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Drugmaker Teva latest to settle opioid lawsuits nationally

Drugmaker Teva announced Tuesday that it has agreed to contribute more than $4.3 billion in cash and medications to settle lawsuits in the state and local governments and Native American tribes that claimed the company contributed to the U.S. opioid epidemic. The deal in principle would rank ...

DA: 4 jail guards failed to act as inmate attempted suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — Four New York City jail guards have been indicted for failing to intervene in an inmate's suicide attempt until it was too late to save the teenager from serious brain damage, authorities announced. The correction captain and three correction officers waited nearly eight ...

Buzz Aldrin flight-to-moon jacket sells at auction for $2.8M

NEW YORK (AP) — Buzz Aldrin's jacket worn on his historic first mission to the moon's surface in 1969 has been auctioned off to a bidder for nearly $2.8 million. The $2,772,500 paid for the Apollo 11 Inflight Coverall Jacket is the highest for any American space-flown artifact sold at ...

NYC jury hears closings at neurologist’s sex crimes trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jury was asked Tuesday to consider whether a neurologist used his thriving pain-management practice to sexually prey on six patients or if he is a victim of accusers with false stories. The case against Dr. Ricardo Cruciani relied on "survivor stories of six ...

Pressure on Senate GOP after same-sex marriage passes House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate unexpectedly launched a new push Wednesday to protect same-sex marriage in federal law after a surprising number of Republicans helped pass landmark legislation in the House. Some GOP senators are already signaling support. The legislation started as an ...

Alibaba to seek primary listing in Hong Kong, adding to NYSE

HONG KONG (AP) — Alibaba, the world's biggest e-commerce company by sales, announced plans Tuesday to change the status of its shares traded in Hong Kong, making them more accessible to Chinese investors at a time when Beijing is pressing tech companies to share their wealth with the ...

Rare 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card going up for auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A decades-old, mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card could break a record at auction. The collector's item from 1952 features one of baseball's most celebrated and charismatic legends, and is widely regarded as one of just a handful in near-perfect condition. It's ...

Parishioners, pilgrims flock to Brooklyn festival

NEW YORK (AP) — By the thousands, revelers recently returned to Havemeyer Street in New York City's Williamsburg neighborhood to celebrate the annual Giglio Feast following its first-ever cancellation in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and then downsized crowds in 2021. The feast, first ...

Ex-US congressman among 9 charged in insider trading cases

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. congressman from Indiana, technology company executives, a man training to be an FBI agent, and an investment banker were among nine people charged in four separate and unrelated insider trading schemes revealed on Monday with the unsealing of indictments in New ...

NYPD: Preacher, wife robbed of $1M in jewelry during sermon

NEW YORK (AP) — A preacher known for his close friendship with New York City's mayor was robbed of more than $1 million worth of jewelry Sunday by armed bandits who crashed his Brooklyn church service, just as he was sermonizing about keeping faith in the face of grave adversity, police ...

Co-defendant in Central Park jogger case is exonerated

NEW YORK (AP) — A co-defendant of the so-called Central Park Five, whose convictions in a notorious 1989 rape of a jogger were thrown out more than a decade later, had his conviction on a related charge overturned Monday. Steven Lopez was exonerated in response to requests by both Lopez's ...

Rents spike as big-pocketed investors buy mobile home parks

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — For as long as anyone can remember, rent increases rarely happened at Ridgeview Homes, a family-owned mobile home park in upstate New York. That changed in 2018 when corporate owners took over the 65-year-old park located amid farmland and down the road from a fast food ...

‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Law & Order’ actor Paul Sorvino dies at 83

Paul Sorvino, an imposing actor who specialized in playing crooks and cops like Paulie Cicero in "Goodfellas" and the NYPD sergeant Phil Cerreta on "Law & Order," has died. He was 83. His publicist Roger Neal said he died Monday morning of natural causes at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, ...

Man accused of racist threats to be detained pending trial

SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Seattle man accused of a months-long campaign of phoning racist threats to businesses across the country — including threatening to shoot Black customers at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York — has been ordered detained pending trial. Joey George, 37, of ...

Machado hits 2-run homer, Padres hold off slumping Mets 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Manny Machado hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning off Chris Bassitt and the San Diego Padres hung on for a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night. Taylor Rogers allowed a bloop RBI single to J.D. Davis in the ninth before retiring Tomás Nido on a popup with ...

Man charged with killing Rochester officer pleads not guilty

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting a Rochester police officer, and wounding the officer's partner and someone nearby, pleaded not guilty Saturday. During a brief court appearance, Kelvin Vickers pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, attempted murder, assault and ...

Investigators: Attacker ‘did not know who’ Zeldin was

A man accused of attacking New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin during a recent campaign rally told investigators he'd been drinking that day and didn't know who the congressman was, authorities said as the man was arrested on a federal assault charge Saturday. David Jakubonis, 43, ...

R. Kelly’s manager convicted of gunfire threat at theater

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly's manager was convicted Friday of making a phone threat that gunfire was about to occur at a crowded Manhattan theater preparing to show a documentary about the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls. The jury convicted Donnell Russell of threatening physical harm ...

Lee Zeldin, GOP nominee for NY governor, attacked at rally

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, said Friday he wasn't immediately alarmed when a stranger joined him onstage during a campaign rally because the man wore a hat indicating that, like Zeldin, he'd served in the military. Then Zeldin noticed ...

Man charged in fatal shooting of Rochester police officer

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A man has been charged in the shooting death of a police officer in Rochester, New York, authorities said Friday. Another officer was wounded late Thursday in what police described as an ambush. A 15-year-old girl in a nearby house was also shot and wounded. The slain ...