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More lawsuits filed in Kirk Ashton case


Two more families have filed lawsuits against the Hilton Central School District and Kirk Ashton, the elementary school principal accused of sexually abusing young boys in his office. Ashton was principal of Northwood Elementary School in the district from 2004 ...

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50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

Alton Lucas sits on the porch of his home outside of Raleigh, N.C., on Friday, June 18, 2021. As a teenager, Alton Lucas believed basketball or music would pluck him out of North Carolina and take him around the world. In the late 1980s, he was already the right-hand man to his musically inclined best friend, Youtha Anthony Fowler, who many hip hop and R&B heads know today as DJ Nabs. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas believed basketball or music would pluck him out of North Carolina and take him around the world. In the late 1980s, he was the right-hand man to his musical ...

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Garland launches gun trafficking strike forces in 5 cities

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about a jury's verdict in the case against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, at the Department of Justice, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is launching an effort in five cities in the U.S. to reduce spiking gun violence by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals. Attorney General Merrick Garland ...

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FirstEnergy to pay $230M in settlement in Ohio bribery case

CINCINNATI (AP) — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted to riveting new details of its role in the conspiracy Thursday as part of a settlement agreement with federal prosecutors, including how ...

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Now is the time for post-COVID HR audits


As companies prepare policies for their post-pandemic workplace, allowing employees to maintain work-from-home arrangements can have major ramifications. An employer must know precisely where their employees are working, because pay, benefit and even corporate tax regulations differ from state to ...

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FHFA eliminates added refinance fee

Refinancing will become a little more attractive as of Aug. 1 for the majority of homeowners in the Rochester area. The Adverse Market Refinance Fee, implemented in December by the Federal Home Finance Association for the Federal National Mortgage Association ...

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Judge: $150M initially for victims in Florida condo collapse

Workers search in the rubble at the Champlain Towers South Condo, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. One hundred fifty-nine people were still unaccounted for two days after Thursday's collapse, which killed at least four. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Victims and families who suffered losses in the collapse of a 12-story oceanfront Florida condominium will get a minimum of $150 million in compensation initially, a judge said Wednesday. That sum includes insurance on the Champlain Towers South building and ...

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Meet the Judges event planned for July 28


Law students will have a chance to meet with judges from multiple courts next week at the Monroe County Bar Association’s annual Meet the Judges Program. The event is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. in Courtroom 404 in the ...

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