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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019, file photo, Richard Donoghue, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, speaks during a news conference in his office, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, told his staff Thursday, July 2, 2020, that he is leaving his post for a job at the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, and will become the top deputy to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Brooklyn's US attorney tapped for Justice Department role

Jul. 2, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn is leaving his post for a job at the U.S. Justice Department in Washington. Richard Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, told his staff Thursday that he will become the top deputy to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A....

FILE - In this  Sunday, March 8, 2020 file photo, Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie (26) drives to the basket around Chicago Bulls' Coby White during the second half of an NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center in New York. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving aren’t coming back, DeAndre Jordan and Wilson Chandler aren’t going to Florida, and Spencer Dinwiddie’s status is unclear after he and Jordan tested positive for the coronavirus. The Brooklyn Nets don’t have much of a team left, but general manager Sean Marks says they never considered not restarting the season later this month. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Despite virus cases, Nets say no thought to skipping restart

Jul. 1, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving aren't coming back. DeAndre Jordan and Wilson Chandler aren't going, either. Spencer Dinwiddie is a maybe, with his status unclear after both he and Jordan tested positive for the coronavirus. The Brooklyn Nets don't look ready for a restart, but general...

Dinwiddie, Jordan have coronavirus, may not return with Nets

Jun. 29, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan said Monday they have tested positive for the coronavirus, potentially leaving the Brooklyn Nets without two starters when the NBA season resumes. Jordan said he won't be in Florida with the Nets when they return from the suspension of the 2019-20...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announces a new executive order in response to the rising COVID-19 cases in the state, during a news conference in Phoenix on Monday, June 29, 2020. The governor ordered bars, nightclubs and water parks to close again for at least a month starting Monday night — a dramatic about-face as coronavirus cases surge in the Sunbelt. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Nets' DeAndre Jordan says he has coronavirus

Jun. 29, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ DeAndre Jordan says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and won’t be joining the Brooklyn Nets in Florida when the NBA season resumes. Jordan announced his status on Twitter, hours after fellow Nets player Spencer...

FILE - In this April 11, 2016, file photo, former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hawit, the former president of soccer’s governing body for North and Central American and the Caribbean, has been sentenced to time served for his role in accepting $1.66 million in bribes in the FIFA scandals and will return to Honduras after 4 1/2 years in the U.S. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Ex-CONCACAF president Alfredo Hawit sentenced to time served

Jun. 29, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former president of soccer’s governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean was sentenced to time served for his role in accepting $1.66 million in bribes in the FIFA scandals and will return to Honduras after 4 1/2 years in the U.S. Alfredo Hawit of Honduras,...

FILE - This Aug. 26, 2019 file photo shows a view of the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. An MTV spokesperson said Monday that the show will take place Aug. 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in Brooklyn

Jun. 29, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will still go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic. An MTV spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that the show will take place Aug. 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement during...

In this Tuesday, June 16, 2020, photo, musician Alix Julien, above, center, encourages 6-year-old Nova Sankara to dance as Alegba Jahyile, right, leads the band Alegba and Friends in a nightly concert at Brooklyn's Prospect Park boathouse in New York. In pre-COVID-19 days, the band performed in local bars and restaurants. But since the pandemic, indoor restaurant dining has been suspended, so the group has taken their music outdoors by the water's edge where they've developed a loyal following of regulars. Sankara's father is a professional dancer. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Band's pandemic diversion leads to every-night gig in park

Jun. 29, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What started as a way for two musicians to get out of the house during the pandemic has turned into nightly concerts at the boathouse in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park -- with fans who expect them to play three to four hours a night, seven nights a week. The musicians, accustomed to...

Jamaal Bowman, who is running against Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., speaks during his primary-night party Tuesday, June. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

The Latest: Primary race for Engel's seat too early to call

Jun. 24, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a handful of primary elections across the United States (all times local): 1:30 a.m. The Democratic primary in New York’s 16th Congressional District is too early to call. As of 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday, challenger Jamaal Bowman had roughly 61% of the counted vote....

This May 30, 2020 booking photo provided by the United States Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of New York, shows Colinford Mattis, left, and Urooj Rahman, both Brooklyn attorneys, after they were arrested for allegedly firebombing a police vehicle in New York. The two attorneys charged with firebombing the police vehicle amid the unrest convulsing New York City were granted bail Monday, June 1, over the objections of federal prosecutors who warned the pair might “return to rioting.

Federal charges in NYPD firebombing case called draconian

Jun. 23, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of former prosecutors are questioning the government’s handling of a case against two lawyers hit with charges that could put them in prison for nearly 50 years for torching an empty New York City police vehicle last month. Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, a pair of young...

In this photo taken from police body cam video, New York Police officers arrest a man on a boardwalk Sunday, June 21, 2020, in New York. New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea says a police officer was quickly suspended without pay after putting his arm around the man's neck because we are living in

NYPD officer in 'chokehold' video is focus of criminal probe

Jun. 22, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer suspended from duty after he was recorded Sunday putting a man in what the police commissioner said was a banned chokehold could face criminal charges for the second time in his career. Queens prosecutors said Monday they've opened an investigation into...