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Jury selection starts in Boston Marathon bombing trial


BOSTON — Potential jurors stared intently at Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as jury selection began under tight security Monday in what could be the nation’s most closely watched terror trial since the Oklahoma City bombing two decades ago. ...

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High Court takes case, but plaintiff is missing


WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take Bobby Chen’s case involving a run-down Baltimore row house razed by the city, it looked past the fact he was too poor to pay the court’s filing fee and had ...

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Fairy wins in Ithaca graffiti case

Graffiti-related charges have been dropped against an Ithaca artist who painted a small pink fairy on a public sidewalk in front of an elementary school. Quoting “Peter Pan,” “Mary Poppins” and other works of literature, Ithaca City Court Judge Scott ...

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Attorneys secure $7.7M asbestos verdict

Amber R. Long and Keith W. Binder, associates with Levy Konigsberg LLP, made history Dec. 19 when a Syracuse jury awarded $7.7 million to the family of a deceased bus driver from the Onondaga County town of Manlius. The verdict, ...

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Senate confirms eight to LSC board

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the re-appointment of eight members of the board of directors of the Legal Services Corporation. In a vote earlier this month, it approved President Barack Obama’s nominations of the following to terms expiring July 13, ...

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Webster woman charged after hitting police car

Liliya Blekot, 21, of Webster, was charged Sunday night with driving while intoxicated after she struck a state police off Route 104. Trooper William Schneider, according to a release, was pulled off the north shoulder of the westbound lanes of ...

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Sale of liquid nicotine to minors banned

ALBANY (AP) — New York has prohibited the sale of liquid nicotine to minors and required childproof containers for the substance to prevent poisonings. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law Monday. Liquid nicotine is used in electronic cigarettes. ...

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Being uninsured in America will cost you more

In this file photo, Rosemary Cabelo uses a computer at a public library to access the Affordable Health Care Act website in San Antonio. The Government Accountability Office said announced that its counterfeit characters were re-enrolled by Obamacare, signaling that the website does not seem to be set up to detect fraud, a GAO spokesperson said in a statement. AP Images

WASHINGTON — Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It’s the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President Barack ...

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Reed convicted of murder in March shooting

A Monroe County jury Thursday found Khaleef Reed, 34, guilty of second-degree murder in the March 31 death of 27-year-old Sir-Cordae Hightower who was shot four times in the driveway of a Wilkins Street residence in the city of Rochester. ...

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