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14 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Philip Seymour Hoffman friend pleads guilty in heroin case

A friend who was arrested during the investigation after Philip Seymour Hoffman's fatal overdose on suspicion of felony heroin possession with intent to sell has taken a plea deal on a lesser charge.

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Capote, Celebrities, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Associated Press, Entertainment

Yesterday | Elginism

Ancient coins returned to Greece after New York investigation

As part of a plea bargain, during an investigation into black market trading of rare coins, the collector Arnold-Peter Weiss has agreed to return some of the disputed coins to GReece.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

ContractsProf Blog

Intervening Illegality of Underlying Promises Does Not Cause Contract ...

What happens when a party to an agreement terminates and begins to make quarterly termination payments as promised and then, while payments are being made, a law is past that makes the underlying promised performance illegal? The parties are sorting this out in a case against Orbitz .

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

York Dispatch

Tips for selling food at yard sales

A selection of foods can really enhance your yard sale profits thanks to all the hungry visitors you'll get.

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Related Topix: Mineola, NY

Evening Sun

McSherrystown waits to pave South Second Street

Only one bid was received to pave the section between Main and Second streets, said borough supervisor Scott Cook, coming in at about $9,000 higher than expected.

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Related Topix: Mineola, NY

York Dispatch

Food Inspections: 2 York County restaurants out of compliance

The state Department of Agriculture conducts annual inspections of food-serving businesses to ensure public safety and safe food-handling practices.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Mineola, NY

York Dispatch

Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama urges business owners to lobby Congress to renew the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

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Related Topix: Reince Priebus, Mineola, NY

York Dispatch

China shuts down Beijing independent film festival

Organizers say Chinese authorities have shut down an independent film festival, a rare venue for the showing of independent films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Mineola, NY, Entertainment

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Lake County Record-Bee

Pink Martini band member Rieth found dead

A police spokesman said Friday that the Oregon State medical examiner's office has determined that 43-year-old Derek Rieth died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Mineola, NY

York Dispatch

Suspicious object turns out to be toy light saber

Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road.

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Related Topix: Mineola, NY

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Village Voice

Judge Keeps Subway Inn's Doors Open For Now

Beloved dive bar Subway Inn has been issued a weeklong reprieve from its impending eviction.

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Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WIBX-AM Whitesboro

Oneida, Madison Counties Receive Grants To Fight Tax, Pulic Benefits Fraud

Twelve New York County District Attorney's offices are set to receive grant funding to expand the state's Crimes Against Revenue Program, to strengthen investigations and prosecutions of state tax evasion and welfare fraud cases.

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Related Topix: Madison County, NY, Oneida County, NY

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Albany Times Union

Former top prosecutors back

The formal backing, which includes the support of former U.S. attorney for the Northern District Daniel French and former state attorney general Robert Abrams, came Thursday.

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Related Topix: Chautauqua County, NY

Fri Aug 15, 2014

JD Supra

New York Grand Jury Indicts 12 Online Payday Lenders and 3 Individuals

In a shot across the bow of online payday lenders who allegedly disregard state law where their borrowers reside, a New York County grand jury recently voted a criminal usury and conspiracy indictment against 12 companies allegedly involved in such lending and their owner, chief operating officer, and general counsel.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Courthouse News Service

Billionaire Wants to Know Who Defamed Him

Supermarket billionaire John Catsimatidis, who ran for New York City mayor in the 2013 Republican primary, claims in court that a group called Grocery Employees United defamed him in Internet videos accusing him of wiretapping and labor violations.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Burbed.com

Tears of joy: San Francisco versus Manhattan versus Brooklyn and more

When it comes to least affordable counties to buy a house, four of NYC's five boroughs take up almost a third of the list, with Manhattan , Brooklyn , the Bronx , and Queens , each "earning" a spot.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Home Buying, Home, Queens, NY, Bronx County, NY

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Pensions & Investments

New York county looking for administrator, investment options for new 457 plan

Tompkins County, Ithaca, N.Y., is searching for firms to provide administration, trust services and investment options for a new 457 deferred compensation plan.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Law.com

This Week by the Numbers: Courthouse Fleas and Jeweler v. Restaurant

A New York county courthouse had more problems than just criminal matters to deal with this week, when workers discovered a huge flea infestation .

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

WHEC-TV Rochester

Flea infestation shuts Orleans County Courthouse

A western New York county courthouse is closed for a second consecution day because of an infestation of fleas.

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Related Topix: Orleans County, NY

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Courthouse News Service

EMTs at U.S. Baghdad Embassy Saya Drunk CNN Reporter Bit Them

Two medical workers at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad claim in court that a CNN correspondent with "a history of becoming intoxicated and then abusive" bit them on Embassy grounds in Baghdad.

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