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Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso gestures prior to an Italian Cup eightfinal soccer match, between Fiorentina and Atalanta at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. ( Jennifer Lorenzini/LaPresse via AP)

AP Interview: Fiorentina's American owner is a soccer lifer

Jan. 23, 2020 9:16 AM EST

ROME (AP) — From Calabria to Pennsylvania, then the Bronx and beyond, new Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso has been on the move his entire life. Whether it was acclimating to the United States after immigrating at the age of 12, climbing the corporate ladder toward becoming the billionaire chairman of cable...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, the incoming New York City Police Commissioner, attends a news conference at New York's City Hall. Shea is drawing on his early days as a patrolman as he pushes the nation’s largest police department to cultivate deeper bonds with the communities it serves. Shea says that will be key to building trust and cutting crime. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NYPD’s new leader: Helping people is at heart of police work

Jan. 12, 2020 8:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On the Bronx streets where New York City’s new police commissioner started as a patrolman in the crime-ravaged early 1990s, gunfire and burned-out buildings were everywhere. Sometimes the police radio would crackle with a different kind of call, not for a shooting or stabbing but...

Man caught on video snatching woman from NYC subway train

Jan. 1, 2020 7:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police arrested a man after a video surfaced showing him apparently trying to abduct a woman on the subway. Sonny Alloway, 48, was charged with unlawful imprisonment on suspicion of grabbing a young woman and carrying her off a No. 6 train Sunday in the Bronx, the New York Police...

This still image taken from surveillance video provided by NYPD shows suspects in connection to a mugging of a 60-year-old man on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 in the the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx in New York. Juan Fresnada died Friday, Dec. 27,  at the Bronx hospital where he was taken in critical condition after the mugging early Tuesday, the New York Police Department said. Officers have released surveillance photos and videos in hopes of pinpointing suspects.  (NYPD via AP)

Man, 60, dies after beating in $1 Christmas Eve mugging

Dec. 28, 2019 1:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 60-year-old man who was kicked and punched while defending his partner during a $1 mugging on Christmas Eve has died. Juan Fresnada died Friday afternoon at the Bronx hospital where he was taken in critical condition after the mugging early Tuesday, the New York Police Department said...

MLS's NYC team moves 4 games to Mets Citi Field from Yankees

Dec. 17, 2019 1:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer's New York City team has moved four home league games to the Mets' Citi Field from Yankee Stadium next season. NYC said Tuesday the decision eliminates what would have been four midweek games. The team has limited weekends available in the Bronx because of the New York...

In this Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, photo released by the New York Police Dept., an imitation gun-like knife is displayed after it was recovered in a shooting. Police say two New York City officers shot and wounded a man wielding an “imitation firearm” in the Bronx. Authorities said at a press conference following the shooting early Saturday that the man was in critical condition. (New York Police Dept. via AP)

NYPD officers shoot, wound man wielding 'imitation firearm'

Dec. 14, 2019 5:53 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers shot and wounded a man wielding an “imitation firearm" early Saturday in the Bronx, authorities said. The man is in critical condition, NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo said at a press conference Saturday morning. Describing the information as...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, file photo, actor Danny Aiello smiles while being photographed in New York. Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,”

Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86

Dec. 13, 2019 5:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” "Moonstruck" and “Once Upon a Time in America” and his Oscar-nominated performance as a pizza man in Spike Lee’s "Do the Right...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' Brett Gardner celebrates his solo home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. Outfielder Brett Gardner is staying with the New York Yankees after the best offensive season of his career, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees $12.5 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, because  the agreement had not be announced. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

AP source: Brett Gardner, Yankees reach $12.5M, 1-year deal

Dec. 13, 2019 1:17 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Outfielder Brett Gardner is staying with the New York Yankees after the best offensive season of his career, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees $12.5 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday...

Reynolds’ late 3 lifts Manhattan past Fordham in OT, 54-53

Dec. 7, 2019 4:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Reynolds hit a 3-pointer from the corner with four seconds left in overtime and Manhattan handed Fordham its first home-court loss, 54-53 in the 112th Battle of the Bronx on Saturday. The lead was Manhattan’s first since taking a 2-0 advantage after tip-off. Nick Honor, the...

FILE - This May 23, 2018, file photo, shows graves marked by white markers on Hart Island in New York. New York City's mayor signed a bill on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, that transfers control of the nation's largest public burial ground from the correction department to the parks department. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NYC mayor signs bill transferring control of burial ground

Dec. 4, 2019 4:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The mayor of New York City signed a bill Wednesday that transfers control of the nation’s largest public burial ground from the city corrections department to the parks department. More than 1 million people are buried in the potter's field on Hart Island in Long Island Sound just...