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Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts

Oct. 18, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors Thursday to use common sense and evidence to conclude college basketball coaches like Bill Self at Kansas and Rick Pitino at Louisville knew shoe companies were paying money to families of elite athletes to steer them to their schools....

Another Manhattan building strips Trump name from entrance

Oct. 18, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Another Manhattan building has stripped the big, brassy Trump name from its entrance. Workers removed the letters spelling "Trump Place" Thursday from the 46-story condominium on the Upper West Side. Nearly 70 percent of the owners in the 377-unit tower at 200 Riverside Blvd. voted earlier...

Philadelphia crime boss gets 2 years in prison

Oct. 17, 2018 8:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A notorious Philadelphia mob boss sentenced to two years in prison for illegal betting quipped outside court Wednesday that President Donald Trump was right to suggest cooperators or flippers should be outlawed. Smoking a cigarette, Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino chuckled when he made the...

NYT: Condo owners vote to strip Trump name from building

Oct. 17, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Another building is stripping Trump off its entrance. The New York Times reported Wednesday that residents of Trump Place on the Upper West Side of Manhattan have joined three other buildings in the neighborhood in stripping the president's brassy five-letter name from their 46-story...

New accusation of police wrongdoing in Weinstein case

Oct. 17, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective's improper conduct. Det. Nicholas DiGaudio, whose alleged witness coaching prompted the dismissal of part of the case last week,...

FBI: Sotheby's defrauded of $5 million in auction scheme

Oct. 17, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A fine art consultant in New York and an interior designer in Florida stole an elderly woman's identity and used it to bid millions of dollars on famous paintings and defraud the renowned Sotheby's auction house, federal prosecutors allege in court filings. Joakim von Ditmar and Antonio...

MeToo, Kavanaugh topics of talk at women filmmakers' event

Oct. 16, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The midterm elections, #MeToo, and the recent confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: All were key topics of discussion at an annual gathering for women filmmakers Tuesday in Manhattan. "Nevertheless, we persisted," intoned Jane Rosenthal, executive chair of Tribeca...

Literary group sues Trump, alleges free speech stifling

Oct. 16, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the three years that Donald Trump rocketed from candidate to president, the PEN American Center has criticized him as a bully, an autocrat, a user of hate speech and an enemy of free expression. It has published studies, organized petitions and established a Press Freedom Incentive Fund....

Contestants accuse Mrs. America pageant CEO of racial bias

Oct. 15, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four contestants in this year's Mrs. America pageant on Monday called for the pageant's CEO to apologize over accusations he used racial slurs and stereotypes in a conversation at a contest-related event. The four women, three African-American and one white, spoke at a news conference in...

New York's Cuomo blasts Trump, Republicans in protest clash

Oct. 14, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned Sunday why state Republicans would have invited the founder of a far-right group to speak in Manhattan, and he blamed them and President Donald Trump for violent clashes that took place after the speech. In a conference call with reporters, the Democratic...