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India Walton defeats Buffalo mayor in Democratic primary

Jun. 23, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — India Walton, a socialist community activist, has defeated the four-term mayor of Buffalo in a Democratic primary. The 38-year-old nurse and union leader pulled off the victory over Mayor Byron Brown with the backing of the Democratic Socialists of...

Socialist community activist India Walton defeats four-term Buffalo mayor in Democratic primary

Jun. 23, 2021 10:27 AM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Socialist community activist India Walton defeats four-term Buffalo mayor in Democratic primary.

R. Kelly jailed in NYC as he awaits sex-trafficking trial

Jun. 23, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly has been jailed in New York City in anticipation of his sex-trafficking trial later this summer. A federal prison website on Wednesday listed Kelly as an inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. He arrived there...

Warren Buffett resigns from Gates Foundation

Jun. 23, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett is resigning as a trustee from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The announcement comes weeks after Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage but would continue to jointly run the foundation,...

Report confirms hockey great Plager died of 'cardiac event'

Jun. 23, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The final report on the cause of death of former St. Louis Blues defenseman Bob Plager has confirmed that he died of a “cardiac event” before crashing his SUV in March. St. Louis Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham revealed the final report on...

Theodore Roosevelt statue at New York museum to be relocated

Jun. 23, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent statue of Theodore Roosevelt at the entrance of The American Museum of Natural History will be removed after years of criticism that it symbolizes colonial subjugation and racial discrimination. The New York City Public Design Commission...

Elton John adds dates to final tour, including stadium shows

Jun. 23, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour, which includes stops at big stadiums in the U.S. “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour" will visit Frankfurt, Germany, on May 27, 2022 and will make several stops...

Councilman defeats indicted Rochester mayor in Dem. primary

Jun. 23, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who ran for a third term while under indictment in a campaign finance case and under fire for her handling of a police killing, was defeated Tuesday in the Democratic primary by City Councilman Malik Evans. Evans’...

Adams takes fragile lead in NYC Democratic mayoral primary

Jun. 23, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams appeared to take a fragile lead Tuesday in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary, but it could be weeks before it becomes clear who is actually on top in the first citywide election to use ranked choice voting. ...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani back on mound, Franco's smashing start

Jun. 23, 2021 03:51 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WHO NEEDS A DH? Two-way star Shohei Ohtani is back on the mound, taking on Kevin Gausman and the Giants at Angel Stadium. Because the game is being played in an American League...