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Healy leads Albany (NY) over UMass Lowell 101-75

Jan. 22, 2020 10:40 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cameron Healy scored a career-high 41 points, including eight 3-pointers, as Albany beat UMass Lowell 101-75 on Wednesday night. Ahmad Clark had 15 points and six assists for Albany (11-9, 4-1 America East Conference). Romani Hansen added 12 points and seven rebounds. It was the first...

University at Albany becomes smoke, vape-free campus

Jan. 21, 2020 10:20 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The University at Albany is joining a number of college campuses across the country in becoming tobacco free Wednesday. The university announced it will begin prohibiting the use of any smoking and vaping products on campus starting Wednesday. University President Havidán...

Minor party sues over law making it harder to get on ballot

Jan. 19, 2020 11:13 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A minor political party in New York has sued over a new law approved by political appointees that will make it harder for parties to get on the ballot. The Serve America Movement Party filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan Tuesday claiming the new requirement violates...

Olaniyi, Garcia lead Stony Brook over Albany 70-62

Jan. 18, 2020 10:21 PM EST

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Elijah Olaniyi and Andrew Garcia scored 20 points apiece as Stony Brook topped Albany 70-62 on Saturday night. Makale Foreman had 11 points for Stony Brook (13-7, 4-1 America East Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. Mouhamadou Gueye added eight rebounds...

Clark, Rizzuto lead Albany's OT win over New Hampshire

Jan. 15, 2020 10:44 PM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Ahmad Clark had 27 points and Antonio Rizzuto's steal and jumper gave Albany the lead late in overtime of a 76-73 victory over New Hampshire on Wednesday night. New Hampshire led 73-71 after Nick Guadarrama made one of two free throws with 24 seconds left in overtime. Albany would score...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 15, 2020 2:51 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Take Impeachment Seriously, Senators New York Times Jan. 14 It would be nice to have faith that, as the Senate prepares to receive the articles of impeachment against President Trump and gears up for its role in this rare and...

Man expected to be charged with murder in woman's death

Jan. 13, 2020 7:25 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man who was released under the state's new bail reform laws is expected to be charged with murder. Paul Barbaritano, 52, of Albany, was initially charged with second-degree manslaughter, an offense that no longer requires bail. Barbaritano is scheduled to be...

New York called to include menthol in flavored tobacco ban

Jan. 13, 2020 7:15 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers could ban flavored tobacco products amid growing concern over the tobacco and vaping industry's use of flavorings to attract young people and African Americans, though it's unclear whether a push to ban menthol cigarettes will succeed. The Democratic Senate Majority...

Judge blocks NY ban on flavored vaping products

Jan. 11, 2020 10:23 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has blocked New York state from enforcing an executive order banning flavored vaping products. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Catherine Cholakis ruled that the state Public Health and Health Planning Council overstepped its authority last September when it issued a ban on...

Clark sets free throw record, Albany tops Maine 76-70

Jan. 11, 2020 7:26 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ahmad Clark made a single-game school record 19 of 24 free throws and scored 28 points as Albany beat Maine 76-70 on Saturday to win its third straight. Clark surpassed the 18 free throws Brian Lillis made against Boston U on March 8, 2008. Trey Hutcheson had 15 points and eight boards...