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Nik Wallenda and sister plan highwire walk over Times Square

May. 23, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For his next trick, daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to cross New York's Times Square — without his feet touching the ground. ABC announced Thursday that Wallenda and his sister Lijana will cross the tourist hotspot during a 1,300-foot (396-meter) simultaneous highwire walk 25 stories...

PATH passengers need cash, trouble processing credit

May. 23, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Passengers who ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York City better bring cash. The Port Authority says it is still unable to process credit and debit transactions at PATH vending machines and online Thursday. Auto replenishment SmartLink is not affected. PATH passengers...

New Albany monument set for Revolutionary War cannon trail

May. 23, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new monument is being unveiled along Albany's Hudson River waterfront to commemorate a major military feat pulled off by Continental soldiers during the American Revolution. The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area has placed a new monument and posted information at Jennings...

Mets second baseman Robinson Canó strains left quadriceps

May. 23, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Criticized for not running hard, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó got hurt hustling up the first base line. The 36-year-old slugger left Wednesday night's 6-1 win over Washington after straining his left quadriceps. Canó got hurt when he grounded out in the third inning...

Davis speeds to NY as Mets stun Nationals in 8th for 6-1 win

May. 23, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rajai Davis took batting practice Wednesday afternoon in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 38-year-old outfielder ended his night hitting a three-run homer that capped a thrilling eighth-inning rally for the New York Mets. "It was a normal day when it started," Davis said after a memorable 6-1...

Census: Big cities in US aren't growing like they used to

May. 23, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Big cities in the U.S. aren't growing like they used to. Most of the nation's largest cities last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier in the decade, according to population and housing unit estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The previous growth...

Torres hits 2 of Yankees' 5 HRs in 7-5 win over Orioles

May. 22, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Playing in a small ballpark against a struggling pitching staff, the New York Yankees went with their most obvious strength to pound out another victory. Gleyber Torres hit two of New York's five home runs, and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 Wednesday night to secure their...

Texas 8th-grader wins National Geographic contest

May. 22, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nihar Janga, an eighth-grader from Austin, Texas, with an already impressive array of awards, took home top honors Wednesday in the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee, an elite test of geographic knowledge. Janga triumphed during a competition at the National Geographic Society...

Ex-detective pleads guilty to operating brothels

May. 22, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A retired New York Police Department vice detective and his wife have admitted to running a prostitution and gambling ring that allegedly involved seven police officers and dozens of civilians. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Ludwig Paz pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted enterprise...

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

May. 22, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both...