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A local official says he was detained and tortured by the Communist Party after being accused of taking bribes. The Associated Press reports these investigations occur without judicial oversight.
A new report finds that anti-Roma sentiment and anti-Semitism is accelerating in the country, along with the rise of paramilitary and extremist groups.
Since the 1970s, hallucinogens have been classified as Schedule I drugs, indicating they have no medical use. But researchers say there are benefits and that work must continue.
An intense search and unusual revelations have not yet told us what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a Boeing jet with 239 people aboard.
A new blood test for people in their 70s can detect who will develop Alzheimer's disease. A positive result could help people prepare. But since there's no treatment, will people really want to know?
by NCPR News
Aug 21, 2008 — The Nature Conservancy completes a 90,000-acre land deal in the Adirondacks... The city of Ogdensburg takes over a kosher cheese plant that failed to pay taxes... Saranac Lake settles a school-construction lawsuit from 2003... And we hear the Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum corps recreated music from the 1700s. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Aug 21, 2008 — Years of litigation and expense for the Saranac Lake School District came to an end last night when the school board voted to approve a settlement offer from contractors blamed for problems with a capital building project. The agreement settles a lawsuit the district filed against three different contractors in 2003. As Chris Knight reports, school officials say the settlement means the district's taxpayers will be paid back for the cost of fixing the school buildings. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Aug 21, 2008 — If you go to Fort Ticonderoga this summer, you'll find centuries-old stone walls and a new education center. But you'll also find music and pageantry. For more than three... Go to full article