Plan to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026 approved
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller...
Police: Gang member confesses in mass shooting at festival
NEW YORK (AP) — A 20-year-old gang member has confessed to being one of two shooters in a gunfight that turned a lively summer community festival in Brooklyn into a blood-drenched nightmare,...
New York commission says judge should go over sexist slurs
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state commission says a Long Island judge should be removed over sexist and profane language he used in emails.
Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations
NEW YORK (AP) — The governors from several Northeastern states said Thursday they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping, including possible regional restrictions on flavored...
Stanton still out, Hicks moved up to 3rd in Yanks’ order
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton remained out of the New York Yankees lineup for the third straight game and Aaron Hicks was moved up to third in the batting order for Game 4 of the AL...
Barkley coy about playing Sunday, practices fully again
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Dynamic running back Saquon Barkley is being coy about his chances of playing for the New York Giants on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
Winless Dolphins hoping for some FitzMagic in game at Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills haven't seen the last of FitzMagic.
Ryan Fitzpatrick picked up many of his colorful nicknames for his fearless flair for dramatics during a...
Fashion show lets Down syndrome models strut their stuff
NEW YORK (AP) — One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat.
The Latest: NYC to close Rikers Island jail complex by 2026
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City's plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex (all times local):
New York City lawmakers have approved a plan to close...
Coast Guard, Mexican Navy search for plane, surgeon pilot
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard plane and a Mexican Navy vessel searched the Gulf of Mexico for a small plane Thursday after a trauma surgeon flew the aircraft hundreds of miles (kilometers)...
New York City Council votes to close Rikers Island, replace massive detention center with 4 smaller jails
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council votes to close Rikers Island, replace massive detention center with 4 smaller jails.
Eric Garner’s mother urges repeal of NY police secrecy law
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of Eric Garner is urging New York lawmakers to repeal a law used to keep the disciplinary records of police and correction officers secret.
Nevada hosts Dayton, UNLV at VCU in 2020 MW-A10 challenge
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will host Dayton and VCU will host UNLV next year in the inaugural Mountain West-Atlantic 10 Challenge Series.
They are among 10 basketball games the conferences...
Jets’ C.J. Mosley declares: ‘I’m playing Monday night’
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — C.J. Mosley broke his own news with an announcement the New York Jets and their fans have been waiting to hear for weeks.
2 plead not guilty to conspiring with Giuliani associates
NEW YORK (AP) — Two businessmen pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions, as a prosecutor said evidence includes data from...
Buffalo Sabres take on the Los Angeles Kings
Buffalo Sabres (5-1-1, first in the Atlantic Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (2-4-0, eighth in the Pacific Division)
Women impacting NBA in various roles, 11 assistant coaches
Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working.
She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from...
The Latest: 2 plead not guilty in Giuliani-associate probe
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for businessmen accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions (all times local):
Syracuse hosts Pittsburgh in key game for Orange
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — It's not necessarily a make-or-break moment for Syracuse, but when longtime rival Pittsburgh visits on Friday night there will be plenty at stake for the...
With final name, authorities ID all 4 slain in NYC beating
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have now identified all four men beaten to death as they slept on the streets of Manhattan's Chinatown earlier this month.
Barneys pens deal to sell assets to Authentic Brands
NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury chain Barneys New York has penned a deal to sell its assets for $271.4 million to Authentic Brands Group, a licensing company that owns such brands as Nine West and...
The Latest: Police: Man confesses to Brooklyn mass shooting
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a suspect in a mass shooting in New York City that left 1 person dead and 11 others wounded (all times local):
12 women say they were abused as children at school for deaf
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Twelve women say in a lawsuit that they were sexually abused as children while attending a prestigious school for the hearing impaired.
Undefeated Patriots take on improved Jets team with Darnold
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are still rolling right along with a high-powered offense and a stingy defense that has their record blemish-free.
Wilson exec Michael Dowse replaces Gordon Smith as USTA CEO
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Dowse is the new CEO and executive director of the U.S. Tennis Association. He replaces Gordon Smith, who is retiring.
Jury seated in opioid case, but settlement talks go on
CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury was seated Thursday for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, but the push to settle the case before opening arguments next week continued, with company officials...
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A gusty Northeast cleans up after storm for the record books
BOSTON (AP) — A record-breaking autumn storm plunged hundreds of thousands of people into the dark, toppled trees, canceled schools and delayed trains in the Northeast, while persistent winds...
The Latest: Jury chosen for opioid trial, but talks continue
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a federal trial over the toll of opioids (all times local):
A jury has been chosen for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis even as the...
Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal
NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to...
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Win 4 Midday’ game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Win 4 Midday" game were:
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Numbers Midday’ game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Numbers Midday" game were:
New York man accused of wife’s murder rejects plea deal
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has rejected a plea deal and pleaded not guilty to charges in connection to the death of his wife.
Forty-seven-year-old Jason D'Avolio, of Rome, is charged...
Epstein-linked French modeling agent accused of harassment
PARIS (AP) — A woman has filed a legal complaint in Paris accusing a French modeling agent who was close to disgraced U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexual harassment.
Library exhibit offers glimpse into Salinger’s life and work
NEW YORK (AP) — As he worked on early drafts of "The Catcher in the Rye," a novel which proved both scandalous and life-changing, J.D. Salinger considered adding his generation's idea of a trigger...
High winds reduce ferry service at 1 Lake Champlain crossing
CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) — The Lake Champlain Transportation Company is changing its schedule at one crossing due to high winds.
The company says the Charlotte-to-Essex, New York route has one...
APNewsBreak: Liberty to play at Barclays starting in 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty will have a new home next year — Barclays Center.
Team executives told The Associated Press on Thursday the Liberty will play all their home games at the...
Wind-driven fire destroys 3 houses on NY’s Fire Island
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities say a wind-driven fire has destroyed three houses in the Fire Island hamlet of Ocean Bay Park.
A spokeswoman for the Suffolk County Department of...
New Jersey takes on New York, looks to end 6-game skid
New York Rangers (2-1-0, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (0-4-2, eighth in the Metropolitan Division)
Barrett falls vs Duke teammate Reddish, and Zion is next
NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett kept misfiring, a rough start to his college reunion week at Madison Square Garden.
Barrett did plenty of things well but not shooting, going 4 for 14 on Wednesday...
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Powerball’ game
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:
Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trial
CLEVELAND (AP) — Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation's opioid epidemic intensified Wednesday ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the...
Closings in US drug trial of Honduran president’s brother
NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez created "state-sponsored" drug trafficking by corrupting the country's politics to protect drug dealers, a prosecutor told...
Yanks’ Boone defends catcher Sánchez as ‘excellent’ defender
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone wasn't sure Wednesday what his lineup for the next day's Game 4 of the AL Championship Series would look like.
Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act
MONROE, Wash. (AP) — At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious...
Girardi out, Brosius in as US manager for Olympic qualifiers
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Joe Girardi quit as manager of the U.S. baseball team trying to qualify for the Olympics before it played a single game.
Girardi said Wednesday he is leaving to pursue a...
Yanks’ bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS
NEW YORK (AP) — A rainy day in the Bronx has left a most daunting October test for the New York Yankees vaunted bullpen: four games, four days and already a deficit to overcome against the Houston...