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Police: 2 men fatally struck during NY 'road rage' dispute

Jul. 05, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

KENT, N.Y. (AP) — Two men got out of their cars to argue on a New York highway and were fatally struck by a third car, police said. The crash happened at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 84 in the town of Kent. Mark Hall, 38, and Fabian Tirado, 22, stopped in the right lane...

Nimmo, Lindor homer as first-place Mets beat Reds 7-4

Jul. 04, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Nimmo and Francisco Lindor homered, helping the New York Mets beat the lowly Cincinnati Reds 7-4 on Monday night. Taijuan Walker (7-2) struck out nine in six innings as NL East-leading New York earned its second straight win after a stretch of four losses...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer returns for Mets, Taillon on a roll

Jul. 05, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAX IS BACK Mets ace Max Scherzer returns to a major league mound for the first time since May 18 when the NL East leaders play at Cincinnati. The right-hander, who turns 38 in three...

Uneasy US tries to fete a July 4 marred by parade shooting

Jul. 04, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S. and further rocked a country already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. ...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer returns for Mets, Taillon on a roll

Jul. 04, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Tuesday: ___ MAX IS BACK Mets ace Max Scherzer returns to a major league mound for the first time since May 18 when the NL East leaders play at Cincinnati. The right-hander, who turns 38 in...

Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

Jul. 04, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut put a protester in a chokehold while gobbling his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, powering down 63 hot dogs and buns at the annual exhibition of excess. In...

Buffalo house fire kills man, 3 daughters; mom hospitalized

Jul. 04, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A fire ripped through a Buffalo home before dawn Monday, killing a man and two of his adult daughters and sending their mother to a hospital, firefighters said. Officials are investigating what caused the blaze, which started on the second floor of a house near...

A list of recent high-profile shootings in the US

Jul. 04, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

The latest high-profile shooting in the United States happened on July Fourth, when a gunman opened fire on parade-goers in a Chicago suburb. Other notable episodes of gun violence in recent weeks: VESTAVIA HILLS, ALABAMA At least two...

Beaches reopen after shark attacks Long Island lifeguard

Jul. 04, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Officials were using drones to watch for sharks Monday at some Long Island beaches after a shark attack injured a lifeguard. Lifeguards also started work an hour early to scan the water for signs of sharks off Smith Point and Cupsogue beaches, Suffolk County...

Flamethrower used to torch Pan-African flag flying on pole

Jul. 04, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A person using a flamethrower set fire Saturday to a Pan-African flag flying on a pole outside the headquarters of the Uhuru Movement, a Black international socialist group based in Florida. Security video released by the group shows the driver of a...