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Under house arrest, fake heiress Anna 'Delvey' Sorokin launches podcast to rehab public image

Jun. 08, 2023 18:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a weekday afternoon and Anna Sorokin is on house arrest in a New York apartment building that has been condemned as imminently perilous to life. So she’s attempting to capture outside attention and relieving her boredom in the most quotidian way: starting a podcast. ...

Mets slugger Pete Alonso returns to New York for tests on sore left wrist

Jun. 08, 2023 18:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Mets first baseman Pete Alonso returned to New York for further testing on Thursday after being hit on his left wrist by a pitch and leaving Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves. Manager Buck Showalter said Alonso had a CT scan in Atlanta Thursday...

NY governor warns Belmont Stakes could be affected if air quality doesn't improve

Jun. 08, 2023 18:00 PM EDT

Racing at Belmont Park was canceled on Thursday due to poor air quality from wildfires in Canada, and New York's governor warned that the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown, could be affected if conditions don't improve by Saturday. It was the second straight day in...

Live updates | Canada Wildfires

Jun. 08, 2023 17:42 PM EDT

Follow along for live updates on wildfires in Canada creating a haze in parts of the U.S. and Canada and into northern Europe: ___ What to know: — Air pollution cloaks eastern U.S. for a second day. Here’s why there is so much smoke ...

Pat Robertson, broadcaster who helped make religion central to GOP politics, dies at 93

Jun. 08, 2023 17:20 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Pat Robertson, a religious broadcaster who turned a tiny Virginia station into the global Christian Broadcasting Network, tried a run for president and helped make religion central to Republican Party politics in America through his Christian Coalition, has died. He was...

NY attorney general files lawsuit against anti-abortion group known for blocking access to clinics

Jun. 08, 2023 16:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against an anti-abortion group whose members have been arrested for blocking access to health care clinics in New York and other states. The group, Red Rose Rescue, "has made it their mission to...

Wall Street enters bull market as S&P 500 rises to close 20% above October low

Jun. 08, 2023 16:03 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street enters bull market as S&P 500 rises to close 20% above October low.

Belmont Park renovation work could bring Breeders' Cup to New York in the future

Jun. 08, 2023 15:20 PM EDT

The home of the third and final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown is finally getting a major makeover. A little over a year from now, after it hosts the Belmont Stakes in 2024, Belmont Park is set to undergo a $455 million renovation of everything from the track surfaces to a new,...

How safe is the air? Here's how to check and what the numbers mean

Jun. 08, 2023 14:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How can you check the air quality in your area and what do the numbers mean? The Environmental Protection Agency monitors the air around the country and compiles an air quality index, or AQI. Here’s what to know about the index and how to keep tabs...

In Celine Song's soulful 'Past Lives,' a triangle of love, identity and destiny

Jun. 08, 2023 13:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Celine Song was 12 when she moved from South Korean to Ontario. Her parents gave her the chance to pick a new first name. There are differing theories among her family about how she (then Ha Young) settled on Celine. “My dad insists it’s from a French film, ‘...