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  • Small clubs, youth teams feel victimized by FIFA scandal

    Sat, 3:42pm

    A young boy controls the ball while playing soccer with others, on a dusty field in Thokoza township east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, May 28, 2015. The image of South Africa’s 2010 World Cup has been shattered by allegations that its bid over a decade ago was involved in bribes of more than $10 million to secure FIFA votes - possibly with the knowledge or involvement of the South African government. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their personal accounts. Those who feel victimized aren't as obvious: Youth players with hand-me-down equipment, semi-pro clubs that can't afford to travel and developmental leagues that can't pay referees.

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  • No. 1 Williams edges Azarenka in French Open's 3rd round

    Sat, 3:39pm

    Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she plays Belarus' Victoria Azarenka during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — At the outset, Serena Williams was grimacing and cursing and, worst of all, losing by a lot.

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  • EU hits out at 'arbitrary and unjustified' Russia travel blacklist

    Sat, 3:38pm

    European politicians -- including Swedish MEP Anna Maria Corazza Bildt (pictured) -- who discovered they were on a previously confidential Russian travel blacklist said Saturday they were proud of being includedThe European Union hit out Saturday at a travel ban imposed by Russia on 89 European citizens -- many of whom are outspoken Kremlin critics -- calling it "totally arbitrary and unjustified". The formerly undisclosed list was revealed to European diplomats on Thursday, and includes past and serving parliamentarians and ministers who have openly criticised President Vladimir Putin and the war in Ukraine. European politicians who discovered they had been banned from travelling to Russia wore the badge proudly, as Brussels took aim at Moscow for the decision.

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  • Rollback of U.S. spy powers would mark post-9/11 watershed

    Sat, 3:19pm

    A National Security Agency data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, south of Salt Lake CityBy Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At 3:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, the National Security Agency and telecommunications companies will begin mothballing a once-secret system that collected Americans' bulk telephone records, shutting down computers and sealing off warehouses of digital data. If the U.S. Congress fails to act, key provisions of the USA Patriot Act will lapse in a watershed moment in the post-Sept. 11, 2001, era. Intrusive government powers, created and wielded in the name of preventing another mass-casualty terrorist attack, would be at least partly scaled back, proponents and critics of the surveillance say.

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  • Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire

    Sat, 2:58pm

    FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post 9/11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire midnight Sunday. Will that make Americans less secure? Absolutely, senior Obama administration officials say. Nonsense, counter civil liberties activists. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday.

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  • Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

    Sat, 2:55pm

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall more

Community Calendar

  • ART EXHIBIT OPENING: Melanie Kimbler-Lago's "Why I Can't Sleep"


    SLC Arts Gallery at Town Hall, 18 Elm Street, Potsdam

    Opening night reception: Friday, May 22, 5-7 PM. The show runs from May 22-July 6.

    A stunning exhibition of Kimbler-Lago's unique quilts. The artist uses a combination of photographs, bright colors, mixing fabric textures and painting with thread. For more information visit or call 265-6860. Free and open to the public. Handicap accessible.

  • Adirondack 102 Club Lecture & Book Signing at SLCHA


    On Thursday, May 21st at 12pm, come to the St. Lawrence County Historical Associations next Patricia Harrington Carson Brown Bag Lunch Series at the Silas Wright House on 3 East Main Street, Canton. Author and historian Marty Podskoch will speak about his latest project, the Adirondack 102 Club, which describes the 102 Adirondack towns and villages locations, history and important points of interest.

    After, Podskoch along with some other local writers that contributed to this project will be signing copies of the new book, Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport & Guide to the North Country, which are for sale at the SLCHA for $20.00 each.

    Bring your own bagged lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by the SLCHA.

    The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 E. Main St., Canton.  Parking is available in back of the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance.

    The St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday, Wedneday and Saturday from noon to 4pm, and from noon to 8pm on Fridays. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children. Membership is $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public. 

  • Art Market


    POTSDAM - Art Market - Meet local artists, view their work, buy directly from the artists. Free & open to the public. At Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St. Info, SLC Arts:

  • Canton Canoe Weekend


    The 2015 Canton Canoe Weekend and Rushton Memorial Races will continue to be a historic event, marking 54 years of hosting this event in Canton. This is one of the oldest canoe races in the country and one of the earliest in the season. There are events for every type of paddler and every age and all types of canoes and kayaks and SUP's. For more information email Chuck Bolesh at or check out the website at 

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