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US court hears debate in NSA phone records case

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has expressed concern about the government’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records. The judges are questioning whether it could be extended to bank and credit card records as well. Questions ...

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Cuomo: Outlaw gender identity discrimination

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state’s civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability. In a letter to the ...

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State gets $800M in Bank of America settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state will get $800 million as its share of a national $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. ...

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Police at 12 colleges to get heroin antidote

BUFFALO (AP) — Public safety officers on 12 State University of New York campuses will soon be equipped with the heroin antidote naloxone. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the $27,000 in funding will come from a program that reimburses ...

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BofA, US reach $17B settlement

WASHINGTON — Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday. One of ...

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Holder: ‘Change is coming’ after Brown shooting

CLAYTON, Mo. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer, and a small group of protesters gathered outside a ...

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3 charged with holding captives, robbing store

GREECE (AP) — Authorities said three men have been charged in connection with a robbery at a suburban Rochester jewelry store that involved two store employees and another person being held captive at their home. The Greece Police Department said ...

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Macy’s to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

ALBANY (AP) — Macy’s has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan’s Herald Square. Under the agreement signed Tuesday with New York’s attorney general, the retailer will adopt new policies on ...

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Ex-wrestling coach pleads guilty to rape charges

BUFFALO (AP) — A former high school wrestling coach has pleaded guilty to raping two underage girls two years ago. Local media reported that 27-year-old Justin Farrara of Hamburg pleaded guilty Tuesday in Erie County Court to two counts of ...

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National Bar Association files suit against Ferguson, police

The National Bar Association filed suit Monday against the City of Ferguson and the Ferguson Police Department for delayed action and failure to comply with Missouri Sunshine Law. The bar association’s suit follows an earlier lawsuit filed by the ACLU ...

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