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New York rent regulations for 2 million tenants expire
By By DAVID KLEPPER ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A law affecting rents paid by 2 million New York City tenants expired late Monday as state lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on extending it before a midnight deadline.

Judge rules Menendez corruption trial to stay in New Jersey
By The Associated PressNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial will stay in New Jersey. A federal judge in Newark ruled in the case Tuesday afternoon.

Gray case motion would bar attorneys from sharing evidence
By JULIET LINDERMAN BALTIMORE (AP) — On the heels of a denial for a broad gag order in the case, Baltimore's top prosecutor on Monday asked a judge instead to bar attorneys representing the six police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death from sharing evidence before their trial.

Court to hear appeal from gangster Whitey Bulger next month
By The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — A federal court is set to hear an appeal by Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, who was convicted nearly two years ago in 11 killings and other underworld crimes during the 1970s and '80s. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday scheduled oral arguments in Bulger's appeal for July 27.

Former Walker aide asks US Supreme Court to erase conviction
By By TODD RICHMOND MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's former aides has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out her conviction for campaigning on government time, arguing investigators exceeded their constitutional authority when they searched her email.


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