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R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

Sep. 27, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A...

Hospitals fear staffing shortages as vaccine deadlines loom

Sep. 27, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

Hospitals and nursing homes around the country are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. With such ultimatums taking effect this week in states like New York, California, Rhode Island...

Quarterback Taylor Heinicke needs more Alex Smith in game

Sep. 27, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

Among the knocks against Alex Smith in his final NFL season with Washington were his inability to stretch the field and a propensity to play it safe. Enter Taylor Heinicke, the gunslinger who played with reckless abandon when he started in place of Smith in the playoffs...

Giants are 0-3 and heading into a tough part of the schedule

Sep. 27, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Saquon Barkley poured out his heart discussing the New York Giants' second straight 0-3 start and his feelings about the team. For the record, Barkley believes this team is special, despite the winless mark. The offense has more talent than...

Global Citizen Live generates $1.1 billion to fight poverty

Sep. 27, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour concert that featured performances from Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, BTS and Elton John and dozens of other stars, raised more than $1.1 billion in commitments and pledges over the weekend to fight extreme poverty. ...

NYC to hire forecaster, beef up warnings after Ida flooding

Sep. 27, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is planning to hire a private weather forecaster, design more systems to catch and drain water and issue earlier and more aggressive warnings to residents under a new plan to respond to heavy rainfall like the deadly deluge Hurricane Ida dropped on the city...

Irving asks for privacy about vaccine, availability for Nets

Sep. 27, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to attend the Brooklyn Nets' media day, Kyrie Irving asked for privacy Monday when pressed about his vaccination status and availability for home games. On a bizarre day in which comedian David Letterman was present but Irving wasn't, the All-Star...

Changing places: Hyman to Edmonton, Chara to Isles

Sep. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

One call from Connor McDavid was all Zach Hyman needed to put unfinished business with the Toronto Maple Leafs behind him upon joining the Edmonton Oilers. Hyman left his hometown team to sign a $38.5 million, seven-year contract with McDavid and the Oilers, who are...

Bills' Allen-led attack finds swagger in rout of Washington

Sep. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills safety Micah Hyde might have been speaking for the entire team and fan base in assessing Josh Allen and the offense’s sudden return to dominance. “That’s the offense we know and love,” Hyde said, following a 43-21 win over the...

Vaccination deadline arrives for NY healthcare workers

Sep. 27, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As the deadline closed in for hospital and nursing home workers in New York state to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul made an 11th-hour plea to holdout health care workers to get inoculated. “To those who have not yet made that...