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Jul 24, 2014 — A 1996 law has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital and to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home.
Jul 24, 2014 — Ban Ki-moon called on Israel and Hamas to abide by international humanitarian law, saying there were other ways of resolving the issue than killing. More than a dozen people were killed in the attack.
Jul 23, 2014 — In the digital age, our online accounts don't die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.
Jul 23, 2014 — Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting views of the subsidies available under Obamacare. The problem is the language in one subsection of the 950-page law — boiling down to just three words.
Jul 23, 2014 — The vice president has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.
Operating room. Photo: <a href="">Scott & White Healthcare</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Operating room. Photo: Scott & White Healthcare, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Prosecutors: Northern NY hospital to pay $750,000

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Federal prosecutors say a hospital in northern New York has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle allegations that it submitted 1,900 improper Medicare claims.

According to the U.S. attorney's office, Carthage Area Hospital double billed the federal health care program for the elderly for operating room and ambulatory surgery services from 2006 through June 2010.  Go to full article

Third man faces charges in Vermont Gas protest

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Police say a third suspect sought after a protest at Vermont Gas in South Burlington has turned himself in.

Police say Willy B. Levitt of Hardwick was issued a citation Tuesday to appear in court July 22 on a charge of simple assault.  Go to full article

NY to add $3B windfall to state budget

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is poised to collect nearly $3.3 billion from a recent settlement with France's largest bank for violating U.S. trade sanctions and conducting dollar transactions for clients in Sudan, Iran and Cuba.

The Cuomo administration plans to add it to the state budget to keep spending down.  Go to full article
Attica. Photo: <a href="">Jayu</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

No appeals filed over Attica report release

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) No court appeals have been filed challenging limited release of an investigative report about the 1971 Attica prison riot.

Attorney General Eric...  Go to full article
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NY police step up traffic enforcement for holiday

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York State Police are stepping up their patrols to catch drunk and distracted drivers over the July 4 weekend.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says...  Go to full article

State police investigate dog killing in Tupper Lake

State Police in Tupper Lake say an investigation is underway into a possible animal cruelty case.

According to a statement, individuals reported finding a German...  Go to full article
The Vermont Gas Systems pipeline will run from Cornwall, VT to Ticonderoga, NY. Map: Addison County Regional Planning Commission

2 arraigned in Vermont Gas protest

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Two men involved in a protest at Vermont Gas in South Burlington have pleaded not guilty to trespassing charges.

A group that opposes a...  Go to full article

New York DA says feds did OK in fatal shootout

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) An upstate New York district attorney has ruled that federal agents who gunned down a man that had fatally shot four people did nothing wrong in the...  Go to full article

Jury clears Saratoga County teen of murder charges

VICTORY, N.Y. (AP) A grand jury has cleared an 18-year-old upstate New York man in the stabbing death of his mother's boyfriend.

Saratoga County District Attorney...  Go to full article
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NY lawmakers approve adding 25 family court judges

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) While the current state budget funds 20 more family court judges statewide, intended to help ease crowded dockets, legislators have approved 25 new...  Go to full article

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