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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.

Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency

Trumpcare analyzed at Albany forum

Lopez wants NYPA hydro plant to be ready for next flood

Former spy: destabilizing democracies typical

Attorney general puts millions of dollars towards revitalizing distressed neighborhoods

Ballston Spa's 'Uncle Fester' shaves head in honor of friend who suffered from childhood cancer


General Electric cutting jobs in Schenectady County

General Electric is cutting jobs at its Schenectady-Rotterdam campus. NewsChannel 13 spoke with a company spokeswoman who would not confirm the number of layoffs, only saying that no production manufacturing jobs are being impacted.

Work to begin on Lansingburgh water main replacement

It's been more than a year since that winter water main break in Lansingburgh and now the city is getting set to replace the 100-year-old line.

Man charged with public lewdness in Guilderland

Guilderland police say 36-year-old Travis Ostroff approached a woman and young daughter at a railroad crossing. Then, police say he went back to his car and exposed himself in full view of the witnesses.

Police identify Troy shooting victim as Brooklyn man

A 24-year-old Brooklyn man is dead after an argument ended in gunfire Thursday morning in Troy.

Man arrested after alleged underage drinking party

Authorities in Warren County are investigating reports of an underage drinking party that sent a 16-year-old girl to the hospital.

Pittsfield powers up its second solar array

The city of Pittsfield teamed up with the renewable energy company, Ameresco, Friday to turn on the switch for the city's second solar power array.

911 hang-up leads to arrest in Kinderhook

A 911 hang up ends with a Kinderhook man jailed and a woman hospitalized. Jeffrey VanAlstyne, 58, is in the Columbia County Jail without bail.

New Congress, all-GOP, same political divisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — With control of the White House and Senate and a commanding majority in the House, Republicans were supposed to brush off any challenge from the hardline Freedom Caucus and work their will with impunity.

AP sources: US to recommend approval of Keystone XL pipeline

Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it.

Six Troy Fire Department officers promoted

TROY - Six Troy fire department officers were promoted Friday morning.

Chrome-plating company at Watervliet Arsenal inks deal with Army

 A chrome plating and surface finishing company with an operation at Watervliet Arsenal has inked a $16.9 million contract with the U.S. Army.

Advocating for direct care workers

As the April 1st deadline approaches, Assemblyman Santabarbara and other advocates are calling on Governor Cuomo to make direct care workers a priority in the final budget.

Woman charged in Bennington drug operation won't serve jail time

A Vermont woman who prosecutors say ran an illegal drug operation with her husband won't serve jail time after pleading guilty to two felony charges.

Waste oil truck rolls over in Latham

Route 7 westbound in Latham reopened near the Northway ramp. A truck took a fast, wide turn and rolled over, Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm.

House GOP leaders postpone health care vote

House Republican leaders have postponed a vote on their health care bill in a setback for President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan.

City of Albany announces traffic pattern change on Tampa Ave.

The city of Albany has announced a traffic pattern change on Tampa Ave.

Albany singer/songwriters hope to bring their Irish play to America

"Find Your Way Home" follows an Irish family in 1910 Ireland and America during times of economic hardship. Jeff Strange and Jimmy Kelly are now hoping to stage the play in the United States. It already had workshop performances in Dublin.

Protesters hold die-in rally amid delayed vote on Republican health care bill.

The decision from House Republican leaders to delay the vote on a new healthcare bill was being celebrated in Glens Falls on Thursday.

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A civil rights leader in Washington state who led others to believe she was black, then lost her job after her parents exposed her as white struggles to make a living these days.

Black Lives Matter groups joining forces with wage activists

A cluster of Black Lives Matter groups and the organization leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage are joining forces to combine the struggle for racial justice with the fight for economic equality, just as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to do in the last year of his life.

State senator, predecessor fight public corruption charges

A state senator and his predecessor are facing public corruption charges in what many say is too familiar at the Capitol. The two were arraigned Thursday on a sealed indictment.

