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Nation Dec 20Judge declines to throw out Harvey Weinstein criminal case
A New York judge declined to dismiss sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein Thursday, rejecting the latest push from the disgraced film producer's lawyers to have his indictment thrown out.
Politics Dec 18Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve amid lawsuit
A joint court filing lays out a process for shutting down the charity and distributing its remaining assets to other nonprofit groups.
Nation Dec 06NYPD officer will face disciplinary trial in Eric Garner chokehold death
The judge rejected demands from Daniel Pantaleo's lawyer to delay the officer's department trial in the death of Eric Garner until July, when time runs out for federal prosecutors to file civil rights charges against him.
Politics Nov 23Judge rules Trump charity lawsuit can proceed
The lawsuit alleges Donald Trump used the nonprofit Trump Foundation's money to settle business disputes and boost his political fortunes.
Nation Oct 11Manhattan DA drops part of Weinstein case
The tossed charge involves allegations made by one of the three accusers in the case, Lucia Evans, who was among the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual assault.
Nation Sep 25Bill Cosby’s day of reckoning arrives
Facing the possibility of prison at 81, Bill Cosby arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Tuesday to learn his punishment for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago in what led to the first celebrity trial of…
Politics Aug 21U.S. deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany
The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, following years of efforts to remove him from the United States.
Politics Jul 27Trump denies knowing about Trump Tower meeting in advance
President Donald Trump denied Friday that he knew in advance about a Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 between a Russian lawyer, his eldest son and other campaign aides that had been convened to hear dirt on his Democratic rival,…
Nation Jun 20Retired archbishop removed from public ministry after abuse allegation
The retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over a "credible" allegation that he sexually abused a teenager while a priest in New York more than 40 years ago.
Nation May 18Investigators probe cause of school bus crash that killed 2
Investigators combed through evidence Friday seeking answers to why a school bus carrying 45 fifth-graders and teachers on a field trip collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, killing a student and teacher and sending dozens to…