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5 rappers removed from NYC festival at request of police

Oct. 12, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police. The New York Times reported that the performers were removed from the Rolling Loud festival after a New York Police Department...

Woman linked to chef's overdose death denies another

Sep. 27, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman pleaded not guilty Friday to charges she supplied the fentanyl-laced drug that caused the fatal overdose of a man whose body was found in a New York City motel — one of three deaths linked to her, including that of an Italian chef at an upscale restaurant. Angelina Barini...

Delta baggage handler accused of $250,000 cash theft

Sep. 26, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Delta Airlines baggage handler has been arrested on charges of stealing over $250,000 in cash from John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to federal authorities. Quincy Thorpe was arrested at his Brooklyn home Thursday and was released on $80,000 after a brief court appearance,...

Rape followed threat of forced incest, prosecutors say

Sep. 21, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man raped a woman in New York after giving her the option of that, being killed or having sex with her son. The Queens district attorney's office says 33-year-old Joshua Henderson raped and robbed the victim in her home Monday. Prosecutors say Henderson dressed as a...

19 Slams: Nadal stops Medvedev comeback bid to win US Open

Sep. 8, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal's 19th Grand Slam trophy went from inevitable to suddenly in doubt in a thrill-a-minute U.S. Open final. What had all the makings of a casual crowning morphed into a grueling contest thanks to Nadal's opponent, Daniil Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing in his first...

The Latest: Nadal edges Medvedev at US Open for 19th major

Sep. 8, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Rafael Nadal has edged Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win his fourth U.S. Open title and 19th Grand Slam trophy overall. The second-seeded Nadal's victory Sunday moves him within one major championship of...

Andreescu's 1st Slam title at US Open prevents Serena's 24th

Sep. 7, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bianca Andreescu knew this would happen, because she knows all about Serena Williams. Looked up to her. Dreamed of playing her. Andreescu knew Williams would not go quietly. Knew Williams would not make things easy. And so as a big lead in the U.S. Open final dwindled Saturday, as she...

Royal Flop: Williams denied Slam record in front of Duchess

Sep. 7, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has another role that suits her: rooting on friend Serena Williams as the tennis star chased a U.S. Open championship. Meghan sat in Williams' box at Arthur Ashe Stadium and stood and cheered like thousands of other fans when Williams hit a booming overhand to...

The Latest: Andreescu tops Serena Williams for US Open title

Sep. 7, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 6 p.m. Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu has upset Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the U.S. Open final for her first Grand Slam title. Andreescu's victory Saturday prevented Williams from claiming what would have been her...

In US Open final, Nadal seeks 19th major, Medvedev eyes 1st

Sep. 7, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal shrugged his shoulders once, twice, three times. If his words weren't going to make his position clear, his body language would. The question: Would he like to end up with the record for most Grand Slam titles won by a man? The answer, essentially: Yes, of course. And if he...