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Trump Walks Back Controversial Comments On Russian Election Interference

Updated at 5:18 p.m. ET A day after his much-criticized news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump attempted some damage control Tuesday, saying "I accept" the findings of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign. But he again repeated his claim that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia and suggested that others may have interfered in the election. During his news conference along side...

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Seven years after the tragic death of Amherst teenager Alix Rice a special skate park will officially open to the public next month. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says a ribbon cutting for the Alix Rice Peace Park will be held Saturday, August 4th at the Northtown Center in Amherst.  

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Two competing visions of development for the former site of Deaconess Hospital along Humboldt Avenue in Buffalo collided Tuesday before the Common Council Legislation Committee.

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While the Albright Knox Art Gallery's massive renovation and expansion plan may well be approved for eventual construction, staff and architects learned Tuesday it will not be simple.

Public health and agriculture officials are warning New York residents, farmers and visitors to take precautions outdoors as a new tick species has been found in the state.

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State health officials will visit Buffalo Thursday, seeking answers on what’s making a community in Western New York a “cancer hotspot.”

Buffalo Police have arrested a 23-year-old Buffalo man in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy.

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Buffalo Police are investigating the hit and run of a bicyclist that appears to be intentional.

by ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Cornell's Ruth Richardson explains the water testing process.

Many are heading to the beach to escape the hot temperatures this summer, only to find the water is closed. Now, a group of researchers is trying out a new method that could deliver water testing results faster.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has just over $31 million in his campaign coffers, according to the most recent July filings. That amount dwarfs the amount collected by his challengers, Democrat Cynthia Nixon and Republican Marc Molinaro, who each have less than $1 million in their war chests.

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The man convicted for his role in the May 2016 shooting death of Freddie Dizon inside the Anchor Bar was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years for life in prison. Gregory Ramos showed no emotion as he learned his fate for serving as the getaway driver in that murder.


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WBFO wins AP's Outstanding News Operation in Radio for fifth straight year

WBFO earned nine first-place awards at the New York State Associated Press Association awards banquet on Saturday – more than any other radio or television station in the state.

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The European Commission has fined Google $5 billion for violating EU antitrust laws — specifically, by forcing manufacturers of Android phones to install the Google search app and the Chrome web browser.

"Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine," Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement. "These practices have denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits."

The 12 members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach subsisted on water that was flooding the cave where they were trapped for two weeks — and they now regard the divers who saved them as family, they said at a news conference on Wednesday, after finally leaving a hospital and preparing to return to their homes in northern Thailand.

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The company that owns the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas has asked federal courts to declare that it is not liable in the October 2017 mass shooting carried out by a gunman staying at Mandalay Bay.

Stephen Paddock stayed at the resort for several days before he opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest music festival. Aiming from the windows of his 32nd-floor hotel room, he killed 58 people and injured hundreds.

Migrants detained in recent months at the U.S.-Mexico border describe being held in Customs and Border Protection facilities that are unsanitary and overcrowded, receiving largely inedible food and being forced to drink foul-smelling drinking water.

In a lawsuit filed against Attorney General Jeff Sessions by the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law, some 200 individuals detained under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy were interviewed, many of them relating poor conditions.

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Heritage Moments: Mark Twain, Buffalonian

Samuel L. Clemens’s time in Buffalo was short. But it was also by turns pivotal, tragic and, of course, funny. The young man who would go on to become America’s greatest humorist was just barely on the cusp of national fame when, armed with a loan from his fiancée’s industrialist father, he rolled into town and bought a one-third share of the Buffalo Express newspaper.

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