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8 years later, Sandy still costing transit systems billions

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Once a gleaming symbol of early 20th-century ambition and prosperity, Hoboken’s grand rail terminal now sits as a somber reminder...

Justice Dept. charges 8 in Chinese harassment plot in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government in a pressure campaign aimed at...

Dozen MLB players have options turned down, go free

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — What figures to be a down and perhaps brutal market for baseball free agents in the offseason following the pandemic...

Arrest made in 2008 kidnapping of journalists in Afghanistan

NEW YORK (AP) — An Afghan man has been brought to the United States to face charges in the 2008 gunpoint kidnapping of a...

Change of plea scheduled in Rudy Giuliani-related case

NEW YORK (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday for a man charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of...

Cash’s bullpen blunder joins Little, others in playoff lore

Rays manager Kevin Cash stepped out of the dugout, and Blake Snell turned his head to curse. ...

Cashed Out: Rays manager roasted for pulling Snell in Game 6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Blake Snell turned away from his manager and yelled an expletive as Kevin Cash headed to the mound. In control...

The Latest: Dodgers’ Turner tests positive for coronavirus

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays (all times...

NXIVM guru gets 120 years in prison in sex-slaves case

NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, whose NXIVM followers included millionaires and Hollywood actors, was sentenced to 120 years on Tuesday...

Daniel Menaker, award-winning author and editor, dead at 79

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Menaker, an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction and a longtime editor at The New Yorker and Random House...

Judge: US can’t replace Trump in accuser’s defamation suit

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s request that the United States replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit, which alleges he...

Rays, Dodgers grateful to have fans at neutral-site Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single fan with enough persistence can leave an impression with a chant...

Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles...

Rays’ rally joins Buckner, Bevens among wild Series endings

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It was improbable enough that little-known Brett Phillips would get the big hit for Tampa Bay against Dodgers All-Star closer...

World Series notes: Phillips delivers big hit for Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brett Phillips was acquired by Tampa Bay in a trade with Kansas City in August. It seemed like a minor...

Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78. ...

Voter advocates hoping to stave off intimidation at polls

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same...

Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Walker Buehler pitched in the World Series like the Los Angeles Dodgers' aces of old. ...

The Latest: Mexico’s Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there...

UN assembly chief unhappy at NY mayor spurning COVID meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the United Nations General Assembly wasn’t happy that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected a meeting...

Seattle, Portland, New York sue over Trump’s ‘anarchy’ label

SEATTLE (AP) — New York, Seattle and Portland — three cities recently labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the U.S. Justice Department — filed a lawsuit...

Goldman Sachs subsidiary pleads to US charges in 1MDB probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleaded guilty on Thursday and agreed to pay more than $2.9 billion in a foreign corruption...

Dancing through quarantine and Harlem — in a bubble

NEW YORK (AP) — Living and breathing dance is par for the course at the Dance Theater of Harlem. It's just never looked like...

Jacob Lawrence painting missing for 60 years rediscovered

A painting by American artist Jacob Lawrence that has not been seen in public for 60 years has been found and will soon take...

Court won’t revive state fraud charges against Manafort

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court on Thursday upheld a decision dismissing state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort on double jeopardy...

Santa Claus won’t be coming to Macy’s this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus,...

Wanna go for a walk? Westminster dog show leaves NYC for ’21

NEW YORK (AP) — The Westminster dog show is set to take a long walk. ...

Trump rape accuser ‘stunned’ at DOJ no-show at court hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s said she was stunned and speechless...

World Series Notebook: LA rookie vs Cy Young winner in G2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are going with rookie right-hander Tony Gonsolin to start Game 2 of the World Series against...

The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): ...

Judge OKs release of Ghislaine Maxwell transcripts

NEW YORK (AP) — Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein must be released by...

San Francisco officials let people sue over racist 911 calls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about their...

Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by...

Few fans, masked umps, muted celebrations for World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa...

A capsule look at the Rays and Dodgers in the World Series

A capsule look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas, beginning Tuesday night: ...

Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball’s best

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best...

As virus flares globally, new strategies target hot spots

NEW YORK (AP) — After entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and U.S....

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound...

Braves, Dodgers set for just 2nd NLCS Game 7 in 15 seasons

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Anderson doesn’t remember the last time the Atlanta Braves were in a Game 7. ...

‘Big pile’ of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around...

Cuomo: Movie theaters in NY can open Friday, with limits

NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters in New York state can reopen beginning next Friday with restrictions on audience size and other precautions in...

