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Scholarship fund will honor outgoing police chief

A scholarship fund to assist people of color pursue a career in law enforcement is being created by the Rochester Police Foundation to honor outgoing chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan. Proceeds from a farewell dinner for Sullivan on Nov. 18 will be ...

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Voting lawsuit keeps Texas, Biden administration at odds

AUSTIN, Texas — More and more, Texas and the Biden administration are dragging each other to court. First it was over immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border. Then a Texas ban on most abortions. Then last week, just days after ...

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U.S. charges two suspected major ransomware operators

WASHINGTON — Two suspected criminal hackers have been charged in the United States in connection with a wave of ransomware attacks, including one that led to the temporary shutdown of the world’s largest meat processor and another that snarled businesses ...

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Railroads fight with unions in court over vaccine mandates

OMAHA, Neb. — Another major railroad has gone to court to determine whether it has the authority to require all its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. BNSF railroad filed a lawsuit Sunday against its major unions over its ...

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No bail for NY trooper charged with murder in Thruway chase

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a New York state trooper charged with murder after a pursuit on the Thruway ended with the death of an 11-year-old New York City girl. An Ulster County judge on ...

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OSHA regulations likely to be challenged

As anticipated, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued regulations requiring workers at private companies with at least 100 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested weekly, but the rules are expected to be challenged in ...

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EXPLAINER: What vaccine mandate means for firms and workers

The Biden administration’s sweeping new COVID-19 mandate will apply to 84 million workers at mid-size and large companies. President Joe Biden described the rules issued Thursday as urgently needed to get more Americans inoculated. Though confirmed viral cases and deaths ...

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Prosecutor: Arbery’s killers ‘did everything’ on assumptions

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — White men in pickup trucks chased Ahmaud Arbery for five minutes, and one threatened to shoot him, as they cut off the jogger’s escape from a Georgia subdivision and ultimately killed the 25-year-old Black man with ...

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11 states file suit against Biden’s business vaccine mandate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys general in 11 states filed suit Friday against President Joe Biden’s administration, challenging a new vaccine requirement for workers at companies with more than 100 employees. The lawsuit filed in the St. Louis-based 8th ...

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New trial ordered in DWI case

A state appeals court has reversed a drunk driving conviction and ordered a new trial because of the judge failed to grant a defense request to excuse two prospective jurors. Defendant Usman Majid was convicted in October 2019 in Nassau ...

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Foes of death penalty offer spiritual support at executions

NEW YORK — After Sister Barbara Battista, a Roman Catholic nun staunchly opposed to the death penalty, agreed to accompany a condemned man at his execution in federal prison, she wondered doubtfully, “Am I just part of this whole killing ...

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