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Back on the bump: New dad Cole sets sights on Yankees title

Jul. 3, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting ready for a high-profile New York Yankees debut at World Series champion Washington on July 23, Gerrit Cole explained his mindset. “There is only going to be only one coronavirus World Series champion, and so that's unique in and of itself,” he said Friday. “I...

Man arrested on charges of slashing toddler in face in NYC

Jul. 3, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been arrested on charges he slashed a toddler in the face in upper Manhattan, police said Friday. The assault happened at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Morningside Heights, police said. They said a man slashed a 2-year-old boy above the eye with an unknown sharp object...

Woman fatally stabbed in NYC, husband in police custody

Jul. 3, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 45-year-old Queens woman was fatally stabbed Friday, and her husband, who also suffered stab wounds, was in custody, police said. Officers responding to a 911 call shortly before 2:30 a.m. found a man and woman inside an apartment in Jackson Heights, both with stab wounds. The man and...

5 stabbed in dispute over illegal fireworks in NYC park

Jul. 3, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Five men were stabbed Friday after a dispute over illegal fireworks in the Bronx turned violent, police said. Police said a man was setting off fireworks in a public park in the South Bronx shortly before 1:30 a.m. when he was confronted by someone who objected to the fireworks, sparking a...

Today in History

Jul. 3, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 3, the 185th day of 2020. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops failed to breach Union positions...

A workout area sits idle in the concourse under the first base stands at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Boston. The Boston Red Sox are scheduled resume training camp Friday at Fenway. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

Zooming in to start unprecedented MLB summer camp amid virus

Jul. 2, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward was going to address his entire team before the start of MLB's unprecedented summer training camp, just like he did when spring training opened about 4 1/2 months ago. It was on a Zoom call instead of in person this time. When the New York Mets resume practice, 60-year-old...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019, file photo, Richard Donoghue, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, speaks during a news conference in his office, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, told his staff Thursday, July 2, 2020, that he is leaving his post for a job at the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, and will become the top deputy to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Brooklyn's US attorney tapped for Justice Department role

Jul. 2, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn is leaving his post for a job at the U.S. Justice Department in Washington. Richard Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, told his staff Thursday that he will become the top deputy to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A....

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2006, file photo,a  Joe DiMaggio 1947 MVP Award Plaque is displayed at a news conference in New York. The plaque features the name and image of Kenesaw Mountain Landis. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek, File)

MVP plaque presenters to discuss Landis' name on MLB trophy

Jul. 2, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball organization that presents the annual MVP awards will consider whether the name of former commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis should be pulled from future plaques. “The issue is being addressed,” Jack O’Connell, longtime secretary-treasurer of the Baseball...

FILE - This Aug. 13, 2019, file photo shows New York City's Metropolitan Correctional Center. On Thursday, July 2, 2020, U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said that federal lockup failed to implement common-sense measures to protect prisoners after a COVID-19 outbreak infected dozens of inmates at the facility and will allow a lawsuit brought by four inmates to proceed. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Judge: NY lockup's COVID-19 response lacked common sense

Jul. 2, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan federal lockup failed to implement common-sense measures to protect prisoners after a COVID-19 outbreak infected dozens of inmates at the facility, a judge said Thursday. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said four inmates who sued over conditions at the Metropolitan...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, New York state Sen. Julia Salazar, D-18th District, speaks to state legislators during a public hearing in Albany, N.Y. On Thursday, July 2, 2020, a news release by Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced that Salazar has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-quarantining at home. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

New York state senator tests positive for COVID-19

Jul. 2, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The leader of the state Senate says a New York City senator has tested positive for COVID-19. State Sen. Julia Salazar, who represents Brooklyn neighborhoods including Bushwick, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Thursday news release released by Senate Majority Leader...