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Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

SAN DIEGO — For the opening salvo of his presidency, few expected Joe Biden to be so far-reaching on immigration. A raft of executive orders signed Wednesday undoes many of his predecessor’s hallmark initiatives, such as halting work on a ...

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Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA’s dissolution can go forward

NEW YORK — A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association’s bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business. Judge Joel Cohen’s ruling will allow New ...

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Woman accused of helping steal Pelosi laptop freed from jail

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman facing charges that she helped steal a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the attack on the U.S. Capitol will be released from jail, a federal judge decided Thursday. U.S. ...

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Judge denies request to delay cop’s trial in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge said he won’t reconsider his decision to hold a March trial for the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes even though the Black man said he couldn’t ...

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Federal prisoners denied compassionate release

A federal judge has denied requests from two inmates seeking to be released from prison because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 4, defendant Darryl Mickle, 36, filed a pro se motion seeking compassionate release from his 57-month sentence. To ...

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New GRAWA committee helps women navigate the shoals of leadership

When Rebecca Indralingam was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2017, she went directly into practicing solo. It was admittedly a little traumatic for her. “I went into criminal defense and family law,” Indralingam said. “I know how ...

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Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced ...

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Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of a flurry of clemency action that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress ...

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Justice Dept. won’t charge Sen. Burr over stock sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Richard Burr said Tuesday that the Justice Department has told him it will not prosecute him over stock sales made during the coronavirus pandemic, ending an insider trading investigation that led him to at least temporarily ...

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Lawsuit claims excessive force

Three men are suing the city of Rochester and several Rochester police officers claiming the use of excessive force when they were accused of interfering with an arrest. Lawyers for plaintiffs Anthony Hall, Craig Puritt and Shamell Killings filed the ...

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Actions by GOP attorneys general could damage credibility

By supporting efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election, most of the nation’s Republican state attorneys general may have undermined their offices’ long-held special status in federal courts. In December, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed legal papers ...

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Joe Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a ...

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