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City Council candidate survives petition challenge

LaShana D. Boose will remain on the ballot for the Sept. 10 primary for a seat on the Rochester City Council, representing the city’s Northwest District. A challenge to her designating petitions by Molly Clifford, a fellow Democrat running against ...

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BNY Mellon pays $14.8M to settle charges on foreign fund

WASHINGTON — Wall Street bank BNY Mellon has agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle federal civil charges of attempting to influence officials of a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund by giving internships to their family members. It was the ...

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Competency of man accused of supporting terrorism questioned

BUFFALO — The lawyer representing a New York man accused of making plans to join the Islamic State group in Syria said Monday he is concerned about the man’s mental competency and received a federal judge’s permission for an evaluation. ...

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Roemer chosen magistrate judge for WDNY

The district judges of the Western District of New York have unanimously agreed to appoint Michael J. Roemer as a magistrate judge for the Western District of New York. Roemer will fill the seat vacated by the Hon. Hugh B. ...

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Chair, vice chair appointed to commission

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman on Monday announced the appointments of former Appellate Division, Second Department, Associate Justice Barry Cozier as chair, and Cornell School of Law Professor W. Bradley Wendel, an expert in the field of legal ethics, as vice ...

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Grand jury indicts man on terror charges

BUFFALO (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a 44-year-old Buffalo-area man on charges that allege he attempted to support a foreign terrorist group. U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced Thursday that the jury returned a two-count indictment ...

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Outlawing impolite behavior at work: an ominous trend

On any given workday, we all deal with a wide spectrum of human behavior. At one time or another, we have all been on the giving and receiving ends of idiosyncratic — even uncomfortable — workplace conduct. A recent trend ...

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