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AP source: Yankees plan to not pay $26 million owed Ellsbury

Nov. 22, 2019 3:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees intend to not pay Jacoby Ellsbury the remaining $26 million due under his contract, contending he violated the deal by receiving unauthorized medical treatment. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...

UK’s disgraced Prince Andrew faces uncertain role in future

Nov. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew is scaling back travel and facing an uncertain future as he steps away from the royal role he has embraced for his entire adult life. The latest blow came Friday afternoon when the board of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announced that it was cutting ties to Andrew, who had...

Number of new HIV diagnoses in NYC falls below 2,000

Nov. 22, 2019 12:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City has fallen below 2,000 for the first time since the city started keeping records in 2001. According to 2018 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, 1,917 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City in...

AG Barr: Epstein’s death was a ‘perfect storm of screw-ups’

Nov. 22, 2019 10:39 AM EST

ABOARD A US GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said he initially had his own suspicions about financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death while behind bars at one of the most secure jails in America but came to conclude that his suicide was the result of “a perfect storm of...

Celebrities are deep into liquor, wine with their own brands

Nov. 22, 2019 10:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays. You can find other pillars of culture with bottles, including TV shows and the high-brow auction house...

Winfrey, Coates among speakers at tribute to Toni Morrison

Nov. 22, 2019 8:32 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In offering tribute to Toni Morrison, speakers from Oprah Winfrey to Fran Lebowitz on Thursday each shared a very different, but equally special portrait of the late Nobel laureate, who died in August at 88. Angela Davis remembered a dear friend who as a Random House editor helped launch...

Firefighters battle smoke condition at glitzy NYC mall

Nov. 22, 2019 8:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters have responded to a smoke condition at the Hudson Yards mall in Manhattan. A Fire Department spokesman says the smoke on the fourth floor of the glitzy mall was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m. Friday. He says it was under control about an hour later. No injuries were reported....

Deer with snout stuck in Halloween bucket is rescued

Nov. 22, 2019 8:19 AM EST

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Animal control officers in New York came to the aid of a deer that had a plastic Halloween bucket stuck to its snout. TV station WABC reports that that the yearling deer was spotted in Putnam Valley northeast of New York City with its snout in a pumpkin-shaped bucket. The state...

Authorities say 3 squatters killed in NYC house fire

Nov. 22, 2019 7:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A fire in an abandoned house in Queens has killed three men who apparently were squatting there. Authorities say the three victims were in the house on 110th Road in Jamaica when the fire broke out just before midnight Thursday. The unidentified men were pronounced dead at the scene. About...

Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements

Nov. 22, 2019 5:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two impoverished Mississippi men who say they were sexually assaulted by Franciscan missionaries filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming that Catholic officials pressured them into signing settlements that paid them little money and required them to remain silent about the alleged abuse....