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This 2019 photo provided by The ALS Association shows Pat Quinn. Quinn, a co-founder of the viral ice bucket challenge, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at the age of 37. (Scott Kauffman/The ALS Association via AP)

Co-founder of viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies at 37

Nov. 23, 2020 2:29 AM EST

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A co-founder of the social media ALS ice bucket challenge, which has raised more than $200 million worldwide for Lou Gehrig’s disease research, died Sunday at the age of 37, according to the ALS Association. Pat Quinn was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as...

New York guard Jakai Robinson signs with Miami Hurricanes

Nov. 16, 2020 10:47 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jakai Robinson, a 6-foot, 4-inch guard from Ossining, New York, has signed to play for the Miami Hurricanes. Robinson attends Rock Creek Christian Academy in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He previously played at National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Maryland, where he led the Capital...

FILE - Seymour Topping, Pulitzer board administrator, speaks at the Graduate School of Journalism of Columbia University in New York, in this March 4, 2002, file photo. Topping, among the most accomplished foreign correspondents of his generation for The Associated Press and the New York Times and later a top editor at the Times and administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, died on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in White Plains, N.Y. He was 99. Topping passed away “peacefully” at White Plains Hospital, his daughter Rebecca said in an emailed statement. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Renowned world correspondent Seymour Topping dead at 98

Nov. 8, 2020 9:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Seymour Topping, among the most accomplished foreign correspondents of his generation for The Associated Press and the New York Times and later a top editor at the Times and administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, died on Sunday. He was 98. Topping passed away peacefully at White Plains...

Ex-cop-turned-lawyer admits cheating 9/11 worker of $900,000

Oct. 29, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former police lieutenant-turned-lawyer on Thursday admitted cheating a fellow officer of $900,000 he was due after working at the smoldering remains of the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Gustavo Vila, 62, pleaded guilty Thursday in White Plains...

FILE - In this  Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, Judging commences in the Best in Show competition in the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. The Westminster dog show is set to take a long walk. The nation’s top pooch pageant will be held outdoors at an estate about 25 miles north of Manhattan on June 12-13 because of the pandemic, the Westminster Kennel Club said Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Wanna go for a walk? Westminster dog show leaves NYC for '21

Oct. 22, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Westminster dog show is set to take a long walk. The nation’s top pooch pageant will be held outdoors at an estate about 25 miles north of Manhattan on June 12-13 because of the pandemic, the Westminster Kennel Club said Wednesday. The shift to the Lyndhurst site along the Hudson...

4 plead guilty after teen athlete killed by stray bullet

Oct. 1, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Four men pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old girl who was riding home from basketball practice when she was struck by a stray bullet in 2016. David Hardy, 25, pleaded guilty on Thursday to one charge related to Shamoya McKenzie's...