A death without dignity, charges in bizarre case

Police have charged two people in connection with a body driven from Johnstown to Arkansas. They are 39-year-old Leeann Sager and 24-year-old Aron Rulison. They are charged with illegally disposing a human corpse. That’s a Class E felony. Sager is also facing a weapons charge. Bail was set at $2,000 cash.

Glens Falls man accused of attacking neighbor

A Glens Falls man is under arrest, accused of attacking a female neighbor during a dispute over shoveling snow

Man rejects plea deal in 1-year-old's murder

A man accused of murdering a 1-year-old rejected a plea deal on Thursday. David Bridges was arrested in February, along with the baby's mother Rebecca Patrick, in connection with the death of Luka Patrick.

New shelter gives respite to homeless after hospitalization

Managing health issues can be daunting when you're homeless. To help ease that burden, a unique shelter opened this week. Run by the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, it provides shelter and services for the homeless following a hospitalization.

UAlbany student’s way with words getting noticed by big names

She writes about social issues for MTV, blogs about Taylor Swift, is about to get a job with a big media and financial group and she's still in college.

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

LONDON (AP) — The man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament was in Saudi Arabia three times and taught English there, the Persian Gulf country's embassy said.

Troy homicide victim identified as Brooklyn man

Troy police are releasing the name of Thursday’s homicide victim. He's been identified as 24-year-old Dezmon Smith of Brooklyn.

White House says Schumer stance is 'disappointing'

The White House says it's "truly disappointing" that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer has announced that he intends to oppose Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Convicted murderer to get new trial

Convicted murderer Matthew Slocum will get a new trial. The Washington County man’s conviction for killing his mother, her husband, and his own half-brother back in July 2011 was overturned on appeal last month.

Mohawk Harbor developers pleased with progress

Work continues at the Mohawk Harbor Project in Schenectady. At the Electric City Innovation Center Thursday, the development company gave local leaders an update on how the construction project at the five-acre, hard-hat area ties into the casino, downtown and the greater Capital Region.

Albany County corrections officer charged with forcible touching

An Albany County corrections officer is under arrest. Thomas Bellow, 42, is charged with forcibly touching a woman.

Schenectady man accused of stealing $10,000 from employer

A Schenectady man is accused of stealing $10,000 from his employer. Savaion Parson worked for Brinks Armored Car Service in Menands.

Q&A: What's at stake for NY in federal health overhaul?

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - There's a debate in New York over the effects of an amendment to the Republican federal health care overhaul that only applies to the state.

Republicans rebelling against health care risk Trump's wrath

NEW YORK (AP) - Hard-line House Republicans considering voting against the House GOP health bill are bracing for payback from a president who claims his favorite biblical passage is "an eye for an eye." Many appear ready to risk it.

Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.

Rep. Faso responds to criticisms, concerns about repealing, replacing ACA

Rep. John Faso intends to be among those who vote in favor of the Republican plan to repeal and replace the ACA in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday and says the bill would help improve health care for Americans. 

Foul play not suspected in Schenectady fire

Fire investigators do not suspect foul play started a fire in Schenectady Wednesday evening.

Schumer on record opposing Gorsuch nomination

 Top Senate Democrat Charles Schumer is now officially on record as opposing President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court.

Location found for replacing contaminated well in Pownal

At least one location has been found for replacing a contaminated well in Pownal, Vermont.  

Suspect in Pittsfield liquor store robbery found sleeping

Police in Massachusetts didn't have to look far for a suspect in the knifepoint robbery of a Pittsfield liquor store.

Cops: Drunk driver hit unmarked Pittsfield police car

Police say a man was driving drunk and hit an unmarked police car.

Saratoga County mom charged in connection with death of 18-month-old daughter

Police filed charges Wednesday in the February crash that killed an 18-month old Saratoga County girl.

Massachusetts unemployment ticks up in February, but state adds more jobs

 The unemployment rate in Massachusetts has ticked upward for a third consecutive month, but officials say the state continues to add jobs.

NY lawmaker: Free tampons at schools, jails and shelters

A lawmaker in New York says women and girls should be able to obtain free tampons and other feminine hygiene products at public schools, homeless shelters and correctional facilities.

