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Jed Lowrie, New York Mets finalize $20M, 2-year contract

Jan. 16, 2019 2:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent infielder Jed Lowie and the New York Mets have finalized a $20 million, two-year contract. A switch-hitter who turns 35 in April, Lowrie and is coming off his first All-Star season. "We are really fortunate and thrilled that Jed bought what we were selling," new Mets general...

Off-duty NYPD officer killed in crash with garbage truck

Jan. 16, 2019 2:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York City police officer was killed Wednesday morning in a head-on crash with a city-owned garbage truck in the Bronx. Brian Kessler, 28, was found unconscious and unresponsive in a mangled sedan on the side of a two-lane road around 8:20 a.m., the New York Police Department...

Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

Jan. 16, 2019 2:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow. Her itinerary reflects the importance of those two media...

Now a 2020 candidate, Gillibrand builds campaign on gender

Jan. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EST

TROY, New York (AP) — A day after she jumped into the presidential race from a glimmering Manhattan television studio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand returned Wednesday to her upstate New York hometown to preview a campaign that is expected to put gender front and center. Speaking outside a Troy diner she said is...

The Latest: NYPD identifies officer killed in off-duty crash

Jan. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the death of an off-duty New York City police officer in a head-on crash with a city-owned garbage truck (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The New York Police Department has identified an officer killed in an off-duty crash as Brian Kessler. Police say the 28-year-old died...

Bills re-sign linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to 1-year deal

Jan. 16, 2019 1:40 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have re-signed veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to a one-year contract. The signing Wednesday comes as no surprise after both sides ended the season openly discussing the likelihood of the 35-year-old returning for a fourth season in Buffalo. Alexander is a...

Jewelry stores make $11M settlement over credit practices

Jan. 16, 2019 1:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say some well-known jewelry stores that promote sparkling romance engaged in credit practices that consumers might not love. New York Attorney General Letitia James and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Wednesday an $11 million settlement with Ohio-based Sterling...

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

Jan. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women's access to the...

Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite country

Jan. 16, 2019 1:01 PM EST

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A tribute to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center is taking shape in Vermont, where workers are chipping at and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed this spring at the national Sept. 11 memorial. The new area with a path...

Sears staves off liquidation, stores to remain open

Jan. 16, 2019 12:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears will live on— at least for now. The company's chairman and largest shareholder, Eddie Lampert, won a bankruptcy auction for Sears, averting liquidation of the iconic chain, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. The person agreed to speak on condition of...