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'War of the Roses' author Warren Adler dies at 91

Apr. 24, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel "The War of the Roses," a dark comedy that was made into a hit film has died. He was 91. Adler died at his Manhattan home on April 15. The Washington Post reports that his son...

Promoter sues USSF over proposed Ecuador match in Florida

Apr. 23, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A promoter has sued the U.S. Soccer Federation, asking a court to order the governing body to sanction an Ecuador league match in Florida. Relevent Sports filed suit Monday in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleging the USSF illegally denied its application to have Ecuador's Barcelona...

NY jury hears conflicting portrayals of fake German heiress

Apr. 23, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors portrayed fake German heiress Anna Sorokin as a profligate con artist, while her lawyer insisted she was an aspiring businesswomen taken in by New York's extravagance, as both sides wrapped up their arguments Tuesday. Jurors will now decide whether Sorokin is guilty of grand...

Prison term Ok'd for man acquitted in 'Goodfellas' heist

Apr. 23, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge properly considered a legendary airport robbery recounted in the movie "Goodfellas" when she sentenced a reputed mobster to eight years in prison for an unrelated road rage arson, an appeals court said Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan made the...

The Latest: Prosecutor: Fake German heiress spun web of lies

Apr. 23, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of fake German heiress Anna Sorokin (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A New York prosecutor says fake German heiress Anna Sorokin told "lie after lie" in an elaborate scheme to defraud banks, hotels and friends. Assistant District Attorney Catherine McCaw told a Manhattan...

MLB panel issues sealed decision in Orioles-Nats TV dispute

Apr. 22, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Major League Baseball panel has issued a new sealed decision in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees. Stephen R. Neuwirth, a lawyer for the Nationals, filed a motion in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan on April 15...

Jury selected in 2nd trial over NCAA recruitment

Apr. 22, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury was selected Monday to hear evidence in the trial of an aspiring agent and a former amateur coach charged with bribing big-school coaches to boost their business prospects with amateur basketball players. Opening statements by lawyers were scheduled to occur Tuesday morning in...

Prosecutors rest case against fake German heiress

Apr. 22, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors have rested their case against the woman accused of passing herself off as a German heiress and swindling friends, banks and hotels. Anna Sorokin told a judge Monday she will not testify in her grand larceny and theft of services trial in state court in Manhattan. Her...

In Tribeca Film Festival docs, tragedy seen in first-person

Apr. 22, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sasha Joseph Neulinger knew that if he was going to work through the traumas of his childhood, he was going to have to watch the home movies.   Growing up, Neulinger's father was an avid videographer whose boxes of tapes took on a more chilling quality after it was uncovered that...

St Patrick's suspect previously arrested at other cathedral

Apr. 18, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A college philosophy teacher arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New York Police Department said. Marc...