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U.S. Attorney appoints coordinator for COVID-19 fraud

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. is asking the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 pandemic by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline at (866) 720-5721, or by sending an email to disaster@leo.gov. Examples ...

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New York joins California in locking down against the virus

New York state moved to join California on Friday in ordering nearly all residents to stay in their homes, as governors undertook their most sweeping efforts yet to contain the coronavirus and fend off the kind of onslaught of patients ...

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Income tax filing deadline moved to July 15 from April 15

WASHINGTON (AP) — The income tax filing date has been pushed back from April 15, to July 15, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. Mnuchin announced the decision in a tweet Friday saying that at President Donald Trump’s direction “we are ...

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Celebrities get virus tests, raising concerns of inequality

WASHINGTON—Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn’t have a fever or other tell-tale symptoms. That’s fueling a perception that the wealthy and ...

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Coronavirus pandemic makes U.S. more vulnerable to serious cyberattack, lawmakers warn

The United States is increasingly vulnerable to a cyberattack targeting hospitals, food supplies or other vital functions during the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers and experts say. They’re calling on the Trump administration to take bold action to keep adversaries at bay. ...

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Cuomo says no to martial law, yes to tighter business restrictions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)—Gov. Andrew Cuomo tightened work-from-home rules Thursday as confirmed cases continued to climb in New York, an expected jump as testing becomes more widespread. But he stressed that roadblocks and martial law for New York City were merely ...

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U.S. warns Americans against all overseas travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has upgraded its already dire warning to Americans against all international travel as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. The State Department on Thursday issued a new alert urging Americans not to travel abroad under any ...

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Lawmakers working on emergency paid time off legislation in light of virus

State and federal lawmakers have been busy crafting emergency legislation to provide paid time off for workers affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The the new legislation was not finalized by Wednesday afternoon so employers should stay informed on new ...

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County Clerk’s Office announces new closures, service suspensions

Monroe County Clerk Jamie Romeo announced several changes to operations at the Downtown Filing Office located in the County Office Building to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, the following changes will take place until ...

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Get out of jail? Inmates fearful of virus argue for release

NEW YORK — Coronavirus has become a “get out of jail” card for hundreds of low-level inmates across the country, and even hard-timers are seeking their freedom with the argument that it’s not a matter of if but when the ...

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Doran issues plan for court operations

State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran, administration judge for the Seventh Judicial District, has issued a detailed plan for court operations implemented to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Court officials are emphasizing that non-essential court functions have been ...

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Jails and prisons suspend visitation to keep coronavirus from spreading

A 56-year-old New York City prison investigator died Sunday of the coronavirus, weeks after he began showing symptoms and went home to self-quarantine. At a county prison in Pennsylvania, the virus sickened the maintenance director about a week ago, sending ...

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