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Winfrey, Coates among speakers at tribute to Toni Morrison

Nov. 21, 2019 9:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In offering tribute to Toni Morrison, speakers from Oprah Winfrey to Fran Lebowitz on Thursday each shared a very different, but equally special portrait of the late Nobel laureate, who died in August at 88. Angela Davis remembered a dear friend who as a Random House editor helped launch...

Man pleads guilty in NYC punch that led to a fall and death

Nov. 21, 2019 9:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Irish man has pleaded guilty to assault for punching another man who fell and died outside a New York City bar. Court records show Steven O’Brien pleaded guilty Thursday in the encounter that led to John McGee’s death last Thanksgiving. The 21-year-old went by Danny and...

Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements

Nov. 21, 2019 8:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two impoverished Mississippi men who say they were sexually assaulted by Franciscan missionaries filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming that Catholic officials pressured them into signing settlements that paid them little money and required them to remain silent about the alleged abuse....

California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

Nov. 21, 2019 8:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. The law, the first of its kind in the nation and aimed squarely at Trump, violates a...

House urges court to lift hold on subpoena for Trump records

Nov. 21, 2019 7:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and Manhattan’s top prosecutor told the Supreme Court Thursday that President Donald Trump’s arguments to shield his tax returns and financial records are weak, and not deserving of the justices’ intervention. The Democrats said they should be allowed...

Another woman accuses Epstein of abuse, sues his estate

Nov. 21, 2019 6:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says she suffered lasting damage from sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17 years old sued his estate on Thursday, joining other women who are speaking publicly about pain they have long confronted largely alone. Teala Davies, 34, joined the growing list of women who...

5 news notables honored by New York Journalism Hall of Fame

Nov. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EST

Five luminaries in news broadcasting, opinion writing and — for the first time — photography were inducted Thursday into the New York Journalism Hall of Fame. NBC News’ Tom Brokaw; Associated Press photographer Richard Drew; former ABC News anchor and current CBS contributor Ted Koppel;...

‘Uncut Gems,’ ‘The Lighthouse’ top Spirit Awards nominations

Nov. 21, 2019 6:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh and Benny Safdie’s Diamond District crime film “Uncut Gems” and Robert Eggers’ fever-dream period tale “The Lighthouse” led the 35th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards with five nods each, in nominations announced Thursday in Los Angeles....

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Nov. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons. After the conclusion of owners meetings Thursday, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB will “investigate...

PDC discusses searchable digital archive of campaign ads

Nov. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Campaign finance officials are discussing the idea of building a searchable digital archive that collects campaign ads and information related to them. The Seattle Times reports the idea was discussed at a Wednesday meeting of the Senate State Government, Tribal Relations and...