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LeVert's basket gives Nets 107-105 win over Knicks

Oct. 19, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert had the ball in his hands in the final seconds and the chance to give his team the lead. Two nights earlier, he fumbled it away. He made the most of his second chance Friday. LeVert's driving layup with a second left gave the Brooklyn Nets their first victory of the season,...

Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

Oct. 19, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she was withdrawing from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley because of a long-running labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it. Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said she would...

Police reforms have NYC officers handing out business cards

Oct. 19, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to improve how its police department interacts with the public, New York City on Friday started requiring officers to give their business cards to people they stop and to explain, in most instances, why law enforcement activity is taking place. The measures, born out of concern that...

2 arrested, Proud Boys probed after brawl outside GOP club

Oct. 19, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of a far-right group said Friday he was arranging the surrender of members wanted by police in connection with a New York City street brawl after a speech he gave last week. Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes told The New York Times said he expects the rest of the group's wanted...

No grand jury indictments in death of man in police custody

Oct. 19, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury declined to issue indictments in the death of a New York City man who stopped breathing while in custody of an upstate police department, state Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Friday while releasing a report that includes police dashboard video of the man...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 19, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Michael Buble to retire from music THE FACTS: The Canadian singer...

National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods

Oct. 19, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has announced a national effort to reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent. The city's health department said Friday the endeavor is being undertaken by the National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative, a partnership of about 100 health departments and related groups....

Cardi B hands out free winter coats in New York

Oct. 19, 2018 9:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats. The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on Thursday evening at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during brisk fall weather. The 26-year-old also was given balloons and a cake to...

Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

Oct. 19, 2018 2:35 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series. David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday night in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Next stop...

Verlander, Astros can't soar into another World Series.

Oct. 19, 2018 1:53 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros couldn't soar into another World Series. A year after Houston won the first title in the team's 56 seasons, Verlander had a rare off night in an elimination game and the Astros lost the AL Championship Series to the Boston Red Sox in five games. "This...