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Trump accuses de Blasio of slogan theft

Aug. 21, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of ripping off his rhetoric. Trump tweeted Tuesday that de Blasio "just stole my campaign slogan: PROMISES MADE PROMISES KEPT! That's not at all nice. No imagination!" The mayor responded by Twitter: "The difference is...

US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

Aug. 21, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, following years of efforts to remove him from the United States. The deportation of the 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came...

Woman uses Tinder to prank dozens of men into dating contest

Aug. 21, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has used the Tinder dating app to prank more than 100 men into showing up for a date that turned out to be a "Hunger Games"-style competition. The New York Times reports that the woman identified as Natasha Aponte invited dozens of Tinder contacts to meet her in Manhattan's Union...

Jon Stewart comes to aid of goats found on subway tracks

Aug. 21, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart has made a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City. A train operator on Monday alerted headquarters about "two very baaaaad boys" along the N Line in Brooklyn. It wasn't clear where the goats came from. Police arrived on the scene, tranquilized...

Mets botch popup in 13th, Giants wind up with 2-1 win

Aug. 21, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets left fielder Dominic Smith readily took the blame for plowing into shortstop Amed Rosario on the potential inning-ending play in the 13th inning that ended up costing his team the game. Smith, a highly touted prospect who has been envisioned as the Mets' first-baseman of the future,...

NYC commuters are spared a nightmare as road project starts

Aug. 20, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first day of a long-term road project expected to bring epic traffic jams for commuters to and from New York failed to live up to the hype Monday, giving them at least some hope that the predictions of "carmageddon" were overstated. Cars streamed along Route 495 toward the...

Doc Edwards, manager of Indians in 1980s, dies at 81

Aug. 20, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Doc Edwards, a major league catcher who went on to manage the Cleveland Indians for three seasons in the 1980s, has died. He was 81. His death in San Angelo was announced by his family through longtime friends. Other details were not disclosed. Edwards spent more than a half...

Catholics consider withholding donations amid abuse scandals

Aug. 20, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

For decades, Michael Drweiga has opened his wallet whenever the donation basket comes around at church, but the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing children brought him to the conclusion that he can no longer justify giving. Brice Sokolowski helps small Catholic nonprofits and churches raise money, but...

Police: Driver tries to rape woman who mistook car for cab

Aug. 20, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a woman fought off a man who tried to rape her at gunpoint after she got into his car thinking it was a livery cab. Police on Sunday released security video of a man in his 20s that they say is suspected in the Aug. 6 attack in Brooklyn. Police say the man picked up...

Carpenter leads surging Cardinals in push for postseason

Aug. 20, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

The St. Louis Cardinals finished July with a 7 ½-game deficit in the NL Central. They were still in the race for a wild card, but after trading outfielder Tommy Pham to Tampa Bay, they didn't seem like a team that was on the verge of making a serious run at the postseason. Then the Cardinals began playing...