NY village changes controversial official seal … kinda

Whitesboro found itself making national news in early 2016 when it held a public vote on whether to change the village seal, which depicted a white man besting a Native American in a hand-to-hand struggle.

Need more room? Twitter testing 280-character limit

The original 140-character limit was created so tweets would fit in a single text message back when people used Twitter that way. But most people now use Twitter through its mobile app, where there isn’t the same technical constraint.

Trump aides told not to use personal phones _ but some do

White House officials are clearly instructed: Don’t use your personal phones for official business. But some aides appear to have done it anyway, and it’s getting fresh scrutiny along with questions about the use of personal email accounts.

Trump suddenly focuses on Puerto Rico, promises visit, aid

After not mentioning the hurricane-devastated island for days, Trump on Tuesday pushed back aggressively and repeatedly against criticism that he had failed to quickly grasp the magnitude of Maria’s destruction or give the U.S. commonwealth the top-priority treatment he had bestowed on Texas, Louisiana and Florida after previous storms.

Firebrand jurist Moore wins GOP primary runoff in Alabama

Firebrand jurist Roy Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent backed by both President Donald Trump and deep-pocketed allies of Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Trump headlines fundraiser that raised $5 million

Tickets for the dinner cost $35,000 per couple, or $100,000 for VIP access. Trump also participated in a smaller roundtable discussion with donors who’d paid $250,000 per couple to attend.

4 coaches, Adidas executive charged in college bribe scheme

NCAA President Mark Emmert condemned the alleged misconduct, saying, “Coaches hold a unique position of trust with student-athletes and their families, and these bribery allegations, if true, suggest an extraordinary and despicable breach of that trust.”

NCAA coaches among 10 charged with fraud and corruption

Since 2015, the FBI has been investigating the criminal influence of money on coaches and student-athletes who participate in intercollegiate basketball governed by the NCAA, federal authorities said.

Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm

Most food stores and restaurants remain closed. That is largely because power is out for most of the island and few have generators or enough diesel to power them. The shops that were open Monday had long lines outside and vast empty shelves where they once held milk, meat and other perishables. Drinking water was nowhere to be found.