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Nuggets beat Knicks for 6th straight, share of 1st in West

Mar. 22, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after missing out on the playoffs by just one game, Denver wouldn't mind snatching the top spot in the Western Conference from defending champion Golden State. At the same time, the Nuggets don't think it's the most important thing for a deep postseason run. Nikola Jokic had 21...

Yankees' Bird to play Saturday, 3 days after getting hit

Mar. 22, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird is scheduled to play Saturday, three days after getting hit on the right elbow by a pitch from Houston's Wade Miley. "I'm just glad it's good," Bird said Friday. Bird and Luke Voit will likely share time at first base and designated hitter to...

Sheep rescued from being tied to Brooklyn tree

Mar. 22, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A soaking wet sheep was found tied to a Brooklyn tree. That's what New York City police discovered in Coney Island Creek Park on Thursday night. Authorities don't know how the sheep ended up there, but they responded to a 911 call. The animal is now in the New York City Animal Care Center....

Art Mazmanian, star on USC's CWS title team, dies at 91

Mar. 22, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Art Mazmanian, an All-American second baseman on Southern California's first College World Series championship team in 1948 who later coached future major leaguers, has died. He was 91. The university said he died Friday in San Dimas, a Los Angeles suburb. No cause was given. Mazmanian...

Beyond Mueller report, Trump faces flurry of legal perils

Mar. 22, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump portrayed Robert Mueller as the bane of his existence, but even with the special counsel's Russia investigation wrapped up, he may still have to contend with state and federal investigators in New York. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan continue to pursue at least two...

UN chief visits mosque, stresses sanctity of religious sites

Mar. 22, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres went to the first mosque built in New York City on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community, urging people everywhere "to reaffirm the sanctity of all places of worship and the safety of all worshippers." Speaking a week after the terrorist...

Robert Durst faces new lawsuit in death of first wife

Mar. 22, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The legal saga surrounding real estate scion Robert Durst found yet another venue Friday, as a new lawsuit accused him of killing his first wife in New York and disposing of her body in 1982. The wrongful death claim, filed in state court, came two years after a judge declared Kathleen...

Yankees use prototype treated balls in batting practice

Mar. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees' hitters involved in testing a ball that has undergone a factory rubbing at a factory have issues with the prototype's color. "I was asked what I thought, and I thought it was too dark," outfielder Brett Gardner said. "The ball felt the same coming off the bat. I'd just...

Police: Man told Jewish co-worker she was in 'gas chamber'

Mar. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The arrest of a New York man on charges of harassing a Jewish co-worker at a health food store is the latest in a rising number of anti-Semitic episodes reported in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. The Democrat joined state police Superintendent Keith Corlett for the...

Prosecutor who probed President Trump's ex-lawyer quits

Mar. 22, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The prosecutor who led a New York probe of President Donald Trump's former personal attorney for the last year is stepping down. Robert Khuzami, 62, who presided over the case that led to guilty pleas by attorney Michael Cohen, will leave his post April 12. Cohen has since been disbarred. A...