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Senecas OKs medical marijuana referendum

SALAMANCA (AP) — The Seneca Indian Nation’s next business venture could be medical marijuana. Members of the western New York tribe approved a referendum Tuesday giving leaders the go-ahead to draft laws and regulations governing the manufacturing, use and distribution ...

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Opponents seek to block proposed casino

TYRE (AP) — A group of local residents opposed to a casino planned for New York’s Finger Lakes is suing to derail the project, arguing that local officials didn’t consider how it would affect the surrounding community. The lawsuit was ...

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NY AG, others seek to defend EPA

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s attorney general has joined a coalition of 24 states, cities and counties seeking to intervene in court to help defend a federal plan to require power plants cut their greenhouse gas emissions. The group is ...

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2nd Circuit: Targeted killings memos can be kept secret

NEW YORK — The U.S. government can keep secret various memos related to its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, a federal appeals court said in a decision unsealed Monday. The U.S. Court of ...

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Buffalo man sentenced on drug charges

A Buffalo man was sentenced to 24 months of probation after being convicted of obtaining and possessing a controlled substance by fraud. U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said Christopher Gorzynski, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. ...

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High court seems split in dispute over false Internet data

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court seems split along ideological lines as it considers whether websites that collect and sell personal data can be sued for posting false information if the errors don’t cause any specific harm. The justices heard ...

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FCC probes broadcasting firm said to be backed by Chinese

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are investigating a U.S. radio broadcasting company that is reportedly majority-owned by a unit of a Chinese government broadcaster. A spokesman for the Federal Communications Commission confirmed Tuesday that the agency will open a probe into ...

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Doctor pleads guilty in drug case

Matthew Bennett, 49, of Clarence, who was convicted of unlawfully distributing and dispensing oxycodone, a controlled substance, was sentenced to 36 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara on Monday. The defendant has also surrendered his medical ...

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Jury to settle bitter battle between sweeteners

Big Sugar and Big Corn face off in court this week in a bitter, multibillion-dollar battle of sweeteners that boils down to a mix of science, semantics and marketing. Jurors in the case between sugar processors and corn manufacturers will ...

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