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Yanks rally to sweep Rangers, roll into Fenway showdown

Sep. 22, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres doubled home Joey Gallo for the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, Gary Sánchez followed with a two-run homer and the New York Yankees rallied past the Texas Rangers 7-3 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep heading into a divisional gauntlet that will...

Kiermaier hit after scouting report flap; Rays to playoffs

Sep. 22, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hit by a pitch two days after scooping up a Toronto scouting report and setting off a flap, Kevin Kiermaier hopes to see the Blue Jays in the playoffs. “Oh yeah, it was intentional,” Kiermaier said after reliever Ryan Borucki hit him on...

Ukraine's leader takes UN to task as 'retired superhero'

Sep. 22, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders who are “playing” at unity and stuffing pressing problems into an overflowing bag of woe. A world that's in the same boat, but first-class passengers get the lifeboats. A United Nations that resembles ”a retired superhero" that has lost sight of what it...

NYC vaccine mandate for teachers, staff to go forward

Sep. 22, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A vaccine mandate for New York City's public school teachers and other staffers can go forward as planned next week, after a state judge on Wednesday lifted a temporary restraining order. The city had announced last month that school employees would have...

12th inmate dies as New York City's jail crisis intensifies

Sep. 22, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate on a New York City jail barge died Wednesday after a medical emergency, the city’s Department of Correction said. It is at least the 12th death of a city inmate this year and the second this week amid what some elected officials and advocates have deemed a...

R. Kelly's rules protected him, prosecutors in sex trial say

Sep. 22, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly got away with sexually abusing underage victims for more than two decades by ruling his inner circle enablers with an iron fist, a prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday at the R&B singer’s sex-trafficking trial. “The defendant set rules,...

California man charged with perjury in Hollywood execs suit

Sep. 22, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been charged by New York federal prosecutors with perjury for allegedly falsifying emails to support his lawsuit against entertainment industry executives. Rovier Carrington, 22, was arrested Tuesday in California and released on...

Gun, badge, app: NYPD uses tech to tackle community concerns

Sep. 22, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new smartphone app being rolled out this week allows officers in New York City’s community policing program to log neighborhood concerns like graffiti, loud music and public intoxication and keep track of whether they’ve been addressed. The...

Yankees power past Rangers 7-1 to keep pace in playoff race

Sep. 22, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After their biggest bats did plenty of damage, the New York Yankees auditioned a new bullpen weapon for the stretch drive: Luis Severino. Giancarlo Stanton lined a laser beam of a home run, Aaron Judge added a three-run shot and the Yankees powered past...

Wild card leader Red Sox beat stumbling Mets 6-3, 6th in row

Sep. 22, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and a two-run double in the sixth, lifting the AL wild-card leading Boston Red Sox over the stumbling New York Mets 6-3 on Tuesday night. With the Red Sox wearing jarring yellow and blue...