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Doctor among painkiller's top dispensers is convicted

Dec. 5, 2019 6:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York doctor described as one of the nation's top dispensers of a highly addictive painkiller 50 to 100 times as potent as morphine was convicted Thursday of accepting over $300,000 in bribes disguised as speaker fees to write prescriptions. Gordon Freedman, 59, of Mount Kisco, was...

Trump asks Supreme Court to void financial records subpoena

Dec. 5, 2019 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to void a subpoena from the House of Representatives that seeks the president's financial records from his accounting firm. The justices already have shielded the documents from being turned over while they consider whether to...

Ex-investment banker sentenced to 2 years in prison

Dec. 3, 2019 7:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former investment banker sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday for insider trading says fledging companies looking for advice still trust him with their secrets. Sean Stewart made the comment before U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff announced the sentence in Manhattan. The Yale-educated...

New Yorker gets 40 years in prison for supporting Hezbollah

Dec. 3, 2019 6:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Yorker convicted of providing material support to Hezbollah by seeking targets in New York City for terrorist attacks was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison. Ali Kourani, 35, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein after the Lebanon-born Kourani was...

Court sides with Congress in battle for Trump’s bank records

Dec. 3, 2019 3:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York handed President Donald Trump another legal defeat, ruling Tuesday that Congress can see his banking records for investigations into possible foreign influence in U.S. politics or other misdeeds. A panel of 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges said...

Charges against Remy Ma in assault of castmate are dropped

Dec. 3, 2019 2:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors have dropped their case against Remy Ma. The Grammy-nominated rapper was arrested in May on charges of punching her “Love & Hip Hop New York” castmate Brittney Taylor in the face at a New York City concert venue on April 16. The rapper's lawyer denied...

‘Marriage Story’ dominates Gotham Awards with 4 wins

Dec. 3, 2019 12:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” was the resounding winner at the IFP Gotham Awards, taking four awards including best feature at the annual New York awards-season kickoff. By the end of the night on Monday, Baumbach, having long ago exhausted his one prepared speech,...

Surge of new abuse claims threatens church like never before

Dec. 3, 2019 12:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — At the end of another long day trying to sign up new clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sexual abuse, lawyer Adam Slater gazes out the window of his high-rise Manhattan office at one of the great symbols of the church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “I wonder how much...

Stony Brook stifles Mahattan in 65-47 win

Dec. 2, 2019 10:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Garcia and Elijah Olayani each scored 16 points and Stony Brook defeated Manhattan 65-47 on Monday night. Stony Brook’s Jeff Otchere added 10 rebounds and the Seawolves outrebounded the Jaspers 44-34 on the glass. Stony Brook held Manhattan to 28.8% shooting (17 of 59). Pauly...

Govt: Upgraded indictment likely against Giuliani associates

Dec. 2, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An upgraded indictment is likely in the criminal case against two Rudy Giuliani associates with ties to Ukraine, a prosecutor said Monday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Zolkind made the prediction during a pretrial hearing in the case against Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. “We think a...