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Westport Crossing development on hold again after court ruling

The Westport Crossing development in the village of Pittsford has again hit a roadblock after recent rulings by a state Supreme Court justice. (Provided rendering)

The future of the proposed Westport Crossing Residential Community — a project nearly 14 years in the making — is once again in limbo. Outgoing state Supreme Court Justice John Ark ruled late last month that two village of Pittsford ...

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Capitol police chief defends response to ‘criminal’ rioters

Capitol police officers in riot gear push back demonstrators who try to break a door of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Capitol Police defended his department’s response to the storming of the Capitol, saying Thursday that officers “acted valiantly when faced with thousands of individuals involved in violent riotous actions.” Washington’s mayor called the ...

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Ex-NYPD sergeant charged with fraud in 9/11 collection scam

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York Police Department sergeant was charged Thursday with lying to cheat a fund set up to reimburse victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Sally Spinosa awaited an initial appearance in Manhattan federal ...

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Justice Department, federal court system hit by Russian hack

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and the federal court system disclosed on Wednesday that they were among the dozens of U.S. government agencies and private businesses compromised by a massive, months-long cyberespionage campaign  that U.S. officials have linked to ...

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Biden to name judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said ...

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No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake

KENOSHA, Wis. — A Wisconsin prosecutor declined Tuesday to file charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha, concluding he couldn’t disprove the officer’s contention that he acted in self-defense because he ...

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2 detectives involved in Breonna Taylor raid are fired

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has hired Atlanta’s former chief to lead its police department after months of unrest over the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, and fired two more officers involved in the deadly raid. The firings were announced ...

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Lesser charge dismissed by appeals court

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The Fourth Department has dismissed an attempted second-degree murder conviction because the defendant also was convicted of attempted first-degree murder. Defendant Keith McDonald was convicted in September 2015 of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, attempted first-degree robbery, first-degree assault ...

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Appeals court orders resentencing

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The Fourth Department has ordered a man to be resentenced because he was not represented by an attorney at his original sentencing. On Jan. 8, 2010, state Supreme Court Justice Dennis M. Kehoe resentenced Reggie Caswell for his conviction on ...

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Trump leaves mark on immigration policy, some of it lasting

People wait Tuesday, July 16, to apply for asylum in the United States along the border in Tijuana, Mexico. In its efforts to remake the U.S. immigration system, the Trump administration has often run into an obscure law that governs how administrative policies are made. Its latest test is a mammoth proposal to severely limit access to asylum, which invited nearly 80,000 public comments before the Wednesday, July 15, 2020, deadline to offer feedback. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump was running for reelection, foreign-born U.S. residents were rushing to get their American citizenship before it might be too late. “I didn’t know what would happen if Trump got a second term,” said Victoria ...

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