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Lawyer: Michael Avenatti Too Isolated in Jail to Help Case

NEW YORK — Michael Avenatti is housed in drug kingpin El Chapo's chilly former cell, making it impossible to properly prepare for an extortion trial that was supposed to start his week, his lawyer said. Attorney Scott Srebnick wrote in a letter to a federal...
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Rocker Ric Ocasek, Frontman of the Cars, Dead at 75

NEW YORK — Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like "Just What I Needed," was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his...
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Oscar-Nominated ‘Midnight Cowboy’ Actress Sylvia Miles Dies

LOS ANGELES — Sylvia Miles, an actress and Manhattan socialite whose brief, scene-stealing appearances in the films "Midnight Cowboy" and "Farewell, My Lovely" earned her two Academy Award nominations, died Wednesday. Miles died in an ambulance in New York ...