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Breanna Stewart says return to Seattle with Liberty "feels good, but also very weird"

May. 30, 2023 21:32 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart got right to the point: Returning to Seattle “feels good, but also very weird.” Stewart was back in Climate Pledge Arena on Tuesday as the New York Liberty faced the Seattle Storm. It was her first time as a visitor inside the building and first...

3rd man charged in 2002 shooting death of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay

May. 30, 2023 20:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A third man has been charged in the 2002 shooting death of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay, prosecutors said Tuesday, marking the latest movement in a case that languished for years. Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York filed a superseding indictment...

NYPD officer cites 'courtesy cards,' used by friends and family of cops, as source of corruption

May. 30, 2023 19:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer is speaking out against the use of “courtesy cards” by friends and relatives of his colleagues on the force, accusing department leaders of maintaining a sprawling system of impunity that lets people with a connection to law enforcement avoid...

Ruling clears way for Purdue Pharma to settle opioid claims, protects Sacklers from lawsuits

May. 30, 2023 19:16 PM EDT

A federal appeals court cleared the way for the maker of OxyContin to settle thousands of legal claims tied to the opioid epidemic while shielding the wealthy owners of Purdue Pharma, the Sackler family, from future lawsuits. Under the plan approved Tuesday by the 2nd U.S. Circuit...

Twitter NYC cleaning workers sue over firings they say spoiled 'Christmas holidays'

May. 30, 2023 19:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven former Twitter cleaning workers at its New York City offices sued the company Tuesday, saying they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay and damages after they were abruptly fired in December. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court maintained...

New Hampshire city recognized for historic role in racially integrating baseball in the 1940s

May. 30, 2023 18:45 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The conversation around racial integration in baseball often revolves around Jackie Robinson, who broke the major league color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. But a year earlier, history was being made in the city of Nashua, New Hampshire. It was...

NYC enacts 'Homeless Bill of Rights,' but doubts arise over key provisions such as right to shelter

May. 30, 2023 17:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Eric Adams allowed a “Homeless Bill of Rights” to become law over the weekend, a step supporters say will strengthen legal protections for the unhoused in a city struggling with a record number of people in its shelter system. The measure passed...

New York pot regulators vote to settle lawsuit stalling upstate dispensaries

May. 30, 2023 13:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York marijuana regulators voted Tuesday to settle a federal lawsuit that has blocked them from granting dispensary licenses in the Finger Lakes region. The settlement reviewed at a meeting of the Cannabis Control Board would remove a legal impediment that...

Jordan Donica, Tony Award nominee for 'Camelot,' is Broadway's rising star

May. 30, 2023 11:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jordan Donica was about 9 or 10, his aunt took him to New York City with a mission: Get the notion of making it on Broadway out of his system. Thankfully, that mission failed spectacularly. “It was raining and I was dancing through the streets of Times...

Federal panel overrules another judge to pave the way for acceptance of Purdue Pharma’s settlement of US opioid lawsuits

May. 30, 2023 10:44 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal panel overrules another judge to pave the way for acceptance of Purdue Pharma’s settlement of US opioid lawsuits.