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The Latest: Judge: Michael Cohen 'should have known better'

Dec. 12, 2018 12:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:20 p.m. A judge says Michael Cohen's cooperation with prosecutors "does not wipe the slate clean" of his crimes. U.S. District Judge William Pauley III made the comments Wednesday...

Judge gives ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 3 years in prison

Dec. 12, 2018 12:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would "take a bullet" for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the...

AP: Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed

Dec. 12, 2018 11:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration's new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan's strongest...

Rangers' Shattenkirk out 2-4 weeks with shoulder injury

Dec. 12, 2018 11:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers say defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk will be sidelined two to four weeks with a shoulder injury. Shattenkirk left in the second period of Monday night's game in Tampa. He took a check around the left shoulder and had a sling on his arm postgame. The 29-year-old was checked...

McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings

Dec. 12, 2018 10:13 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew McCutchen moving into Philadelphia's outfield, more talk about a megadeal involving Noah Syndergaard and J.T. Realmuto and veteran pitcher Ivan Nova on the go. The winter meetings picked up a bit Tuesday, but any big deals for the likes of Corey Kluber, Manny Machado and Bryce...

Correction: Kushners-Opportunity Zones story

Dec. 12, 2018 10:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 11 about an Opportunity Zone tax break promoted by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the couple jointly own a stake in the real estate investment firm Cadre that is launching a series of Opportunity Zone funds. That stake is in...

'Little League for esports' hopes to organize youth gaming

Dec. 12, 2018 9:47 AM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Christian Pineda plays a lot of video games, but he's best at "Minecraft." Hunched over a laptop in the front row of a half-full movie theater last month, the 13-year-old eagerly showed off why. "I basically know the controls like the back of my hand," he said before turning his...

Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

Dec. 12, 2018 9:18 AM EST

The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own. Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are teaming up with...

Oprah Winfrey praises Toni Morrison at Manhattan dinner gala

Dec. 12, 2018 7:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. "It's impossible to actually imagine the American literary landscape without a Toni Morrison," Winfrey said Tuesday night during a dinner gala in downtown Manhattan hosted by the Center for Fiction, which...

Mom arrested in video that sparked outrage freed from jail

Dec. 11, 2018 10:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A mother jailed after police violently pulled her toddler son from her arms in a videotaped encounter in a crowded waiting room of a New York City social services office was released Tuesday night. "I'm just so grateful to everyone and I'm just happy to be free and I just need to see my...