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  • Images show Chinese airstrip on man-made Spratly island nearly finished

    Wed, 8:20pm

    Still image from a United States Navy video purportedly shows Chinese dredging vessels in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands(Reuters) - China has almost finished building a 3,000-metre-long (10,000-foot) airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new satellite photographs of the area show. A U.S. military commander had told Reuters in May that the airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef could be operational by year-end, although the June 28 images suggest that could now be sooner. The airstrip will be long enough to accommodate most Chinese military aircraft, security experts have said, giving Beijing greater reach into the heart of maritime Southeast Asia.

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  • The Latest: Moody's downgrades Greece to Caa3

    Wed, 8:18pm

    Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis puts on his motorbike helmet as he leaves his office in Athens, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. About 1,000 bank branches around the country were ordered by the government to reopen Wednesday to help desperate pensioners without ATM cards cash up to 120 euros ($134) from their retirement checks. Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):

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  • Liberia announces two more confirmed Ebola cases

    Wed, 8:09pm

    Red cross workers wearing protective suits are seen carrying the body of an Ebola victim in Monrovia in JanuaryLiberia said Wednesday a teenager who died of Ebola fever had spread the virus to at least two more people, confirming the first outbreak of the tropical disease for months. Health officials told AFP the infected pair had been in physical contact with the 17-year-old victim before his death on Sunday in a village near the country's international airport, around an hour's drive southeast of Monrovia. "One hundred and two contacts have been identified, although that number is expected to increase as investigations continue," the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest report on the epidemic.

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  • In America's South, black church fires fan racial fears

    Wed, 7:18pm

    Fire crews try to control a blaze at the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina in this handout photo(Reuters) - Some were deliberately lit. Others were caused by an electrical fault or lightning. But regardless of the origins, a spike in fires at black churches is fraying nerves at a time of heightened racial tensions across the United States.

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  • Obama: 'New chapter' begins as U.S., Cuba to open embassies

    Wed, 6:50pm

    President Obama: 'New Chapter' Begins as US, Cuba Will Open EmbassiesPresident Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba are opening embassies in their respective capitals later this month and formally reestablished diplomatic relations between the two countries for the first time in more than 50 years. "More than 54 years ago at the height of the cold war, the United States closed its embassy in Havana. Today, I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally reestablish diplomatic relations with the republic of Cuba and re-open embassies in our respective countries," the president said in the Rose Garden today.

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  • Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

    Wed, 6:31pm

    People surround and attend to a 68-year-old man that was bit by a shark in waist-deep water off Ocracoke Island, N.C., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The man suffered wounds to his ribcage, lower leg, hip and both hands as he tried to fight off the shark. (Laura I. Hefty via AP)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters.

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Community Calendar

  • American Legion Legacy Charity Ride


    American Legion Riders Chapter, sponsored by  Norfolk American Legion Post 925, will hold their 2nd American Legion Legacy Scholarship Charity Ride on Saturday, July 11, 2015. All proceeds collected will be donated to the National American Legacy Scholarship Fund. Registration will begin at 9am at the Norfolk  Post, St. Rt. 56, at the corner of East High St. and ride will depart at app. 11am. Plans are for a ride of app. 100 miles in length in St. Lawrence & possibly Franklin County locations with two or three stops during the ride. The Ride will return to Post 925 later in the afternoon where raffle tickets will be available and likely a poker hand, followed by a great meal at the Norfolk Post. 

    For more information call 315-328-4766

  • Ants Ants Everywhere Nature Day Camp


    Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, Inc. Nature Day Camps for July 2015

    July 13th-17th Barnhart Beach 1-3 pm

    Tuesday July 14th: Ants Ants Everywhere

    Please bring a lunch and a drink. Long pants and sneakers should be brought for walks.

  • Art Market


    POTSDAM - Art Market - Meet local artists, view their work, buy directly from the artists. Free & open to the public. At Ives Park. Info, SLC Arts:

  • Birds and Bird Watching Nature Day Camps


    Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, Inc. Nature Day Camps for July 2015

    July 13th-17th Barnhart Beach 1-3 pm

    Tuesday July 15th: Birds and Bird Watching

    Please bring a lunch and a drink. Long pants and sneakers should be brought for walks

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