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Woman denied bail over safety concerns in decapitation case

A woman whose husband killed her lover and forced her to decapitate him must remain behind bars until her trial, a judge ruled Monday. Coos County Superior Court Judge Peter Bornstein denied the bail request and sided with prosecutors, who ...

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Split court dismisses weapon charge

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In a split decision, a state appeals court has tossed a guilty plea and the related indictment in a weapon case because police had no legal reason to pursue the defendant. Defendant Joshua Williams in September 2016 pleaded guilty to ...

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Massive breach fuels calls for U.S. action on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, U.S. officials are scrambling to reinforce the nation’s cyber defenses and recognizing that an agency created two years ago to protect America’s ...

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Democrats consider piecemeal approach to immigration reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — After decades of failed attempts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation, congressional Democrats and President Joe Biden are signaling openness to a piece-by-piece approach. They unveiled a broad bill Thursday that would provide an eight-year pathway to citizenship ...

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U.S. lets in asylum-seekers stuck in Mexico, ends Trump policy

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are being allowed into the country starting Friday as they wait for courts to decide on their cases, unwinding one of ...

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Bully, or just Queens tough? Criticism piles up for Cuomo

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Over his long career, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been known as a brutal, even vindictive political opponent, quick to retaliate against people who oppose his agenda or challenge him publicly. Tough tactics — even ...

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Prosecutor son seeks father’s release in fatal Brink’s heist

In this May 1985, photo provided by Chesa Boudin, Boudin's father, David Gilbert, makes fists as his father holds him during a prison visit at Auburn Correctional Facility. Gilbert was convicted of felony murder in the Oct. 20, 1981, robbery of $1.6 million from an armored Brink's truck at the Nanuet Mall north of New York City that resulted in the deaths of three people. (Courtesy of Chesa Boudin via AP)

David Gilbert went to prison a revolutionary, raising his fist and scorning authorities who prosecuted him for an infamous 1981 armored truck robbery in which a guard and two police officers were killed. Four decades later, advocates for the 76-year-old ...

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Ransomware attack may be a matter of when, not if

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Cybersecurity is always a priority for businesses of all sizes, but even implementation of the most aggressive system defense packages, along with advanced employee training, may not be enough to ward off an attack. Cyber criminals have exploited vulnerabilities of ...

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U.S. long-term mortgage rates rise slightly; 30-year at 2.81%

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates ticked up this week but remain at historic lows as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter the economy even as more Americans get vaccinated. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that ...

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U.S. jobless claims rise to 861,000 as layoffs stay high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week to 861,000, evidence that layoffs remain painfully high despite a steady drop in the number of confirmed viral infections. Applications from laid-off workers rose 13,000 from ...

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