Demonstration planned for Thursday outside Rep. Stefanik's office

A demonstration is planned for Thursday afternoon in front of Rep. Eise Stefanik's office in Glens Falls.

Pittsfield Mayor responds to accusations about not hiring enough minority employees

 The man who wrote the letter to the editor - a former City Council and School Board member - did not want to do an on-camera interview but when NewsChannel 13 visited his house on Wednesday he said he "stands by" his words and hopes his letter gets people thinking about change.     

100+ residents await 'all-clear' after Colonie apartment building fire

Smoke and fire ousted residents of the Towne Towers Apartments in Colonie Tuesday night. They were allowed back in Wednesday, but only briefly to retrieve their belongings. Many are wondering when they can return home permanently.

Advocates try to change old state law allowing underage marriage

It's legal for a 14-year-old girl to get married in New York State. It's part of an old law still on the books. Governor Cuomo and some advocates are trying to change that with new legislation.

Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers as part of an increasingly partisan House probe of the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.

11 dogs seized from Schoharie County home

Eleven dogs were seized from a home in Summit, Schoharie County. A woman is now charged with not taking proper care of them.

Salvation Army ready and willing to help addicts recover

The organizers at the Salvation Army on Clinton Avenue in Albany say they have space for addicts and they won't turn anyone away.

Ballston Spa man sentenced for child porn

A Ballston Spa man who pleaded guilty to child porn charges will spend the next eight years in prison. Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Parker Sikand admitted to distributing, receiving and possession videos depicting children, some as young as 2 to 3 years old.

Lawmakers urge tax breaks for farmers who donate food

Lawmakers are urging the governor to give farmers a tax break if they donate some of their crops to food banks. The state Farm Bureau is pushing a bi-partisan bill that would give farmers a 25 percent tax credit on the wholesale value of donated food.

Albany teen accused of stealing guns from Corinth home

A teenager from Albany was arrested this week by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department. They say Kristoff Mota stole several handguns and long guns from a home on Farr Road in the town of Corinth on February 11.

New York State's canal system to open May 19

New York State's Canal System has announced it will open for the season May 19. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the start of the construction of the Erie Canal.

Pittsfield shooting under investigation

Pittsfield police are investigating a shooting that left one man wounded. It happened early Wednesday morning on Second Street.

Schenectady bank robbery under investigation

Schenectady police say someone robbed the Trustco Bank on 1620 Union Street. It happened around 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Child recovering after being hit by school van in Troy

A child is recovering after being hit by a school van in Troy Wednesday morning.

Sears has "substantial doubt" about its future

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open.

Village of Hoosick Falls elects new mayor who inherits PFOA crisis

Menands police release photos in trampoline park robbery

Police: Suspect using stolen debit, credit card

Ryan's legacy as speaker on line with health care vote

AP Exclusive: US probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus

For juveniles sentenced to Shakespeare, the world's a stage

Republicans shift NY Medicaid tab; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe'

U.S. Marshals offering cash reward for man wanted in Albany

Diana Ross and Melissa Etheridge coming to Tanglewood

Albany man facing gun theft charges

NYSP shed light on Albany cold case

Schneiderman criticizes Trump's budget proposal

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is attacking the federal budget proposed by President Donald Trump.

Missed, not missing: Simmons' withdrawal sparks fascination

'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

More than 100 displaced following Colonie high-rise fire

Cuomo: Congressional Republicans ‘at war’ with New York State’s healthcare

Rotterdam police searching for robbery suspect

Man arrested for attempted murder in Granville

NY canal system set to open in May; no tolls for boaters

Cohoes to enforce emergency parking restrictions for snow removal

New York offers $2K rebates to spark electric car sales

Schenectady man arraigned for allegedly lying about hate crime

Mechanicville woman accused of driving drunk while son was in car

Assemblywoman proposes $10 fine for not voting

Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee

Queensbury widow, police say husband's friend scammed them out of thousands

100,000 gallons of untreated sewage spill into Hudson River

US bars electronic carry-ons from Mideast, N. Africa flights

Republican health bill would widen America's big wealth gap

Colonie man charged with underage sex crimes