Black immigrants find camaraderie, divide amid protests

Inspired by the global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Nigerian American blogger Nifesimi Akingbe donned a black shirt that read “I am...

Springer, Valdéz help Astros top Rays 7-4, force ALCS Game 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The blowback from a sign-stealing scandal three years ago and a losing record during the pandemic-shortened regular season don't mean...

Rays-Yankees get most viewers during Division Series

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees drew the five-most watched games of the Division Series, boosted by prime-time...

Tiler Peck missed dancing onstage. She went and found one.

When Tiler Peck started giving Instagram ballet classes from her mom's kitchen in California this spring — a way of staying in shape and...

Ethan Hawke tapes audio edition of acclaimed novel ‘Gilead’

NEW YORK (AP) — When she learned that Ethan Hawke was working on a special audio edition of her acclaimed novel “Gilead,” Marilynne Robinson's...

Correa hits walkoff homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Before Carlos Correa headed to the plate in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, he...

Scramble to get people counted as 2020 census winds down

Census advocates across the nation made last-ditch efforts Thursday to get as many households to answer the 2020 census, which has been challenged by...

CBS News rebuilds MTV’s old ‘TRL’ studio for election night

NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out for Britney Spears and the Jonas Bros.: CBS News is building a new high-tech election night set in...

Springer, Altuve homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — José Altuve and the Houston Astros are eager to match the 2004 Boston Red Sox in the history books. ...

Census whiplashed by changing deadlines, accuracy concerns

Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration can end the 2020 census, a text message went out to field supervisors in...

White woman charged in racist NYC run-in made a 2nd 911 call

NEW YORK (AP) — Amy Cooper, the white woman charged with filing a false police report for calling 911 during a dispute with a...

Cuomo warns scofflaw schools, seeks Chainsmokers gig fine

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that New York would seek $20,000 in fines against the promoters who organized a July...

Brazil meatpacker fined for bribes that fueled US expansion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The owner of the world’s largest meatpacker pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court on Wednesday to paying nearly $180...

Former AP sports writer Ken Rappoport dead at age 85

Some people light up a room with their smile. Ken Rappoport could energize an entire arena or stadium with his laugh. ...

Bloomberg gives $500,000 to spur Dem turnout in Miami-Dade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is donating $500,000 to juice Democratic turnout in Miami-Dade County, a place where the...

Trump lawyers ask Supreme Court to halt tax record turnover

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to put on hold an appeals court ruling that Trump's accountant must...

Indie bookstores launch anti-Amazon ‘Boxed Out’ campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — With many independent bookstore owners facing the most dire financial crisis in their lifetimes, the American Booksellers Association has teamed...

New York Philharmonic cancels entire 2020-21 season

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will miss an entire season for the first time in its 178-year history and is seeking...

With concert halls shut, NY Philharmonic takes to sidewalk

NEW YORK (AP) — With performance halls shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, the best concert venue a violinist could hope for one recent...

Black churches mobilizing voters despite virus challenges

NEW YORK (AP) — For the Rev. Jimmy Gates Sr., the 2008 presidential election year was one to remember — and not just because...

Arozarena homers again, Rays beat Astros 2-1 in ALCS opener

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tampa Bay reliever Diego Castillo played catch Sunday afternoon, less than 48 hours after throwing 29 pitches in two innings,...

Yankees broadcaster Curry missed playoffs with COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — YES Network broadcaster Jack Curry missed the New York Yankees’ postseason after contracting COVID-19. ...

The Latest: Cowboys edge Giants with field goal on last play

The Latest on Week 5 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

LEADING OFF: Rays’ Snell, Astros’ Valdez meet in ALCS opener

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ...

Bad-boy Astros, fun-loving Rays set to face off in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Managed by universally acclaimed good guy Dusty Baker, the Houston Astros remain villains in many people’s eyes for their sign-stealing...

Families seek new investigations into old police killings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One man died a decade ago after a police officer in New York state told him to move his illegally...

Brosseau homer off Chapman lifts Rays over Yanks, into ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Brosseau said he wasn't seeking revenge against hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman, just the chance to keep playing. ...

Yankees come up short again in Game 5 loss to Rays

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the New York Yankees needed their star-studded lineup to produce runs in an elimination playoff game, they got three...

Lundqvist to Caps, goalie carousel spins in NHL free agency

Nets around the NHL will look very different next season after a flurry of musical goaltenders in free agency. ...

