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Yankees' Boone ejected by West over balls and strikes

Sep. 21, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected by crew chief Joe West in the first inning of New York's game against Toronto for arguing balls and strikes. Boone yelled from the dugout Saturday at plate umpire Jeremie Rehak after Giancarlo Stanton struck out looking against Blue Jays starter T.J....

Torres' hamstring MRI is negative; Yankees dodge scare

Sep. 21, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The playoff-bound Yankees have dodged a September scare. An MRI of Gleyber Torres' achy right hamstring came back negative a day after the star second baseman fell awkwardly fielding a ground ball. The team announced the MRI results about 15 minutes before New York played the Toronto Blue...

Woman charged with killing 75-year-old man, torching house

Sep. 21, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman has been arrested on charges of beating a 75-year-old man to death and torching his Long Island house to cover up the crime. Jennifer Gross was arrested Friday on charges of killing James Coppola inside his Centre Island home on Nov. 20, 2018 and setting the house on fire....

1 dead after underground tank explodes at NY gas station

Sep. 21, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

DICKINSON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating an explosion in an underground tank at an upstate New York gas station that killed a worker. State police say the explosion happened Friday afternoon at a Speedway station in the town of Dickinson in Broome County. Police say 57-year-old Arthur Hines was...

Capitol Watch: License plates and primary dates

Sep. 21, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dropped — for now — a plan to force motor vehicle owners to replace all license plates that are more than 10 years old. The proposal had run into immediate opposition from lawmakers, many of them upstate...

Columnist says town board member attacked him, threw phone

Sep. 21, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — A columnist who covers local tax issues in New York says a town board member threw a water bottle at his head, grabbed his cellphone and threw it, breaking the screen. Journal News columnist David McKay Wilson filed a complaint with the Putnam County Sheriff's Department after he said...

Dozens of dead cats found in NY home after eviction

Sep. 21, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of dozens of cats found at an upstate New York home after the former owner was evicted. The Times Herald-Record reports that the remains of 89 cats had been removed from the house in Montgomery as of midday Friday. Montgomery town Police...

12 bomb squads in New York share $2 million federal grant

Sep. 21, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A dozen local bomb squads in New York state will share a $2 million federal grant for equipment and training. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that the money from the federal Homeland Security Grant Program will help combat threats from improvised explosive devices. The money also will be...

New $30M supportive housing complex completed in the Bronx

Sep. 21, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials are hailing the completion of a new $30 million supportive housing complex in the Bronx. The facility, in the Bedford Park neighborhood, includes 82 apartments for low-income families at risk of homelessness as well as adults with disabilities. Known as Webster Green,...

LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling Cubs

Sep. 21, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: TEXAS ONE-STEP The Astros can clinch a third straight AL West title with a win over the Angels or a loss by Oakland. Houston has won six straight games and is already assured a postseason spot, and it's getting shortstop Carlos Correa in the swing of things at...