WASHINGTON — An inmate suffering from dementia may not be executed if his disease is so severe that he is not able to rationally understand the reason for his punishment, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Chief Justice John Roberts joined ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – Attorney Eric Miller was confirmed as a judge on the country’s most liberal appeals court this week, and for the first time in the Senate’s history, the confirmation took place without the consent of either home-state senator, a ...Read More »
A Rochester postal worker who admitted to stealing mail is facing a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Chansen Diaz, 30, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal mail before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian ...Read More »
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A Coast Guard officer accused of being a white supremacist who compiled a hit list of prominent Democrats was indicted Wednesday on drug and firearms charges. A federal grand jury in Maryland indicted Christopher Paul Hasson, ...Read More »
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A more than 100-year-old mistake in the spelling of 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ last name on his stone carving at the New York state Capitol has been corrected. His face is among the faces of ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, a Democrat, has subpoenaed documents from President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, the latest of several requests from federal and state authorities probing how money was raised and spent for the January 2017 gala. ...
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In a divided nation, a divided Congress confronted a star witness from deep inside Trump world Wednesday and found a rare unity: Republicans and Democrats alike agreed that Michael Cohen, the president’s longtime lawyer and fixer, is a cravenly amoral ...Read More »
A Chautauqua County woman is suing a nearby homeowner for emotional distress because he displays Nazi flags with swastikas on his property for passing motorists to see. Plaintiff Catherine M. Kaicher lives on Hanover Road in the hamlet of Forestville, ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — A majority of the Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed to be searching for a way — a narrow way, most likely — to allow a historic cross commemorating World War I dead to remain where it has stood ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former fixer and personal lawyer, testified Wednesday that Trump knew in advance that the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks planned to publish hacked Democratic National Committee emails. Appearing before the House Oversight Committee, he provided ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court in Washington unanimously affirmed the validity of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s appointment Tuesday, rejecting a challenge brought by an associate of President Trump’s embattled longtime adviser Roger Stone. The ruling from the ...
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