ALBANY — On the heels of notching a $5.2 million contract for a memoir about his management of the pandemic, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo has begun collecting a monthly state pension check in the amount of $4,219.11, CNHI has learned.

TRAVERSE CITY — From behind his Detroit Red Wings mask, Josh Murphy angled his power wheelchair toward the floor-to-ceiling windows at Northern Star Assisted Living, watching Eighth Street traffic whiz past.

It’s easy to have missed this, what with the pandemic and inflation and infrastructure and a string of verdicts in racially tinged trials, but there is a potential war between NATO and Russia developing.

Enid pastor, writer and historian Wade Burleson said he believes that while people in Enid are very aware of Vance Air Force Base, and that the base was named after Leon Robert Vance, they may not know the whole story.

NEW YORK — The first of four women scheduled to testify in the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell told jurors she was a 14-year-old seventh grader on a family scholarship at Interlochen Arts Camp in 1994 when she met Maxwell and Maxwell’s former romantic partner, the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Thanksgiving is over, which means if you haven’t started your Christmas shopping, you’d better get going because the way time has been flying lately, we’re going to wake up tomorrow and discover it’s the Fourth of July.

Sometimes I take things that don’t belong to me, which I suppose makes me an occasional thief, but I only take things I know have either been thrown away or I’m absolutely sure are about to be thrown away, which makes me more of a dumpster diver than a thief.

They are simple ideas: Pay big companies to not pollute. Pay farmers to plant cover crops or do no-till, thus reducing the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere when carbon-laden soil is plowed. For that price, we could save the planet.

BOSTON — Massachusetts is among a handful of states that ban silencers, also called sound suppressors. However, some people say gun owners are finding a way around the restrictions with legally purchased kits often assembled with household items.

With a plump, golden brown turkey as the centerpiece, Missouri Southern State University invited international students over the weekend to take part in an American Thanksgiving meal. While the usual traditions of food and fall were celebrated, students said they were most grateful for the opportunity to gather together as an university family.

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As a father, it is inspiring to see my kids growing up. I think back to when I did not have children and how my life was then versus now. Of course, I had more freedom and could make decisions based on myself without the need to think of anyone else's needs.

A Los Angeles couple, Daphna and Alexander Cardinale, are suing a California fertility clinic after DNA tests showed the daughter Daphna gave birth to was not their biological child.

WITH secrecy and uncertainty surrounding the supply of lethal injection drugs, executions have become little more than ghastly experiments. The last one came three weeks ago, when the state of Oklahoma executed John Marion Grant, 60, for the murder of a prison cafeteria worker.

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MAGDALENA WAGLER — The funeral for Magdalena Wagler was held at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at the Amos and Susanna Wagler residence, with home ministers officiating. Burial was in Wagler Cemetery.