KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is running low on ganja.
Heavy rains followed by an extended drought, an increase in local consumption and a drop in the number of marijuana farmers have...
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have charged two Kingston men in the fatal shooting last week of a 12-year-old girl.
Gilbert Thomas, 24, and Robert James, 46, also face charges of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Toots Hibbert, one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement through such classics as “Pressure...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A teenager and a farmer in Jamaica died after lightning struck them while they picked pears in the island’s southwest region, police said Thursday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's Minister of Health says legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Minister Christopher Tufton said Bolt was aware of...
ULSTER, N.Y. (AP) — A tractor-trailer struck two stopped passenger vehicles on the Thruway in the Hudson Valley, killing two children and an adult from a New York City family, police...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Open golf tournament has been postponed indefinitely, although organizers remain hopeful it can be held in early 2021.
GENEVA (AP) — A long-running lawsuit looking to force promotion and relegation on to Major League Soccer has failed.
Lower-tier clubs Miami and Kingston Stockade filed a challenge in 2017...
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Shane, the last surviving original member of the popular folk group the Kingston Trio and the lead singer on its million-selling ballad “Tom Dooley” and many other hits, has...
KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) — Five of the seven people who died in a small plane crash in Canada were members of a Houston-area family, according to friends of the family.
Manhattan (3-1) vs. Rhode Island (4-2)
Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island; Wednesday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Rhode Island goes up against Manhattan in a non-conference...
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old college student has died after falling 150 feet from a cliff in an upstate New York park.
Donald Christian, president of the State University...
Long Island-Brooklyn (0-0) vs. Rhode Island (0-0)
Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Rhode Island begins its 2019-20 campaign by hosting...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Jamaica say a member of the women's national soccer team has been stabbed to death.
Police said Friday that 20-year-old Tarania Clarke was killed...
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — An environmental group has purchased more than 500 acres along the Hudson River to turn it into a public park with a riverfront trail for hikers and bicyclists.
WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) — The Woodstock Film Festival this year will feature an appearance by actor Matt Dillon.
The 20-year-old annual festival runs Wednesday through Sunday in the Hudson...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor says three Rhode Island nursing care facilities have paid more than $190,000 in back wages to multiple employees to settle labor...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — India's bowlers took five wickets in just over an hour on Monday to help complete a 257-run win over West Indies and clinch a 2-0 test series victory.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — India declared its second innings at 168-4 on Day 3 of the second and final test, setting West Indies an improbable victory target of 468 on Sunday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Pacer Jasprit Bumrah took 6-16 and became only the third Indian bowler to get a test hat trick as his team gained total control of the second test against West Indies on...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — India reached stumps at 264-5 on Friday after a tight opening day of the second and final test against the West Indies as opposing captains Virat Kohli and Jason Holder...
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials say a Hudson Valley resident has died of a rare virus spread by infected ticks.
The Ulster County Health Department says Wednesday that the town of...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Thousands of Jamaicans turned out Sunday for the funeral of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, who was the last survivor of the generation of politicians who led the...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's central bank thinks the country's economy is doing very well and it is using an instantly recognizable symbol of the island to get this message to the people:...
MIAMI (AP) — The CONCACAF Gold Cup will be played in the Caribbean for the first time when a group-stage doubleheader takes place on June 17 in Kingston, Jamaica.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The arrest of a New York man on charges of harassing a Jewish co-worker at a health food store is the latest in a rising number of anti-Semitic episodes reported in New York,...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Jamaica are investigating the killing of a member of Parliament whose body was found at his home in the northeast district of Portland.
Police said Monday that they don't know the motive for the fatal stabbing of 59-year-old Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield. His body was found on Saturday, and no arrests have been made.
Bloomfield was a member of the People's National Party and first won his seat in 2011. He was re-elected in 2016.
ULSTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police officials say a Hudson Valley man and two 17-year-old boys have been charged with murder.
NEW YORK (AP) — American sculptor Robert Morris, one of the founders of the minimalist movement that emerged in the 1960s, has died. He was 87.
The Castelli Gallery, which is currently exhibiting his work, confirmed that Morris died Wednesday of pneumonia in Kingston, New York.
Morris studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute. After a stint in the Army Corps of Engineers he began making Abstract Expressionist paintings.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say a 90-year-old man suffered injuries when his car plunged over the edge of an abandoned railroad tunnel.
The Kingston Police Department says Robert Gorsline was driving northeast in Kingston when he crashed into the rear of 38-year-old Florence Schoonmaker's car while she was stopped at a stop sign. Police say Gorsline then continued through the intersection, off the road and over the edge of the rail tunnel.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures.
The state Board of Elections last month rejected over 1,800 of the more than 4,100 signatures on Neal's petition to get on the ballot in the 19th Congressional District. On Monday, the state Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled in Neal's favor in her challenge of the decision.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — It looks like curtains for "Law and Order" actress Diane Neal in her bid for a new role as congresswoman from a sprawling upstate New York district.
