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Politics Feb 20Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed due to surgery recovery
President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was granted a few more weeks of freedom after his lawyers said he's still recovering from surgery and hasn't had time to get his affairs in order because he's preparing to…
Nation Feb 15Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York
Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance.
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,…