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'We Are Not Afraid': Clinton Delivers Grounded, But Not Soaring, Speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnXiy4D_I8g Hillary Clinton accepted her party's nomination on Thursday, completing the field for an American political campaign without historical precedent.Clinton, the first female presidential nominee for a major American party, has now officially become Republican Donald Trump's Democratic rival for the presidency of the United States."It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise that I accept your nomination for...
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Petty Officer 2nd Class William Lawson / U.S. Coast Guard

USCG search for missing Canadian man ends

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Governor Cuomo got his moment on the convention stage Thursday night before Hillary Clinton’s speech.

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night, delivering a speech that lays out her plan to address terrorist threats and create jobs.

Hillary Clinton accepted her party's nomination on Thursday, completing the field for an American political campaign without historical precedent.

Clinton, the first female presidential nominee for a major American party, has now officially become Republican Donald Trump's Democratic rival for the presidency of the United States.

Petty Officer 2nd Class William Lawson / U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its search for Giusseppe Reinhart, who disappeared Tuesday after departing for a fishing trip on Lake Erie.  The search for the 37-year-old Niagara Falls, ON man was one of the largest in recent years for the Coast Guard.

MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS packs a lot of drama into 90 minutes at the Shaw Festival's Courthouse Theatre in a play, set in the 1950s, that looks at many issues, including apartheid.  Classically trained but a "behind the scenes" Hollywood star, Marni Nixon, who sang for stars who couldn't, passed away this week. And the Buffalo Infringement Festival 2016 has too many offerings to list, so you'd be wise to visit the website.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The lake sturgeon can live over 100 years, weigh over 200 pounds and grow up to eight feet long.

But it has had a fragile existence in the Great Lakes region. Lake Erie’s sturgeon population disappeared at the turn of the 20th century due to over-harvesting.  Commercial fishermen would use dry sturgeon to fuel their boats or sell the eggs for caviar. 

Now the federal government has awarded more than $450,000 to three research projects designed to help the sturgeon, the ancient and iconic fish species native to the region..

NFTA, union remain at contract impasse seven years later

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Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A majority of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's unionized workers, including mechanics and bus drivers, have been working without a new contract since 2009. They hoped their presence at Thursday's NFTA board meeting would break a stalemate. But the union and management remain apart not only on terms but also on the opinion of whether there's even an offer on the table.


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The State Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging New Yorkers to participate in a wild turkey of a survey this August.

The third night of the 2016 Democratic convention scaled several major peaks: President Obama gave, perhaps, the best-written oration of his career. Vice President Joe Biden gave, perhaps, his last national convention address, and his prospective successor, Tim Kaine, gave his first.

Empire State Development Corp.

Even though the state Legislature is off for the summer, a hearing is planned in Albany to look at the Cuomo Administration's job creation programs. 


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Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night, delivering a speech that lays out her plan to address terrorist threats and create jobs.

Hillary Clinton accepted her party's nomination on Thursday, completing the field for an American political campaign without historical precedent.

Clinton, the first female presidential nominee for a major American party, has now officially become Republican Donald Trump's Democratic rival for the presidency of the United States.

At the Democratic National Convention this week, Bernie Sanders announced that his successful rival, Hillary Clinton, had adopted one of his most popular proposals: free tuition at public colleges.

Earlier this week, on the first day of this Democratic National Convention, Ruby Gilliam of Ohio — along with Clarissa Rodriguez of Texas — took the stage, and led the delegates in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The two women are the oldest and youngest delegates at the DNC.

"It's almost like a dream come true," Gilliam tells NPR's Audie Cornish.

"When they called me though and told me though that I was doing the Pledge of Allegiance and there was nobody at home I thought, I'm gonna burst, I'm gonna burst," she recalls.

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Heritage Moments

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Heritage Moments: America’s first spymaster and what Buffalo taught him about secrecy

Wild Bill Donovan he was called, the most famous son of Buffalo’s Old First Ward. He was the man who basically invented America’s intelligence apparatus, having founded and directed the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, the spy agency that eventually became the CIA.
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Lithograph c. 1850 by Francis D’Avignon, after a daguerreotype by Matthew Brady. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Heritage Moments: The Shunning of Millard Fillmore

Portrait by Carl Van Vechten. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection.

Heritage Moments: Harold Arlen, from Pine Street to Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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Ashley Hirtzel

Investigative Post: Buffalo Billion-funded visual effects program falls short of expectations

When it comes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative, SolarCity isn’t the only project experiencing problems. State officials had high hopes for a much smaller initiative—a visual effects training program at Daemen College, in partnership with a company promising to create new jobs in the fledgling industry in Buffalo.
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