Former yachtsman Bill Koch

Jury awards $12M to Fla. billionaire in wine spat

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida billionaire awarded $12 million Friday by a Manhattan jury in his dispute over phony vintage wine vowed to do more to expose wine frauds. The energy maven and yachtsman also proclaimed it his happiest day since winning the America’s Cup in 1992.


Ed Koch

Obama: Koch ‘extraordinary,’ ‘irrepressible’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is praising former New York Mayor Ed Koch as an “extraordinary mayor, irrepressible character, and quintessential New Yorker.”


Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (AP photo)

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch Dead at Age 88

NEW YORK (AP) – Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, the combative politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms, has died at age 88. Spokesman George Arzt says Koch […]



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