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Democrats: Trump ‘inciter in chief’ of Capitol attack

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial said Wednesday they would prove that Trump was no “innocent bystander” but the “inciter in chief” of the deadly attack at the Capitol aimed at overturning his election loss to Joe Biden. ...

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Government investigating massive counterfeit N95 mask scam

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities are investigating a massive counterfeit N95 mask operation in which fake 3M masks were sold in at least five states to hospitals, medical facilities and government agencies. The foreign-made knockoffs are becoming increasingly difficult to spot ...

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2nd Circuit upholds NY state rules restricting ballot access

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state is within its rights to keep its election ballots decluttered and prevent voter confusion with rules limiting how a political party gets on ballots, an appeals court said Wednesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit ...

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Fourth Department orders new trial

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A state appeals court has reversed a robbery conviction and ordered a new trial because of a problem with the jury selection process. Defendant Emilio Padilla was convicted in March 2018 of second-degree robbery and third-degree fleeing a police officer ...

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Trump’s historic 2nd trial opens with jarring video of siege

In this image from video, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the president pro tempore of the Senate, who is presiding over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial opened Tuesday in the Senate with graphic video of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on Congress  and the defeated former president whipping up a rally crowd — “We’re going to walk down ...

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Immigrants, activists worry Biden won’t end Trump barriers

In this Jan. 17, 2021, file photo injured women, part of a Honduran migrant caravan in their bid to reach the U.S. border, weep as they sit on the side of a highway after clashing with Guatemalan police and soldiers in Vado Hondo, Guatemala, Guatemala. U.S. Federal law allows immigrants facing credible threats of persecution or violence in their home country to seek U.S. asylum. (AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian, File)

HOUSTON — For nearly 17 months, the Trump administration tried to deport the mother and daughter from El Salvador. The Biden administration may finish the job. They are being held at a family detention center in remote Dilley, Texas, but ...

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At Disney characters union, lawsuit seeks end to takeover

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A middle-aged male former employee at Disney Cruise Line says in a lawsuit that his younger female manager created a hostile work environment by bullying him about his age, bragging about sexual conquests and passing him over for promotions. Anthony McHugh says in the suit filed in Nov. 2018, that the female manager discriminated against him because of his age and sex. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Teamsters local that represents workers who play Mickey Mouse, Goofy and other characters at Walt Disney World was taken over almost two years ago by its parent union, which cited “deficiencies” in the local’s leadership following ...

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Judge: Florida school had no duty to predict student danger

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has ruled that a local school district had no responsibility to warn students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of the danger posed by a former student who would later ...

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Appeals court orders new trial

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A state appeals court has granted a new trial in an insurance fraud case because of improper testimony from an investigator. Defendant Christina Murray was convicted in May 2015 in state Supreme Court in Monroe County of third-degree insurance fraud ...

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Trump lawyers blast impeachment trial as ‘political theater’

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday blasted the impeachment case against him as an act of “political theater” and accused House Democrats on the eve of the former president’s trial of exploiting the chaos and trauma of last ...

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Activists wary of broader law enforcement after Capitol riot

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, police keep a watch on demonstrators who tried to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. As federal officials grapple with how to confront the national security threat from domestic extremists after the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol, civil rights groups and communities of color are watching warily for any moves to expand law enforcement power or authority. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

CHICAGO — As federal officials grapple with how to confront the national security threat from domestic extremists after the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol, civil rights groups and communities of color are watching warily for any moves to expand ...

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Florida man sentenced in Giuliani-related fraud case

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman whose fraud-busting business was exposed as a fraud itself was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison in a case in which prosecutors said Rudy Giuliani was hired as a ...

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