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Man arrested in gunfire that injured two officers in Bronx

Nov. 27, 2021 09:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 23-year-old man was arrested Saturday on attempted murder and other charges in an exchange of gunfire that injured two police officers and him. Police said Charlie Vasquez, 23, was under arrest in a hospital. It wasn't immediately clear when he would...

Half of NY's $2.4B in rent aid held up 6 months after launch

Nov. 27, 2021 00:31 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly $1 billion meant to cover back rent for New Yorkers who suffered economic hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic still hasn't made it into the hands of tenants six months after the program launched. That's led to exasperation, especially...

Booker, Suns extend win streak to 15, beat Knicks 118-97

Nov. 26, 2021 23:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Suns are taking a 15-game winning streak to Brooklyn for a showdown with the Nets. It feels like a big game — just not to the surging Suns. “We do it one at a time. We know we have a tough opponent tomorrow that’s...

Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

Nov. 26, 2021 20:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He was 91. ...

Mets agree to deal with All-Star 3B Eduardo Escobar

Nov. 26, 2021 19:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets and All-Star infielder Eduardo Escobar have agreed to a free agent contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because the agreement was pending...

Black Friday is back but it's not what it used to be

Nov. 26, 2021 17:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On this year's Black Friday, things almost seem normal. Malls and stores report decent-sized crowds, if not the floods of people that used to fight over the latest toys and electronics — online shopping is much too common for that now, and discounts...

Artemi Panarin starts 3-goal third; Rangers beat Bruins 5-2

Nov. 26, 2021 16:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored the first of New York’s three third-period goals with 8:25 left and the Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Friday afternoon, giving Gerard Gallant the best start in his first 20 games as coach in team history. The Rangers have 31...

GOP field in Pennsylvania's Senate race heads for reshuffle

Nov. 26, 2021 16:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican field of candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat in next year's election is churning anew, with the candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump out and intriguing new candidates possibly in. Out is...

Maxwell's brother says US prosecutors seeking to 'break' her

Nov. 26, 2021 15:33 PM EST

The brother of a British socialite charged with helping Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls says her prosecution is “the most over-hyped trial of the century,” designed to break a woman targeted by authorities desperate to blame someone for the late financier’s crimes. ...

Holcomb still chasing dream of becoming NFL head coach

Nov. 26, 2021 11:04 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As an African American growing up in Queens, New York, Al Holcomb spent his fall Sundays watching Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys on television, and dreaming of one day becoming an NFL head coach. The 51-year-old Holcomb has spent more than a...