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NY couple arrested for using fake vax cards for Bills game

BUFFALO — A western New York couple have been charged with a felony for allegedly using falsified vaccination cards at the Buffalo Bills playoff game against the New England Patriots earlier this month, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said ...

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Justice Breyer to retire; Biden to fill vacancy

WASHINGTON — Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court, two sources told The Associated Press Wednesday. Breyer, 83, ...

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Region’s rising rents follows national trend

The price of renting an apartment in the Rochester metro area climbed 11.1 percent in 2021, a spike similar to the national average. The overall median rent rose to $1,333 in Rochester, according to the annual report by Realtor.com. The ...

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NY schools told to keep masks after judge overturns mandate

New York state education officials told school administrators to continue enforcing the state’s mask mandate for students and teachers Tuesday despite a judge’s ruling overturning it, causing confusion as some districts rushed to make masks optional. The Education Department said ...

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Sheldon Silver, NY power broker sent to prison, dead at 77

ALBANY — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful figures in state government for two decades before his conviction on corruption charges, has died in federal custody. He was 77. Silver died Monday, the federal ...

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Tentative settlement reach in Excellus class-action lawsuit

A settlement has been reached with Excellus Health Plan Inc., affiliate companies and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in the class action lawsuit resulting from a 2015 cyber-attack that led to a data breach. The class includes individuals in the ...

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