Bill O’Reilly reportedly will receive “tens of millions” in severance from Fox News, though 21st Century Fox and O’Reilly’s representatives will not acknowledge the existence of a payout because a confidentiality agreement limits what the two sides can say.
..the payment, according to sources, is up to $25 million – the equivalent of one year of O’Reilly’s salary.
Fire Fox News host Andrea Tantaros charges two of her ex-colleagues conspired to smear her reputation by spreading a nasty internet story as payback for a threatened lawsuit.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reaction to O’Reilly’s departure from the airwaves: “I’m sure the station will adjust. and it was their decision — it couldn’t have been an easy one. My guess is the evidence was overwhelming for FOX to make that decision.”
White House officials, desperate to demonstrate progress on President Trump’s promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, are pushing to resurrect a revamped version of a Republican health care bill before his 100th day in office next week.
Trump on healthcare: “The plan gets better and better and better, and it’s gotten really, really good, and a lot of people are liking it a lot.”
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, already made waves by announcing he won’t be seeking re-election, but now ups the ante by suggesting he may not even serve out the entirety of his current two-year term.
Trump blasted the New York Times’ “big lie” for posting contrasting photos of the crowd size at his Patriots Super Bowl celebration at the White House versus the one held by then-President Obama in 2015. (The paper ended up adding a correction to its story).
Trump confidant Roger Stone had his Twitter account temporarily locked again this week after tweeting “I’m watching you and know what you’re up to. Better watch your ass” to Media Matters communications director Laura Allison Keiter.
A New York City firefighter died today after falling from the roof of an apartment building in Queens, a Fire Department official said.
The husband of the late Court of Appeals Judge Shelia Abdus-Salaam says he has no reason to believe she committed suicide, and speculation that she did is both “unwarranted and irresponsible.”
Trump’s frequent Mar-a-Lago visits may soon end, as the private club shuts down for the season in May.
A new Buffalo train station should be located downtown, a site selection committee concluded today. The vote was 11 in favor of downtown, 4 in favor of the Central Terminal, with one absention.
The New York State Board of Parole is appealing a judge’s decision that would have this month freed Laurie Kellogg, who was convicted of murdering her husband in 1992.
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani has for the first time acknowledged the contours of his unusual effort in representing Reza Zarrab, a Turkish gold trader jailed in Manhattan on charges of conspiring to violate the American sanctions on Iran: In a newly unsealed court affidavit, he makes it clear that he is trying to turn a criminal case into a matter of international diplomacy.
The Biological Diversity Center is suing the Trump administration for repealing protections for wolves, bears and other predatory animals that live on Alaska’s national preserves.
Highlighting Women’s March activists Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour for Times “100 most influential people” edition, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says we are witnessing the rebirth of the women’s movement.
At the same time lawmakers raised the age, they gave people with criminal convictions, regardless of their age, a chance to seal their records from public view.
The knives are out in Hillary Clinton’s camp about who leaked embarrassing information to the authors of a bombshell new book about her “doomed presidential campaign.”
In New York’s prisons and jails, simple menstruation supplies like pads and tampons can become bargaining chips, used to maintain control by correction officers, or traded among incarcerated women, according to former inmates and advocates on the issue.
Rep. Claudia Tenney says she “can’t wait” to do in-person town halls, though the investigation into death threats against her appears to be ongoing.
Madison County could be the first upstate county to ban single-use plastic bags.
Nassau’s Democratic Committee this week launched the first of what it says will be numerous advertisements targeting Democratic county executive candidate George Maragos, who assails party leaders frequently.
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