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NY won't appeal overturned outside income ban for lawmakers

Oct. 19, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Attorneys for New York have signaled they are not challenging court rulings that invalidated a ban on outside income for state lawmakers and linked pay raises. Democratic Attorney General Letitia James' office has withdrawn its initial appeal of one ruling to the state Supreme Court's...

Man gets prison time for nightclub shooting that injured 5

Oct. 19, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A 32-year-old man who pleaded guilty to assault charges for a Watertown nightclub shooting has been sentenced to five years in prison. Julio Landron-Sanchez was sentenced in Jefferson County Court on Friday for the shooting that wounded five people last November 3. The shooting...

Sanders set for 'vigorous' campaign return after heart scare

Oct. 19, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Sanders isn't going anywhere. Less than three weeks after suffering a heart attack, the Democratic presidential contender is beginning what he's calling a "vigorous" return to campaigning with a rally expected to draw thousands of supporters to New York City on Saturday afternoon....

Bucks, 76ers eye East title with Leonard back in the West

Oct. 19, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple wins from beating Toronto. The Philadelphia 76ers were maybe a couple bounces from doing it a round earlier. Neither team was good enough to finish the job last season, but both think this is their time after Kawhi Leonard went back to the Western...

Verlander can't close out Yanks; ALCS heads back to Houston

Oct. 19, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander watched and waited, hoping Aaron Hicks' drive deep down the right field line would hook foul at the last instant. When it bonked hard off the bright yellow foul pole for a three-run homer, Verlander crouched beside the mound and simply held up his glove, waiting for a new...

LeMahieu, Hicks lift Yanks over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS

Oct. 19, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton was filled with nerves, and so were New York Yankees fans, worried the season was slipping away. Tension only surged when the top of the first featured a little grounder that got away, a passed ball and a run-scoring wild pitch. No worries. Boom! DJ LeMahieu drove Justin...

Pitt beats Syracuse 27-20; defense racks up 9 sacks

Oct. 19, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When the Pitt Panthers went into halftime against Syracuse with an 18-point lead, quarterback Kenny Pickett didn't like what he saw and let his teammates know it. "Too many smiles," Pickett said, recounting his impassioned halftime speech. "I play this game real seriously. The game...

3 dead of gunshots in Harlem building that was on fire

Oct. 19, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emergency responders found a chaotic scene Friday at a Harlem building that was on fire while three people lay dead of gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide. Deputy Chief Martine Materasso, the commanding officer of Manhattan North detectives, said police first responded to a report...

Sharpton searches for the words to eulogize _ and galvanize

Oct. 19, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

A life taken at the hands of police. A grieving family. A divided nation. A stirring eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton. The 65-year-old civil rights activist has become a constant of the Black Lives Matter era with his presence in the pulpit after police shootings of African Americans, showing up in cities like...

In bullpen battle, Yanks can even ALCS vs Astros in Game 6

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole may get a chance to punch the Houston Astros' ticket to the World Series. Only if Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton and the rest of the New York Yankees' acclaimed relief corps force him to try. After staving off elimination with a 4-1 victory Friday night in the Bronx, the Yankees...