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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.”...

Epstein lawyer disappointed women won't give up lawsuits

Dec. 11, 2019 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein's estate said Wednesday he is disappointed that women who say the financier sexually attacked them aren't suspending lawsuits to join a special compensation fund, but an attorney for one woman says lawsuits are the better route, at least for now. Attorney Bennet...

Harvey Weinstein’s bail increased over monitoring issues

Dec. 11, 2019 2:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s bail was increased from $1 million to $5 million on Wednesday over allegations he violated his pretrial release conditions by mishandling or disabling his electronic ankle monitor dozens of times in recent months. Judge James Burke warned the disgraced movie mogul...

Atwood, Nesbit among those honored by Center for Fiction

Dec. 10, 2019 11:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The art of invention itself was a special guest as the Center for Fiction honored Margaret Atwood and Hulu, literary agent Lynn Nesbit and debut author De'Shawn Charles Winslow. At a gala ceremony in Manhattan on Tuesday night, the center presented a lifetime achievement award to Nesbit and...

Buttigieg discloses ex-clients as fundraising swing begins

Dec. 10, 2019 10:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense pressure to answer questions about his work in the private sector, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday disclosed a roster of former consulting clients that include a major health insurance provider, a nationwide electronics retailer, the U.S....

Fox Nation host McHenry sues, alleging harassment by Tyrus

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The host of a Fox Nation streaming service program sued Fox News and her former co-host Tuesday, alleging he sent her sexually explicit text messages as he harassed her. The Manhattan federal court lawsuit claimed Fox News retaliated against Britt McHenry after she complained by shunning...

Loophole limited scrutiny before deadly NYC helicopter crash

Dec. 10, 2019 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The helicopter company whose doors-off flight crashed in a New York City river last year, trapping all five passengers in their harnesses, exploited a regulatory loophole to avoid stricter safety requirements, federal investigators said Tuesday. FlyNYON operated under the...

Dancer Sara Mearns channels Isadora Duncan at awards gala

Dec. 10, 2019 2:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — First, Sara Mearns performed a crisp, classical solo by George Balanchine. Then she left the stage while others sang her praises, returning with her hair down, her feet bare and dressed in a flowing gown, to perform a work by Isadora Duncan. The performance by Mearns, 33, as she accepted a...

Margaret Atwood and Laurie Anderson talk art, age and more

Dec. 9, 2019 11:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Margaret Atwood and Laurie Anderson, strangers until now, covered a wide range of topics in their first public conversation. Starting with their ages. “How old are you?" the 80-year-old Atwood, best known for the novel “The Handmaid's Tale,” asked Anderson, the...

Golden snubs and surprises, including little 'Cats' love

Dec. 9, 2019 10:42 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Golden Globe nominations seemed like locks: Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Hanks, Adam Driver and Eddie Murphy. But others were shocks, like Lupita Nyong'o not getting a nomination for “Us.” Other notable snubs and surprises: MEN ONLY Only men made the best director category: Bong...