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Board of Regents should take its time

Adirondack Daily Enterprise Aug. 17 The discussion over whether or not New York state should continue requiring its students to pass five Regents examinations before graduating from high school misses a larger point. For too many students, the work they do from kindergarten through 12th ...

If you’re a parent, know who has a gun

By CONNIE SCHULTZ In 1984, an associate English professor at Suffolk Community College wrote a published letter to The New York Times that began: “Last Saturday night I drove home drunk or almost certainly that would have been the indication from any breath or blood test that I might have ...

Things feel better for Osaka back in New York

By BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press NEW YORK — Everything felt better for Naomi Osaka once she returned to the U.S. Open. The knee injury that forced her to retire during her last match no longer is so painful. The disappointment with her tennis that led her last month to say she ...

Code of Honor wins Travers Stakes

By JOHN KEKIS The Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS — Trainer Shug McGaughey walked into Saratoga Race Course stoked for the 150th running of the Travers Stakes. Code of Honor validated those feelings. Code of Honor won a stretch duel with Tacitus and Mucho Gusto, holding off hard-luck ...

Djokovic not worried about blisters with U.S. Open afoot

By HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press NEW YORK — During a break in practice two days before opening his U.S. Open title defense, Novak Djokovic pulled off his blue shoe and white sock so a trainer could look at his right foot. Did it again a little while later. And then, toward the ...

Lightning strike causes six injuries

ATLANTA (AP) — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 ...

Late race restart helps Bell to Xfinity victory

By CHRIS JENKINS The Associated Press ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Christopher Bell knows he must master the art of road course racing to make the jump to the next level of NASCAR, even if it might never be his favorite kind of track. Bell took a big step in that direction on Saturday, surging ...

NFL Roundup: Saints post win over Jets, 28-13

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Drew Brees threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas to cap his only drive in his preseason debut, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the New York Jets 28-13 on Saturday night. Brees didn’t take a snap in the Saints’ first two exhibition games, but ...

MLS Roundup: Heber’s goal gives NYCFC 2-1 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Heber scored on a back-foot redirect early in the second half and New York City FC edged rival New York Red Bulls 2-1 on Saturday. Heber put a nifty touch on an end-line cross from Anton Tinnerholm for his 13th goal, which was enough to put NYCFC (13-5-8) six points ahead of ...

Obscure law basis for ‘order’ on trade

By ZEKE MILLER The Associated Press BIARRITZ, France — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the ...

Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. French President Emmanuel Macron, the host, cornered Donald Trump at the American leader’s hotel with an impromptu lunch invitation. It was something of a ...

Dodgers escape jam in bizarre ninth, hold off Yankees

By BETH HARRIS The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — With the sellout crowd at Dodger Stadium hanging on his every pitch, Kenley Jansen found himself in a jam. Bases loaded, one out, and Los Angeles clinging to a one-run lead over the Yankees in the ninth. All that right after a bizarre ...

Cervelli sparks Braves to 9-5 win over Mets in Atlanta debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly signed Francisco Cervelli had three hits and three RBIs in his Atlanta debut, and the Braves beat the New York Mets 9-5 on Saturday night for their seventh straight victory. Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, and Billy Hamilton dashed home ...

Brazilian troops deploy to fight Amazon fires

By MARCELO SILVA de SOUSA The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. President Jair ...

Pursued oil tanker says it is going to Turkey

By JON GAMBRELL The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey early Saturday after Greece said it wouldn’t risk its relations ...

Hong Kong police and protesters clash

By KELVIN CHAN The Associated Press HONG KONG — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks. Hundreds of black-clad ...

Son of ex-NFL player accused of murder

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say the son of a former NFL lineman wanted on murder charges in Minnesota for the shooting of his parents was arrested Saturday in Mexico. The Todd County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Dylan John Bennett was arrested on second degree murder ...

Trump vows response to China tariffs on $75B of U.S. goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that he had “hereby ordered” American companies with operations in China “to immediately start looking for” an alternative after Beijing announced a series of retaliatory tariffs. But as markets in the U.S., Asia and Europe ...

Trump escalates attack on Fed chief

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed “did NOTHING!” and wondering who is “our bigger enemy” — Powell ...

Polish official: Deadly lightning storm like terror attack

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland — A Polish emergency official on Friday likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that killed at least five people and injured more than 150 to a terror attack in terms of the number of casualties and some of the ...