Reports: New York Columnist Jimmy Breslin Dead At 86


NEW YORK, March 19 (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winning newsman Jimmy Breslin, a self-described “street reporter” who chronicled New York City for more than 60 years in newspaper stories and columns and won acclaim for his coverage of the “Son of Sam” serial killings, died on Sunday at age 86, media reported.


Breslin’s death was confirmed by his wife, Ronnie Eldridge, a New York politician and television host, the New York Times reported. The cause of death was not specified, but Breslin had been recovering from pneumonia.
 
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When It Comes To Suing News Outlets, Donald Trump Is All Talk And No Action


Oct 13 (Reuters) - Donald Trump hasn’t sued a newspaper for libel in three decades, despite the Republican presidential nominee repeatedly threatening to do so over the course of his business career, according to databases of state and federal court records.
A lawyer for the New York real estate developer demanded on Wednesday the New York Times retract a story in which two women accused Trump of inappropriately touching them. If the newspaper did not comply, Trump, who says the allegations are fabricated, would “pursue all available actions and remedies,” the lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, said in a letter.
Trump said at a rally on Thursday he was preparing a lawsuit.
An attorney for the Times, David McCraw, said the story was of national importance and the paper would “welcome the opportunity” to defend it in court.
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Murdoch Names New Leadership Team For Fox News After Ailes Exit


Aug 12 (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch named a new leadership team for Fox News on Friday following the departure of Chief Executive Roger Ailes last month.
Fox, a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, said it appointed Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy and Senior Executive Vice President Bill Shine as co-presidents, reporting to Murdoch.
The appointments are effective immediately.
Ailes, who built the news channel into a money-making ratings powerhouse, resigned in July following allegations of sexual harassment.
Murdoch took over as CEO of Fox News and Fox Business Network on an interim basis after Ailes resigned.
Fox News also named Suzanne Scott as executive vice president of programming and development for Fox News Channel and said Chief Financial Officer Mark Kranz was retiring.
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David Brooks Urges Republicans: Don’t Settle For Cruz

It’s 2 a.m. The bar is closing. Republicans have had a series of strong and nasty Trump cocktails. Suddenly Ted Cruz is beginning to look kind of attractive. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.