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NY to test SUNY students for virus before Thanksgiving break

Oct. 27, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's public university system is requiring students to test negative for the coronavirus before they can leave for Thanksgiving break in hopes of preventing community spread as students fan across the country. The system's 64 colleges and universities must come up with plans by...

Police: Off-duty officer witnesses shooting, tackles gunman

Oct. 27, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty police officer witnessed a fatal shooting in a New York City deli and tackled and disarmed the gunman, police said. The shooting happened at 6:15 p.m. Monday inside a deli in the Jamaica section of Queens. Police said 63-year-old Steven Cohen shot a customer in the stomach....

Los Angeles Dodgers fans cheer during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rays, Dodgers grateful to have fans at neutral-site Series

Oct. 27, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single fan with enough persistence can leave an impression with a chant during World Series games with the smallest crowds in more than 100 years. Because of the coronavirus, this year's Fall Classic is being held at a neutral...

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, file courtroom drawing, defendant Keith Raniere, center, leader of the secretive group NXIVM, is seated between his attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during the first day of his sex trafficking trial. Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File)

Long prison stint looms for defiant self-help guru

Oct. 27, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis will...

A devotee applies vermilion on the face of another during Durga Puja festival in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The Hindu festival season is traditionally laced with an unmatched fanfare and extravaganza, with socializing being the hallmark of the celebration. But because of the coronavirus pandemic this year's festivities have started on a pale note. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Latest: India's daily infections at lowest in 3 months

Oct. 27, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. In its report Tuesday, the Health Ministry also listed 488 new fatalities from COVID-19 in the previous 24...

Today in History

Oct. 27, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 27, the 301st day of 2020. There are 65 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 1904, the first rapid transit subway, the IRT, was inaugurated in New York City. On this date: In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 1988, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser holds his World Series Most Valuable Player trophy following the Dodgers' decisive 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Ca. Since Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll over 32 seasons. One more win and that elusive seventh championship will be theirs. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

Oct. 26, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, former Rochester Police Department Chief La'Ron Singletary speaks with the media in Rochester, N.Y., about the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died while in police custoday in March. An independent investigator leading a probe of Rochester's handling of Prude's death says Singletary, who was fired amid a public outcry over the case, is refusing to cooperate. Prude died in March but details weren't disclosed publicly until his family released police video in September. (Jamie Germano/Democrat & Chronicle via AP, File)

Ex-police chief not cooperating with probe of Prude's death

Oct. 26, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester’s former police chief is refusing to cooperate with a City Council probe of the response to Daniel Prude’s death, the lawyer leading the investigation said Monday. La’Ron Singletary was subpoenaed by the council earlier this month to provide documents...

Buffalo Bills' Jerry Hughes, left, celebrates his interception during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Bills end 2-game skid, but issues on offense still continue

Oct. 26, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills snapped a two-game losing streak and opened up a 1 1/2-game lead in the AFC East. But their 18-10 win over the New York Jets on Sunday did little to mask the deficiencies on offense that have risen in recent weeks. The Bills (5-2) were able to outlast the winless...

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, center, is sacked by the Buffalo Bills during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Winless Jets up against odds with road game at Chiefs next

Oct. 26, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Take a short timeout and pretend for a moment you're a player or coach on the New York Jets. No, that's not meant to ruin your day. You might actually feel better about your own situation after considering the brutal reality for the Jets. They're the NFL's only winless team at 0-7, they're...