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3 men found dead in separate NYC overnight blazes

Jan. 20, 2020 3:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities on Monday were investigating the deaths of three men in separate overnight blazes, with two of the men found in unusual circumstances. The New York Police Department said the first fire was shortly before 3 a.m. on Casals Place in the Bronx. Emergency officials found an...

Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, right, drives on Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews, left, during a NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Nets' Irving sits out vs 76ers with hamstring tightness

Jan. 20, 2020 2:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nets guard Kyrie Irving is missing Brooklyn's game against Philadelphia because of right hamstring tightness. Coach Kenny Atkinson said Irving was feeling soreness Sunday and then was checked again Monday before the team decided the All-Star point guard wouldn't play. Atkinson said the Nets...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse after a second day of jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

#MeToo prosecutors deploy experts early to thwart defense

Jan. 20, 2020 9:23 AM EST

When his trial opens in the coming days, Harvey Weinstein’s defense team is expected to go on the offensive against the women who have accused him of rape and sexual assault, in part by questioning if they acted like victims afterward. New York City prosecutors intend to counter with a strategy...

Dallas Mavericks forwards Kristaps Porzingis, right, and Dwight Powell watch from the bench during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Mavs' Porzingis says knee ready for game after false start

Jan. 20, 2020 2:13 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis stopped short of saying he was ready to return from a right knee issue that has sidelined him for 10 games because the Dallas Mavericks forward was a late scratch the last time he thought he was close. The 7-foot-3 Latvian also says he has recovered from an illness that...

Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) congratulates Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) after Bjorkstrand scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in New York. Bjorkstrom scored both goals as the Blue Jackets defeated the Rangers 2-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Bjorkstrand scores twice, rallies Jackets over Rangers 2-1

Jan. 19, 2020 11:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The surging Columbus Blue Jackets received a dose of stellar play from a rookie goaltender and a two-goal boost from returning Oliver Bjorkstrand to forge another close victory. Bjorkstrand scored twice, including with 26.5 seconds left, to lift the Blue Jackets over the New York Rangers...

Democratic Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, right, speaks during a service at the Vernon American Methodist Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, as the Rev. Robert Turner looks on at left. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Bloomberg offers plan to tackle racial economic inequality

Jan. 19, 2020 5:54 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made a pitch to African American voters the day before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., visiting the site of a race massacre nearly 100 years ago that left hundreds dead and the city’s thriving African...

David Olney, who wrote songs for music legends, dies

Jan. 19, 2020 5:20 PM EST

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — David Olney, a folk singer who wrote songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, died following a heart attack while performing in Florida, his publicist said Sunday. Jill Kettles said Olney was on stage in Santa Rosa Beach on Saturday when he was stricken. He was...

Transit Authority workers carry sandbags on the tracks in a subway station on New York's Upper West Side, Sunday, January 19, 2020. A water main break on Sunday morning flooded city streets on Manhattan's Upper West Side and disrupted subway service, the second one in a week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Water main break disrupts NYC subway service, 2nd in a week

Jan. 19, 2020 1:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A water main break on Sunday morning flooded city streets on Manhattan's Upper West Side and disrupted subway service, the second one in a week. The New York Police Department said on Twitter that the latest break was in the area of West 102nd Street and Central Park West. Streets in the...

Hope is rail line ready in 2021 for new Vermont Amtrak route

Jan. 19, 2020 11:20 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont transportation officials said they are hopeful upgrades to the rail line between Rutland and Burlington can be ready sometime next year, which will make it possible to resume Amtrak rail service between the two cities. Officials have been working for years to upgrade the 75...

Minor party sues over law making it harder to get on ballot

Jan. 19, 2020 11:13 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A minor political party in New York has sued over a new law approved by political appointees that will make it harder for parties to get on the ballot. The Serve America Movement Party filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan Tuesday claiming the new requirement violates...