fantasy and action movies are expected to throng the four-day extravaganza in southern California, many opting to don costumes of their favorite characters. The streets surrounding the festival resemble a surreal bazaar: a miniature Darth Vader asleep on the shoulders of his father, dressed as Bart Simpson, or Princess Elsa from "Frozen" posing with "Avengers" heroine Black Widow.


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Community Calendar

  • 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic Cookout

    7/5/2014

    2nd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic Cookout at Robert Moses State Park Nature Center. Bring your favorite stuffed bear and join in a cookout over the outdoor firepit. Hot dogs, chips, drinks and s'mores- that you cook yourself. $5/family donation. All food provided. Bears eat free! Meet at the firepit. Event goes from 12pm to 2pm.

  • 47th Annual Potsdam Summer Festival

    7/10/2014

    The 47th Annual Potsdam Summer festival with lots of activities- main stage music, vendors, craft show, car show, kids games, outdoor movie, and more. Events run from July 10th at noon to July 12th, downtown Potsdam and Save A Lot Parking Lot. For more information visit www.potsdamchamber.com 

  • Curious George Visits Canton Free Library

    7/21/2014

    Curious George will visit the Canton Free Library  at 10:00am. Children are invited to listen to a story, meet Curious George and have their picture taken with the beloved monkey! Each family in attendance will receive a free book courtesy of WPBS in Watertown. Bring your camera and join us in the downstairs community room. Call Valerie at 386-3712 x 4 for info. 

  • Free Kids Craft

    7/5/2014

    Kids can make straw paintings to celebrate Independence Day! Kids under 5 need parental assistance. Call ahead to reserve space, class size is limited, 315-705-5022. All materials provided free of charge. Held at the Robert Moses State Park Long Sault Campround Pavilion from 3pm to 4pm.

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