New wave of abuse suits could hit church like never before

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of new laws in 15 states that allow people to make claims of sexual abuse going back decades could bring a deluge of lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church that could surpas...

New wave of abuse suits could hit church like never before

NEW YORK (AP) — At the end of another long day trying to sign up new clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sexual abuse, lawyer Adam Slater gazes out the window of his high-rise Manhattan offi...

Federal prosecutors weighing new charges against Trump donor

NEW YORK (AP) — A new court filing says federal prosecutors in New York have told a major donor to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee they intend to charge him with obstruction of justice an...

Fundraiser posts $3 million bond on campaign finance charges

A prolific fundraiser charged with funneling illegal foreign campaign contributions to American political candidates surrendered to authorities in Los Angeles on Wednesday and was released on $3 milli...

AP Exclusive: Middleman helped Saudi give to Obama inaugural

When President Barack Obama was reelected in 2012, a Saudi tycoon and his business associate sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to the U.S. to help pay for the inaugural celebration and get a pictu...

Cohen turns to Congress in bid to shorten prison sentence

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen is again turning to Congress as part of a new bid to reduce his prison sentence. President Donald Trump's former attorney and fixer asked the heads of t...

In New Orleans, hope for justice seen in ex-deacon's arrest

A man who says he was raped by a Roman Catholic deacon four decades ago while serving as an altar boy in New Orleans says he hopes the deacon's arrest will "send a message to other pedophiles in the c...

US narcotics agent admits role in drug trafficking scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal narcotics agent has admitted his role in a decadelong drug conspiracy that took thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York. Fernando Gom...

Epstein saga brings national focus to victims' rights

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jeffrey Epstein case has brought national attention to victims' rights, from prosecutors shunning Epstein's accusers more than a decade ago to the same women speaking about their s...

Epstein accusers denied damages in Fla. victims' rights case

A group of women who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein have suffered a setback in seeking money from the government over a plea deal that spared the financier a lengthy prison term. ...

Trump associate proved invaluable FBI source, records show

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has unsealed court records that confirm a former business associate of President Donald Trump cooperated extensively with the FBI on matters ranging from organized crim...

Why no hush-money charges against Trump? Feds are silent

NEW YORK (AP) — When special counsel Robert Mueller closed the books on the Russia investigation, he produced a report of more than 400 pages, and Attorney General William Barr held a news conference ...

Art ring charged with smuggling $143 million in antiquities

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have charged eight people with trafficking more than $143 million in stolen antiquities. A criminal complaint filed Monday in New York says the conspiracy...

Jeffrey Epstein due in court after sex trafficking arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a once-secret plea deal, the U.S. government is taking another run at putting the wealthy sex offender behind bars with new ...

AP Sources: Jeffrey Epstein arrested in NY on sex charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the 2000s, according to la...