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Doughnut shop operators convicted of hiding $2.8M in sales

UTICA (AP) — The operators of three doughnut shops in central New York were convicted of tax evasion after concealing $2.8 million in cash sales from the government, according to federal prosecutors. Rome residents John Zourdos, his wife Helen Zourdos ...

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Explainer: Prosecutor’s questions to Rittenhouse anger judge

MADISON, Wis. — The murder case against Kyle Rittenhouse flirted with a mistrial Wednesday after the lead prosecutor angered the judge with his questioning of the defendant. Rittenhouse’s attorneys called him to testify about his actions on Aug. 25, 2020, ...

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Whistleblowers to play key role in enforcing vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON — To enforce President Joe Biden’s forthcoming COVID-19 mandate, the U.S. Labor Department is going to need a lot of help. Its Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn’t have nearly enough workplace safety inspectors to do the job. So ...

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Oklahoma court overturns $465M opioid ruling against J&J

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $465 million opioid ruling against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, finding that a lower court wrongly interpreted the state’s public nuisance law. The ruling was the second blow this month ...

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High court struggles with government secrets case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struggled Monday with whether to allow a lawsuit by Muslim men claiming religious bias by the FBI to go forward despite the government’s objection that doing so could reveal national security secrets. The case the ...

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California parents sue after getting another couple’s embryo

LOS ANGELES — Two California couples gave birth to each others’ babies after a mix-up at a fertility clinic and spent months raising children that weren’t theirs before swapping the infants, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles. ...

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Scholarship fund will honor outgoing police chief

A scholarship fund to assist people of color pursue a career in law enforcement is being created by the Rochester Police Foundation to honor outgoing chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan. Proceeds from a farewell dinner for Sullivan on Nov. 18 will be ...

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