Jennifer Peltz

  • Donald Trump Nov 5, 2019

    Lawyer: Trump’s Phone Records Back Details of Woman’s Claim

    President Donald Trump’s cell phone records show a call to a former “Apprentice” contestant on a day when she says he subjected her to unwanted kissing and groping, according to a court filing. Records filed in Summer Zervos’ defamation suit and obtained Monday by The Associated Press indicate that Zervos got a call from Trump’s phone on a day in...

  • Donald Trump Nov 5, 2019

    Lawyer: Trump’s Phone Records Back Details of Woman’s Claim

    President Donald Trump’s cell phone records show a call to a former “Apprentice” contestant on a day when she says he subjected her to unwanted kissing and groping, according to a court filing. Records filed in Summer Zervos’ defamation suit and obtained Monday by The Associated Press indicate that Zervos got a call from Trump’s phone on a day in...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2019

    Tillerson: Exxon Aimed to Know, Not Lowball, Climate Effects

    As Exxon faced the prospect of new climate regulations, the energy giant set out to understand — not understate — how they would affect the bottom line, former CEO and ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a court Wednesday. Exxon set up a system for gauging climate risks and costs that was “as robust as we could make it at...

  • CEO Feb 11, 2019

    Dog DNA Testing Takes Off, and Breeds Debate

    As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man’s best friend is under the microscope, too. Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled by companies that echo popular at-home tests for humans, offering a deep dive into a pet’s genes with the swab of a canine cheek. More than a million dogs have been...

  • lawyer Jun 1, 2019

    Frank Lucas, Drug Lord Portrayed in ‘American Gangster,’ Dead at 88

    Frank Lucas, the former Harlem drug kingpin whose life and lore inspired the 2007 movie “American Gangster,” has died, a relative said Friday. Lucas, who was 88, died Thursday in New Jersey, nephew Aldwan Lassiter said. Lucas had been in declining health, according to his former lawyer. Raised in North Carolina, Lucas climbed the ranks of crime in Harlem in...

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2019

    ‘Apprentice’ Contestant’s Trump Defamation Suit Can Proceed in NY

    A former contestant on “The Apprentice” who accused President Donald Trump of unwanted kissing and groping can move forward with her defamation lawsuit against him, a state appeals court ruled Thursday, raising the prospect that a sitting president could be called for sworn questioning. A panel of judges on the Supreme Court Appellate Division said in their ruling, in a...

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2019

    ‘Apprentice’ Contestant’s Trump Defamation Suit Can Proceed in NY

    A former contestant on “The Apprentice” who accused President Donald Trump of unwanted kissing and groping can move forward with her defamation lawsuit against him, a state appeals court ruled Thursday, raising the prospect that a sitting president could be called for sworn questioning. A panel of judges on the Supreme Court Appellate Division said in their ruling, in a...

  • California Mar 12, 2019

    More Than 100,000 Languishing Rape Kits Tested Thanks to $38 Million New York Investment, Over 1,000 Arrested

    Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor and federal authorities, spurring over 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years, officials say.

  • lawyer Nov 5, 2018

    Weinstein Lawyers Try Again to Get Sex Assault Case Tossed

    Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers asked Monday for a chance to question in court the former lead detective in his sexual assault case and the head of New York City’s special victims division, arguing the case has been “irreparably tainted” by police misconduct and should be thrown out. The former Hollywood producer’s lawyers singled out Detective Nicholas DiGaudio — whose alleged witness...

  • Donald Trump Oct 18, 2018

    Judges Consider State Court’s Power Over Trump in ‘Apprentice’ Hopeful Summer Zervos’ Lawsuit

    Appeals court judges weighing President Donald Trump’s bid to shut down a former “Apprentice” contestant’s defamation suit against him are asking a hypothetical question: Could a New York court order the president to jail if he were to buck an order in the case? The question came up — but wasn’t definitively answered — as lawyers for Trump and ex-contestant...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2018

    Mandela’s Widow Urges World: Put Egos Aside and End Violence

    Nelson Mandela’s widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the “senseless violence” plaguing too much of the world. “History will judge you should you stagnate too long in inaction,” Graca Machel told a U.N. “peace summit” commemorating the 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth. “Humankind...

  • Donald Trump Sep 11, 2018

    US Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Somber Tributes in NY, Pa., DC

    Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed “the moment when America fought back” on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Victims’ relatives said prayers for their country, pleaded for national unity and pressed officials not to use the 2001 terror attacks...

  • United States Mar 28, 2018

    Most Popular Dogs: Labs Still Lead But French Bulldogs Rise

    Americans still love Labrador retrievers, but the nation’s flirtation with French bulldogs has reached new heights. Labs remain the country’s most popular purebred dog for a 27th year, while German shepherds and golden retrievers have hung onto the second and third spots in new American Kennel Club rankings being released Wednesday. But Frenchies hit a highest-ever No. 4, and German...

  • California Feb 12, 2018

    Dog Show’s Young Handlers Take a Grown-Up Sport in Stride

    Fenric Towell isn’t nervous about his first time competing at the nation’s top dog show. After all, he’s heading to the Westminster Kennel Club ring this week with 100-plus shows under his belt, a record of wins and a champion Lakeland terrier. So what if he’s only 11? “I’m going to try to think of it as a normal show,”...

  • United States Mar 10, 2018

    Man Gets Prison For Phony Filing That Drove Up Fitbit Stock

    A 25-year-old man who invented a bogus buyer to manipulate the price of Fitbit stock and cash in was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Robert W. Murray told a New York federal judge he deeply regretted having done “one of the stupidest things I can imagine anyone ever doing.”

  • United States Jan 10, 2018

    Dog Meet Dog: American Kennel Club Adds 2 Breeds to Roster

    A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club’s pack. The club announced Wednesday that it’s recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendeen. They’re the first breeds added to the roster since 2016. They’re eligible for many dog shows this year but can’t compete at the prestigious...

  • MAYOR Dec 28, 2017

    Passengers Rescued From Stranded NYC Ferry

    A ferry carrying more than two dozen people hit a sandbar and got stuck for hours, spurring an evacuation on a frigid night in the waters. Michael George reports.

  • NEW YORK Dec 27, 2017

    Ferry Gets Stuck on Sandbar With 27 People Aboard Off NYC: Officials

    A ferry carrying more than two dozen people hit a sandbar and got stuck for hours Wednesday, spurring an evacuation on a frigid night in the waters off New York City.

  • Donald Trump Oct 1, 2017

    Ex-Rep. Michael Grimm Eyeing Congress Comeback After Tax Fraud Plea

    Former New York congressman Michael Grimm says he hasn’t ruled out a return to politics after being released from federal prison following his conviction for tax evasion.

  • Donald Trump Jul 4, 2017

    US Marks Independence Day With Pomp, Dazzle, Hot Dog Contest

    From flashy firework displays for massive crowds to small-town parades, Americans celebrated the United States’ 241st birthday in both joyous and serious ways. Tuesday’s events even went international, as U.S. senators traveled to Afghanistan and spent the holiday with the troops and an Independence Day exhibition took Major League Baseball to London. Along with the fireworks, July Fourth also came...

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