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2 NYC women caught in 2015 terrorism sting plead guilty

Aug. 23, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women caught in a 2015 terrorism sting involving an undercover New York Police Department officer posing as an Islamic convert pleaded guilty on Friday to charges they studied how to make bombs for a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui, both from Queens,...

Paule Marshall, novelist of diverse influences, dead at 90

Aug. 16, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as "Daughters" and "Brown Girl, Brownstones" drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her mother's kitchen conversations to narrate the divides between blacks and whites, men and women and modern and...

AP sources: Alibaba exec to buy Nets, arena for $3.4 billion

Aug. 16, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday. Joe Tsai already had purchased 49 percent of the team from...

NYC funeral home dog is 1 millionth 'canine good citizen'

Aug. 14, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Who's a good dog? The American Kennel Club says there are now a million of them. The club is announcing Wednesday that a Bernese mountain dog named Fiona recently became its 1 millionth "canine good citizen," including dogs past and present. Fiona and owner Nora Pavone had a special reason...

NYC funeral home dog is 1 millionth 'canine good citizen'

Aug. 14, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Who's a good dog? The American Kennel Club says there are now a million of them. The club is announcing Wednesday that a Bernese mountain dog named Fiona recently became its 1 millionth "canine good citizen," including dogs past and present. Fiona and owner Nora Pavone had a special reason...

Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair gets prison time in gun case

Aug. 12, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced on Monday to 3 1/2 years in prison in his New York City gun case. Telfair — a once highly touted point guard with a disappointing pro basketball career and a history of brushes with the law — had been convicted earlier this...

Federal New York lockup draws new scrutiny in Epstein death

Aug. 12, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has brought new scrutiny to a federal jail in New York that, despite chronic understaffing, houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country. Epstein's death is also the latest black eye for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, the jail's parent...

NY state approves $1.3 billion arena project for Islanders

Aug. 9, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park. Newsday reports the six members of the Empire State Development board voted Thursday in favor of the...

UConn hoops signs late recruit, 6-foot-9 forward Springs

Aug. 8, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has added a late recruit to its basketball roster, announcing forward Richard Springs enrolled at the school. Springs is a 6-foot-9 power forward from Brooklyn, New York. He graduated this spring from the MacDuffie School in Granby, Massachusetts. UConn says the 17-year-old made...

NYC pledges $9M to aid area after Brooklyn festival shooting

Aug. 6, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City plans to spend $9 million to enhance anti-violence efforts, crisis response, security and other programs in the Brooklyn neighborhood where gunfire killed one person and wounded 11 others at a community festival. Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials announced the new...