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All 3 men charged in Arbery’s death convicted of murder

All 3 men charged in Arbery’s death convicted of murder

By Russ Bynum The Associated Press BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jurors on Wednesday convicted the three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was chased and fatally shot while running through their neighborhood in an attack that became part of the larger national reckoning on racial injustice. The convictions for Greg McMichael, son Travis McMichael and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan came after jurors deliberated for about 10 hours. The men…
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After wild comeback, Gloversville beats Amsterdam on penalties in Class A boys’ soccer tournament

After wild comeback, Gloversville beats Amsterdam on penalties in Class A boys’ soccer tournament

Photo Caption: Gloversville goalkeeper Justin Kemmet and teammate Dane Dillenback go after a corner kick against Amsterdam on Wednesday. PETER R. BARBER/THE LEADER-HERALD GLOVERSVILLE — Justin Kemmet kept his head clear and his mission simple. The Gloversville senior goalkeeper knew that his performance in a penalty shootout against Amsterdam on Wednesday in the first round of the Section II Class A boys’ soccer tournament was going to be the difference between the Dragons moving on…
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Fulton County Board of Supervisors signs on to $26B opioid settlement

Fulton County Board of Supervisors signs on to $26B opioid settlement

JOHNSTOWN -- The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday voted to approve signing onto to the $26 billion lawsuit settlement agreement with the “Big Three” opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson — which will net the county at least $686,427 over an 18-year-period. Fulton County is one of many local governments and states that signed onto litigation started by Suffolk County against Purdue Pharma L.P. and other companies involved in the production, distribution…
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Judge conditionally OKs Purdue deal

Judge conditionally OKs Purdue deal

By GEOFF MULVIHILL The Associated Press A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday gave conditional approval to a sweeping, potentially $10 billion plan submitted by OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to settle a mountain of lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis that has killed a half-million Americans over the past two decades. Under the settlement reached with creditors including individual victims and thousands of state and local governments, the Sackler family will give up ownership…
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Biden, Putin meet for long-anticipated summit

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have arrived today at the lush lakeside Swiss mansion for their highly anticipated summit, a moment of consequential diplomacy at a time when both leaders agree that relations between their countries are at an all-time low. The two leaders shook hands while appearing briefly before cameras with Swiss President Guy Parmelin, who welcomed them to Switzerland, and then entered the mansion for what is…
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New England Aquarium accepts ticket saved for over 37 years

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Aquarium in Boston accepted an entrance ticket on Thursday, first purchased in 1983, that allows the holder to return “at anytime in the future.“ Rachel Carle, 26, picked up the ticket from her great aunt, Catherine Cappiello, who came to visit the aquarium more than 37 years ago, the Boston Herald reported. Cappiello and her partner arrived near closing time in November that year and both got a “late…
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