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Avenatti, facing sentencing, apologizes to Stormy Daniels

NEW YORK (AP) — Convicted California lawyer Michael Avenatti wants leniency at sentencing for defrauding former client Stormy Daniels of hundreds of thousands of dollars, his lawyers say, citing a let...

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli freed from prison for halfway house

NEW YORK (AP) — Convicted pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli was freed Wednesday from prison after serving much of a seven-year prison sentence for lying to hedge fund investors and cheating inve...

Prosecutors: NYC investment adviser blamed in $5B fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — Bus drivers, subway conductors and religious and charitable organizations nationwide lost over $5 billion when a COVID-induced stock market collapse crushed private investment funds li...

January trial date set for ex-NY Lt Gov in corruption case

NEW YORK (AP) — A January trial date was set Thursday for former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin to face charges that he traded his clout as a state senator for campaign contributions. ...

Jury returns mixed verdict in New York terrorism case

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan federal court jury returned a mixed verdict Wednesday in the trial of a New Jersey software developer who authorities say researched and photographed U.S. landmarks for pos...

Ex-Honduras police chief detained after US court appearance

NEW YORK (AP) — The former national police chief of Honduras made an initial appearance in a New York courtroom Wednesday after his extradition to the United States to face criminal drug trafficking c...

Lawyer wants 3 US presidents to rescue ex-Honduran president

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández is hoping three American presidents can rescue him from U.S. criminal charges alleging he accepted millions of dollars from drug traffi...

Defense lawyer urges exoneration for man labeled a terrorist

NEW YORK (AP) — A defense lawyer urged jurors Tuesday to reject a prosecutor’s claims that his client is a terrorist who photographed U.S. landmarks as potential targets, saying the government didn’t ...

Trump appeal: $10,000 fine in record search 'unconscionable'

NEW YORK (AP) — In a court appeal, a lawyer for Donald Trump said Monday it is “unconscionable and indefensible” for the ex-president to be held in contempt and fined $10,000 a day for failing to turn...

Flores lawyer: Unconscionable for Goodell to arbitrate suit

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a Black NFL coach who sued the league alleging racist hiring practices told a judge Monday that arbitration is the wrong way to resolve the lawsuit in part because NFL Com...

Wall Street investor Hwang, once worth billions, arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of a New York-based hedge fund that collapsed when it defaulted on margin calls was arrested Wednesday on charges alleging he defrauded leading global investment banks and br...

Judge ponders crisis in NYC jail system, 2nd-largest in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Meaningful changes could be implemented within days at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex, the head of New York City’s jails told a federal judge Tuesday. The ci...

Prosecutor: NJ man eyed US targets for terror attack

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor told jurors in an opening statement Monday that a New Jersey software developer was actually a highly trained terrorist scoping out U.S. landmarks for attack from 2000 to ...

Judge finds Donald Trump in contempt in New York legal fight

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge found former President Donald Trump in contempt of court and set in motion $10,000 daily fines Monday for failing to adequately respond to a subpoena issued by the sta...

Honduras ex-president Hernández faces charges in U.S. court

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández made a virtual appearance Friday in federal court in New York to face drug trafficking and weapons charges after he was arrested in Ho...