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Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question

May. 19, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and New...

APNewsBreak: Schumer calls for probe of Chinese rail tech

May. 19, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said in a statement to The...

Wilder KOs Breazeale in 1st round to defend heavyweight belt

May. 19, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Deontay Wilder believes they are coming, the mega matchup with Anthony Joshua and the rematch with Tyson Fury. Until then, he moved onto some business with Dominic Breazeale. He took care of it quickly and emphatically. Wilder got back into the win column Saturday night, knocking out...

Today in History

May. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2019. There are 226 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 19, 1649, England was declared a republic by Parliament following the execution of King Charles I. (The monarchy was restored in 1660.) On this date: In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the...

LEADING OFF: A's thump Tigers, Sale starts, Callaway cloud?

May. 18, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ALL A'S The Athletics try to beat Detroit for the 16th time when Mike Fiers starts at Comerica Park. A win by the A's would equal the franchise record for the longest winning streak against one team. Oakland took 16 in a row from the Yankees from 1989-91....

Lopez, Marlins team on 1-hitter, hand Mets 4th loss in row

May. 18, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins starter Pablo Lopez followed his worst outing as a big leaguer with his best — both against the New York Mets. The result was the Marlins' first winning streak in nearly a month, and ramped-up speculation that Mets manager Mickey Callaway's job was in jeopardy. "I'm coming...

Alvarado rebounds, Rays top Yanks 2-1, back into 1st place

May. 18, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — José Alvarado stepped onto the Yankee Stadium mound, 18 hours after walking off with a look of disgust when he wasted a two-run, ninth-inning lead. Luke Voit, whose home run started the previous night's meltdown, singled leading off the 11th. Not this time. Alvarado struck out Aaron...

Digital billboard catches fire in Times Square

May. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters have responded to the scene of digital billboard on fire in Times Square. Flames stated to shoot out of the LED billboard just after 3 p.m. Saturday. The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there was no damage to the building the sign is attached to. A...

Sikhs say Nordstrom apologized for turban, waiting for Gucci

May. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community's top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it. "We feel that companies are commodifying and...

Didi Gregorius projected to return to Yankees next month

May. 18, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius is projected to return to the New York Yankees next month, a faster recovery from Tommy John surgery than expected. Gregorius is scheduled to play shortstop on Monday at extended spring training in Tampa, Florida, his first game action since surgery on Oct. 17 to replace a...