Judge: Tekashi 6ix9ine probably belongs at home, not jail

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge who sentenced the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine to prison said Wednesday he would have ordered home confinement instead if he had known about the coronavirus in December. ...

Avenatti asks judge to nix Nike jury verdict or OK new trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The once high-flying California attorney Michael Avenatti wants a judge to reject a jury verdict that found he tried to extort Nike. Lawyers for Avenatti asked a Manh...

Ex-Trump lawyer loses effort for early prison release

NEW YORK (AP) — A former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump was denied early release from a three-year prison sentence Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to numerous charges, including campaign f...

Supreme Court last chance for Trump to block Twitter critics

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump will have to go to the U.S. Supreme Court if he wants to block critics from his personal Twitter account. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Avenatti cites coronavirus threat in seeking jail release

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti asked Wednesday to be released temporarily from a federal jail, citing a recent bout with pneumonia, a sick cellmate and filthy jail conditions as reasons he is at hig...

Defendant in Giuliani associates' case fights phone evidence

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions claims prosecutors shouldn't get to use electronics he mailed to lawyers i...

Governor: NYC schools to close to fight coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will close the nation's largest public school system as early as Tuesday, sending over 1.1 million children home in hopes of curbing the spread of coronavirus. ...

Madoff seeks to make 'dying, personal plea' for release

NEW YORK (AP) — Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff wants to make a “dying, personal plea” by telephone to a judge to request early release from his 150-year prison sentence, his lawyer said Thursday. ...

Avenatti lawyer cites coronavirus to delay jail meeting

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti's attorney cited the coronavirus threat Wednesday and an upcoming trial as he asked a judge to delay a court-required jailhouse meeting, saying his bearded client live...

Prosecutors urge denial of early prison release for Madoff

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Madoff should not be released early from prison even if kidney disease kills him within months, prosecutors said Wednesday as they cited the scope and magnitude of his decades-...

Prosecutor: Ex-convict was in bed with victim when arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-convict accused of forcing young women he met in his daughter's dormitory into prostitution or forced labor after winning their trust was in bed with a victim when he was arreste...

Court sides with Trump in 'sanctuary cities' grant fight

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ...

Avenatti lawyer to put Stormy Daniels' credibility on trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The credibility of porn star Stormy Daniels will be the central issue when Michael Avenatti goes on trial in April on charges that he cheated her of $300,000 from a book deal, his atto...

Appeals court approves of $6.7M award to graffiti artists

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York gave its approval Thursday to a $6.7 million award for nearly two dozen graffiti artists whose spray paintings at a once-famous site that attracted ...

Ex-NYC police commish Kerik says he cried at being pardoned

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police commissioner during the Sept. 11 attacks said Wednesday he started crying when President Donald Trump pardoned him for felony convictions that put him behind bar...