The state Board of Elections has invalidated Neal's nominating petition to get on the November ballot as an independent candidate in the 19th Congressional District. The board rejected 1,852 of the 4,181 signatures on Neal's petition, leaving her 1,171 short of the needed 3,500.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Work has begun on a $117,000 solar panel array near the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge over the Hudson River.
The New York State Bridge Authority says the 486-kilowatt array near the Kingston end of the bridge will generate about a quarter of the agency's electricity.
The solar array should be complete by year's end and is expected to recoup its costs in 13 years.
KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. (AP) — Kristen Gillman won the U.S. Women's Amateur for the second time Sunday, beating Alabama teammate Jiwon Jeon 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final at The Golf Club of Tennessee.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Target will begin rolling out speedy service for thousands of products by the end of the month in New York, less than a year after spending $550 million to acquire the same-day delivery company Shipt.
Rapid delivery has become the new front in retail, with every major player attempting to beat, or at least match, Amazon.com in its reach.
Target already begun same-day deliveries using Shipt in other parts of the country, including Texas, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.
ROME, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is celebrating big state investments in efforts to revitalize downtowns around the state.
The Democrat traveled to central New York, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and the Bronx recently to tout the projects, which aim to attract residents, businesses and tourists.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Golf Australia said Thursday that Kingston Heath and Victoria Golf Club on Melbourne's sandbelt will host future editions of the Australian Open.
Kingston Heath Golf Club will host the 2020 Australian Open and Victoria was chosen for 2022.
This year's Australian Open will be played at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from Nov. 15-18.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has paid a visit to Kingston to tout the Hudson River community's efforts to revitalize its downtown.
The Democratic governor visited Kingston on Monday, announcing that six projects have been selected to benefit from $10 million in state redevelopment funds.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — A federal agency has declared a 38-mile segment of railroad in the Catskills abandoned, clearing the way for construction of a recreational trail.
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein says the decision of the Surface Transportation Board supports the county's decision to pull up tracks on part of the line to create an 11-mile recreational trail along the shore of the Ashokan Reservoir.
A railway preservation group had filed a petition with the board to stop rail removal.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Former "Law and Order" actress Diane Neal is seeking a new role as representative of a sprawling congressional district in upstate New York, saying her long recuperation from a devastating car accident made her rethink her direction in life.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — The sloop Clearwater is set to sail on the Hudson River.
The sloop will kick off its spring season Saturday with a public sail from its Kingston home port.
The Clearwater was made in 1969 to look like the Dutch sloops that used to carry food and other supplies up and down the Hudson River
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — A proposal to allow up to 43 crude oil barges to anchor in the Hudson River south of Albany has been scuttled after the U.S. Coast Guard issued a 77-page report on the issue.
The plan drew intense opposition from environmental groups and Hudson Valley communities. Opponents cited the danger a crude oil spill would pose for the environment. Shipping industry groups said more anchorages are needed for safety and logistical reasons.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 63-year-old woman has been sentenced to prison for helping her sick husband commit suicide with an overdose of prescription pills in their Hudson Valley home.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Coast Guard crews have been busy freeing up tugs stuck in the icy Hudson River.
The Coast Guard used an ice-breaking vessel to free a tug Tuesday morning that had been stuck in the ice overnight near Kingston. The ice-breaking tug freed another vessel Sunday night near Saugerties.
Temperatures have dropped below zero along the river recently, complicating commercial shipping between New York City and Albany.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's government says it will protect nearly 75,000 hectares (185,000 acres) in a northwest region dotted by mines that features forests, rivers and cultural sites.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says all mining will be banned in the area known as Cockpit Country. He says licenses awarded to companies which are mining there for bauxite and limestone will be amended and that current mining operations will cease.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Bill Pullman is a bit of a klutz when it comes to holding onto a film award.
The "Independence Day" actor was the recipient of the Excellence in Acting Award at the Woodstock Film Festival last Saturday night in Kingston, in New York's Hudson Valley.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Kingston and the Bronx Civic Center in the South Bronx are the two newest winners of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's downtown revitalization contest.
The Democratic governor announced the funding on Wednesday. It is intended to pay for improvements and upgrades to make the winning communities' downtown neighborhoods more appealing to residents, business owners and visitors alike.
WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) — Susan Sarandon will receive the Maverick Award at an annual film festival in New York's Hudson Valley.
Organizers of the Woodstock Film Festival say the star of such films as "Thelma and Louise" and "Bull Durham" will receive the award during the Oct. 11-15 event. She also will screen "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story" for which she was executive producer.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — A memorial service is set for a New York dentist who died after scuba diving on a World War II airplane wreck in the English Channel.
According to his obituary in the Kingston Daily Freeman, Dr. Bruce Hottum's service will be held Saturday afternoon at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock.
WEST TURIN, N.Y. (AP) — State police have identified a Hudson Valley woman as the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing a road in northern New York earlier this week.
Troopers say a 29-year-old man from Massena was traveling on state Route 12 early Monday morning when he approached a tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder of the road across from a gas station in the Lewis County town of West Turin, 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Syracuse.