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Heat wave returns before electricity for some after storm

Aug. 9, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Another heat wave was rolling into the New York tristate region Sunday as crews worked to restore power to over 300,000 residents and businesses who were still without power after last week’s tropical storm. The race to restore electricity for desperately needed air conditioners,...

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mets beat Marlins 4-2 behind deGrom, rookie Giménez

Aug. 9, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom dodged trouble for five innings, rookie Andrés Giménez had three hits and scored three runs, and the New York Mets won a home series for the first time this season by beating the Miami Marlins 4-2 on Sunday. DeGrom (2-0) allowed two runs and seven hits, marking the...

FILE - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo removes a mask as he holds a news conference in a Monday, June 15, 2020 file photo, in Tarrytown, N.Y.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dismissed as laughable the executive order President Donald Trump signed to force states to pay part of $400 weekly unemployment insurance benefits. Cuomo told a telephone news conference Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 that the plan announced by Trump a day earlier would likely cost New York state $4 billion. Cuomo called it an impossibility. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NY governor calls Trump benefits executive order 'laughable'

Aug. 9, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday dismissed President Donald Trump's executive orders as “laughable" and another chapter in the federal government's botched response to the coronavirus as he praised New Yorkers for mostly good behavior that has reduced the infection rate in his...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Strasburg's debut shaky; O's-Nats suspended by tarp issues

Aug. 9, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg's season debut was about to unravel in a five-run fifth inning Sunday, when he walked a batter and vigorously shook his right hand. Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez and a trainer exited the dugout to go check on the World Series MVP, who's had a nerve issue in...

From left to right, Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Perez, Willy Adames and Ji-Man Choi celebrate a win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Perez has RBI single in 9th, Rays rally to beat Yankees 4-3

Aug. 9, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Michael Perez hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied late to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Sunday. Mike Brosseau started the ninth with a double off Zack Britton (0-1) but was thrown out at third on Brandon Lowe's grounder. Lowe...

St. Francis Xavier School students and their families walk together in Newark, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, after discussing the Catholic school's permanent closure announced the previous week by the Archdiocese of Newark. Nationwide, more than 140 Catholic schools will not reopen in the fall. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools is in doubt

Aug. 9, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Roman Catholic educators have an extra challenge — trying to forestall a relentless wave of closures of their schools that has no end in sight. Already this...

New York Mets' Michael Wacha (45) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mets' Wacha goes on IL with right shoulder inflammation

Aug. 9, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wacha has been placed on the injured list because of right shoulder inflammation three starts into his one-year contract with the New York Mets. Manager Luis Rojas said before Sunday’s game with Miami that Wacha felt pain in his shoulder after allowing four runs in five...

New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton drops his bat as he watches his solo home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Sean Gilmartin during the fifth inning of the first game of a doubleheader baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Yankees place Stanton on 10-day IL with hamstring strain

Aug. 9, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees have placed slugger Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. The move was announced before Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Stanton was hurt in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Rays while advancing from...

This photo provided by Dirt Candy shows Amanda Cohen, a leader of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, a new lobbying group formed in response to the economic fallout from the pandemic. She’s the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, a fine-dining vegetarian restaurant in New York.  (Georgi Richardson/Dirt Candy via AP)

Insider Q&A: Leader for independent restaurants hit by virus

Aug. 9, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amanda Cohen is a leader of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, a new lobbying group of chefs and restaurants that was formed in response to the viral pandemic. Professionally, Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, a fine-dining vegetarian restaurant in New York City. The...

FILE - In this July 20, 2020 file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during an exhibition baseball game in Baltimore.  Strasburg has been scratched from what was supposed to be his first start of the season for the Washington Nationals because of a nerve issue with his right hand. Nationals manager Dave Martinez announced the news about four hours before the scheduled first pitch against the visiting New York Yankees on Saturday, July 25.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

LEADING OFF: WS MVP Strasburg makes '20 debut, A's streaking

Aug. 9, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRASBURG SET World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for Washington after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand. The right-hander is ready to start at Nationals Park against Baltimore. Strasburg missed what...