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NY recovers $270,000 in unpaid wages for domestic worker

The New York state Department of Labor recovered more than $270,000 in unpaid wages for a domestic worker who was “chronically underpaid” for taking care of an elderly woman over three years, the department announced Thursday. The recovery of funds ...

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Appeals court reverses ruling in Wyoming County case

A state appeals court has reversed a lower court decision and reinstated a lawsuit in Wyoming County. Plaintiff Koike Aronson Inc. filed the breach of warranty action against defendant Bearing Distributors Inc. In September 2021, state Supreme Court Justice Emilio ...

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Mortgage rates rise to 5.66%, weighing on housing market

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose to their highest level in two months this week, providing no relief for a slumping housing market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the 30-year rate rose to 5.66% from 5.55% last week. ...

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‘Tragic outcomes’: Mentally ill face fatal risk with police

One summer night, Misty Castillo stepped out of her house in Salem, Oregon, called 911 and asked for the police, saying her son was mentally ill, was assaulting her and her husband and had a knife. “He’s drunk and he’s ...

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Judge nixes no-prison deal in 2018 limo crash that killed 20

A judge rejected a plea agreement that would have meant no prison time for the operator of a limousine company involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York, drawing applause and tears Wednesday from victims’ relatives ...

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NY man convicted in retrial that eyed ex-star sleuth’s conduct

A man was convicted again Wednesday in the first retrial stemming from scrutiny of a once-lauded New York City homicide detective who was later accused of framing suspects. A stunned Eliseo DeLeon looked up at the ceiling at one point ...

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