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Agent Casey Close sues radio host over Freeman allegation

NEW YORK (AP) — Freddie Freeman's former agent and his company sued a radio host for libel on Thursday, alleging Doug Gottlieb falsely claimed Casey Close never informed the first baseman of the Atlanta Braves' last contract offer. Close and Excel Sports Management filed the suit in U.S. ...

Buffalo supermarket to reopen 2 months after racist shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The names of the 10 Black people massacred by a white gunman were read aloud Thursday outside the Buffalo supermarket where they died, two months after the racist attack. A bell tolled after each name at a ceremony marking the store's reopening. Employees, neighbors and ...

Ivana Trump, first wife of former president, dies at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivana Trump, a skier-turned-businesswoman who formed half of a publicity power couple in the 1980s as the first wife of former President Donald Trump and mother of his oldest children, has died in New York City, her family announced Thursday. She was 73. The former president ...

3 arrested after racist, antisemitic pamphlets blanket town

HORNELL, N.Y. (AP) — Three people have been arrested on hate crime charges for blanketing a small upstate New York city with white supremacist pamphlets, authorities said. The racist, antisemitic literature was left at locations including a synagogue and a largely Black church in Hornell, in ...

NYC bar owner settles harassment complaint for $500,000

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of a Manhattan bar will pay $500,000 to more than a dozen current and former employees who were subjected to sexual harassment, discrimination and wage theft, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday. Employees of the bar, called Sweet & ...

Demand for monkeypox vaccine overwhelms NYC system

NEW YORK (AP) — Soaring demand for the monkeypox vaccine caused the appointment system to crash in New York City, one of many places where supplies have been running out almost as soon as they arrive. City health officials acknowledged the frustration over the limited supply of the vaccine ...

Ex-CIA engineer convicted in massive theft of secret info

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA software engineer was convicted Wednesday of federal charges accusing him of the biggest theft of classified information in CIA history. Joshua Schulte, who chose to defend himself at a New York City retrial, had told jurors in closing arguments that the CIA and ...

NY court tosses conviction in death of anti-gang activist

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York appeals court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a woman found guilty of causing the death of an anti-gang activist in a dispute over a memorial honoring the activist's slain daughter. Citing prosecutorial misconduct, the court ordered a new trial ...

Challenge to New York’s new gun law filed by GOP candidate

A federal lawsuit challenging part of New York's new gun law was filed by Republican congressional candidate Carl Paladino, one of multiple legal challenges expected against state handgun licensing rules approved after a recent Supreme Court ruling. New York lawmakers this month approved an ...

Pig organ transplants inch closer with testing in the dead

New York researchers transplanted pig hearts into two brain-dead people over the last month, the latest in a string of developments in the long quest to one day save human lives with animal organs. The experiments announced Tuesday come after a historic but failed attempt earlier this year to ...

EXPLAINER: When is Manhattanhenge? Where can you see it?

NEW YORK (AP) — Didn't make it to Stonehenge for the solstice? There might still be time to catch Manhattanhenge, when the setting sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid and bathes the urban canyons in a rosy glow. This year's last peak Manhattanhenge sunset was Monday, but a partial view ...

Woman, child killed when boat capsizes in NYC’s Hudson River

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman and a 7-year-old child were killed when a chartered boat capsized in the Hudson River on Tuesday, sending all 12 people aboard into water, New York City officials said. Nearby ferries rushed to the scene to help police and fire department rescuers get people out of ...

PSA on nuclear attack leaves New Yorkers worried, baffled

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City residents are accustomed to warnings about all kinds of potential threats — severe weather, public health, mass shootings. But a new PSA on surviving a nuclear attack has rattled some cages. Released this week by the city's emergency management agency, the ...

Chief judge of top New York court to leave at end of August

The chief judge of New York's Court of Appeals announced Monday she will step down after more than six years presiding at the state's highest court and overseeing the state court system. Judge Janet DiFiore, 66, said in a letter to her colleagues that she will leave at the end of August and ...

Long Island seeing more sharks; experts say it’s a good sign

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — More sharks are being spotted in the waters off Long Island, a trend that is likely to continue — and experts say that's not necessarily a bad thing. Cleaner oceans, warmer water temperatures and a resurgence of bunker fish that sharks feed on are seen as factors, ...

Shooting on Coney Island boardwalk leaves 5 hurt, 1 critical

NEW YORK (AP) — Five people have been injured, one critically, after a shooting on Coney Island's iconic boardwalk. The shooting occurred early Sunday when a gunman opened fire at about 2 a.m. at the Brooklyn landmark. According to police, a 31-year-old man was hospitalized in critical ...

15-year-old arrested in killing of boy, 14, at NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) — A 15-year-old was arrested Sunday in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old boy at a New York City subway station, police said. The male suspect was arrested a day after Yonkers resident Ethan Reyes was found by officers at a subway station with a stab wound to the abdomen. ...

Couples derailed by virus get ‘re-wedding’ at NYC landmark

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of couples whose weddings were derailed or scaled back due to the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a do-over thanks to a New York City landmark. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is hosting "Celebrate Love: A (Re)Wedding" on Sunday evening in the pavilion ...

Gun applicants in NY will have to list social media accounts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As missed warning signs pile up in investigations of mass killings, New York state is rolling out a novel strategy to screen applicants for gun permits. People seeking to carry concealed handguns will be required to hand over lists of their social media accounts for a ...

New York City health officials urge return to indoor masking

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City public health officials on Friday urged residents to return to indoor mask-wearing, noting how they're seeing high levels of COVID-19 infection. To help slow the spread, the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recommended in a tweet that "all New ...