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LEADING OFF: DeGrom clear for next start, Severino set back

Jun. 12, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ CONCERN IN QUEENS Jacob deGrom plans to make his next scheduled start for the Mets despite having to leave his most recent outing because of an elbow ailment. DeGrom played...

Crime leads voter concerns as NYC mayoral primary approaches

Jun. 11, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear of crime is back as a political issue in New York City. For the first time in years it could be a prime factor in who voters pick as their next mayor. Early voting begins Saturday in the city's party primaries. Ballots are being cast as the city is...

Man held without bail in killing of NYC boy, 10, at barbecue

Jun. 09, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting of a 10-year-old boy killed at a family barbecue by bullets that police say were spurred by a quarrel over a driveway. Jovan Young, 29, was being held without bail after his...

Police arrest man in shooting death of 10-year-old boy

Jun. 08, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy killed when a gunman fired a spray of bullets into a home. Authorities said Jovan Young, 29, was facing charges including murder, attempted murder and assault in connection...

Police: 10-year-old boy fatally shot, uncle wounded in NYC

Jun. 06, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 10-year-old boy was killed and his 29-year-old uncle was wounded in a shooting in Queens, police said. The victims were shot as they entered a home in the Far Rockaway section at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, a police spokesperson said. Ten-year-old Justin...

Son’s grief, guilt become tribute honoring COVID-19 victims

Jun. 01, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Brian Walter knows he tried to protect his parents from the coronavirus, doubts torment him. Did he grab a wrong bottle of orange juice, one covered with infectious droplets? Did he get too close to his dad? What if he had worked a different shift...

Braves-Mets postponed again by rain, DHs in June and July

May. 31, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rainouts have become routine for the New York Mets. The series finale between the Mets and Atlanta Braves scheduled for Sunday night at Citi Field was postponed because of more wet weather in New York. The teams will make it up as...

Construction worker dies after fall from building roof

May. 27, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A construction worker died Thursday after falling from the roof of a two-story building, city officials said, the third fatal incident involving a construction worker in just over a week. The Department of Buildings said the worker fell 40 feet at the...

AP PHOTOS: The old and the new at rebuilt LaGuardia Airport

May. 27, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A multibillion dollar makeover of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport isn’t completely wiping away the airport’s storied past. Quietly functioning on the nearly 700 acres of the evolving transport hub are some of the oldest continuously operating...

In NYC's furthest flung neighborhood, vaccine a tough sell

May. 25, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If there's one place where people could fear the coronavirus more than a vaccination needle, it's the Far Rockaway section of Queens: Nearly 460 residents of the seaside neighborhood have died of COVID-19. That's one out of every 146 people who live...