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New York high school football player dies after head injury

Sep. 21, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

CARTHAGE, N.Y. (AP) — A high school football player has died after sustaining a head injury during a weekend game, the 14-year-old's father said on social media. “We all prayed for a miracle to happen for you to be saved. Sadly, the damage was just too much,” Jason...

Google to spend $2.1 billion on Manhattan campus acquisition

Sep. 21, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is planning to buy New York City's St. John’s Terminal for $2.1 billion, making it the anchor of its Hudson Square campus. The announcement Tuesday arrives with the city buffeted by the pandemic and most offices still largely unpopulated. ...

The Latest: Johnson praises new US position on climate

Sep. 21, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: ___ NEW YORK — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has praised the “very different mood in Washington” about the urgency of dealing with climate change since President Joe Biden replaced Donald Trump. ...

First round WNBA playoff capsules

Sep. 21, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

A look at the two first-round games in the WNBA playoffs that will be played Thursday: No. 5 Phoenix (19-13) vs No. 8 New York (12-20) Season Series: Mercury, 2-1. Phoenix: The Mercury enter the playoffs with three straight losses...

Global Citizen's Hugh Evans hoping music can mobilize world

Sep. 21, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

Hugh Evans started his fight against extreme poverty by mobilizing his friends when he was growing up in Australia. On Saturday, Evans will try to mobilize the world to tackle poverty and COVID-19 with Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour live concert featuring The Weekend,...

2 die when man jumps off building, lands on another man

Sep. 21, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A distraught man jumped off the roof of a New York apartment building and landed on another man 12 stories below, killing both of them, police said. A 25-year-old man jumped from an apartment building in Yonkers on Monday evening, Yonkers police...

Bound and gagged body found under Coney Island boardwalk

Sep. 21, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

A bound and gagged, decomposed body was found under the boardwalk at Brooklyn's Coney Island beach, police said Tuesday. Officers responding to a 911 call found the body under the boardwalk at Surf Avenue and West 5th Street just before 11:30 p.m. Monday, police said. ...

Sánchez homers, Yanks beat Rangers 4-3 to gain in wild card

Sep. 21, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Maligned for poor defense and a bat that failed to fulfill promise for long stretches, Gary Sánchez impresses the Yankees with resilience. With New York reeling after consecutive blowouts, Sánchez sparked a revival with an early go-ahead home run. Chad...

Shane Baz wins MLB debut, Rays cut Blue Jays' wild-card lead

Sep. 21, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shane Baz pitched two-hit ball for five innings to win his major league debut and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays cut Toronto's lead in the wild-card chase, holding off the Blue Jays 6-4 on Monday night. Tampa Bay has a seven-game...

US easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America

Sep. 20, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major easing of pandemic travel restrictions, the U.S. said Monday it will allow foreigners to fly into the country this fall if they have vaccination proof and a negative COVID-19 test — changes replacing a hodgepodge of rules that had kept out many non-citizens...