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Fed lawyer: COVID-19 at federal jail worse than reported

Jun. 2, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The true number of COVID-19 infections among inmates at Manhattan’s federal lockup was likely about seven times what the Bureau of Prisons has previously publicly reported, a government lawyer conceded Tuesday. The bureau's website says five inmates at the Metropolitan Correctional...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, an employee checks a visitor outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.  A doctor who performed a court-authorized inspection of the federal detention center in Manhattan where financier Jeffrey Epstein died last summer says symptoms indicating an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility were neglected and ignored. Dr. Homer Venters spoke to over a dozen inmates as he toured the Metropolitan Correctional Center earlier this May 2020.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Fed lockup where Epstein died gets harsh coronavirus review

May. 29, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prisoners with COVID-19 symptoms were neglected and ignored as the outbreak rippled through the federal detention center in Manhattan where financier Jeffrey Epstein died last summer, according to a doctor who performed a court-authorized inspection of the facility this month. Social...

2019 NYSAPA news and broadcast contest winners announced

May. 28, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association on Thursday announced the winners of its awards contest for stories broadcast, printed or posted online in 2019. Thirty-three newspapers submitted 715 entries and 46 television and radio stations submitted 578 entries in the contest. The...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. The University of Michigan said Wednesday, May 13, 2020, that it is seeking to remove a law firm it hired to handle lawsuits following hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse by Anderson, a sports doctor who worked at the school for decades. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)

U. of Michigan seeks to remove law firm in sex abuse suits

May. 13, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan said Wednesday that it is seeking to remove a law firm it hired to handle lawsuits following hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse by Dr. Robert Anderson, a sports doctor who worked at the school for decades. It's the second time the university has...

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. A report released Friday, May 1, 2020, by Harvard University found that Epstein visited its campus more than 40 times after his 2008 sex crimes conviction and was given his own office. The school accepted $9 million from Epstein before his conviction but barred additional donations after that. Epstein was found unresponsive in a New York jail cell on Aug. 10, 2019, and was pronounced dead in a hospital that day. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

Epstein frequented Harvard, had own office, report finds

May. 1, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein visited Harvard University's campus more than 40 times after his 2008 sex crimes conviction and was given his own office and unfettered access to a research center he helped establish, according to a review of his ties to the school. The review,...

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2019, shows razor wire fencing at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Inmates and advocates said numerous inmates exhibiting flu-like symptoms were not tested or quarantined at several facilities, including at FCI Yazoo City in Mississippi and at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Over 70% of tested inmates in federal prisons have COVID-19

Apr. 30, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Fleming never got to say goodbye to his father. He didn't know his dad was fading away on a ventilator, diagnosed with coronavirus at the federal prison where he was serving time for a drug charge. His father, also named Michael, was held at FCI Terminal Island in Los Angeles and...

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2019, shows razor wire fencing at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Inmates and advocates said numerous inmates exhibiting flu-like symptoms were not tested or quarantined at several facilities, including at FCI Yazoo City in Mississippi and at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Over 70% of tested inmates in federal prisons have COVID-19

Apr. 29, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Fleming never got to say goodbye to his father. He didn't know his dad was fading away on a ventilator, diagnosed with coronavirus at the federal prison where he was serving time for a drug charge. His father, also named Michael, was held at FCI Terminal Island in Los Angeles and...

FILE - In this July 15, 2019 file photo, Courtney Wild, one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers who spoke at his bail hearing, attends a news conference outside federal court, in New York. A federal appeals court on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, denied an effort by Wild  to to revive a lawsuit claiming Florida federal prosecutors failed to consult victims when reaching a secret plea deal with Epstein over a decade ago. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that Wild's appeal of a Florida judge's ruling had to be rejected because no federal charges were filed in Florida against Epstein at the time. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Court denies Epstein victim's appeal over rights violation

Apr. 14, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied an effort by one of deceased wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged underage sexual abuse victims to to revive a lawsuit claiming Florida federal prosecutors failed to consult victims when reaching a secret plea deal with Epstein...

Harvard professor drops lawsuit after NYT changes story

Apr. 13, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University law professor dropped his defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Monday after the newspaper changed the headline and first paragraph in a story relating to his views about donations from financier Jeffrey Epstein. In the lawsuit Lawrence Lessig filed in January,...

FILE - This Sept. 19, 2014 file photo shows retail mogul Leslie Wexner, at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. A review released by Ohio State University on Thursday, April 9, 2020 identified $336,000 in donations and pledges that the university received from Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, a sum the school said it was donating immediately to fight human trafficking. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Epstein tied to $336K donated to Wexner Center at Ohio State

Apr. 9, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A review released by Ohio State University on Thursday identified $336,000 in donations and pledges that the university received from Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, a sum the school said it was donating immediately to fight human trafficking. All the donations went to the Wexner...