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Epstein defense offers explanation for foreign passport

Jul. 16, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defense attorneys told a court Tuesday that financier Jeffrey Epstein obtained a foreign passport decades ago out of fear that he might be kidnapped in the Middle East, seeking to allay concerns over the apparently phony travel document. Prosecutors have said the passport was under an...

The Latest: Epstein says foreign passport needed for safety

Jul. 16, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Attorneys for financier Jeffrey Epstein say he obtained a foreign passport under an alias in the 1980s to defend himself from potential kidnappers while traveling in the Middle...

Steve Cannon, writer and patron of the arts, dead at 84

Jul. 16, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Cannon, a writer, visual artist, gallery owner and patron of multiculturalism, has died. Cannon's sister, Evelyn Cannon, says he died July 7 of apparent septic shock at Veterans Hospital in New York City. He was 84. A native of New Orleans, Cannon moved to New York in the early 1960s...

Jennifer Lopez makes up concert interrupted by power outage

Jul. 16, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez kept her word to fans who were disappointed when a power outage in New York City forced her to postpone her concert over the weekend. Lopez returned to the stage Monday at Madison Square Garden, saying she was going to celebrate "no matter what." She called it an "amazing...

Women urge jail until trial for Epstein as judge weighs bail

Jul. 15, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls. The women stood just feet from where Epstein was seated in his blue jail outfit as they asked a federal judge to...

Con Ed: Relay protection system failed, leading to blackout

Jul. 15, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A relay protection system that should have isolated a faulty distribution cable but didn't led to the loss of power that darkened Manhattan for several hours, Con Ed said Monday in a preliminary review. The relay system at a West 65th Street substation should have kept the problem that...

The Latest: Con Ed: Relay system failure led to blackout

Jul. 15, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the cause of a Manhattan power outage (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A relay protection system that should have isolated a faulty distribution cable but didn't led to the loss of power that darkened Manhattan for several hours. Con Edison says a...

The Latest: 2 accusers speak at Epstein bail hearing

Jul. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the bail hearing for Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Two of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers have spoken at his bail hearing. Courtney Wild said Monday in Manhattan federal court that she was abused by the wealthy financier in Palm Beach, Florida, starting at age 14....

NYC bus terminal's air conditioning not working after outage

Jul. 15, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Commuters should expect a warm arrival at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. The Port Authority says the terminal's air conditioning system is not fully online Monday following Saturday's power outage that left parts of Manhattan in the dark for several hours. The agency...

Inside Epstein network, layer upon layer to protect the boss

Jul. 14, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A few cells away from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a New York City jail, jet-setting financier Jeffrey Epstein sits accused of running a different kind of criminal network. There was the team of recruiters and enablers bringing Epstein dozens of underage girls to sexually abuse,...