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US narrows in on organized extremists in Capitol siege probe

In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, Proud Boy members Joseph Biggs, left, and Ethan Nordean, right with megaphone, walk toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

As members of the Oath Keepers paramilitary group shouldered their way through the mob and up the steps to the U.S. Capitol, their plans for Jan. 6 were clear, authorities say. “Arrest this assembly, we have probable cause for acts ...

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Attorneys probe jurors’ racial attitudes in ex-cop’s trial

MINNEAPOLIS — Attorneys in the trial of a Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death questioned potential jurors Wednesday about their attitudes toward both law enforcement and the Black Lives Matter movement, with one man who was chosen for ...

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Journalist acquitted in Iowa case seen as attack on press

IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Iowa jury on Wednesday acquitted a journalist who was pepper-sprayed and arrested by police while covering a protest in a case that critics have derided as an attack on press freedom and an abuse of ...

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City suit threatens tax foreclosure on Costello company’s CityGate project

The city of Rochester has filed a tax foreclosure lawsuit against three entities tied to the Anthony J. Costello & Son Development company, alleging a debt of more than $737,000 because taxes haven’t been paid on CityGate in eight years. The ...

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Jury selection begins in trial of ex-cop in Floyd’s death

Demonstrators gather outside the Hennepin County Government Center, Monday, March 8, 2021, in Minneapolis where the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began with jury selection. Chauvin is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd during an arrest last May in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS — Jury selection in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death began Tuesday with the first potential juror excused after she revealed during questioning that she thought the way the officer acted was ...

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Claimed value of sleepy NY estate could come to haunt Trump

The Seven Springs, a property owned by former U.S. President Donald Trump, is covered in snow, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Mount Kisco, N.Y. The estate, a 213-acre swath of nature surrounding a Georgian-style mansion, is a subject of two state investigations in New York: a criminal probe by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and a civil inquiry by state Attorney General Letitia James. Both investigations focus on whether Trump manipulated the property’s value to reap greater tax benefits from an environmental conservation arrangement he made while running for president in 2016. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NEW YORK — It’s sleepy by Donald Trump’s standards, but the former president’s century-old estate in New York’s Westchester County could end up being one of his bigger legal nightmares. Seven Springs, a 213-acre swath of nature surrounding a Georgian-style ...

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Arrested journalist pleaded with officer: ‘This is my job’

IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Iowa journalist covering a protest for racial justice was blinded when a police officer shot pepper spray in her face and jailed for hours despite telling him repeatedly that she was just doing her job, ...

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Lawyers seeking 32% of $641M Flint tainted water settlement

FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends. Officials announced the settlement Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, which must be approved by a federal judge.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers who negotiated a $641 million settlement for victims of Flint’s lead-contaminated water are asking a judge to set aside up to 32% for fees and expenses for years of work on the case. If granted, the ...

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Attorneys predict employment litigation issues to gain traction post-pandemic

Stacey Trien

While the COVID-19 pandemic put employment litigation matters on hold last year, local attorneys expect it to not only resume, but pick up substantially as employment issues related to the pandemic come to the forefront in the short-term. Jeffrey Calabrese, ...

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Wrongful death suit filed on behalf of Daniel Prude’s kids

A crowd marches away from the site of Daniel Prude's encounter with police officers in 2020, in Rochester, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. A grand jury voted not to charge officers shown on body camera video holding Prude down naked and handcuffed on a city street last winter until he stopped breathing. New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the decision Tuesday. The 41-year-old Black man's death last March sparked nightly protests in Rochester after the video was released nearly six months later. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

ROCHESTER (AP) — Attorneys for the five children of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after being restrained by police during a mental health episode, announced a federal lawsuit Monday against the city of Rochester, alleging wrongful death and ...

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