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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, passengers stand on line at John F. Kennedy International Airport in the Queens borough of New York. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, that the state is now requiring travelers from non-neighboring states to test for COVID-19 before and after arrival in the state. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Travelers to NY must test for virus, nearby states exempted

Oct. 31, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is now requiring travelers from non-neighboring states to test for COVID-19 before and after arrival in the state. The state is scrapping its list that required residents of most states to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in New York. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo, revelers march in the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York. This year's parade was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic, but fun and spooky activities planned around the city included a puppet parade, an Empire State Building memory game and socially distant trick-or-treating. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

No parade, but fun and spooky NYC Halloween events planned

Oct. 31, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Greenwich Village Halloween Parade was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic, but fun and spooky activities planned around the city included a puppet parade, an Empire State Building memory game and socially distant trick-or-treating. Tens of thousands of Halloween revelers...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, New York state Senate members meet in the Senate Chamber on the opening day of the legislative session at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Democrats aren't in danger of losing their grip on Albany in Tuesday's election, but it could bring subtle shifts in a political landscape where Gov. Andrew Cuomo often calls the shots. Democrats could gain a veto-proof majority by winning just two more seats in the 63-seat Senate. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Democrats could cement wins, wield more influence with Cuomo

Oct. 31, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For all the drama around the 2020 election, one thing isn't at stake: Democratic control of New York's state legislature. But while the party isn't in danger of losing its grip on Albany, Tuesday's election could bring subtle shifts in a political landscape where Gov. Andrew Cuomo often...

Woman, 8-year-old girl killed when SUV jumps curb in Queens

Oct. 31, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 65-year-old woman and an 8-year-old girl were fatally struck by a sport utility vehicle that jumped the curb in Queens, police said. It happened at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Jamaica. A 47-year-old woman lost control of the Range Rover she was driving and jumped the curb, hitting the two...

FILE - In this July 26, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Corey Kluber pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, declined the $18 million contract option on Kluber, who lasted just one inning in his only start before a shoulder injury ended his season. Kluber gets a $1 million buyout, and the club has said it is interested in re-signing Kluber to a less expensive deal. (AP Photo/Louis DeLuca, File)

Lester, Kluber, Hand boost free agent total to 175

Oct. 30, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and Brad Hand were among 15 more major leaguers who became free agents Friday when teams declined their 2021 options, many the victims of budget cuts following a regular season without fans due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Also cut loose were Milwaukee...

Prison sentence for driver in deadly 2018 multi-car pileup

Oct. 30, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A driver who drove while drunk and high, setting off a 2018 multi-car pileup that killed a man and injured others, was sentenced Friday to six to 15 years in prison. Alex Elicier, 31, of Brooklyn, had pleaded guilty in July to aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges stemming from...

In this. Oct. 8, 2020 image from video provided by the 36th District Court in Detroit, Jacob Wohl, left, and Jack Burkman, shown in the center left photo, are seen during an arraignment being conducted over Zoom in Detroit. The men were arraigned on voter intimidation charges for robocalls designed to scare people from voting in four states. In compliance with a New York judge's order on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, nearly 30,000 recipients of those robocalls received new court-ordered calls on Friday, Oct. 30, saying the earlier call had false information that intimidated voters. (36th District Court/Zoom via AP)

Court-ordered robocalls sent to 'electoral terror' victims

Oct. 30, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 30,000 recipients of what a judge described as “electoral terror” robocalls designed to scare people from voting in four states including Ohio and Pennsylvania received new court-ordered calls Friday saying the earlier call had false information that intimidated voters....

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2009 file photo, billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen attends a benefit in New York. Major League Baseball owners voted Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, to approve the sale of the New York Mets to Cohen. The sale from the Wilpon and Katz families values the franchise at between $2.4 billion and $2.45 billion, a record for a baseball team. The sale is likely to close within 10 days. (AP Photo/File)

Sale of Mets to Steve Cohen approved; Wilpon era nears end

Oct. 30, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wilpon family's control of the New York Mets neared its end after 34 years when Major League Baseball owners voted Friday to approve the sale of the team to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen. The vote was 26-4, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press,...

FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, Mimi Haleyi, left, appears at a news conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, in New York. Haleyi, who testified against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, has filed a lawsuit against him Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, seeking damages for what she described as lasting injuries. The former

Weinstein accuser who testified at his trial sues him

Oct. 30, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who testified against disgraced and imprisoned Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit against him on Friday to seek damages for what she described as lasting injuries. Miriam Haley brought the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, seeking unspecified damages for sexual...

Mets claim Nick Tropeano, Jacob Barnes off waivers

Oct. 30, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets started reworking their roster Friday even before the arrival of new owner Steven Cohen, claiming Nick Tropeano off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates and Jacob Barnes off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels in moves that added a pair of 30-year-old right-handers. Tropeano was 1-0...