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Sep 1, 2014 — The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. The judge's ruling allows the law to take effect, but doctors who break it won't be penalized.
Aug 29, 2014 — The lawsuit is over whether local governments have the right to ban pot businesses otherwise permitted under state law. The ruling could strike down the framework for regulating and selling pot there.
Aug 29, 2014 — News from Mosul has been scarce since the Islamic State took power. Speaking by phone, Iraqis say the group has imposed strict controls that are alienating residents and are providing few services.
Aug 29, 2014 — A federal court will hear a challenge to the controversial law next week. It's an important and closely watched voting rights case that could end up before the Supreme Court.
Aug 29, 2014 — For the first time, the department wades into a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together.

New York man charged with threatening President

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) A 30-year-old western New York man is charged with tweeting threats against President Barack Obama and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Brandon Correa of Rochester pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in federal court Tuesday after a federal grand jury indicted him on charges that include threatening the president.  Go to full article
NY State Trooper Jackson on patrol. Photo: Natasha Haverty

NY troopers targeting speeders, aggressive drivers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) As NASCAR drivers head to Watkins Glen for the upcoming Sprint Cup Series weekend, New York's state troopers will be conducting a week-long enforcement effort targeting speeders and aggressive drivers across the state.

The state police "Speed Week" campaign runs from Aug. 6 through Aug. 12.  Go to full article
St. Lawrence county District Attorney Mary Rain. File photo: David Sommerstein.

St. Lawrence county DA can resume probe

A state judge has ruled St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain can resume her probe into use of county money. County officials had been seeking a special prosecutor to take over the investigation.  Go to full article

NY excludes prison time from sex-abuse law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York has amended its penal law to exclude prison and jail time when calculating the 10-year period that elevates a repeated low-level sex offense into a...  Go to full article
Office of Victim Services. Logo: NYS

NY awarding $36M in grants to help crime victims

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York has announced $36 million in grants for 179 community organizations, hospitals, police and agencies statewide for services to crime victims....  Go to full article
John Sullivan. Photo: NYS Police

Watertown postal worker charged with felony eavesdropping

State police in Watertown say they've arrested a Post Office worker for allegedly eavesdropping on other postal service employees.

John Sullivan, age 50, has been...  Go to full article
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Photo: Mark Kurtz

Gillibrand introduces campus sex assault bill

New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand helped introduce a bill yesterday to combat the high rates of sexual assaults on college campuses. Matt Laslo has the story...  Go to full article

NY public defender challenges 1995 kidnap verdict

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) A federal public defender has filed papers seeking the overturn of a 1995 kidnapping conviction in connection with the disappearance of an 18-year-old...  Go to full article
Cooking heroin. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Heroin.JPG">Psychonaught</a>, public domain

Police: 10 arrested in North Country heroin bust

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say they've arrested 10 people accused of selling and possessing heroin and other drugs in northern New York.

Officials in Franklin...  Go to full article

Clinton County couple's deaths ruled a murder-suicide

ELLENBURG, N.Y. (AP) State police say autopsies have confirmed that a northern New York man fatally shot his wife, then committed suicide by turning the weapon on himself....  Go to full article

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