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Winfrey, Coates among speakers at tribute to Toni Morrison

Nov. 21, 2019 9:27 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...

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...

‘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....

A tour inside a Broadway theater is the place to geek out

Nov. 21, 2019 10:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into a Broadway theater at show time is something special — the electricity, the excited murmurs, the shared anticipation. But, it turns out, walking into an empty Broadway theater can be just as fun. A newly launched tour of the Hudson Theatre offers a rare chance to wander...

Janet Evanovich and the plot twist of success

Nov. 21, 2019 10:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 years and many millions of sales later, the story of her first book deal still makes Janet Evanovich cry. “I collected rejections for 10 years,” recalls Evanovich, best known for her Stephanie Plum crime novels. “At the end they were in a big cardboard...

Film Review: ‘21 Bridges’ puts New York on lockdown

Nov. 20, 2019 2:53 PM EST

How excited James Brown would have been for “21 Bridges.” Take you to bridge? How about 21 of them? But I suspect even the Godfather of Soul would give an easy pass to Brian Kirk’s “21 Bridges,” with Chadwick Boseman (who played Brown in the biopic “Get on Up”)....

NY Health Department confirms 2nd vaping-related death

Nov. 20, 2019 1:08 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Department of Health has declared the state’s second death linked to a vaping-associated illness. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that the person who died was a man in his 30's from Manhattan with a reported history of using e-cigarettes and vapor...

Feds: Florida lawyer got almost $1M by filing fake lawsuits

Nov. 19, 2019 6:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida lawyer collected nearly $1 million in fees by filing over 300 unauthorized lawsuits alleging violations of laws protecting disabled Americans in New York and Florida, federal authorities said Tuesday. Stuart Finkelstein, 65, of Davie, Florida, was arrested Tuesday and released on...

New York joins states suing e-cigarette maker Juul

Nov. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York has joined the ranks of states suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs Inc., saying the company used deceptive marketing practices to reel in young users. Attorney General Letitia James announced the lawsuit Tuesday against San Francisco-based Juul Labs Inc....