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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is charging nine Iranians in government-sponsored hacking that pilfered sensitive information from hundreds of American universities, private companies and government agencies. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and other law enforcement officials announced the case Friday. The Iranian defendants are accused of working at the behest of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State officials say a top New York forensic science administrator found to have sexually harassed co-workers has been fired from his job for an inappropriate remark made during a meeting. The Department of Criminal Justice Services tells the Albany Times Union that Brian Gestring was fired Thursday. That's four days after the newspaper reported a state inspector general's investigation found he threatened female employees with physical violence and sexual harassed others.

(AP) - Congressional colleagues of the late New York Democrat Louise Slaughter are praising her as a patriot and champion of women and her western New York district. Speaking at her funeral Friday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said two planeloads of congressional members and staff traveled to Rochester to honor the 88-year-old Slaughter, who served in the U.S. House for 31 years. Slaughter died March 16 after falling at her home.

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City Council proposal would protect private-sector employees who don't want to get work emails and phone calls after hours. The Wall Street Journal says Councilman Rafael Espinal introduced the bill Thursday. A fellow Democrat, Diane Savino, is working on a similar proposal for the state legislature. Espinal's legislation is modeled after a "Right to Disconnect" law passed in France last year. Business groups say the measure would overly burden employers.

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