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Trump accuses de Blasio of slogan theft

Aug. 21, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of ripping off his rhetoric. Trump tweeted Tuesday that de Blasio "just stole my campaign slogan: PROMISES MADE PROMISES KEPT! That's not at all nice. No imagination!" The mayor responded by Twitter: "The difference is...

Sen. Collins, potential swing vote, meets with Kavanaugh

Aug. 21, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh met Tuesday with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a centrist who's seen as a potential swing vote on his confirmation, while Democrats push him to release more documents from his years in the George W. Bush White House. Collins supports...

US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

Aug. 21, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (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, following years of efforts to remove him from the United States. The deportation of the 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came...

Woman uses Tinder to prank dozens of men into dating contest

Aug. 21, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has used the Tinder dating app to prank more than 100 men into showing up for a date that turned out to be a "Hunger Games"-style competition. The New York Times reports that the woman identified as Natasha Aponte invited dozens of Tinder contacts to meet her in Manhattan's Union...

Jon Stewart comes to aid of goats found on subway tracks

Aug. 21, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart has made a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City. A train operator on Monday alerted headquarters about "two very baaaaad boys" along the N Line in Brooklyn. It wasn't clear where the goats came from. Police arrived on the scene, tranquilized...

Review: MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

Aug. 21, 2018 8:38 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...

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...