ALBANY (AP) — State lawmakers are looking into whether to include electronic cigarettes in the state’s indoor public smoking ban. The Senate Health Committee panel heard testimony from health experts saying that the nicotine liquid and the vapor the e-cigarettes ...Read More »
A hearing will be scheduled to determine if a Rochester man convicted of manslaughter was denied effective assistance of counsel at his 2005 trial. Corey E. Becoats, 42, claims his trial attorney did not do enough to bring a federal ...Read More »
Vacancies in the federal judiciary, including 37 emergencies, remain throughout the country as Congress continues to debate filling seats on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Witnesses had different answers Tuesday during a House Judiciary ...Read More »
Three Rochester-area residents were charged recently as part of an ongoing state police investigation into the sale of synthetic marijuana, several months after the sale, manufacture and possession of such substances were made illegal under state health law. Five local ...
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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Two Sept. 11 defendants delayed the start of their hearing Monday at Guantanamo when they refused to respond to questions from their judge in the case. Defense lawyers didn’t say what prompted the silent ...Read More »
NEW YORK CITY — Gas-drilling opponents are lined up to tell state regulators what they think of proposed rules for natural gas development using hydraulic fracturing. They were rallying Wednesday in Manhattan, where the last of four public hearings on ...Read More »
BINGHAMTON — About 100 people are listening to impassioned arguments about natural gas drilling at a hearing in Binghamton, the epicenter of expected development in New York of the Marcellus Shale formation. Local officials and residents are making three-minute statements about hydraulic fracturing.Read More »