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Capitol rioters’ social media posts influencing sentencings

For many rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, self-incriminating messages, photos and videos that they broadcast on social media before, during and after the insurrection are influencing even their criminal sentences. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge ...

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Supreme Court rejects appeal over press access in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a conservative think tank over Gov. Tony Evers’ decision to exclude the group’s writers from press briefings. The justices acted without comment Monday, leaving in place lower court rulings ...

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Court won’t stop Texas abortion ban, but OKs clinics’ suit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled that Texas abortion providers can sue over the state’s ban on most abortions, but the justices are allowing the law to remain in effect. The court acted Friday, more than a month ...

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New York to implement indoor mask mandate for public places

Kathy Hochul is sworn in as New York's 57th governor, and New York's first female governor, by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore in the Red Room of the Capitol on Aug. 24, 2021. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of the Governor)

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing a winter surge in COVID-19 infections, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday that masks will be required in all indoor public places unless the businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement. Hochul said the ...

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Companies rethink return-to-office plans amid omicron cases

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies of all sizes are rethinking their plans to send workers back to the office as the new omicron variant adds another layer of uncertainty. Alphabet’s Google and the nation’s second largest automaker Ford Motor Co. ...

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In a first, Starbucks workers agree to union in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Starbucks workers at a store in Buffalo, New York, voted to unionize on Thursday, a first for the 50-year-old coffee retailer in the U.S. and the latest sign that the labor movement is stirring after decades ...

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UK court allows Assange’s extradition to US for spying case

LONDON (AP) — A British appellate court opened the door Friday for Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States by overturning a lower court’s decision that the WikiLeaks founder’s mental health was too fragile to withstand the American ...

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Jussie Smollett guilty verdict latest in polarizing case

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett’s conviction for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack came nearly three years after his report of a horrifying hate crime quickly became part of a polarized political landscape, with people — including the ...

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Town of Pittsford says no thanks to recreational marijuana businesses

The town of Pittsford will not allow the sale of recreational marijuana, or the opening of consumption lounges. The town board voted against allowing either business by a margin of 3-2 at Wednesday’s meeting. The village of Pittsford will consider ...

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Webster apartment community sells for $29.8 million

A real estate investment firm that targets distressed and/or underperforming residential properties has purchased Country Manor in Webster for $29.8 million. PH Realty Capital acquired the apartment community at 185 Country Manor Way on Dec. 2 from Country Manor DNB ...

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New trial ordered in robbery case

A state appeals court has ordered a new trial in a robbery case because of a juror who should have been excused after making statements hinting that she would not be impartial.

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