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'Very confident': NYC hospitals prepare for virus resurgence

Oct. 30, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like battle-hardened veterans, New York City hospitals and nursing homes are bracing for a potential resurgence of coronavirus patients, drawing on lessons learned in the spring when the outbreak brought the nation's largest city to its knees. The new playbook derives from the apocalyptic...

Today in History

Oct. 30, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 30, the 304th day of 2020. There are 62 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 30, 2005, the body of Rosa Parks arrived at the U.S. Capitol, where the civil rights icon became the first woman to lie in honor in the Rotunda; President George W....

Debris falls from supertall NYC skyscraper; no one injured

Oct. 29, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Debris fell from a supertall skyscraper nearing completion in New York City as the top of a crane spun in the wind Thursday evening, but no one was injured, officials said. Video posted to social media showed the top of the crane revolving in a full circle in rainy weather at the building,...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans after an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 1 Clemson dealing with rash of injuries on defense vs BC

Oct. 29, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 Clemson already faced a challenge because of a rash of injuries. Now, the Tigers will have to play without star quarterback Trevor Lawrence after he tested positive for COVID-19. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement released by the school Thursday night that Lawrence is...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Zack Britton winds up during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees plan to plan to exercise two option years on Britton worth $27 million and to decline options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ. The decisions were disclosed by a person familiar with the team’s decisions who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 29, because they had not been announced. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Yanks plan to exercise Britton option, not Gardner or Happ

Oct. 29, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees plan to plan to exercise two option years on reliever Zack Britton worth $27 million and to decline options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ. The decisions were disclosed by a person familiar with the team’s decisions who spoke on the condition of...

Brach exercises option for $2,075,000 Mets salary for '21

Oct. 29, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Brad Brach exercised the 2021 player option in his contract with the New York Mets on Thursday, a deal worth a $2,075,000 salary for next season. The 34-year-old right-hander was 1-0 with a 5.84 ERA in 14 relief appearances in his first full season with the Mets, who signed him in...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones walks off the field after an NFL football game Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Giants' Jones regrets taking mask off in NYC bar

Oct. 29, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a little prodding, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones expressed regret for taking off his mask in a closed New York City bar last weekend. Speaking for the first time since a video at the bar was released, Jones did his best to avoid discussing the incident that...

FILE - This Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, shows the FBI seal at a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. In an alert Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, the FBI and other federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system that could lock up their information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US health care system

Oct. 29, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals could unleash a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system, an effort that, if successful, could paralyze hospital information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. In a joint alert Wednesday,...

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) looks to hand off during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Darnold, Jets preparing for Chiefs' 'game wreckers' on D

Oct. 29, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold and the New York Jets know there's plenty more to the Kansas City Chiefs than just Patrick Mahomes and the high-powered offense. The other side of the ball is pretty potent, too. The Chiefs are ranked 18th in overall defense, but are fourth in the NFL against the pass with a...

Cyberattack hits Vermont network, including 6 hospitals

Oct. 29, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

A cyberattack has caused significant, ongoing computer network problems for the University of Vermont Health Network, affecting its six hospitals in Vermont and New York, officials said Thursday. The network is working with the FBI and the Vermont Department of Public Safety on the investigation, said spokesman...