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Police hope DNA testing will solve ’59 murder of Albany teen

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in the Albany area are hoping modern DNA tracing techniques will help solve the murder of an 18-year-old woman more than 60 years ago. The body of Ruth Whitman was exhumed from a cemetery in ...

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Judge shortens road to decide NFL racial discrimination suit

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday made it likely she’ll rule in weeks rather than months whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gets to decide the merits of racial discrimination claims made by Black coaches against the league and ...

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Buffalo man charged for Twitter threat to Black shoppers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Black resident of Buffalo, New York, told investigators he anonymously tweeted out a fake threat to commit mass killings against Black people in his community, days after a real mass shooting, because he wanted to ...

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Judge orders pay raise for assigned counsel in NYC

A state Supreme Court justice in New York City has ordered state and New York City officials to increase the hourly rate paid to assigned counsel representing children and indigent adults in Family Court and criminal court. Justice Lisa A. ...

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After Supreme Court ruling, it’s open season on US gun laws

The Supreme Court ruling expanding gun rights threatens to upend firearms restrictions across the country as activists wage court battles over everything from bans on AR-15-style guns to age limits. The decision handed down in June already has led one ...

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NY man who sent threats to LGBTQ groups gets 30 months

A 74-year-old retired schoolteacher from a New York City suburb was sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday for mailing dozens of violent threats to LGBTQ affiliated individuals, groups and businesses over several years. According to prosecutors, Robert Fehring threatened ...

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