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Robbery plea vacated over speedy trial violation

An appellate court has vacated a guilty plea in a robbery and grand larceny case because the defendant received ineffective legal representation. The defendant, Ali Bloodworth, pleaded guilty in August 2015 to first-degree robbery and third-degree grand larceny before state ...

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Judge stops government lawyers quitting census question case

NEW YORK — The Justice Department can’t replace nine lawyers so late in the dispute over whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census without explaining why it’s doing so, a judge says. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. ...

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Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A former Arkansas lawmaker who is the governor’s nephew has admitted to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to help a health nonprofit as part of a plea deal in a sprawling federal corruption investigation. Former ...

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Wealthy financier charged with molesting dozens of girls

NEW YORK — Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a secret deal, federal prosecutors took another run at putting the billionaire financier behind bars on sex charges, accusing him in an indictment unsealed Monday of abusing dozens ...

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With new law, Trump’s state tax returns could go to Congress

ALBANY — President Donald Trump’s New York state tax returns could be given to Congress under a new law in his home state. The measure was signed into law Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It directs state tax officials ...

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Lawyer: Spacey accuser tossed suit to focus on criminal case

NANTUCKET, Mass. — A lawyer says the man who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a bar dropped his civil lawsuit against the actor because the accuser is on an “emotional rollercoaster.” Attorney Mitchell Garabedian told a judge on ...

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Don’t put off the tough conversation

Only about a third of Americans have end-of-life plans for their assets and health-care decisions. Unfortunately, even when plans are made they often include costly mistakes, said Lisa Powers, senior counsel and elder law attorney at Harris Beach PLLC. Powers ...

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Divinity school neighbors vehemently opposed to latest development plans

Residents of Highland Parkway say they will fight to derail the most recent development plans for the now-vacant Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, even though developer Angelo Ingrassia has again scaled back his project. Ingrassia has proposed construction of two ...

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Kevin Spacey accuser drops lawsuit against actor

BOSTON — A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor, his lawyer said Friday. Spacey still faces a criminal charge. He pleaded not guilty to ...

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War crimes court-martial ends with Navy SEAL walking free

SAN DIEGO — One of the U.S. military’s most significant war crimes cases ended with a decorated Navy SEAL walking out of court a free man after acknowledging moral and ethical mistakes, including posing in photographs with the body of ...

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Appeals court: Trump can’t use Pentagon cash for border wall

SAN DIEGO — An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump’s ability to make good on a signature campaign promise before the 2020 election. ...

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Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry and desperate. She’d called every day that week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. At 25, Fillmore had long struggled ...

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