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Ex-NBA star's sister gets probation for threatening witness

Jul. 30, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The sister of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service for threatening a woman who testified against him at his New York City gun possession trial. Octavia Telfair was charged...

Gooding Jr. could owe millions after ignoring rape lawsuit

Jul. 30, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. could be on the hook for millions of dollars in damages after failing to respond to a lawsuit that accused him of raping a woman in New York City in 2013. U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty issued a default judgment against Gooding on...

EXPLAINER: Will New York eviction relief efforts be enough?

Jul. 30, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was...

Aid to unemployed NY substitute teachers clawed back

Jul. 30, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After her work as a substitute teacher in New York City dried up, Ameena Ahmed got a welcome $4,200 boost last summer in federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits. Then New York state started taking it back. She was informed...

Police say 22-year-old man dies in custody at NYC hospital

Jul. 30, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 22-year-old man was arrested for assaulting an employee at a Staten Island hospital, then later died in custody at the hospital from unknown causes, police said Friday. Officers were called to Staten Island University North Hospital at about 8 p.m....

Clippers get Johnson after trade with Knicks

Jul. 30, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers' tradition of making a move on draft night continued Thursday as they moved up to select Tennessee guard Keon Johnson after making a trade with the New York Knicks. The Clippers sent the No. 25 pick, which ended up being...

Nets pick Thomas, acquire rights to Sharpe late in 1st round

Jul. 30, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets took LSU's Cameron Thomas on Thursday night with the No. 27 pick in the NBA draft, adding the SEC's leading scorer to their high-powered roster. “You can never have too much scoring,” Thomas said. The Nets then...

Knicks get Houston's Grimes after trading first two picks

Jul. 30, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

The New York Knicks ended up with guard Quentin Grimes with the No. 25 pick in the NBA draft after dealing two picks that were higher. The swap of their No. 21 pick for No. 25 left them with Grimes, a third-team All-American from Houston who came with a pick that belonged...

Hornets get Bouknight at No. 11, Jones at No. 19 via Knicks

Jul. 30, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak was a busy man Thursday night. The Hornets selected guard James Bouknight from Connecticut with the No. 11 pick and landed a pair of centers via trade. Kupchak acquired veteran...

Saad to Blues, Perry to Lightning: Recent champs add winners

Jul. 29, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

The St. Louis Blues inked Brandon Saad to a five-year contract and the Tampa Bay Lightning signed Corey Perry for two years Thursday as the two recent Stanley Cup champions brought in more winning experience on the second day of free agency. The 28-year-old Saad spent...