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New fast-track docket for migrants faces familiar challenges

Ecuadorian immigrant Neptali Chiluisa waits for the subway as he returns from his temporary job in the borough of Bronx on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in New York. Chiluisa, who crossed the border in June in Arizona and was detained for a week with his 14-year-old son, acknowledges coming for economic reasons and wonders if he has any options for temporary legal status.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

NEW YORK (AP) — The average time for U.S. immigration cases to be resolved is nearly four years. But that’s not the mandate in Francisco Prieto’s courtroom. The New York judge must attempt to rule within 300 days on dozens ...

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EXPLAINER: Who has the Jan. 6 panel subpoenaed — and why?

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has issued almost three dozen subpoenas as it aggressively seeks information about the origins of the attack and what former President Donald Trump did — or didn’t do ...

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Police: Armed man fatally shot by officers after wild chase

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NEW YORK (AP) — A 65-year-old man was shot and killed by New York City police officers after he fled from a traffic stop, crashed his vehicle into a police car and then pointed a gun at the officers, police ...

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New York man arrested after death threat to GOP congressman

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LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man has been arrested for making a death threat against a Republican congressman who voted for the $1 trillion infrastructure package, police said. Kenneth Gasper, 64, was arrested Wednesday for a telephoned ...

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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

In this Aug. 25, 2020, file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse, left, with backwards cap, walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., with another armed civilian. (Adam Rogan/The Journal Times via AP, File)

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

In this Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, photograph, a sign notifies customers that COVID-19 vaccinations are available at a pharmacy in a grocery store in Monument, Colo. Millions of U.S. workers now have a Jan. 4 deadline to get a COVID vaccine. The federal government on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 announced new vaccine requirements for workers at companies with more than 100 employees as well as workers at health care facilities that treat Medicare and Medicaid patients. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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

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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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