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Urshela hits Yanks to 4th straight win, 4-3 over Halos in 14

Apr. 23, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After the Yankees' vaunted closer blew a 12th-inning lead, but before New York manufactured another run while striking out four times in the 14th, an Angels outfielder playing second base for the first time in his pro career dived to stop a grounder and made a fine throw to get the...

State DOT endorses community grid plan for I-81 replacement

Apr. 23, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A state Department of Transportation report supports tearing down the elevated section of Interstate 81 in downtown Syracuse and replacing it with a ground-level community grid. The draft environmental impact statement released Monday by the DOT says the community grid is the...

Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex

Apr. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you. But it's not there to see if you're stealing. These cameras want to get to know you and what you're buying. It's a new technology being trotted out to retailers,...

Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite among 2019 Webby Award winners

Apr. 23, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite and Disney are among the 2019 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners Tuesday. Smith's The Jump won a Webby for events and live stream video while Disney was chosen the...

State leaders hail $110M upgrades set for NY parks system

Apr. 23, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The recently approved state budget has $110 million for New York state's parks system, including millions for a new park to be built in Brooklyn. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who lead the Legislature — Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea...

NY state Senate launches vaccination push

Apr. 23, 2019 4:06 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the New York state Senate are joining the fight to encourage people to get vaccinated amid an ongoing measles outbreak in the state. Lawmakers in the Democrat-led chamber launched a public awareness campaign on Monday designed to give people accurate information about...

Pitcher Gio González released by Yankees; Loaisiga coming up

Apr. 23, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gio González was released Monday from his minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The 33-year-old left-hander agreed to the deal in mid-March. If added to the 40-man roster, he would have received a $3 million salary while in the major leagues and the chance to earn $9...

LEADING OFF: Sale tries to turn corner, Harper gets heated

Apr. 23, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PLAYING TWO After rain postponed his scheduled start Monday, Boston's Chris Sale gets the ball for Game One of a doubleheader against Detroit. Sale (0-4, 8.50) has concerned Red Sox fans with lousy results and subpar stuff this season, though his velocity ticked...

Harper angrily confronts ump, Phillies fall to Mets 5-1

Apr. 23, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Muttering on his way back to the dugout, it was clear Bryce Harper was miffed. Moments later, the fans who had been heckling him at Citi Field saw just how mad he really was. Harper bolted from the bench , wildly pointing and yelling while confronting the plate umpire after being ejected,...

New York buys 1,114 acres in Hudson Valley for preservation

Apr. 23, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

STOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials have purchased 1,114 acres of land in Columbia County in eastern New York for $6.7 million. The purchase includes 590 acres along the Hudson River in the town of Stockport, south of Albany, and 524 acres in New Lebanon. Department of Environmental Conservation...