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Schumer-Long Island Potatoes

Dec. 7, 2019 7:37 PM EST

JAMESPORT, N.Y. (AP) — New York Sen. Charles Schumer is praising the humble spud, at least the ones grown on Long Island. The Democratic lawmaker appeared at a farm on Long Island's North Fork on Saturday to promote locally grown potatoes. Newsday reports that the impetus for the news conference at the...

New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

Dec. 7, 2019 7:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearly $3 billion in incentives. The new...

NYC set to require 'bird-friendly' glass on new construction

Dec. 7, 2019 6:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are poised to adopt legislation requiring “bird-friendly” glass on all new construction in an effort to cut down on the tens of thousands of birds who die flying into the city's buildings every year. New York will be the largest city in the nation to...

Hundreds to sleep out in Times Square to fight homelessness

Dec. 7, 2019 5:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of New Yorkers are planning to bed down in Times Square as part of a global effort to fight homelessness. The event Saturday night is one of 50 taking place in cities around the world as part of what organizers call “The World's Big Sleep Out.” Entertainer Will Smith...

Lions, coach, GM fined for violating injury reporting policy

Dec. 7, 2019 5:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have been fined $75,000 for violating the NFL's injury report policy before quarterback Matthew Stafford missed a Nov. 10 game at Chicago. The league confirmed the fine Saturday, saying the team failed to properly update Stafford's status. Coach Matt Patricia was also...

Jets rule out RB Le'Veon Bell vs. Dolphins with illness

Dec. 7, 2019 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jets running back Le'Veon Bell has been ruled out for New York's game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday because of an illness. Bell practiced fully on Wednesday, but then sat out Thursday and Friday. He was listed Friday as questionable for the game after being sent home to rest. The...

Sessoms’ 40 points get Binghamton past Boston U in OT, 84-79

Dec. 7, 2019 5:07 PM EST

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Sessoms scored nine of his school-record 40 points in overtime and Binghamton overcame Boston University and a career-high 38-point effort by Max Mahoney to take an 84-79 win on Saturday. Sessoms opened the extra period with a 3 and followed that with a jumper that made it 75-71...

English lifts St. Bonaventure over Hofstra 73-45

Dec. 7, 2019 4:59 PM EST

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) — Jaren English had 17 points as Saint Bonaventure rolled past Hofstra 73-45 on Saturday. Dominick Welch had 17 points and six rebounds for Saint Bonaventure (5-4), which earned its fourth straight win. Bobby Planutis added 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Osun...

Jackson leads 4 in double figures; Long Island downs Army

Dec. 7, 2019 4:58 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Jermaine Jackson Jr. scored 29 points and Long Island defeated Army 85-72 on Saturday. Virshon Cotton had 13 points for Long Island-Brooklyn (3-6). Tyrn Flowers added 12 points. Raiquan Clark had 11 points for the visitors. Alex King had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Black...

Reynolds’ late 3 lifts Manhattan past Fordham in OT, 54-53

Dec. 7, 2019 4:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Reynolds hit a 3-pointer from the corner with four seconds left in overtime and Manhattan handed Fordham its first home-court loss, 54-53 in the 112th Battle of the Bronx on Saturday. The lead was Manhattan’s first since taking a 2-0 advantage after tip-off. Nick Honor, the...