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Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

Sep. 19, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump asked a federal court Thursday to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns as part of a criminal investigation, opening another front in the president's efforts to keep his financial information private. Trump's attorneys filed a lawsuit...

Chief recommends firing 2 officers in Stormy Daniels arrest

Sep. 18, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The interim police chief in Ohio's capital city is recommending two officers from the department's now-disbanded vice unit be fired for their roles in an undercover strip club operation last year that resulted in the arrest of porn actress Stormy Daniels. An internal investigation...

AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns

Sep. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. Manhattan District Attorney's Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office recently sent a subpoena to Trump's accounting firm seeking the last eight years of...

Duke probe finds no evidence Nike paid Zion Williamson

Sep. 7, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University says an investigation has found no evidence that former basketball star Zion Williamson received improper benefits. School spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said in a statement Saturday that a "thorough and objective" probe led by investigators outside the athletic department...

Avenatti seeks trial delay amid effort to prove Nike claims

Aug. 22, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti hopes to show that charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. Avenatti was seated and quiet as attorney Scott Srebnick asked that a trial for his outspoken...

Today in History

Aug. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2019. There are 132 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 21, 2000, rescue efforts to reach the sunken Russian nuclear submarine Kursk ended with divers announcing none of the 118 sailors had survived. On this date: In 1609,...

Michael Avenatti blames arrest on 'vindictive' prosecutors

Aug. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyer Michael Avenatti wants a judge to dismiss criminal charges that he extorted Nike, and he is blaming his arrest on what he calls vindictive prosecutors as he releases material his attorneys say support his claims the sportswear company was paying amateur athletes. Avenatti's attorneys...

Manhattan DA subpoenas Trump Org over hush money payments

Aug. 2, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just weeks after federal prosecutors revealed they were through investigating hush money paid to protect President Donald Trump from allegations of adultery, the probe has been picked back up by state prosecutors in New York City. The president's family business, the Trump Organization,...

Police in probe that led to Stormy Daniels arrest charged

Aug. 1, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Five officers associated with an undercover investigation that led to Stormy Daniels' arrest at a strip club last year face discipline, the Columbus police department announced. The department said Wednesday that the officers could face punishment ranging from a reprimand to firing....

The Latest: Documents give details of charges against police

Aug. 1, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on officers facing discipline for strip club investigation that led to Stormy Daniels' arrest (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Columbus police have released documents detailing departmental charges against officers associated with an undercover operation that led to Stormy...