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Anita Hill, Bob Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala

May. 22, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it. Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History as the literary and human rights organization presented awards to Anita Hill and Bob...

Would-be 'hit-plot' victim: Feds had me pretend to be dead

May. 22, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The estranged husband of a New York City police officer accused of trying to have him killed says he found out about the alleged plot from federal authorities who told him to fake his own death. Isaiah Carvalho Jr. spoke in an interview aired Wednesday on ABC's Good Morning America . As...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs. deGrom, Hamels faces Phillies

May. 22, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CURTAIN UP! LIGHT THE LIGHTS! Max Scherzer, the 2016 and '17 NL Cy Young Award winner, starts for Washington and Jacob deGrom, the 2018 NL Cy Young winner, starts for the New York Mets in a rematch of opening-day starters. The Mets won the opener 2-0 as deGrom...

Oral arguments to occur in Trump fight over bank subpoenas

May. 22, 2019 2:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is poised to hear oral arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump's effort to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks. The hearing occurs after congressional Democrats sought the information from Deutsche Bank and Capital One. Trump, his family...

Alonso hits 16th homer, Mets rally past Nationals 6-5

May. 22, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the Mets trailing by a run in the eighth inning, Pete Alonso drove a fastball from Tanner Rainey down the left-field line, well over the foul pole. "I talked to it," Alonso said. "I was like 'stay fair, please' and it listened." Alonso set the Mets rookie record for home runs before...

Marlins blow lead, then recover to beat Tigers 5-4 in 11

May. 21, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A few innings after his first major league home run, Harold Ramirez nearly made a big mistake in the field. A replay review offered the Miami outfielder a reprieve. "I just say to (teammate Rosell) Herrera: 'I know I got it, so I know they're going to call out,'" Ramirez said. Ramirez...

Kershaw takes shutout in 7th, Dodgers beat Rays 7-3

May. 21, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers just keep winning when Clayton Kershaw is on the mound. Kershaw took a shutout into the seventh inning in his first start at Tropicana Field and the Los Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Tuesday night. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner (4-0)...

Frazier 2 HRs, 5 RBIs carry Yankees past Orioles 11-4

May. 21, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Yankees have climbed into first place in the AL East in spite of a myriad of injuries and partially because the front end of their schedule is loaded with games against the Baltimore Orioles. Clint Frazier homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs, Gary Sánchez...

Report: Many Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls

May. 21, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports. But taking a taxi or limousine isn't necessarily a safer option: nearly a quarter of traditional for-hire vehicles in New York City such...

Trail Blazers' cohesiveness helped them to conference finals

May. 21, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers faced a number of challenges on the journey to their first Western Conference finals in 19 years. But there was one they couldn't overcome: The Golden State Warriors. Portland's run in the playoffs, which captured fans' imaginations after Damian Lillard's...