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Jul 21, 2014 — A French law requires restaurants that sell homemade food to display a label on their menu to distinguish them from places that use frozen or vacuum-packed food. But critics say the law is too vague.
Jul 21, 2014 — It's been four years since Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. On the anniversary of this sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, Republicans have released a report that argues the law falls short on one of its main tasks.
Jul 21, 2014 — The FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies will soon begin recording the interrogations they conduct. It's a reversal of decades of policy and, the Obama administration says, a demonstration that agents act appropriately, without coercing suspects. Some big loopholes remain in the policy, though.
Jul 16, 2014 — Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.
Jul 15, 2014 — Rape is illegal in India. But history and tradition make it hard to enforce the law. And in remote parts, rape of a female relative is still considered fair punishment for a man's crimes.

NY Lawmakers Consider Death Penalty Reform

State lawmakers are still working on how to fix New York's death penalty law, after the state's highest court struck down portions of the statute earlier this summer. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Schumer to Unveil Meth Plan in Watertown

Senator Charles Schumer will be in Watertown this morning to unveil a plan to crack down on methamphetamines, or 'crystal meth'. As David Sommerstein reports, Watertown has become a hotspot of a problem that's growing across rural New York.  Go to full article

North Country Prisons to Lose 148 Jobs

The director of New York's state prisons says he'll move forward with a plan to cut the number of corrections officers. Commissioner Glenn Goord says nearly 150 jobs will be "down-sized" at three prisons in the north country. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Mohawks Request Border Security Funding

The maze of islands and St. Lawrence River channels along the St. Regis Reservation near Massena have given the Akwesasne Mohawk community a reputation for smuggling. In the...  Go to full article

Lawmakers Urged to Leave Death Penalty Law Alone

An anti-death penalty coalition is asking Governor Pataki and the legislature not to fix a flaw in the state's death penalty statute that led New York's highest court to...  Go to full article

New York's Highest Court Throws Out Death Penalty

The New York Court of Appeals yesterday threw out the death sentence for a Long Island killer, declaring that a part of New York's death penalty law violates the state...  Go to full article

Radioactive Fuel Rods Still Missing from Vermont Nuclear Plant

Three weeks of searching hasn't turned up any evidence of the missing highly radioactive fuel rod pieces at the Vermont Yankee plant. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

A Federal Court is Proposed for Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh may soon be home to a new Federal Court. Increased border patrol, as part of the nation's Homeland Security efforts, has lead to a greater caseload in the...  Go to full article

Potsdam Retailers Swept Up in Drug Gear Crackdown

Three Potsdam retailers face federal charges of selling smoking pipes and bongs intended for illegal drug use. 50 year-old Lyle Furnace and his daughter 22 year-old Jessika...  Go to full article

Mandatory Sex Offender Therapy Ends in NY Prisons

On Thursday, New York's state prisons shut down a major counseling program for sex offenders. The move follows a court ruling that the program violated prisoner's...  Go to full article

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