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Firefighters honor Marine killed in Afghanistan

Apr. 22, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Firefighters in three states are honoring a U.S. Marine and firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. A police-escorted funeral procession carrying the remains of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman left Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Monday. It travelled through New...

Study: Fox News is obsessed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Apr. 13, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's name is on the lips of nearly everyone at Fox News. A study found that the New York City Democrat was mentioned 3,181 times on Fox News Channel and its sister Fox Business Network during the six-week period of Feb. 25 to April 7, or just under 76...

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Apr. 12, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores are...

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Apr. 12, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores are...

Peterson's 1st MLB hit in 9th sends Tigers past Yankees 3-1

Apr. 3, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dustin Peterson's parents were right there in the Yankee Stadium stands to see his first major league hit — a tiebreaking rocket off one of baseball's best closers. Hard to dream up any better scenario. Peterson laced a go-ahead double to deep left field against Aroldis Chapman in...

Man arrested in subway attack says woman threatened him

Mar. 24, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The man facing an assault charge in connection to an attack on a homeless woman on a New York City subway train claims she threatened him with a knife. The New York Post reports the court-appointed attorney for Marc Gomez made the claims at the 36-year-old's arraignment early Sunday in...

Man arrested in fierce subway attack captured on video

Mar. 23, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a vicious attack on a homeless woman that was caught on video. Marc Gomez faces charges of assault and harassment and is awaiting arraignment Saturday evening. Authorities could not say whether he had an attorney to speak for...

Ex-Marine, citing PTSD, gets prison for parking spat bombing

Mar. 20, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who joined the Marines two days after the Sept. 11 attacks was sentenced Wednesday to a decade in prison after blaming post-traumatic stress disorder for car bombing his neighbor after a parking dispute. Despite a fireball and an explosion powerful enough to buckle the car's doors,...

NYPD backtracks, says officer wasn't killed in 1999 shooting

Mar. 18, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says confusion surrounding a long-awaited arrest led officials to wrongly declare that an off-duty officer had been killed in a 1999 shooting in the Bronx. A police spokeswoman said Monday that Officer Vincent Ling survived and has since retired. Commissioner...

Correction: Officer's Shooting-Suspect Arrested story

Mar. 18, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 17 about the arrest of a man wanted in the 1999 shooting of a New York Police Department officer, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the officer had died, relying on information from the police department. A spokeswoman for the department now says Vincent Ling...