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Death of black security guard brings call for investigation

Nov. 13, 2018 3:45 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago alderman called Tuesday for Cook County prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer outside the bar where the guard worked. Authorities have said little about the scene that ended early Sunday with the death of...

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has surgery on left knee

Nov. 13, 2018 3:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for an injury that kept him out of the World Series. The team says Dr. Riley Williams operated Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Williams also performed a debridement to remove...

As design element, ode to passion, big books are great gifts

Nov. 13, 2018 3:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether as a design element or an ode to a passion or hobby, coffee table books have it covered, especially as holiday gifts. Splashy, special interest books are in abundance this time of year and may seem extravagant when self-purchased. That's exactly why wrapping them up and handing them...

Amazon opens new outposts in New York, northern Virginia

Nov. 13, 2018 2:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which is growing too big for its Seattle hometown, is spreading out to the East Coast. The online shopping giant ended its 14-month-long competition for a second headquarters Tuesday by selecting New York and Arlington, Virginia, as the joint winners. The two cities will each get...

Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts

Nov. 13, 2018 2:27 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's hottest online retailer. The communities will be subject to outsized influence...

The Latest: El Chapo lawyer: Defense has nothing to prove

Nov. 13, 2018 2:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest from the New York trial of the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" (all times local): Noon: A lawyer for the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" says he's ready to defend his client and has nothing to prove. Eduardo Balarezo spoke to journalists on Tuesday while entering the...

Nets say LeVert could return from foot injury this season

Nov. 13, 2018 1:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert's injury wasn't as bad as it looked. The Brooklyn Nets said Tuesday their leading scorer suffered only a dislocation of his right foot and no fractures, and he could return this season. That's far better than what was feared when LeVert's leg appeared to bend in a gruesome...

Amazon East: Incentives from, benefits for new Amazon HQs

Nov. 13, 2018 1:32 PM EST

Amazon could get more than $2 billion in tax breaks and other incentives as part of its deals to open up two new offices with more than 25,000 new jobs at each location. New York City and Arlington, Virginia, will be home to two new nerve centers, which are being called the second and third headquarters for the...

The Latest: In NYC, Arlington, not everyone Amazon thrilled

Nov. 13, 2018 1:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's second headquarters (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Not everyone in New York and Virginia is happy about being chosen to become the spot for new Amazon headquarter locations. Some see the billions in tax breaks as corporate welfare while others are worried about home...

Syracuse profits by handwriting thousands of late-tax notes

Nov. 13, 2018 12:57 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A city in New York state has found a novel way of motivating residents to pay their back taxes: personal notes handwritten by city officials. The idea stemmed from an experiment on late-tax payments, in which the city of Syracuse partnered with researchers at Syracuse University. City...