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High court to rule on Biden student loan cancellation plan

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether the Biden administration can broadly cancel student loans, keeping the program blocked for now but signaling a final answer by early summer. That’s about two months before the newly extended pause on loan repayments is set ...

Water boil order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — More than 2 million people in the Houston area were under a boil order notice Monday after a power outage at a purification plant caused water pressure to drop, and the mayor of the nation’s fourth-largest city ordered a full review of the system. The notice tells ...

Crowd angered by lockdowns calls for China’s Xi to step down

SHANGHAI — Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China’s powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday that represent a rare direct challenge to the ruling Communist ...

Inflation hovers over shoppers seeking deals on Black Friday

NEW YORK — Cautious shoppers hunted for the best deals at stores and online as retailers offered new Black Friday discounts to entice consumers eager to start buying holiday gifts but weighed down by inflation. Due to elevated prices for food, rent, gasoline and other essentials, many ...

Stec re-elected to state Senate seat

State Sen. Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, on Tuesday won re-election to the Senate in the 45th District race, garnering a total of 66,000 votes to his opponent Jean Lapper’s 42,376 votes. He delivered a victory speech for his unofficial win at The Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls at about 11 p.m. ...