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New York's likely new mayor plans to preserve gifted program

Oct. 15, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Democrat who will likely become New York City's next mayor says he does not intend to get rid of the city's program for gifted and talented students, nipping plans that outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced. Brooklyn Borough President Eric...

AG to investigate after off-duty officer charged with murder

Oct. 15, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state attorney general's office is taking over the investigation into the alleged shooting death of a woman by an off-duty New York City police officer, the attorney general's office said Friday. Officer Yvonne Wu, 31, was charged late...

Stunts, cats and crime: Sliwa's colorful run for NYC mayor

Oct. 15, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing his signature red beret, Curtis Sliwa is on television, stroking one of his 16 rescue cats in a campaign ad. He’s in the subway with his Guardian Angels anti-crime patrol. He's breaking up restaurant brawls in Little Italy and blaming the mafia and the mayor when...

Irving: Refusal to get vaccinated about 'what's best for me'

Oct. 14, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving said Wednesday he didn't want to lose salary or a chance to compete for a championship with the Brooklyn Nets, but was doing “what's best for me” by refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Nets decided Tuesday that Irving wouldn't be...

NYPD: Off-duty officer shoots two women; 1 dead, 1 hurt

Oct. 13, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York City police officer was in custody Wednesday after authorities said she shot two women, one of whom she was intimately involved with, leaving one dead and the other injured. Assistant Chief Michael Kemper said patrol officers...

East preview: Bucks have the title, 76ers, Nets have drama

Oct. 13, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

The Brooklyn Nets look like such a title favorite that James Harden felt the need for a reminder they aren't a title team. “We’re not the target. The defending champions are the targets,” Harden said. “They won last year. We’re trying to catch them.” ...

Nets won't play Irving until he meets vaccine requirement

Oct. 12, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving can keep refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. He just won't play for the Brooklyn Nets until he does. The Nets announced Tuesday that Irving would not play or practice with them until he could be a full participant,...

With Durant on top of his game, Nets could be on top of NBA

Oct. 12, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant was a superstar on his own — Kyrie Irving was out and James Harden probably should have been — and he was almost enough for the Brooklyn Nets. Durant couldn’t get the injury-weakened Nets past the Milwaukee Bucks in last season’s...

Small businesses navigate ever-changing COVID-19 reality

Oct. 10, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For a brief moment this summer, it seemed like small businesses might be getting a break from the relentless onslaught of the pandemic. More Americans, many of them vaccinated, flocked to restaurants and stores without needing to mask up or socially distance. ...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Mayer-Lutheran def. Concordia Academy, 25-14, 25-14, 25-18 Moorhead def. Buffalo, 25-20, 25-27, 25-21, 25-20 Providence Academy def. St. Paul Academy, 25-7, 25-14, 25-21 Brooklyn Center...