Aug 15, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's attorney general says new owners of the website Ask.fm have agreed to provide more oversight of complaints in an attempt to curb harassment and bullying.
The question-and-answer website popular among teens has been acquired by the owners of Ask.com. Doug Leeds, Ask.com's chief executive, says the focus is ensuring a safer and more enjoyable experience for users. Go to full article
Lake George Battlefield Park. Photo: Nolan, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Aug 15, 2014 — LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) An archaeological dig at a Colonial military site in the southern Adirondacks has turned up thousands of artifacts.
Archaeologist David Starbuck says most of the items found buried at the Lake George Battlefield Park are butchered animal bones, mainly from the cattle that were the main food source for soldiers manning the wilderness outpost in the 18th century. Go to full article
Aug 15, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Student Assistance Corp., Congressman Peter Welch and Attorney General William Sorrell are warning about offers from financial companies that promise student loan "relief."
They say state and federal authorities are raising concerns over companies that promise to help student-loan borrowers ease their financial burden but charge hefty fees for unnecessary services. Go to full article
Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in 2009. Photo: DVIDSHUB, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Aug 13, 2014 — NEW YORK (AP) New York's public university system is the first to support a law that would strengthen colleges and universities' assistance for sexual assault victims while establishing strong penalties for non-compliance. Go to full article