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Hoerner gets 3 hits as Cubs stop slide by topping Mets 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Nico Hoerner's liner landed in the grass in center field. Willson Contreras raced home, and David Robertson closed it out. And just like that, the Chicago Cubs hit the All-Star break with a sigh of relief, instead of a long losing streak. Hoerner hit a tiebreaking RBI single ...

All eyes on Zach Wilson’s Year 2 progress as Jets open camp

NEW YORK JETS (4-13) CAMP SITE: Florham Park, New Jersey LAST YEAR: Robert Saleh's first season as coach of the Jets was a rough one, with rookie quarterback Zach Wilson struggling early and then missing four games with a knee injury. But the No. 2 overall pick bounced back late by throwing ...

Daboll-Schoen era begins as Giants open training camp

NEW YORK GIANTS (4-13) CAMP SITE: East Rutherford, New Jersey LAST SEASON: The Giants have had five consecutive losing seasons during which they have gone through three coaches, an interim coach and two general managers. A four-win season led to the firing of second-year coach Joe Judge and ...

Man exonerated in Malcolm X killing sues NYC for $40 million

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was exonerated last year in the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X has filed a $40 million lawsuit against New York City for the two decades he spent in prison for a notorious crime he did not commit. Lawyers for 84-year-old Muhammad Aziz filed the lawsuit Thursday in ...

‘Princess Doe’ identified 40 years after remains were found

BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A girl who was dubbed Princess Doe after her remains were found 40 years ago in a New Jersey cemetery has been identified as a Long Island teenager, authorities announced Friday. Charges have been filed against the man they believe killed Dawn Olanick, 17, of West ...

Buffalo market reopens to debate over healing, sensitivity

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cariol Horne started her morning outside the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, placing white roses at a colorful memorial to the 10 Black people slain there two months ago by a white gunman. Across the fenced-off parking lot, the supermarket chain's president and ...

3 men cleared in 1995 killing of NYC subway token clerk

NEW YORK (AP) — After decades in prison, three men were cleared Friday in one of the most horrifying crimes of New York's violent 1990s — the killing of a clerk who was set on fire in a subway toll booth. A judge dismissed the murder convictions of Vincent Ellerbe, James Irons and Thomas ...

Ivana Trump’s death ruled an accident, NYC examiner says

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump and mother to his eldest children, died accidentally from blunt impact injuries to her torso, the New York City medical examiner's office said Friday. Police had been looking into whether she fell down the stairs, ...

Ocasio-Cortez navigates the expectations that come with fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was almost hidden from the street as she stood behind a nondescript building in Queens that a local nonprofit is buying with federal money. But people spotted her anyway, slowly trickling up the sidewalk and forming a small line to get a picture ...

Shark bites surfer at same beach where lifeguard was bitten

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A surfer says he was bitten by a shark at the same Long Island beach where a shark bit a lifeguard 10 days earlier. Shawn Donnelly told Newsday that he was lying on his surfboard about 12 yards (11 meters) from shore at Smith Point County Park in Shirley on Wednesday ...

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 ...