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Fourth Department revives lawsuit

Appellate Division Fourth Department

A state appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a man who was injured when his car was hit by another vehicle driven by a man who was being pursued by Webster police. In November, state Supreme Court Justice ...

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Supreme Court hanging up phone, back to in-person arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — The justices are putting the “court” back in Supreme Court. The high court announced Wednesday that the justices plan to return to their majestic, marble courtroom for arguments beginning in October, more than a year and a half ...

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‘Varsity Blues’ trial promises fresh insights in old scandal

BOSTON — The first trial in the “Operation Varsity Blues” college admissions bribery scandal will begin this week, with the potential to shed light on investigators’ tactics and brighten the spotlight on a secretive school selection process many have long ...

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2nd Circuit affirms conviction of former top Cuomo aide

Joseph Percoco arrives at Federal Court, in New York, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Percoco is on trial on charges that he accepted over $300,000 in bribes, most of it in the form of a job for his wife, in return for help he provided three businessmen who are co-defendants with him. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of one of ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides for fraud and accepting bribes was affirmed by a federal appeals court Wednesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the ...

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Ex-prosecutor charged in Ahmaud Arbery case booked at jail

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The former prosecutor charged with misconduct for her handling of the Ahmaud Arbery case was booked at a Georgia jail Wednesday and released. Former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson turned herself in Wednesday morning at ...

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New clerk named for Fourth Department

Dillon Flynn

Gerald J. Whalen, Presiding Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, has named Chief of Staff Ann Dillon Flynn clerk of the court effective Sept. 2. The clerk of the court is the highest ranking ...

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Elizabeth Holmes’ trial to dissect downfall of a tech star

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, arrives at the federal courthouse for jury selection in her trial, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. Holmes faces 12 felony counts alleging she engineered a massive fraud that duped a litany of rich investors with a blood-testing technology that she promised would be able to screen for hundreds of diseases with a finger prick. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)

Just six years ago, Elizabeth Holmes seemed destined to fulfill her dream of becoming Silicon Valley’s next superstar. She was the subject of business magazine cover stories describing her as the youngest self-made female billionaire in history, former President Bill ...

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Plea and a trial loom in next month for Giuliani associates

Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on Jan. 12, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by John Taggart.

NEW YORK — The October illegal campaign contribution trial of an associate of Rudy Giuliani — and a guilty plea set to occur this week by a second associate — puts a spotlight on Giuliani as a criminal probe of ...

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Lawsuit: GOP donor offered money to hush girl he trafficked

MINNEAPOLIS — A prominent Minnesota GOP donor who is charged with multiple counts of sex trafficking is now being sued by an underage girl who was one of his alleged victims. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court alleges ...

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Justice Department will ‘protect’ abortion seekers in Texas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Monday that it will not tolerate violence against anyone who is trying to obtain an abortion in Texas as federal officials explore options to challenge a new state law that bans most abortions. ...

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