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US appeals court upholds EPA plan for Chesapeake Bay

PHILADELPHIA — A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab. The ruling by the ...

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Girlfriend beater’s appeals denied

Statements a convicted arsonist gave police at the scene of his crime were admissible at trial because he was not a suspect at the beginning of the investigation into a 2002 fire he set to his home while the girlfriend ...

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COA: Drug law revisions also apply to parolees

ALBANY — The 2009 revisions in the tough Rockefeller-era drug laws also apply to parolees, who can seek shorter sentences, New York’s highest court ruled Thursday. The Court of Appeals, divided 5-to-2, upheld lower court rulings that Jarrod Brown was ...

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Appeal arguments center on identification by walk

A poor-quality video used to identify a murder suspect by his walk is the basis for seeking a reversal of his murder conviction. Cameron L. Williams, 25, formerly of Rochester, was convicted in January 2011 of second-degree murder and second-degree ...

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Buffalo firefighters claim reverse discrimination

White firefighters in the city of Buffalo believe it was wrong for the city to disregard a Civil Service test in which no black firefighters scored high enough to be promoted to supervisory positions. The city claims its fear of ...

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Supreme Court denies gay marriage appeals

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court’s order effectively makes gay marriage ...

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