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Storms flood the Ozarks and strand drivers in Toronto. A tornado moves a B-52 bomber in New York

Jul. 17, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Another wave of severe storms pummeled a wide swath of the United States and Canada, leading to flash floods and water rescues Wednesday in the Ozark Mountains, dropping a destructive tornado that blew a B-52 bomber off its base in upstate New York, and stranding drivers...

Can a lottery winner run an effective foundation? Meet Roy Cockrum

Jul. 17, 2024 09:09 AM EDT

In the early 1980s, soon after graduating from college, Roy Cockrum was trying to make it as an actor in New York. He was hanging on by his fingernails, getting paid $40 a show for two supporting roles in the off-Broadway comedy “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom.” To cover his rent,...

'I can't breathe': Eric Garner remembered on the 10th anniversary of his chokehold death

Jul. 17, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wednesday marks 10 years since the death of Eric Garner at the hands of New York City police officers made “I can't breathe” a rallying cry. Bystander video showed Garner gasping the phrase while locked in a police chokehold and spurred Black Lives Matter...

Sabrina Ionescu leads short-handed New York Liberty to 82-74 win over Connecticut Sun

Jul. 16, 2024 21:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu scored 30 points and the short-handed New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 82-74 on Tuesday night. It was the last game before the month-long Olympic break for both teams. The game was tied heading into the fourth quarter before...

Self-exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui convicted of defrauding followers after fleeing to US

Jul. 16, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Guo Wengui, a self-exiled Chinese business tycoon whose criticism of the Communist Party won him legions of online followers and powerful friends in the American conservative movement, was convicted by a U.S. jury Tuesday of engaging in a massive multiyear fraud that ripped off...

Albert the alligator's owner sues New York state agency in effort to be reunited with seized pet

Jul. 16, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man whose 750-pound alligator was seized is suing the state Department of Environmental Conservation in an effort to get him back, saying the agency was wrong not to renew a license for the pet he looked after for more than 30 years. ...

New York county's latest trans athlete ban draws lawsuits from attorney general, civil rights group

Jul. 15, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The New York attorney general and the New York Civil Liberties Union on Monday sued a county on Long Island over its latest move to ban transgender females from playing on women's sports teams at county facilities. The separate lawsuits came on the same day...

Acclaimed video artist Bill Viola dies at 73, created landmark `Tristan und Isolde' production

Jul. 14, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bill Viola, a video artist who combined with director Peter Sellars on a groundbreaking production of Wagner's “Tristan und Isolde” originally seen in Los Angeles, Paris and New York, has died at age 73. Viola died Friday at his home in Long Beach of...

Orioles stay in first place thanks to Yankees' miscues, beat New York 6-5 on Mullins' double in 9th

Jul. 14, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Cedric Mullins hit a two-run double in the ninth inning to give Baltimore a 6-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday, and the Orioles remained in first place after taking advantage of two defensive misplays at the end. Anthony Volpe's error kept Baltimore's...

Wimbledon 2024: Here’s how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

Jul. 14, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Get caught up at Wimbledon with a guide that tells you everything you need to know about how to watch the grass-court Grand Slam tennis tournament, what the betting odds are, what the schedule is and more: How to watch Wimbledon on TV — In the U.S.:...