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Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements

Nov. 21, 2019 8:43 PM 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....

Where parents feel like chauffeurs, companies step in

Nov. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Deb Fink heard about a company that could drive her 9-year-old son to his after-school program, she balked at the idea of putting him in a car with a stranger. But faced with the unrelenting pressure of driving him where he needed to go in the middle of her workday, she decided to give...

Allen leads Nets to 101-91 victory over Hornets

Nov. 20, 2019 11:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Without Kyrie Irving for the third straight game due to an injured right shoulder, the Brooklyn Nets used a trio of players to pick up the slack. Jarrett Allen led the way with 22 points and a season-high 17 rebounds, and the Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets 101-91 on Wednesday night....

Nets’ Irving to miss 3rd straight game with shoulder injury

Nov. 19, 2019 9:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving will miss a third straight game with a right shoulder injury. The Nets said Tuesday that the All-Star guard wouldn’t play Wednesday when they host Charlotte. Brooklyn beat Chicago on Saturday in its first game without Irving, but lost Monday to Indiana in...

DA likely to drop case clouded by marijuana-hemp confusion

Nov. 19, 2019 4:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are planning to drop all charges in a New York City case that spotlighted how similarities between legal hemp plants and marijuana can cause confusion. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office said Tuesday that Ronen Levy’s felony marijuana possession case will...

Holiday, Sabonis lead Pacers to easy win over Nets

Nov. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pacers relied on the Holiday brothers to overcome some injuries in their backcourt. Aaron Holiday finished with career highs of 24 points and 13 assists, Justin Holiday scored 20 points and the Pacers cruised to a 115-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night....

Clark lifts LIU-Brooklyn over Delaware St. 92-84

Nov. 18, 2019 10:54 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Raiquan Clark had 25 points as Long Island-Brooklyn got past Delaware State 92-84 on Monday night. Ty Flowers added 20 points for the Sharks. Flowers also had 17 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks for the Sharks. Jashaun Agosto had 15 points for Long Island-Brooklyn (1-3). Ashtyn...

Nets’ Irving out again with right shoulder injury

Nov. 18, 2019 4:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight game because of a right shoulder injury. The Nets announced several hours before tipoff that the All-Star point guard wouldn’t play Monday night against the Indiana Pacers because of an impingement. Irving sat out for the...

Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop-and-frisk’ police practice

Nov. 18, 2019 1:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and continued to defend despite its...

Phillips lifts Longwood over St. Francis (Brooklyn) 86-77

Nov. 14, 2019 8:41 PM EST

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Lorenzo Phillips had 23 points as Longwood beat St. Francis (Brooklyn) 86-77 on Thursday night for its fourth straight home victory. Phillips was 7 of 12 from the floor and made all six of his free-throw attempts for Longwood’s first 20-point game of the season. Jaylon Wilson...