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Lawmakers urge NY to lift limits on nursing home visits

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo lift remaining restrictions for visits at nursing homes, according to a letter two dozen Democratic lawmakers sent to the governor this week. The coronavirus pandemic has had a heavy ...

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Federal judge sets 2022 trial date in NYPD firebombing case

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge Friday set a March 2022 trial date for two Brooklyn lawyers charged with firebombing an empty police vehicle last year amid demonstrations that followed the death of George Floyd. Plea negotiations have stalled ...

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Movie producer charged with operating prostitution service

NEW YORK (AP) — A California movie producer was arrested Thursday on a New York indictment accusing him of using a movie production company to operate an international prostitution business. Dillon Jordan, 49, of Arrowhead Lake, California, was arrested in ...

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Cuomo to be questioned in sexual harassment investigation

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to be interviewed Saturday as the state attorney general’s office winds down its investigation into sexual harassment and misconduct allegations that upended his national reputation and threatened his hold ...

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For top #MeToo legal duo, a pandemic year brings no pause

In this May 21, 2021, photo Washington based civil rights attorneys Debra Katz, left, and Lisa Banks, pose for a portrait at their law firm in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

She’d just upended her life by going public with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to the governor, realized that Saturday night in February that she had no plan for what ...

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Britney Spears’ new attorney says father must step aside

LOS ANGELES — A judge allowed Britney Spears to hire an attorney of her choosing at a hearing Wednesday in which she broke down in tears after describing the “cruelty” of her conservatorship. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny ...

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Garland lets immigration judges put off deportation cases

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)

Attorney General Merrick Garland has tossed out a Trump administration policy that barred immigration judges from temporarily shelving some deportation cases. Garland on Thursday overruled a decision by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions that judges could not put those cases on ...

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Regulator sues Amazon to force recall of hazardous products

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Safety regulators are suing Amazon to force it to recall hazardous products sold on its site, including flammable children’s pajamas, faulty carbon monoxide detectors and hair dryers that don’t protect users from getting electrocuted. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, ...

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