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By John R. Bolton
Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan
Topic - Albany
Albany is a common place name. It is derived from Alba (Gaelic for Scotland) and its Latinisation, Albania. In older English it is used to mean Scotland generally, and in particular the part of Scotland north of the Firth of Forth and Firth of Clyde. It is also the archaic name for Albania, the modern sovereign state in south-eastern Europe. The two have nothing in common and are uncorrelated. <!-- The alb in albania, albion (= Ancient Gallo-Latin name for Britain, Albiōn (Middle Welsh Albbu, Old Irish Albu), is from Proto-Celtic *albiyo- (“‘world’”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élbʰos, *álbʰos (“‘white’”), whence also Latin albus (“‘white’”) and Ancient Greek ἀλφός (alphos), “‘whiteness, white leprosy’”). The primary meaning of Common Celtic word is "upper world" (as opposed to underworld), with semasiological development similar to e.g. Russian свет (svet), “‘world; light’”). - Source: Wikipedia
Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and a state parks official are celebrating Earth Day at an Albany park.
The last of four men to plead guilty in connection with the fatal shooting of a man in Albany in 2012 has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison.
State lawmakers are taking aim at lead-footed drivers in New York City and Long Island with a proposal to authorize hundreds of speed cameras in school zones, a plan touted as a way to protect pedestrians and raise money for government coffers.
The Rev. Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger of New York City is being ordained as the Catholic Diocese of Albany's 10th bishop.
A New York state contractor hired to handle paper tax returns cost the state millions in overtime and made mistakes in nearly one quarter of the returns it processed last year, according to a state audit released Wednesday.
New York's attorney general has reached an agreement with Vornado Realty Corp. to pay $70,000 and ensure disabled drivers' access to parking in lots and garages at 20 shopping centers the company owns around the state.
New York state is expanding a program that offers businesses tax credits in exchange for hiring at-risk youth.
Incumbent New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has rejected public campaign financing for his fall re-election bid, although any opponents can still use it.
With the ice finally off the Hudson River, an Albany-based World War II warship has headed south to Staten Island for repairs.
Albany's Sam Rowley picked up his fifth foul with about 7 minutes left while fighting for a loose ball with Stony Brook's Eric McAlister. He'd already scored 18 points, but his team was down by six points.