links for 2010-11-15

  • Clark, an abolitionist, gave shelter to escaped African-American slaves who were making their way north to Oswego and then to freedom in Canada. .
  • Millions of people with mild or moderate heart failure got good news Sunday, with studies showing a Pfizer drug and a device from Medtronic can boost survival and cut trips to the hospital by patients having trouble breathing.
  • Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo says the trial of the professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks should stay out of New York state entirely
  • The Postal Service said Friday it lost $8.5 billion last year despite deep cuts of more than 100,000 jobs and other reductions in recent years. The post office had estimated it would lose $6 billion…
  • In the highly competitive world of potato chip distributing, feelings sometimes get ruffled and relations between firms often take a dip. Take what happened Tuesday, when police were called after two snack distributors met
  • A man convicted of fatally shooting his infant son. An accused bank robber who allegedly shot a sheriff’s deputy. A 13-year-old baby sitter accused of sexually abusing and killing the toddler in his care.
  • It was never about winning an election, Richard Hanna says. The goal is to get the job.
  • The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that there would be no negative environmental, social or economic impact from accepting a land-into-trust application
  • The New York State Liquor Authority has reached an agreement with the producers of Four Loko to stop shipment of the product to New York.
  • Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is seeking a federal investigation after a newspaper's report of lead content in some reusable grocery bags..
  • Fulton's Rob Schremp cut into the Los Angeles lead at the 5:39 mark. In what was a gritty effort by both Doug Weight and James Wisniewski who both worked hard to get the puck to Schremp who netted his first goal of the 2010-11 season, while cutting into the Los Angeles lead making the score 2-1.