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Debris falls from supertall NYC skyscraper; no one injured

Oct. 29, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Debris fell from a supertall skyscraper nearing completion in New York City as the top of a crane spun in the wind Thursday evening, but no one was injured, officials said. Video posted to social media showed the top of the crane revolving in a full circle in rainy weather at the building,...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Zack Britton winds up during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees plan to plan to exercise two option years on Britton worth $27 million and to decline options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ. The decisions were disclosed by a person familiar with the team’s decisions who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 29, because they had not been announced. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Yanks plan to exercise Britton option, not Gardner or Happ

Oct. 29, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees plan to plan to exercise two option years on reliever Zack Britton worth $27 million and to decline options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ. The decisions were disclosed by a person familiar with the team’s decisions who spoke on the condition of...

Brach exercises option for $2,075,000 Mets salary for '21

Oct. 29, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Brad Brach exercised the 2021 player option in his contract with the New York Mets on Thursday, a deal worth a $2,075,000 salary for next season. The 34-year-old right-hander was 1-0 with a 5.84 ERA in 14 relief appearances in his first full season with the Mets, who signed him in...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones walks off the field after an NFL football game Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Giants' Jones regrets taking mask off in NYC bar

Oct. 29, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a little prodding, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones expressed regret for taking off his mask in a closed New York City bar last weekend. Speaking for the first time since a video at the bar was released, Jones did his best to avoid discussing the incident that...

Gov. Roy Cooper answers a question during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order on Wednesday preventing landlords from evicting tenants who are unable to pay their rent.(Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Cooper rakes in millions more than Forest in election leadup

Oct. 29, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats in top North Carolina statewide races are substantially outraising Republicans this election cycle, with millions being spent by outside groups supporting their candidacies. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper took in more than $17 million for his reelection campaign between July 1...

NYC mayor mum on review of proposed Mets sale to Steve Cohen

Oct. 29, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio deflected questions Thursday about whether he wants to block the sale of the New York Mets to hedge fund manager Steve Cohen. Asked about the proposed sale at a news briefing, de Blasio said the city law department is legally obligated to review the sale...

FILE- In this Oct. 17, 2019 file photo, David Correia walks from federal court in New York. A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday, Oct. 29, 20210, for Correia, who is charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, to make illegal campaign contributions. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Defendant pleads guilty in Rudy Giuliani associates' case

Oct. 29, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors secured a guilty plea Thursday from a Florida businessman who hired one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, to lend credibility to a supposedly fraud-busting company authorities say was a fraud itself. The plea by David Correia, 45, a former golf...

Tarps and fences block the seating area in the Hoboken Terminal waiting room in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Once a gleaming symbol of early 20th-century ambition and prosperity, the grand rail terminal now sits as a somber reminder of the daunting challenges facing mass transit in the New York region. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

8 years later, Sandy still costing transit systems billions

Oct. 29, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Once a gleaming symbol of early 20th-century ambition and prosperity, Hoboken’s grand rail terminal now sits as a somber reminder of the daunting challenges facing mass transit in the New York region. Eight years ago Thursday, Superstorm Sandy pushed the Hudson River over its...

Medina, New York City FC hand Toronto FC 2nd straight loss

Oct. 28, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jesús Medina scored for the second consecutive game and New York City FC beat Toronto FC 1-0 on Wednesday night. Valentín Castellanos ripped a right-footer from well outside the box that was parried away by goalkeeper Quentin Westburg, but Medina put away the rebound...

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a virtual news conference at the Department of Justice, Wednesday,  Oct. 28, 2020 in Washington, as Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers looks on. The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government to locate Chinese dissidents and political opponents living in the U.S. and coerce them into returning to China. Five of the eight were arrested Wednesday morning. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Justice Dept. charges 8 in Chinese harassment plot in US

Oct. 28, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government in a pressure campaign aimed at coercing a New Jersey man who was wanted by Beijing into returning to China to face charges, officials said Wednesday. The prosecution, which Justice Department...