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Pelosi names GOP’s Cheney to panel investigating Jan. 6 riot

Capitol police officers in riot gear push back demonstrators who try to break a door of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday named Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to a new select committee on the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, elevating the most unyielding GOP critic of former President Donald Trump to work ...

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High court: California can’t collect charity top donor names

The Supreme Court of the United States. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered California to stop collecting the names and addresses of top donors to charities, calling the state’s requirement a “dragnet for sensitive donor information.” The justices voted 6-3 along ideological lines to ...

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Whither #MeToo? Chilling effect of Cosby reversal feared

Bill Cosby, center, is led by spokesperson Andrew Wyatt as publicist Ebonee Benson follows during a break in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Corey Perrine, Pool)

When Indira Henard, director of the DC Rape Crisis Center, received the text message Wednesday, she thought she wasn’t reading her phone correctly. “Indira oh my god,” said the message from a colleague. “Cosby’s walking out of prison.” “I put ...

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Rochester City Council taking PAB authority fight to Court of Appeals

Rochester City Council President Loretta Scott leads a meeting in August 2017. City Council and all other local administrative bodies have been meeting virtually since Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on Pause" order (File Photo).

In an ongoing attempt to empower the Police Accountability Board with disciplinary authority over the department, Rochester City Council will continue to fight rulings by the justice system, even after two legal defeats just five weeks apart.

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Former bank branch manager charged in Ponzi scheme

A former branch manager at two Rochester-area banks has been charged with bank fraud for her alleged role in a $100 million-plus Ponzi scheme. Derline Cunningham, 60, of Greece faces 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine if ...

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Ontario County woman pleads guilty to stealing pension payments

An Ontario County woman has pleaded guilty to grand larceny for stealing more than $2,000 in pension payments from the New York State and Local Retirement System. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Ontario County District Attorney James Ritts ...

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Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction overturned by court

Bill Cosby, center, is led by spokesperson Andrew Wyatt as publicist Ebonee Benson follows during a break in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Corey Perrine, Pool)

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. Cosby has served more than two years of a three- to 10-year ...

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Charges expected Thursday for Trump’s company, top executive

The logo of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Astrid Riecken

Donald Trump’s company and his longtime finance chief are expected to be charged Thursday with tax-related crimes stemming from a New York investigation into the former president’s business dealings, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The charges ...

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New Monroe County law meant to safeguard bicyclists

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello signed into law the requirement that motor vehicles maintain a distance of at least three feet when passing a bicyclist. The county bill, called Carrie Ray’s 3-Foot Passing Law to Protect Bicyclists, is named after ...

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McAvoy descendants sue auction house, authenticator for lost Babe Ruth photo

A historical marker honoring Hall of Fame baseball player Babe Ruth, who was born in Baltimore, is seen outside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The grandchildren of James “Wickey” McAvoy, the Rochester native who played Major League Baseball more than a century ago, say an auction house and/or memorabilia authentication company has lost a family keepsake featuring Babe Ruth. John and James Fischer, administrators ...

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Rental assistance fell victim to politics, bureaucracy

Before the pandemic hit, Jacqueline Bartley, a mother of two girls and a boy, had a comfortable life. Then the 41-year-old lost her job at American Airlines, quickly spent her savings and found herself months behind on the $1,350-a-month home ...

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Defense lawyer: Newspaper gunman ‘deranged’ and ‘delusional’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper was delusional and believed the state’s judicial system was conspiring with the Capital Gazette to persecute him and ruin his life, his attorney told a jury Tuesday, ...

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