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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in New York to enter a plea to an indictment charging him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike. An attorney for Avenatti says his client cannot properly prepare for his extortion trial while he is housed in drug kingpin El Chapo's chilly former cell. Attorney Scott Srebnick wrote in a letter to a federal judge Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, that the onetime lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels needs to be transferred from solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City to the general population in the federal lockup. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )

Judge: No keeping Stormy and Trump out of NY Avenatti trial

Jan. 22, 2020 5:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no keeping porn star Stormy Daniels and President Donald Trump out of California attorney Michael Avenatti's extortion case, a judge said Wednesday as he ordered the trial to commence Monday and refused the government's insistence that he ban mention of Daniels and Trump. The...

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, right, and Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker pose after receiving their Baseball Hall of Fame Jerseys, Wednesday Jan. 22, 2020, during a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Larry Walker's Hall plaque to feature Rockies cap, not Expos

Jan. 22, 2020 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Walker's Hall of Fame plaque in Cooperstown will have a Colorado Rockies cap, not a Montreal Expos hat. Walker spoke with Hall officials after he was elected Tuesday in his 10th and final appearance on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot. Born in Maple Ridge, British...

Giants Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowls

Jan. 22, 2020 5:37 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning, who led the New York Giants to two Super Bowls in a 16-year career that saw him set almost every team passing record, has retired. The Giants said Wednesday that Manning would formally announce his retirement on Friday. The recently turned 39-year-old's future had...

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, two Super Bowl titles

Jan. 22, 2020 5:35 PM EST
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, two Super Bowl titles.
Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse following a day in his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Weinstein rape trial opens, marking milestone for #MeToo

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein went on trial Wednesday in a landmark moment for the # MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his Hollywood clout to abuse women for decades, while his lawyers sought to portray his accusers as willing participants. Prosecutor Meghan...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse after a second day of jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

From #MeToo to trial: A look at the fall of Harvey Weinstein

Jan. 22, 2020 4:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As Harvey Weinstein goes through his New York trial on rape and sexual assault charges, here's a look at the movie mogul's past and his multiple legal fights. A HOLLYWOOD KINGMAKER: For decades, Weinstein was among the most powerful men in film. Born in Queens, New York, the son of a jewel...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo people shop at the Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Va. Clothing retailers, particularly those in malls, have been devastated by changing consumer behavior. More than 9,000 stores were shuttered last year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Express, seeking revival, to close 100 stores

Jan. 22, 2020 4:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Express, a staple in U.S. malls, will close about 100 stores as part of a restructuring plan as the chain grapples with drastic changes in where people spend their shopping dollars. The retailer that caters to younger shoppers said earlier this month that it was laying off 10% of the staff...

Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bloomberg, Buttigieg work to connect with nation's mayors

Jan. 22, 2020 4:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two miles from President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Capitol, Michael Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg are looking to draw a distinction between the improbable and the practical. The two Democratic White House contenders, former mayors whose chief political experience was...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates with wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) during the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers defeated the Packers 37-20. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Column: Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again

Jan. 22, 2020 4:27 PM EST

Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again. No more scowling Bill Belichick, angry as always under his hoodie. No more sly smiles and phony platitudes from Tom Brady. No talk about Spygate; no worries about deflated footballs. And no more speculation about just what New England owner Robert Kraft might be up to....

Cuomo wants quicker process for closing New York prisons

Jan. 22, 2020 4:13 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is recommending a proposal that would give him the ability to close state prisons on a faster timeline. The measure is included in Cuomo's budget proposal, which was rolled out Tuesday. The proposal would allow the governor to close state prisons if he gives...