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MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

Aug. 21, 2018 5:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With most of music industry's top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande...

US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

Aug. 21, 2018 4:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, the White House said. The deportation of the 95-year-old former concentration camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came 25 years after investigators...

Madonna's rambling Aretha Franklin tribute earns backlash

Aug. 21, 2018 1:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The backlash was swift for Madonna's rambling, egocentric tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, with media and Queen-of-Soul fans wondering why she got the gig in the first place. Dressed in flowing black with grandiose flourishes of African jewelry, Madonna's send-off...

Mets botch popup in 13th, Giants wind up with 2-1 win

Aug. 21, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets left fielder Dominic Smith readily took the blame for plowing into shortstop Amed Rosario on the potential inning-ending play in the 13th inning that ended up costing his team the game. Smith, a highly touted prospect who has been envisioned as the Mets' first-baseman of the future,...

The Latest: Post Malone, Aerosmith merge to close VMAs

Aug. 21, 2018 1:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the MTV Video Music Awards (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Post Malone was joined on stage by Aerosmith to give a wild-verging-on-bizarre dual performance to close the MTV Video Music Awards. Malone, wearing garb that looked like a toddler's footie pajamas with yellow, blue and...

Bills announce rookie QB Allen to start against Bengals

Aug. 20, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie quarterback Josh Allen moved one step closer to becoming the Buffalo Bills' starter. Coach Sean McDermott is providing the strong-armed, first-round draft pick his opportunity to win the job by naming him the starter in Buffalo's preseason game against the Cincinnati...

Bills count on LB Edmunds' ability to counter growing pains

Aug. 20, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was in the midst of discussing his ideal prototypical sizes for players at various positions, when Tremaine Edmunds' name was mentioned. "Hah," Frazier said, before pausing to buy time to put the 20-year-old rookie starting middle...

MS-13 member pleads guilty in slaying of 4 on Long Island

Aug. 20, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A member of the MS-13 street gang pleaded guilty on Monday to participating in the brutal massacre of four young men on New York's Long Island. Josue Portillo, 17, pleaded guilty in federal court to racketeering charges, according to the office of the U.S. Attorney for the...

NYC commuters are spared a nightmare as road project starts

Aug. 20, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first day of a long-term road project expected to bring epic traffic jams for commuters to and from New York failed to live up to the hype Monday, giving them at least some hope that the predictions of "carmageddon" were overstated. Cars streamed along Route 495 toward the...

Doc Edwards, manager of Indians in 1980s, dies at 81

Aug. 20, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Doc Edwards, a major league catcher who went on to manage the Cleveland Indians for three seasons in the 1980s, has died. He was 81. His death in San Angelo was announced by his family through longtime friends. Other details were not disclosed. Edwards spent more than a half...