Syracuse - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Syracuse 'Drogon' the ant on annual Top 10 list of new species SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Drogon the ant joins a pink bush cricket and a freshwater stingray on this year's Top 10 list of new species. An international panel of experts compiles the list for the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Also included are a tiny spider, a rat that eats plant and... Fri, 19 May 2017 11:37:00 GMT 2017-05-19T11:37:00Z Rare example of early canal boat in New York lake SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Three scuba divers say they've discovered a rare example of an early Erie Canal boat on the bottom of an upstate New York lake. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports ( ) Timothy Caza, Timothy Downing and Christopher Martin, all of Oswego County, found the shipwreck in Oneida Lake in 2011. Ben Ford, a maritime archaeologist at Indian... Wed, 03 May 2017 14:19:00 GMT 2017-05-03T14:19:00Z Governor awash in controversy over 25-cent cups of milk ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governor is finding out that, in politics, something as simple as a 25-cent cup of milk can turn sour fast. Just last summer, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo was hailed as a hero for stepping in with a state subsidy to prevent a price hike to 50 cents for the popular cups of white and chocolate milk at the New York State Fair's beloved Milk Bar, which fo... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 19:10:00 GMT 2017-04-09T19:10:00Z Historian: NY town's blade-embedded 'Scythe Tree' needs trim WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — A poplar tree in upstate New York dating back to before the Civil War has grown around three farm tool blades and is in need of a trimming. The "Scythe Tree," as it's called, is located in Waterloo, midway between Rochester and Syracuse. It was planted in front of a farmer's house before the Civil War. A man who jo... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:17:00 GMT 2017-03-31T14:17:00Z 'Fox & Friends' the morning show of choice for Donald Trump NEW YORK (AP) — "Fox & Friends" has emerged as the morning television show of choice for President Donald Trump and his fans, although that may have backfired for Fox News Channel this week. Like many cable news shows in the Trump era, "Fox & Friends" has seen ratings jump, and not just in the White House. Its average February audience of 1.72 million viewers was 49 percent ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:56:00 GMT 2017-03-22T15:56:00Z Republicans shift NY Medicaid tab; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe' WASHINGTON (AP) — Desperate to lock down votes for their health care overhaul, House Republican leaders are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government — a proposal Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe" and the "Knickerbocker kickback." The provision would help mostly Republican-co... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:42:00 GMT 2017-03-21T21:42:00Z A look at what could happen in the women's NCAA Tournament NEW YORK (AP) — It's been pretty easy to pick UConn to win the title the last few years. While the path may be more difficult this season, the result will be the same. The question is what will happen in the other 57 games in the women's bracket that may not be so obvious. Here's one look at what could happen over the next three weeks: The bracket breakdo... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:02:00 GMT 2017-03-17T00:02:00Z Vikings nab ex-Raiders RB Murray, bid Peterson farewell MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson has taken his final handoff for Minnesota, a 10-year run featuring a league MVP award, plenty of off-the-field drama and a franchise-leading 11,747 yards rushing over 123 regular-season games. After the Vikings declined their $18 million option on his contract for 2017 two weeks ago to make Peterson a free agent, they si... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:11:00 GMT 2017-03-16T23:11:00Z Winter storm forces basketball teams to alter travel plans ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Mother Nature is causing college basketball teams to alter their travel plans. Teams chasing a college basketball title are contending with an unexpected wrinkle that's making last-minute travel plans difficult — a fierce storm bearing down on the Northeast that's expected to dump up to two feet of snow in some places and create blizzard-like conditions. ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:13:00 GMT 2017-03-14T06:13:00Z Greensboro gets shot at Boeheim, Syracuse in NIT opener NEW YORK (AP) — Greensboro is getting its shot at Jim Boeheim. Four days after the Hall of Fame coach from Syracuse angered an entire city by saying there was "no value" in the Atlantic Coast Conference holding its postseason tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Orange were matched up Sunday night against UNC Greensboro in the first round of the National Invitation ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:19:00 GMT 2017-03-13T04:19:00Z The Latest: NCAA field is set with minimal controversy The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 9:45 p.m. The field is set and for the most part the griping about the bracket was relatively minimal. Duke didn't get a No. 1 seed, though the Blue Devils look dangerous. Syracuse was the one team left out that could have m... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:47:00 GMT 2017-03-13T01:47:00Z Bubble Watch: Tough day for ACC bubble teams NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Boeheim usually says what's on his mind and it doesn't matter if the topic is his team's chances at making the NCAA Tournament's field of 68. Syracuse lost to Miami 62-57 on Wednesday in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. It was a win that would have improved the Orange's resume. It was a loss that may mean no NCAA Tournament. ... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:59:00 GMT 2017-03-09T14:59:00Z Boeheim disses Greensboro and city jabs back at 'Cuse coach NEW YORK (AP) — If it were up to Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, the Atlantic Coast Conference would be in no rush to return its men's basketball tournament to Greensboro, North Carolina. The city that has hosted the ACC tournament more than any other was quick to jab back at the Hall of Fame coach, and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski also came to Greensboro's defense. ... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:45:00 GMT 2017-03-08T23:45:00Z Tobacco Road intersects Flatbush Avenue as ACC comes to NYC NEW YORK (AP) — Tobacco Road intersects with Flatbush Avenue this week when the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament comes to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. College basketball's most storied conference begins a five-day run in New York city Tuesday as the 15-team ACC tries to claim some ownership of the country's largest media market. ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:52:00 GMT 2017-03-07T00:52:00Z Gillon's 3 at buzzer lifts Syracuse past No. 10 Duke 78-75 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — John Gillon had done it before, just not quite on such a grand stage. With Syracuse desperate for a signature victory in what has been a so-so season, Gillon hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and Syracuse upset No. 10 Duke 78-75 on Wednesday night in front of a raucous Carrier Dome crowd of 30,331. ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:18:00 GMT 2017-02-23T07:18:00Z ICYMI: Upsets galore and one near upset in women's hoops. NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't a great week to be a ranked team. Nearly half the teams in The Associated Press women's basketball poll lost, including four of the top 10 teams. Tulane also almost pulled off a monumental upset, but ended up falling just short against UConn, losing by three points Sunday. While the Huskies held on to win their... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:15:00 GMT 2017-02-20T07:15:00Z No. 8 Louisville outlasts Syracuse in overtime, 76-72 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse made a Herculean comeback, but Louisville had Superman on its side. At least that's how the two Hall of Fame coaches put it. Seldom-used Ryan McMahon scored all seven of his points in overtime, Anas Mahmoud added five straight in the extra period and No. 8 Louisville held off Syracuse 76-72 on Monday night to hand the Orange their first confere... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:24:00 GMT 2017-02-14T05:24:00Z White, Gillon lead Syracuse past No. 6 FSU 82-72 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — All of a sudden, Syracuse is showing signs of emerging from its struggles this season. Andrew White scored 24 points, John Gillon had 21 points and matched his career high with 11 assists, and Syracuse beat No. 6 Florida State 82-72 on Saturday. Syracuse (13-9, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its second straight... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 22:16:00 GMT 2017-01-28T22:16:00Z 'The Hobbit' book returned after 38-year unexpected journey ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A hardbound edition of "The Hobbit" is back on the shelves at a New York library nearly 40 years after it was checked out by a reader who traveled the world as a Marine. Bob James tells WSTM-TV in Syracuse ( ) that he checked out the J.R.R. Tolkien book from the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca before enlisting in the Marines ... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:41:00 GMT 2017-01-20T13:41:00Z Ponds scores 26, St. John's upsets No. 13 Butler 76-73 NEW YORK (AP) — The losses to Delaware State and LIU Brooklyn seem long ago all of a sudden. The talk around St. John's is all about the last two games — a record-setting win at Syracuse and Thursday night's 76-73 upset of No. 13 Butler in the Big East opener for both teams. "We haven't backed good games up consistently and that is a co... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 03:35:00 GMT 2016-12-30T03:35:00Z No. 5 Duke aiming to get settled, develop as ACC play starts RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke started the year as the nation's top-ranked team and Atlantic Coast Conference favorite. Yet as the start of league play arrives, little has gone to plan for the fifth-ranked Blue Devils. And that could make for an interesting race for the ACC regular-season crown with No. 8 North Carolina, No. 10 Louisville and No. 12 Virginia l... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 16:56:00 GMT 2016-12-25T16:56:00Z Syracuse to honor the late Pearl Washington on Saturday SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Debbie Busacco struggled with her emotions as she thought about what promises to be a difficult moment. That moment comes Saturday when the Syracuse Orange (6-3) host former Big East rival Georgetown (6-4) and her late fiance, Dwayne "Pearl" Washington , will be celebrated for his contributions. "He would be smilin... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:52:00 GMT 2016-12-16T17:52:00Z Plunging temperatures, powerful winds reach Northeast US CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Plunging temperatures and gusty winds made their way Thursday into the Northeastern U.S., the next victim in the path of dangerously cold temperatures to hit the country. A strong Arctic cold front moved across the region with temperatures falling throughout the day and commuters, schools and outdoor workers slowing down, girding up, and taking precautions. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:07:00 GMT 2016-12-15T22:07:00Z Clemson, Florida State dominate AP All-ACC team selections Clemson and Florida State dominated The Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team. The ACC champion Tigers placed nine players on the first team while four Seminoles were unanimous picks — running back Dalvin Cook, offensive tackle Rod Johnson, defensive end DeMarcus Walker and cornerback Tarvarus McFadden. The other ... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:12:00 GMT 2016-12-07T22:12:00Z Expect the unexpected, say college disaster prep officials When Jefferson Community College was making plans to build its first residence hall, there was one must-have for President Carole McCoy: generators for backup if the power went out. With her campus in Watertown, New York in the bulls-eye of more than 100 inches of snow each year, she knew students might get stuck. They wouldn't be cold and hungry. ... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:27:00 GMT 2016-12-06T08:27:00Z HEISMAN 2016: The spotlight isn't always easy for Jackson LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lamar Jackson's breakout into a Heisman Trophy favorite on the field has also required coming out of his shell when he's away from it. Finding a comfort zone remains a work in progress for Louisville's sophomore quarterback, who on Monday was selected as a finalist for the award given to college football's best player. Flattered by being mentioned as t... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:26:00 GMT 2016-12-06T02:26:00Z New York man caught speeding had license suspended 46 times CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man whose driver's license has been suspended nearly four dozen times was arrested for speeding on Interstate 81 south of Syracuse. Fifty-one-year-old Darwin Barnes was pulled over by New York State Police in Cortland County around 10 p.m. Wednesday after troopers say he was observed going 95 mph in a 65 mph zone. ... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:22:00 GMT 2016-12-01T14:22:00Z Irish and Huskies still atop AP women's basketball poll NEW YORK (AP) — After a busy eight days, Auburn coach Terri Williams-Flournoy gave her team a much needed day off. The Tigers won four of the five games in that stretch with the lone loss coming against No. 16 West Virginia. That was good enough to get Auburn ranked Monday for the first time since 2009, when the Tigers entered The Associated Press women's basketball poll at ... 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