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Jury reaches verdict in R. Kelly sex misconduct case

Sep. 27, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors in R&B superstar R. Kelly’s sex trafficking trial in New York say they have reached a verdict on Monday afternoon. The judge has summoned the parties to a courtroom in Brooklyn for the verdict to be read. THIS IS A...

Global Citizen Live generates $1.1 billion to fight poverty

Sep. 27, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour concert that featured performances from Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, BTS and Elton John and dozens of other stars, raised more than $1.1 billion in commitments and pledges over the weekend to fight extreme poverty. ...

NYC to hire forecaster, beef up warnings after Ida flooding

Sep. 27, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is planning to hire a private weather forecaster, design more systems to catch and drain water and issue earlier and more aggressive warnings to residents under a new plan to respond to heavy rainfall like the deadly deluge Hurricane Ida dropped on the city...

Irving asks for privacy about vaccine, availability for Nets

Sep. 27, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to attend the Brooklyn Nets' media day, Kyrie Irving asked for privacy Monday when pressed about his vaccination status and availability for home games. On a bizarre day in which comedian David Letterman was present but Irving wasn't, the All-Star...

Changing places: Hyman to Edmonton, Chara to Isles

Sep. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

One call from Connor McDavid was all Zach Hyman needed to put unfinished business with the Toronto Maple Leafs behind him upon joining the Edmonton Oilers. Hyman left his hometown team to sign a $38.5 million, seven-year contract with McDavid and the Oilers, who are...

Police say gunman shoots 4, then is shot by NYPD sergeant

Sep. 27, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman shot four men during a dispute that spilled out of an upper Manhattan bar on Monday and then was himself shot by a police sergeant, authorities said. The shooting happened at around 4 a.m. outside the 11:11 Restaurant and Lounge in the Inwood...

Braves, Phillies to go head to head with division in balance

Sep. 27, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are in an old-fashioned battle for the NL East title, with the wild card looking unlikely for whoever finishes second. They'll face each other in a three-game series starting Tuesday. Atlanta leads the...

Yankees sweep, beat Red Sox 6-3 to take AL wild-card lead

Sep. 27, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone watched two of his Gold Glove fielders drop easy popups to hand the Red Sox the lead. Then Boston fumbled a pair of foul balls with Aaron Judge at the plate, twice giving the slugger new life before his two-run double propelled...

Tonys Latest: ‘Moulin Rouge!’ wins best new musical crown

Sep. 26, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): ___ 10:45 p.m. “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, has danced away with the best new musical Tony Award. ...

Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito

Sep. 26, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Lines of mourners paid their respects Sunday for Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old whose death on a cross-country trip has sparked a manhunt for her boyfriend. Among those who congregated in Holbrook, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of New York...