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Justices uphold FCC’s easing of local media ownership limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld federal regulators’ decision to ease ownership limits on local media, rejecting a claim that the change would hurt minority and female ownership. The court said the Federal Communications Commission acted ...

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Business opportunities abound for NYS with legalization of recreational marijuana

New York’s legalization of recreational marijuana could bring new opportunities, and big returns, for the Rochester business community. State lawmakers passed legislation Tuesday night to legalize adult-use cannabis. State lawmakers passed legislation Tuesday night to legalize adult-use cannabis and Gov. ...

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New trial granted in murder case

The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, has dismissed robbery charges in an Onondaga County Court case and ordered a new trial on other charges, including murder. Defendant Shakeith Stackhouse was convicted in June 2015 of second-degree murder, ...

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Store cashier expresses `disbelief, guilt’ over George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS — The convenience store cashier who was handed a counterfeit $20 bill by George Floyd —  setting in motion the Black man’s ill-fated encounter with police — testified Wednesday that he watched Floyd’s arrest outside with “disbelief — and ...

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High court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed ready to give college athletes a win in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting their education-related compensation. With the March Madness basketball tournament in its final stages, the high ...

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Feinman, first openly gay judge on New York high court, dies

ALBANY (AP) — Paul Feinman, the first openly gay judge to serve on New York’s highest court, died recently after stepping down because of his health, state officials announced Wednesday. He was 61. No cause of death was given. He ...

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Teen who shot Floyd video says he was ‘begging for his life’

MINNEAPOLIS — The teenager who shot the harrowing video of George Floyd under the knee of the Minneapolis police officer now charged in his death testified Tuesday that she began recording because “it wasn’t right, he was suffering, he was ...

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States struggle to get rent relief to tenants amid pandemic

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last July that New York would spend $100 million in federal coronavirus relief to help cash-strapped tenants pay months of back rent and avert evictions. By the end of October, the state had doled out only ...

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Biden announces diverse first slate of judicial nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled his first slate of judicial nominees, a racially diverse and mostly female field that is a sharp departure from the largely white and male picks during Donald Trump’s administration. Biden’s group ...

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Should smartphone repair options be just like auto repair?

Buy a new car today and years down the road you can drive it to your favorite independent mechanic to have brake repair or check engine light diagnostics performed. But buy a new smartphone and you have very few options ...

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