Father gives daughter life-saving present as living organ donor

CARRIERE, Miss. (AP) — Sitting poolside with his wife and two daughters, Rhett Shaffette says he’s already received the best gift this Father’s Day. His 12-year-old daughter is thriving, eight months after getting a portion of his liver. She received the transplant after nearly losing her life to internal bleeding. Dreams don’t quit: Local dad … Read more

Empire State Weekly Most Restrictions Rolled Back & Primaries Preview

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York has reached a historic milestone: 70% of adults have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The milestone means most remaining milestones have been lifted, with exceptions for schools, large indoor venues, public transportation, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, and nursing homes and health care facilities. The … Read more

700-pound George Floyd statue unveiled in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (PIX11) — New Jersey’s most populous city paid tribute to George Floyd on Wednesday, unveiling a 700-pound bronze statue in his honor outside Newark’s City Hall. Scott declares George Floyd Remembrance Day in Vermont Mayor Ras Baraka, along with other dignitaries, were on hand for a ceremony where the artwork was presented. “Hopefully, … Read more

Congressman calls B.S. on Canada keeping border closed

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Congressman Brian Higgins had some choice words Friday after learning the border with Canada would remain closed another month. Bill Blair, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness says, the border between the United States and Canada will remain closed for non-essential travel through at least July 21. Canadian government … Read more

Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a national holiday

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden signed a law Thursday which makes Juneteenth, or June 19, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. “This is a day of profound weight and profound power, a day in which we remember the moral stain, the terrible toll that slavery took on the country and continues to … Read more

Newsfeed Now: Users say Apple Watches accidentally calling 911; Study finds half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you’ll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends. (NEXSTAR) – After infrastructure talks between President Biden and a group of Republican … Read more

President Biden gifts Steuben crystal sculpture to Russian President Putin

(WETM/AP) – President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin held diplomatic talks in Geneva on Tuesday that included a gift with connection to the Southern Tier. According to the White House, President Biden gifted President Putin a crystal sculpture of an American Bison by Steuben Glass of New York, “a stately interpretation of one … Read more

Tracking the Tropics: Development in southern Gulf likely by end of week

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tropical development continues to be more likely in the Bay of Campeche – in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico – by the end of the week. An area of showers and storms has been monitored by the National Hurricane Center for the past four days and a tropical depression will likely … Read more

Half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals, study finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada are awash with a toxic industrial compound associated with serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame tested more than 230 commonly used cosmetics and found that … Read more

Hundreds of unwanted Amazon deliveries land at New York home

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — You might not realize just how much you bought while online shopping until those boxes are delivered to your door. But the Amazon packages sent to Jillian Cannan and her family weren’t ordered by anyone in her household. Father’s Day 2021: A gift guide At first, Cannan thought her business partner … Read more