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The filing asserts that Trump Organization employees took part in a pattern of deception in which they misled lenders, insurers and the Internal Revenue Service by vastly overstating values for a host of other Trump properties.

A new legal filing by New York’s attorney general this week accused former President Donald Trump’s company of misleading lenders about the financial health of its landmark downtown Manhattan skyscraper, 40 Wall Street, while seeking to renew the building’s mortgage. Read more»

A healthcare worker prepares a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday overruled a lower court’s nationwide injunction against a Biden administration mandate that required healthcare workers at federally funded facilities to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Read more»

Ranked choice voting is expanding nationally.

Ranked choice voting, lauded by advocates for avoiding costly runoffs and ensuring that winners in crowded races earn majority support, is steadily gaining steam nationally - this year, 32 cities in seven states used the voting method. Read more»

Among some gun-safety groups there were voices still holding out hope that the conservative justices expressed enough hesitation not to totally do away with all regulations and keep some limits on publicly carrying guns.

New York gun restrictions on who can qualify to get a concealed-carry license drew sharp questions Wednesday at Supreme Court oral arguments, suggesting similar laws across the country could soon find themselves in a cascade of dominoes. Read more»

The Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, expected by mid-2022, could declare a New York state restriction on carrying concealed handguns in public places unconstitutional - which could loosen gun regulations in many parts of the country. Read more»

Rudy Giuliani speaking to Republican legislators at an unofficial hearing on the 2020 election held on Nov. 30, 2020. Giuliani's comments at that meeting and in other contexts about Trump's loss in Arizona played a role in the suspension of his law license in New York.

A series of baseless claims Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani made falsely alleging that tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants voted in the 2020 general election in Arizona were among the claims that led a New York disciplinary panel to suspend hiss license to practice law. Read more»

A NYPD officer in riot gear at a Black Lives Matter protest, June 2020.

To understand why police are so rarely held accountable for killings, you should know about Kawaski Trawick, and what didn’t happen to the officer who shot him. Read more»

Arizonans traveling to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are subject to a 14-day quarantine as those states try to stem the spread of COVID-19 from “hot spots” states. In this file photo from March, international travelers wait to pass through customs at Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia.

Arizonans will face a 14-day quarantine if they travel to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, whose governors announced the restriction Wednesday to keep people from COVID-19 “hot spots” from bringing the infection with them. Read more»

President Donald Trump at press briefing to discuss coronavirus.

Dismissing concerns that states are reopening too soon, President Donald Trump incorrectly said that a newly revised model projecting 134,000 COVID-19 deaths by August “assumes no mitigation.” In fact, the model assumes states will keep their existing social distancing measures in place, unless suspensions have already been announced. Read more»

Policymakers and insurers across the country say they are eliminating copayments, deductibles and other barriers to telemedicine for patients confined at home who need a doctor for any reason. But in a fragmented health system, the shift to cost-free telemedicine for patients is going far less smoothly than the speeches and press releases suggest. In some cases, doctors are billing for telephone calls that used to be free. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic response during an April 22, 2020, press conference.

President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have questioned whether the federal government should provide aid to state and local governments that are facing massive fiscal problems as they grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, dimming the hopes of governors and mayors who have asked Congress and the White House for financial lifelines. Read more»

A federal appeals court ruled that using a virtual currency, like bitcoin, does not protect an Arizona man from charges of money-laundering after he issued the currency in exchange for cash he was led to believe came from drug activity.

Laundering money with virtual currency is still a real-world crime, a federal appeals court ruled, as it upheld a five-count conviction against an Arizona man. Read more»

Tishuna Words demonstrates curbside delivery of methadone at Community Medical Services in Phoenix. Nationwide, methadone clinics and other treatment providers are changing the way they provide medication, counseling and other medical services to limit patient and staff exposure to the coronavirus.

Helping patients stay in recovery from an opioid addiction was never easy. The coronavirus crisis made it harder. Read more»

A machine at the UW Medicine Virology laboratory in Seattle extracts genetic material called RNA from patient samples to allow the analysis of potential COVID-19 cases on March 11.

After a slow start, testing for COVID-19 has ramped up in recent weeks, with giant commercial labs jumping into the effort, drive-up testing sites established in some places and new types of tests approved under emergency rules set by the Food and Drug Administration. Read more»

Coleen Hubbard’s mother, Delores.

With the coronavirus moving through facilities that house older adults, families across the country are wondering “Should I bring Mom or Dad home?” Most retirement complexes and long-term care facilities are excluding visitors. Older adults are asked to stay in their rooms and are alone for most of the day. Read more»

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