Goalies get shuffled in NHL free agency; Lightning depleted

It didn’t take long for the bubble to begin bursting on the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup party. ...

Whitey Ford, Hall of Fame ace for mighty Yankees, died at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — During an era when the Yankees won the World Series so routinely it was joked that rooting for them was...

Dutch double play: Soccer club, Billy Beane team up

ALKMAAR, Netherlands (AP) — Like Billy Beane, Robert Eenhoorn knows all about baseball expectations. The Dutchman was a high draft pick who never made...

Court allows NY virus restrictions ahead of Jewish holidays

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge refused Friday to block New York’s plan to temporarily limit the size of religious gatherings in COVID-19...

Amid NYC protests, Orthodox Jews urge new virus-era dialogue

After months of grappling with a pandemic that has walloped New York's Orthodox Jewish communities, prompting changes to holidays, mourning and prayers, new limits...

Voit, Torres homer as Yankees beat Rays 5-1 to force Game 5

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yankees didn't flinch under the pressure of an elimination game and got the AL Division Series against...

LEADING OFF: Yanks’ Cole, Rays’ Glasnow tabbed for Game 5

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Bang! Bang! Astros thump away vs Oakland, return to ALCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years after a sign-stealing scheme propelled the Astros to their first championship, Houston's star-studded lineup did little during the...

Rays burned by opener in Game 4; tab Glasnow for Game 5

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manager Kevin Cash and the Tampa Bay Rays introduced the concept of an opener to modern baseball two years ago. ...

Businesses shut in effort to contain virus in NYC hot spots

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of businesses and schools in New York City neighborhoods where coronavirus cases have spiked were closed Thursday by order...

ESPN, ESPN2, ABC average 1,836,000 viewers in wild card

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC averaged 1,836,000 viewers for 16 broadcasts in Major League Baseball’s expanded wild-card round, drawing far more...

LEADING OFF: Homers fly in playoffs, Atlanta arms dominate

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Big Apple rotten with Jets, Giants off to 0-4 starts

NEW YORK (AP) — No wins, eight losses and lots of frustrated fans. ...

Arozarena powers Rays past Yanks 8-4 for 2-1 lead in ALDS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are unanimous in their praise of Randy Arozarena, who is living up to his nickname, “The...

The Latest: Seoul region remains virus hot spot for S Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has 69 new confirmed coronavirus cases, most of them in the Seoul region area where health workers are...

‘Just not fair’: Communities bristle at new NYC shutdowns

NEW YORK (AP) — Anger and resentment flared Wednesday in New York City neighborhoods facing new coronavirus shutdowns, with some residents saying the state...

LEADING OFF: Homers fly in playoffs, Atlanta arms dominate

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: ...

Trade action heats up at NHL draft ahead of free agency

Two Stanley Cup-winning players got traded, a few others got new contracts and almost 200 prospects got to — virtually — live out their...

Appeals court: Trump must turn over taxes to prosecutor

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s accountant must turn over his tax records to a New York state prosecutor, an appeals court ruled...

LEADING OFF: Stanton’s HR streak, Kershaw at home, Acuña hit

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Prosecutors seek secrecy as Jeffrey Epstein probe continues

NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation of financier Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of girls and women remains active, leading prosecutors Tuesday to try to...

Walk in new park: Dodgers open NLDS with 5-1 win over Padres

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers had a walk in the new park to start their National League Division...

NY Rangers select Lafreniere with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Alexis Lafreniere wanted to take the stage at Montreal’s Bell Centre near his home and hear his name announced at the NHL draft. ...

Rays hit 4 homers, Glasnow fans 10 in 7-5 win against Yanks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With their pitching staff providing a record 18 strikeouts, the Tampa Bay Rays showed some pop of their own against...

Stanton’s 2 big homers not enough to power Yankees in Game 2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's second homer Tuesday night left his bat at 118 mph with a ferocious crack. Players on both teams...

The Latest: Sri Lanka bans gatherings amid virus cluster

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have banned all public gatherings as a new cluster of coronavirus infections expands in the Indian...

LEADING OFF: Stanton’s HR streak, Kershaw at home, Acuña hit

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ...

New York to impose new shutdowns in coronavirus hot spots

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will reinstate restrictions on businesses, houses of worship and schools in and near areas where coronavirus cases...

Stanton, Yankees power way to 9-3 win against Rays in opener

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam in the ninth inning for New York's fourth home run of the game, and...

LEADING OFF: García youngest Yankees postseason starter

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: ...

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