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Dick Leitsch, gay activist who led 'sip-in,' dies at 83

Jun. 23, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A pioneering gay activist who led a 1966 "sip-in" at a New York City bar has died at the age of 83. Dick Leitsch (LIGHTSH) died Friday at a hospice in Manhattan. His death from liver cancer was confirmed by his brother, John Leitsch, of Louisville, Kentucky. Leitsch was a leader of the...

Capitol Watch: Summer campaigns, session misfires

Jun. 23, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers left a lot of unfinished business when they wrapped up their legislative work for 2018. High-profile proposals that didn't get a vote include proposals to authorize sports betting, eliminate cash bail and authorize early voting. Now that the...

World Cup an obsession in soccer-loving New Jersey towns

Jun. 23, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Every four years, around the time the World Cup kicks off, attendance at Harrison High School takes a dive. "Tremendous absenteeism," said Mike Dolaghan, a town councilman, maintenance supervisor for the Harrison school district and soccer aficionado. "I know from past World Cups."...

Major New York-area traffic bottleneck about to get worse

Jun. 23, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — It is the bane of tourists and truckers, theatergoers and weekday 9-to-5ers: the congested, pothole-strewn roadway that bisects the teeming towns overlooking the Hudson River before descending into the Lincoln Tunnel to New York City. In a region known for its soul-crushing...

Ornate NYC theater, used for years as a gym, to be restored

Jun. 23, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, Long Island University's basketball team played in a French Baroque movie palace in downtown Brooklyn. The gilded wall fountains, plastered statuettes and towering, one-of-a-kind Wurlitzer organ pipes of the historic Paramount Theater were preserved by the university when it...

Bellinger slams sinking Mets; Dodgers win 5-2 behind Wood

Jun. 23, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One timely swing by slumping Cody Bellinger turned a nip-and-tuck game in favor of the Dodgers. Bellinger hit a grand slam to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and Los Angeles beat the sinking New York Mets 5-2 on Friday night behind Alex Wood's effective pitching. "Yeah, it felt...

6 pitchers combine on 5-hitter, Rays beat Yankees 2-1

Jun. 22, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The high-powered New York Yankees were stymied by Tampa Bay's relievers. Six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a five-hitter, and the Rays beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Friday night. Utilizing a bullpen day, the Rays improved to 14-31 against teams with a .500 or better record with...

6 pitchers combine on 5-hitter, Rays beat Yankees 2-1

Jun. 22, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a five-hitter, and the Rays beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Friday night. Utilizing a bullpen day, the Rays improved to 14-31 against teams with a .500 or better record with the victory over the team with the majors' best record. Winner Ryan...

Man convicted of escaping ICE custody at NYC airport

Jun. 22, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Senegalese man has been convicted of escaping from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in New York's Kennedy International Airport. A jury in federal court in Brooklyn deliberated for about two hours on Friday before finding Mohamadou Lamine Mbacke guilty of the misdemeanor....

The Latest: Cohen denies discussing Trump with Tom Arnold

Jun. 22, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a photo of President Donald Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, and comedian Tom Arnold that has fueled speculation Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to share them (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen says he...