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University-Area Landlord Admits Past Mistakes Led to Conditions That Prompted Tenant Protests

A Syracuse University neighborhood landlord who’s been the target of tenant protests for unsafe living conditions and poor maintenance says he’s turned his operation around. WAER's Scott Willis reports on how pressuring a landlord might get results, but also poses an inherent risk.

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President Trump will return to the world's biggest stage this week to address heads of state at a time when U.S. global leadership is seen as waning.

When he takes the stage at the United Nations General Assembly for the third time on Tuesday, Trump is expected to "affirm America's leadership role" and "underscore that America is a positive alternative to authoritarianism," said a senior administration official.

Ahead of a week when President Trump will have his first face-to-face meeting with the Ukrainian president, Democratic calls for investigation of Trump's communications with Ukraine have intensified.

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Syracuse Football got off to a fast start against Western Michigan. The Orange move to 2-2 with a 52-33 win over the Broncos. Tommy Devito and the offense looked explosive for the first time this season. Amassing 545 yards and 7 touchdowns. The defense struggled to stop the run allowing over 200 rushing yards but the unit caused turnovers that kept Syracuse in charge of the lead. 

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Nearly the moment Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson announced his plans to resign late last month, rumors and speculation started flying about whom Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp would appoint to fill the seat.

Isakson plans to leave the office he has held for nearly 15 years at the end of 2019 for health reasons.

It's back-to-school time on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, and in the border town of Matamoros, Mexico, migrant children are attending a different kind of classroom.

Volunteers have created a pop-up school on a downtown sidewalk in hopes of giving the kids some sense of stability.

"One, two, three, four ..." Tito, an asylum-seeker from Cuba, counts in Spanish in front of a group of children attending the sidewalk school recently.

He fled his native Cuba because he feared being persecuted for being gay, and he asked that we not use his last name.

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A Syracuse University neighborhood landlord who’s been the target of tenant protests for unsafe living conditions and poor maintenance says he’s turned his operation around.  WAER's Scott Willis reports on how pressuring a landlord might get results, but also poses an inherent risk. 


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Hundreds of concerned Central New Yorkers crowded into Forman Park Friday to join in the global Climate Strike.  Similar events were held in other U.S cities like Chicago and New York City, as well as across the world in France, Germany, Pakistan, and Thailand.  The strikes were primarily led by high school and college students.  Syracuse University student Jett Jonelis highlighted the destruction and loss of human life caused by climate change.

Charlie Winter, a London-based terrorism researcher, was dining with friends one recent evening when the conversation turned to whether it is ethical to eat meat.

Someone brought up slaughterhouse conditions, Winter said, and he instantly grew uneasy. He stayed for a while longer, squirming, and then finally left the room. That word — "slaughterhouse" — had conjured images of one of the most gruesome ISIS videos he'd come across. The militants had filmed a mass execution in a slaughterhouse, casting their prisoners as the animals.

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Onondaga County health officials are joining the state department of health in urging residents to stop using e-cigarettes due to the increase vaping-related illnesses.  At least 74 people have fallen ill statewide, including seven in Onondaga County.  Program Coordinator for the Tobacco-free Network of CNY Karyn Johnson says it’s not clear yet what’s causing symptoms such as coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, and more…

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