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House GOP elects New York’s Elise Stefanik to No. 3 post

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., arrives as House GOP members hold an election for a new chair of the House Republican Conference to replace Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who was ousted from the GOP leadership for criticizing former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 14, 2021. Stefanik is a key Trump ally who was endorsed by Republican leaders. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans vaulted Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of House leadership Friday, electing an ardent Donald Trump defender in hopes of calming their searing civil war over the deposed Rep. Liz Cheney’s unremitting combat with the former ...

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Police fatally shoot man during Rochester traffic stop

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester police officer shot and killed a man in a car early Friday after pulling the vehicle over as part of a shooting investigation, according to police. The shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. on Glasser ...

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Rochester sued by woman who was arrested for falling asleep in parked car

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A Rochester woman is suing the Rochester Police Department and the city of Rochester for violating her civil rights after she was arrested for falling asleep in a car while waiting for her friend at a convenience store. Fastrac Markets ...

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Judge postpones trial for 3 ex-cops charged in Floyd’s death

In this image from video, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill discusses motions before the court Monday, April 12, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd.  (Court TV via AP, Pool)

MINNEAPOLIS — The trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd will be pushed back to March 2022, a judge ruled Thursday. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao were ...

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Company: Ex-Trump lawyer raiding nonprofit for personal use

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2020 file photo, Attorney Sidney Powell, speaks during in Alpharetta, Ga. Former Trump attorney Sidney Powell says she created a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S. elections. A company suing Powell over her baseless claims of a rigged presidential election says the true beneficiary of her social welfare organization is Powell herself. Dominion Voting Systems claims Powell raided Defending the Republic’s coffers to pay for personal legal expenses. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Former Trump attorney and self-proclaimed “Kraken releaser” Sidney Powell has told prospective donors that her group, Defending the Republic, is a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S. elections. But the company suing Powell over her baseless claims ...

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Gaetz associate expected to plead guilty in federal case

WASHINGTON — A key figure in the federal investigation of Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges next week. Joel Greenberg will appear Monday in federal court in Orlando, Florida, for a change of plea ...

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Father to face capital murder charges in infant’s death

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man will face capital murder charges in the death of his 5-week-old son, whose body was shortly after the father made a public plea for the baby’s safe return, authorities said Thursday. Montgomery County ...

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Censure recommended for Rush justice over improper purchase

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended that Rush Town Justice Donald F. Knab Jr. be censured. Knab was accused of using a state grant to buy items for his court that had not been authorized. He ...

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How will judge’s ruling affect Chauvin sentence?

In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin listens as his defense attorney Eric Nelson gives closing arguments as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill preside Monday, April 19, 2021, in the trial of Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd.  (Court TV via AP, Pool)

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Chauvin could face a much harsher prison sentence after a judge found several aggravating factors in George Floyd’s death. Chauvin, 45, was convicted in April of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for pressing his ...

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Hearing on Jan. 6 violence exposes stark partisan divisions

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill, questions Christopher Miller, former acting secretary of the Department of Defense, testifying virtually, during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on the Capitol breach on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON — Republicans sought to shift the narrative on the violent Jan. 6 insurrection during a congressional hearing Wednesday, with some painting the Trump supporters who stormed the building as patriots who have been unfairly harassed, as Democrats clashed with ...

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Suit challenges restaurant aid priority to women, minorities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A conservative legal outfit on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s administration for its prioritization of restaurants and bars owned by women and certain minorities in its COVID-19 relief package, arguing white men are being ...

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Former investment executive gets 3 months in college scam

BOSTON — A former private equity executive who cofounded an investment fund with U2’s Bono was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for his role in the college admissions bribery scheme. William McGlashan Jr. appeared at times to fight ...

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