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Nation Nov 23Feds fight back as Epstein death conspiracy theories swirl
At another time in history, the indictment of two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself might have served as an emphatic rebuttal to suspicions that the wealthy sex offender was actually murdered. Not in…
Nation Aug 22Harvey Weinstein to be rearraigned as DA seeks testimony from accuser
The disgraced movie mogul is set to be arraigned Monday on the revised charges, which Weinstein's lawyers called an unfair ploy to smear him during his upcoming trial with allegations too old to be prosecuted under New York law.
Nation Aug 15Police departments confront ‘epidemic’ in officer suicides
The deaths have come despite the department's mounting efforts to encourage officers to seek help for depression and other mental health problems. After two officers killed themselves on back-to-back days in June, Police Commissioner James O'Neill sent a note reminding…
Nation Aug 13Guards suspended, warden reassigned after Epstein death
The announcement came amid mounting evidence that the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center may have bungled its responsibility to keep the 66-year-old Epstein from harming himself while he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.
Nation Aug 12Attorney general says ‘irregularities’ found at jail where Epstein died
The 66-year-old financier accused of sex trafficking underage girls was found Saturday morning in his cell at the chronically short-staffed Metropolitan Correctional Center.
Nation Aug 12Epstein autopsy complete but details not yet released
Jeffrey Epstein, who had been accused of trafficking underage girls, died in an apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail cell over the weekend.
Nation Jun 07Man arrested after threatening Times Square attack
Officials called the man's threatening statements "aspirational" and said they never had reached a stage that endangered the public.
Politics May 06Michael Cohen heads to prison in Trump hush-money scheme
Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, media attack dog and fixer for President Donald Trump, said Monday there "remains much to be told" as he heads to prison to begin a three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related…
Nation Jan 25Judge approves changes to Harvey Weinstein’s legal team
Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood mogul, is charged with raping a woman in 2013 and performing a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. He denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex.
Politics Jan 24Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate, attorney says
Cohen had delayed his Feb. 7 appearance before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on the advice of his legal team, which said Cohen is still cooperating in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.