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LEADING OFF: Jackie Robinson Day, Red Sox go for 10th in row

Apr. 14, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: ___ REMEMBERING JACKIE All players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear No. 42 to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day, marking the anniversary of the date the Brooklyn Dodgers...

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

Apr. 14, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82. Madoff's death at the Federal Medical Center...

Big-business pushback against voting measures gains momentum

Apr. 14, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation." The letter, published Wednesday in The New York Times and The...

Woman fatally shot at NYC construction site; man arrested

Apr. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

A woman was shot and killed while working as a construction-site flagger in a seaside Bronx community Wednesday, and her boyfriend witnessed the attack and chased the gunman down, police said. The shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. on City Island, a small, normally...

New York bars, restaurants can soon stay open 'til midnight

Apr. 14, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will push back its curfew for bars and restaurants an hour to midnight, starting Monday, as the state continues to relax coronavirus-related restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The governor also announced during a telephone briefing...

'Incel' teen held without bail on federal bomb threat charge

Apr. 14, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager who prosecutors say touts himself as subscribing to an online subculture that has been linked to violent attacks was arrested Wednesday on a bomb threat charge. Nineteen-year-old Malik Sanchez, known online as “Smooth Sanchez,” was...

Premier Lacrosse to visit 11 venues from coast to coast

Apr. 14, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Premier Lacrosse League on Wednesday announced the schedule for its third season, and its tour-based model includes stops in 11 major markets from coast to coast. Opening weekend for the eight-team league begins June 4 at Gillette Stadium in...

Islanders sign forward Adams to 2-year, 2-way contract

Apr. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders and forward Collin Adams have agreed to a two-year, two-way contract beginning in 2021-22. The Islanders announced the deal on Wednesday. Adams completed a four-year career at North Dakota this past...

Bichette hits 2nd homer in 9th, Blue Jays beat Yankees 5-4

Apr. 14, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Bo Bichette matched slugger Aaron Judge in the power department and got to take the final trot. Bichette homered twice, including a game-ending drive leading off the ninth inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the New York Yankees 5-4 on...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

Adirondack Daily Enterprise. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Not the time to burn It’s pretty dry out there — so dry that a forecast of rain early this week dried up. National Weather Service meteorologists in Burlington, Vermont,...