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Banker, New York City savior Felix Rohatyn dies at 91

Dec. 14, 2019 6:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Felix Rohatyn, the financier and government adviser who was credited with helping to save New York City from ruin during the 1970s as chairman of the agency that oversaw the city's finances, died Saturday. He was 91. Rohatyn's son Nicolas Rohatyn said his father died at his Manhattan home....

Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

Dec. 14, 2019 12:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign. Arguments will take place in late March, and the...

Boy, 13, arrested in killing of Barnard College freshman

Dec. 13, 2019 11:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday in the stabbing death of a Barnard College freshman who was approached in a park by as many as three youths as she ventured from her New York City campus on the eve of final exams. The arrest of such a young suspect added another tragic element to the...

Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86

Dec. 13, 2019 5:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” "Moonstruck" and “Once Upon a Time in America” and his Oscar-nominated performance as a pizza man in Spike Lee’s "Do the Right...

Former NBA Commissioner Stern has emergency brain surgery

Dec. 13, 2019 11:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA Commissioner David Stern had emergency surgery after suffering a brain hemorrhage while having lunch not far from league headquarters. The league had no update on his condition Friday. The 77-year-old Stern underwent the operation at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital after he was...

College freshman, 18, stabbed to death near her NYC campus

Dec. 12, 2019 7:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An 18-year-old Barnard College freshman from Virginia was fatally stabbed in a park near the school's campus in New York City. Tessa Majors was walking in Manhattan’s Morningside Park just before 7 p.m. Wednesday when she was accosted by an unknown number of people — possibly...

Greta Gerwig on making 'Little Women' 'at the speed of life'

Dec. 12, 2019 4:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first movie Greta Gerwig saw in a theater was “Muppets Take Manhattan.” When it was over, her parents momentarily couldn’t find her. She had run to the front of the theater to put her hands on the screen. “I thought I could get into it,” Gerwig says. ...

Weinstein's bail hiked over allegations he disabled monitor

Dec. 11, 2019 10:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge Wednesday hiked Harvey Weinstein’s bail over allegations he mishandled or disabled his electronic ankle monitor dozens of times in recent months. Judge James Burke gave Weinstein three options to cover a new bail of up to $5 million and warned the disgraced movie mogul that...

Weinstein reaches tentative $25M deal with accusers

Dec. 11, 2019 8:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A tentative $25 million settlement revealed Wednesday to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio's board was praised by a plaintiff and some lawyers but criticized by others who say those who opt out are punished. Louisette...

Cohen wants sentence trimmed for cooperating against Trump

Dec. 11, 2019 6:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen wants his three-year prison sentence reduced as a reward for providing authorities information about alleged misdeeds by President Donald Trump, according to court papers filed Wednesday in which he said his incarceration is “a powerful and humbling punishment.”...