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Posted Sep 28, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Old memories can be triggered by almost anything. An old yearbook photo, a song on the oldies station, or a classic movie playing on the late-late show. The picture, the tune, the old flick — they are like time machines for our imaginations.I quickly skim through an old Tonawanda High School yearbook, and for a little while at least, I'm sitting in tenth-grade English, muttering about Mr. Mathias, and his unreasonable expectations and demands.Dylan's...

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether an incremental state minimum wage increase from $7.25 per hour to $8 next year and to $9 on Jan. 1, 2016, is the right move in Nebraska.

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 1:02 PM

A-E recognizes the tugs Scots felt when they voted to remain with the UK last week. The story of A-E’s family involves similar doubts since 1768 when his great-great-great grandfather, John Bruce, and four brothers sailed from...

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 11:05 AM

By Philip MaddocksMore Content NowIn a rare show of bipartisan decisiveness, the Senate gave overwhelming approval to a plan to fund the U.S. fight against the Islamic State by winning the Powerball jackpot.

Posted Sep 26, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Hundreds of Pennsylvania state troopers, along with law enforcement officers from across the Northeast, are combing the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania looking for Eric Matthew Frein, who allegedly ambushed two state troopers in the barrack’s...

Updated Sep 23, 2014 at 10:05 PM

What will it take to place our every day challenges, our pedestrian setbacks, our petty frustrations, in the proper perspective?We know, intellectually, that we have it good, better than we have any right to expect.We are secure in...

Posted Sep 19, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Nearly 50 years ago when Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates organized the nation’s first special weapons and tactics team (SWAT), nobody envisioned that most police departments — large and small — across the country would someday have SWAT teams.

Updated Sep 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Someone at Urban Outfitters thought it would be — cool? Really? — to offer a faux-vintage Kent State University sweatshirt, replete with fake blood stains, an obvious reference to the fatal shootings that occurred there in 1970.

Updated Sep 17, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is clearly taking the high road in her mission to further expose the mistreatment of women in the workplace.

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Someone finally powered up the outrage machine and turned it up to 11.Apparently only two things matter to those accused of criminal behavior in professional sports: timing and video.

Posted Sep 14, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Either my attention span is getting shorter, or as I prefer to believe, as I rapidly advance on "seasoned" citizenship, I am developing a remarkable ability to balance multiple mental tasks at once.The other night, I found...

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