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Labrador dog named Lucy saves Oregon man from sex conviction

This photo provided by the Oregon Justice Resource Center shows Josh Horner with his wife Kelli Horner after a hearing in Bend, Ore., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. A 50-year sentence in a sex abuse case against Horner was dismissed Monday by Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel after the Oregon Innocence Project found holes in the 2017 conviction that undermined the credibility of the complainant, including that Horner had shot the dog in front of her. (Jenny Coleman/Oregon Justice Resource Center via AP)

SALEM, Ore. — The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon ...

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Trump’s demand for ‘DEATH PENALTY’ in NYC terrorist attack prejudiced the case, alleged attacker’s lawyers tell court

President Donald Trump’s tweets have been increasingly popping up in court cases, and their latest cameo comes in the proceedings involving the deadliest terrorism case in New York City since Sept. 11. Defense lawyers for the man charged in the ...

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Lawsuit filed in 2008 suicide

The family of a man who committed suicide after a four-hour standoff with police is suing Monroe County, the Sheriff’s Office and former Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn, claiming officers mishandled the situation. Richard E. Briggs died from a self-inflicted gunshot on ...

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Tax law changes to make divorce settlements tougher

For the first time in 75 years, payments for alimony and spousal maintenance will no longer be tax deductible starting in January 2019. Joshua E. Gewolb, a tax practitioner and partner with Harter Secrest & Emery LLP in Rochester, says ...

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White House expected to warn of sanctions, other penalties if international court moves against Americans

WASHINGTON – The United States will threaten Monday to punish individuals that cooperate with the International Criminal Court in a potential investigation of U.S. wartime actions in Afghanistan, according to people familiar with the decision. The Trump administration is also ...

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Kavanaugh on track for confirmation as Senate hearings conclude

A panel of experts and character witnesses are sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the final stage of the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. From left are attorney Rochelle Garza, Louisa Garry, a friend since college, Elizabeth Weintraub, a disability advocate, former Solicitor General Theodore Olson, Alicia Baker, Colleen E. Roh Sinzdak, former student under Kavanaugh, and professor Melissa Murray. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — After two marathon days questioning Brett Kavanaugh, senators were winding up his Supreme Court confirmation hearing Friday with legal experts making their cases for and against the judge who is likely to push the high court further to ...

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Nikolic talks intellectual property, kazoos and 19th Ward cats

Aleksandar Nikolic

Engineer, attorney and counselor at law Aleksandar Nikolic grew up in Toronto and is eligible to practice in both Canada and the U.S. He recently joined the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association board of directors and is a member of ...

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Fairport Brewing co-owner seeking to dissolve company

A minority-shareholder in Fairport Brewing Co. is seeking to dissolve the company following a falling out over what he says is the co-owner’s lack of focus on beer, volatile behavior on social media and financial irresponsibility. In a petition filed ...

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Judge Leticia Astacio fights to stay on bench

The professional fate of suspended Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio is now in the hands of the state’s highest court. The Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Albany on Wednesday in an appeal of the state Commission on ...

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Trump administration to circumvent court limits on detention of child migrants

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday it is preparing to circumvent limits on the government’s ability to hold minors in immigration jails by withdrawing from the Flores Settlement Agreement, the federal consent decree that has shaped detention standards for ...

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Dispute over releasing documents dominates Kavanaugh hearing

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., left, next to Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., questions President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on the second day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation tumbled into highly charged arguing Thursday over whether key documents were being withheld, and one Democrat risked Senate discipline by releasing confidential material. A newly disclosed email revealed that President Donald Trump’s ...

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