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MLB '19: Returns for Harper, Machado highlight 2019 schedule

Mar. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

Bryce, Manny and Ichiro. London calling, and Cleveland rocks. Lots of intrigue on the baseball schedule this summer. Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics: Ichiro Suzuki returns to his native Japan when Seattle and Oakland open the season...

NYPD backtracks, says officer wasn't killed in 1999 shooting

Mar. 18, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says confusion surrounding a long-awaited arrest led officials to wrongly declare that an off-duty officer had been killed in a 1999 shooting in the Bronx. A police spokeswoman said Monday that Officer Vincent Ling survived and has since retired. Commissioner...

Correction: Officer's Shooting-Suspect Arrested story

Mar. 18, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 17 about the arrest of a man wanted in the 1999 shooting of a New York Police Department officer, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the officer had died, relying on information from the police department. A spokeswoman for the department now says Vincent Ling...

Defense criticizes years-long monitoring of terror defendant

Mar. 18, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defense lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a New York City terrorist attack said in a court filing Monday that the U.S. had their client under surveillance and perhaps illegally for years. The lawyers in their partially redacted filing in Manhattan federal court demanded...

Opening day intrigue: Ichiro keeps 'em guessing about future

Mar. 18, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — This is the Ichiro effect. Richard Snitzer had never been to Japan. What finally drove the Japanese-American to travel here from his home in Hayward, California, was Ichiro Suzuki; not family ties, not pure wanderlust, but a chance to see a player he called "simply the best." And get this....

Suspect in mob boss hit flashes pro-Trump slogans on hand

Mar. 18, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family wrote pro-Donald Trump slogans on his hand and flashed them to journalists before a court hearing Monday. Anthony Comello, 24, was arrested Saturday in New Jersey in the death of Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali...

Poll: Losing Amazon second HQ deal was bad for New York

Mar. 18, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Most voters in New York think it was bad for the state when Amazon dropped plans to put a second headquarters in Queens and many think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bears blame for the deal falling through, according to a new poll released Monday. The Siena College poll of...

Marketing group fined $1 million in FIFA corruption case

Mar. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ordered a sports marketing group on Monday to pay a total of $1 million in fines in the FIFA soccer scandal. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen fined Traffic Sports International and Traffic Sports USA at a hearing federal court in Brooklyn. The companies had been implicated in the...

Yankees' Ellsbury expects to play again after hip surgery

Mar. 18, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury expects to play again following a hip injury, but when that will be is not clear. "It's hard to say," the 35-year-old New York Yankees center fielder said Monday. "We're putting a plan together right now. But definitely headed in the right direction." Ellsbury reported...

R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo

Mar. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, plastic toys and...