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Updated at 11:56 AM

It’s been a grand year for going to the movies. Of the 160 or so new films I saw, I initially put together a list of 73 that I really enjoyed, then whittled that down to my favorite 40. But I couldn’t get it to just a top 10, so am going with a top 15. These are the films that I would, without question, watch again. In fact, of the 15 here, I’ve already seen eight of them twice. Of them all, I’m ready to tackle “Inherent Vice” for a third viewing. They’re in alphabetical order.

Updated at 11:55 AM

As the U.S. government weighs its next step in a broader government response to a damaging cyber attack on Sony, President Obama ramped up his criticism of the Hollywood studio for its decision to pull back the release of “The Interview,” saying the...

Updated at 9:17 AM

Gothic folklore met modern dentistry, with the whole world watching. This was the World Cup and the Bite of Brazil — a mouthwatering, open-jawed, succulent chomp on an unsuspecting victim that would have done proud any vampire worth his cape.

Posted at 8:00 AM

NEW YORK — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and...

Posted at 8:00 AM

Florida has passed New York to become the third most-populous state as it adds about 800 people per day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Posted at 6:10 AM

  Whole house fans have changed -- for the better! Although this natural home cooling method has been around close to a century,...

Updated at 2:58 AM

BOYS’ BASKETBALLRichfield Springs Tournament (Owen D. Young and Sharon Springs competing)Dick White Holiday Tournament at Cooperstown (Cobleskill-Richmondville, Edmeston and Sidney competing)Camden Tournament (Mt. Markham...

Updated at 2:51 AM

ST. JOHNSVILLE, N.Y. — Looking at his scorebook after Tuesday’s 57-52 loss to Canajoharie, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville coach Jason Brundage fixated on one thing.“Five-for-16 at the foul line,” he said. “That’s all I’ve got. How many...

Updated at 2:47 AM

FORT PLAIN, N.Y. — The Fort Plain Hilltoppers closed Tuesday’s game with an 18-6 run and defeated Northville 72-60.The game had been tied at 54 early in the fourth quarter after Northville entered the final period with a one-point lead.

Updated at 2:34 AM

HERKIMER, N.Y. — Already leading by 13 points at halftime Monday, the Herkimer Magicians got on a roll in the third quarter and pulled further away in a 77-35 win over Old Forge.The Magicians (6-1) scored the first six points of the second...

Updated at 2:31 AM

CAMDEN, N.Y. — The Little Falls Mounties rallied to send Monday’s game into overtime but Camden’s Blue Devils recovered and won 65-56.Camden, a two-point winner in Little Falls when the teams met on opening night, led 39-28 through three...

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