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By Rocco Parascandola, Stephen Rex Brown and Thomas Tracy NEW YORK – Multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein died in federal lockup early Saturday following a suicide attempt, law enforcement sources said. Epstein, facing federal sex trafficking charges, was found hanging in his cell inside the Metropolitan Correction Center in Lower Manhattan by Federal Bureau of Prisons o…

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By Nancy Dillon and Larry McShane Bronx-born Penny Marshall, who found ‘70s sitcom success on “Laverne and Shirley” before stepping behind the camera for Hollywood hits like “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” died Monday night at her California home. She was 75. “Yes she did (die) ... peacefully at her Hollywood Hills home,” said her publicist Michelle Bega. “She pas…

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By Stephen Rex Brown and Denis Slattery NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s pit bull is going to prison. A teary-eyed Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years behind bars Wednesday for an array of crimes including evading taxes, lying to Congress, bank fraud and campaign finance violations that could represent a dire threat to Trump’s presidency. Judge William P…

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By Kenneth Lovett ALBANY — State lawmakers will see their first pay raises in two decades, but they will also be forced to restrict their outside income and eliminate most legislative stipends. The raises and conditions were enacted Thursday by a commission that was charged with recommending whether lawmakers, who receive a base salary of $79,500, should get their fi…

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By Rachel DeSantis Margot Kidder, who starred as the Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve’s Clark Kent in four “Superman” films in the late '70s and '80s, died Sunday at her home in Montana. She was 69. The actress’s cause of death is unknown, and TMZ reports she is survived by one daughter. Kidder, who reprised her role as Lane in three “Superman” sequels in addition t…

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By Terence Cullen Suspected Waffle House gunman Travis Reinking was arrested Monday afternoon after an intense manhunt, Metro Nashville police confirmed. Authorities took Reinking into custody at about 1 p.m. local time, the tweet added, hours after police began widening the search area for the 29-year-old Reinking. Investigators are still unsure why he charged into…

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By Glenn Blain ALBANY – Democrats in the state Legislature put aside their differences Tuesday to call for stricter gun laws. More than a dozen Democratic members of the Assembly and Senate – including members of the Senate’s mainline Democratic Conference and their bitter rivals the Independent Democratic Conference – came together at a Capitol press conference to u…

A blockbuster three-team trade that would have landed Manny Ramirez in New York was ultimately nixed by the Mets on Friday night because they would have had to inherit the remaining $64 million on the moody Boston Red Sox slugger's contract.The trade, which was actively discussed all day Friday, would have sent Ramirez along with Tampa Bay closer Danys Baez to the Mets, wi…

The recipe called for a half cc of testosterone cypionate every three days; one cc of testosterone enanthate per week; equipoise and winstrol V, a quarter cc every three days, injected into the buttocks, one in one cheek, one in the other.It was the cocktail of a hard-core steroids user, and it is one of the "arrays" Mark McGwire used to become the biggest thing in basebal…

It must be pretty humiliating for Gov. Gray Davis to go pleading on his hands and knees, asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to undo what he has wrought.Davis hates the FERC. It was one of the many entities he tried to blame for his self-inflicted energy crisis last year. Yet now he goes pleading for its benevolence.Davis wants the FERC to rewrite dozens of lon…

Nancy Reagan was a child beater who lived in a fog of tranquilizers, says her estranged daughter.Patti Davis says there were times when her mother hit her every day as she was growing up, but when Ms. Davis told her father, then-California Gov. Ronald Reagan, he wouldn't believe her.Her recollections about the former first family will be aired Thursday night on ABC-TV's "…

Oppenheimer & Co. is skeptical of recent speculation that a buyout of King World Productions by Paramount Communications is in the works, writes Dennis McAlpine in the brokerage firm's Daily Action Notes. King World, which owns WIVB-TV in Buffalo, produces and syndicates such television programs as Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Inside Edition.Oppenheimer notes that P…

Manufacturers Hanover, the nation's seventh-largest bank, plans to puts its future in the hands of the president of Chemical Bank, the nation's sixth-largest bank.Thomas Johnson is expected to be elected president and a director of Manufacturers Hanover on Tuesday at a meeting of the board of directors, bank executives said. Johnson has been Chemical's president and a…

The mother of a subway mugger said Sunday that a man police have called a good Samaritan "did the right thing" in fatally stabbing her son on a train in Harlem.Patricia Johns, 47, of the Bronx said she will not press charges against the man if he surrenders.Ms. Johns said the man "shouldn't have killed my son, but I know the position he was in. He did the right thing.…

Convicted stock swindler Ivan Boesky checked into a men's corrections facility in Brooklyn this week to serve out the remainder of a three-year sentence for his role in the biggest insider trading scandal to rock Wall Street.One inmate at the 80-man federal facility said the fallen arbitrageur "looks good, he's had a haircut."Boesky was transferred to the corrections …