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Hard Rock considering two NYC-area casinos 8 miles apart

Oct. 27, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hard Rock wants to build a casino in or near New York City, even as it moves forward with a plan to build another one in northern New Jersey, about 8 miles away. Jim Allen, chairperson of the global gambling, entertainment and hospitality...

Nor'easter cuts power to over half-million homes, businesses

Oct. 27, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter that battered the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force wind gusts left more than a half-million homes and businesses without power in New England and forced the closure of bridges, ferries and schools in the region Wednesday. Utility workers...

Charges: City College employee stole $500K in student checks

Oct. 27, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former bursar of the City College of New York has been charged with stealing almost $500,000 in student checks and spending the money on vacations and luxury goods. Joseph Boselli, 58, was charged Tuesday with felony counts including grand larceny...

Body of kayaker missing off Long Island found near the Bronx

Oct. 27, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The body of a kayaker who went missing off Long Island was recovered near the Bronx, Coast Guard officials said, A rescue swimmer from a Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted the body of 45-year-old Laurence Broderick in the water near Orchard Beach at...

Walker scores 19, Knicks romp to end 15-game skid vs 76ers

Oct. 27, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier, the New York Knicks can do things they couldn't last season. Or the three seasons before that. Walker scored 19 points in his best game with his hometown team and the Knicks snapped a 15-game...

Today in History

Oct. 27, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2021. There are 65 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin...

New York's mayoral candidates trade barbs and compliments

Oct. 26, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The candidates running to become New York City's mayor lobbed accusations at each other about palling around with gangsters and acting like children or clowns, but their second debate ended on a surprisingly tender note involving cats and veganism. A...

Prince Andrew's lawyer wants to keep 2009 legal deal sealed

Oct. 26, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew’s lawyer asked a New York judge Tuesday to keep sealed a 2009 legal agreement that he says can protect the prince against a lawsuit's claims that he sexually assaulted an American woman when she was under 18. The request was made in court...

He's running for DA, challenging the NYPD and the status quo

Oct. 26, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Days before the final votes are cast in an election likely to make him Manhattan’s first Black district attorney, Alvin Bragg is showing just how different a prosecutor he might be. Instead of stumping for votes all day, the Democrat is spending the...

Enforcement of indoor vaccine mandates proves uneven in US

Oct. 26, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Go out for a night on the town in some U.S. cities and you might find yourself waiting while someone at the door of the restaurant or theater closely inspects your vaccination card and checks it against your photo ID. Or, conversely, you might be waved right through just by...