By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:39 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. — An animal rights group is asking New York courts to recognize scientific evidence of emotional and cognitive abilities in chimpanzees and to grant the animals "legal personhood" so that they are ensured better treatment. Nonhuman Rights Project, a nonprofit founded in 2007 by...
12/02/13 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes for purchases on websites like Amazon.com, an outcome likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales. Monday's court...
12/02/13 11:08 AM
A lot has been said about the effects of the budget cuts known as sequestration on the courts and the U.S. Department of Justice. Hiring freezes, layoffs, furloughs and a drop off in mental health and substance abuse treatment for recently released convicts are just a few stresses on the system....
12/02/13 10:57 AM
The justices, without comment, today rejected appeals by Amazon and another Internet retailer, Overstock.com Inc., which said New York is violating the Constitution by demanding tax collection from companies that don’t have facilities in the state. New York’s top court upheld the state law.
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 09:22 AM
Sen. Charles Schumer says an understaffed Buffalo border is to blame for lane closures and backups that result in long wait times that are not only frustrating to drivers but detrimental to the local economy.
11/26/13 09:39 AM
NEW YORK — New York City has sued the correction officers' union for what it says was an illegal strike at Rikers Island last week. It accuses the union of grounding dozens of buses last Wednesday that take inmates to court. According to The New York Times, the suit says correction...
11/25/13 08:34 AM
The USCIS is easing the rules for Filipino nationals to “establish or maintain” lawful status in the wake of the typhoon that ravaged that country. Last Friday, the agency announced that it would allow overstayed Filipino nonimmigrants to change or extend status, expedite requests by Filipino...
By Richard Pollock | 11/18/13 07:24 PM
New York's Health Republic nonprofit health insurance co-op can offer cheaper policies and undercut its commercial rivals, thanks to “luxurious” federal subsidies Daniel T. McGowan, Health Republic's former president and CEO, attributed the low rates to “a very luxurious kind of...
By Paul Bedard | 11/18/13 10:20 AM
States that supported President Obama's 2012 re-election will cash in under Obamacare as tax dollars flood states taking the lead in adopting the president's namesake health reform, according to a new national survey of the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act.
11/18/13 09:43 AM
A Nassau County police officer shot an unarmed man in the back. Another intentionally ran down an unarmed man with his squad car, costing him a leg. Still another shot an unarmed cabdriver after a night of drinking off duty. In each case, department investigators reviewed the use of deadly force...
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