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IOWA CITY, Iowa | Acting AG faced criticism for case against gay Iowa Democrat

IOWA CITY, Iowa — In 2007, Matt McCoy was a rising star in the Democratic Party, Iowa’s first openly gay senator and a leading champion for the party’s causes. But then, his allies say, McCoy’s promising career was stalled by a politically motivated federal prosecution brought by a Republican U.S. attorney, Matthew G. Whitaker, who … Continue reading IOWA CITY, Iowa | Acting AG faced criticism for case against gay Iowa Democrat

NEW YORK | Trial begins for sports radio voice Craig Carton

NEW YORK — Former sports radio host Craig Carton was a lying thief who spent money from investors in a ticket reselling business on casinos and other personal pursuits, a prosecutor said at opening statements in a fraud trial Tuesday while Carton’s lawyer insisted the government was “dead wrong.” “This defendant Craig Carton lied and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trial begins for sports radio voice Craig Carton

NEW YORK | Arnold Kopelson, ‘Platoon’ producer, dies at 83

NEW YORK — Arnold Kopelson, a versatile film producer whose credits ranged from the raunchy teen smash “Porky’s” to the Holocaust drama “Triumph of the Spirit” to the Oscar-winning “Platoon,” died Monday. He was 83. Family spokesman Jeff Sanderson told The Associated Press that Kopelson died of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Arnold Kopelson, ‘Platoon’ producer, dies at 83