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Fourth Department orders new trial

A state appeals court has reversed a robbery conviction and ordered a new trial because of a problem with the jury selection process. Defendant Emilio Padilla was convicted in March 2018 of second-degree robbery and third-degree fleeing a police officer ...

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Trump’s historic 2nd trial opens with jarring video of siege

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial opened Tuesday in the Senate with graphic video of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on Congress  and the defeated former president whipping up a rally crowd — “We’re going to walk down ...

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Immigrants, activists worry Biden won’t end Trump barriers

HOUSTON — For nearly 17 months, the Trump administration tried to deport the mother and daughter from El Salvador. The Biden administration may finish the job. They are being held at a family detention center in remote Dilley, Texas, but ...

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At Disney characters union, lawsuit seeks end to takeover

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Teamsters local that represents workers who play Mickey Mouse, Goofy and other characters at Walt Disney World was taken over almost two years ago by its parent union, which cited “deficiencies” in the local’s leadership following ...

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Judge: Florida school had no duty to predict student danger

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has ruled that a local school district had no responsibility to warn students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of the danger posed by a former student who would later ...

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Appeals court orders new trial

A state appeals court has granted a new trial in an insurance fraud case because of improper testimony from an investigator. Defendant Christina Murray was convicted in May 2015 in state Supreme Court in Monroe County of third-degree insurance fraud ...

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Trump lawyers blast impeachment trial as ‘political theater’

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday blasted the impeachment case against him as an act of “political theater” and accused House Democrats on the eve of the former president’s trial of exploiting the chaos and trauma of last ...

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Activists wary of broader law enforcement after Capitol riot

CHICAGO — As federal officials grapple with how to confront the national security threat from domestic extremists after the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol, civil rights groups and communities of color are watching warily for any moves to expand ...

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Florida man sentenced in Giuliani-related fraud case

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman whose fraud-busting business was exposed as a fraud itself was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison in a case in which prosecutors said Rudy Giuliani was hired as a ...

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Activists in St. Louis call jail uprising ‘act of courage’

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Inmates who set fires and broke windows at a St. Louis jail over the weekend did so to protest inhumane conditions, including a lack of personal protective equipment to combat the spread of the coronavirus, according ...

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Hiring and firing, crisis management part of RPD reform proposal

Mayor Lovely Warren wants the city of Rochester to have the power to fire police officers for cause, believes the police hiring process must be overhauled and seeks to redirect funding from law enforcement staffing to other community engagement programs ...

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