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Woodson Houses, a New York City housing project for seniors and the site of three murders of three women according to authorities is shown, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. n. A 78-year-old victim was found dead last week with a telephone cord around her neck in her apartment at the housing project. The building was the scene of two other killings of elderly women in 2015 and in 2019 that had sparked complaints about security. Thursday, authorities announced the arrest of a suspect, Kevin Gavin, in the unsolved slayings of the women. Gavin lived in the building and was known to run errands for residents. He was arrested after forensic evidence and witnesses linked him to the murders, the officials said. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Man arrested in 3 slayings at NYC senior housing project

Jan. 21, 2021 5:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested a man in the unsolved slayings of three women in the same building at a New York City housing project for seniors. Officials announced the arrest of Kevin Gavin on Thursday, about a week after a 78-year-old victim was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment, with a...

FILE - Utah Jazz's Royce O'Neale, right, defends Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game  in New York, in this Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, file photo. Kyrie Irving rejoined the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, saying he took a leave of absence because he “just needed a pause.” Irving practiced with the team and could play Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Kyrie Irving rejoins Nets, says he 'just needed a pause'

Jan. 19, 2021 3:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving rested his chin on his arms folded in front of him, looking worn down by his fight to balance his commitment to his team and his community. He wants to help the Nets. He also wants to support the underserved. “If you don’t create that distinction, then it’s...

Artist Brandon Litman looks on as posters of U.S. Senator-elect's Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., and Raphael Warnock tower behind him after Georgia's Senate runoff race on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Poster artist helped connect candidates, voters in Georgia

Jan. 19, 2021 3:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — For some, helping to get out the vote during Georgia's U.S. Senate runoffs meant writing checks for campaigns. Others signed up to canvass neighborhoods or make calls for campaign phone banks. Brandon Litman took a different approach by making thousands of pieces of art to connect the...

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Harden, Durant star as Nets edge Bucks 125-123

Jan. 18, 2021 11:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden missed a jumper with a chance for the lead, tracked down the rebound and fired it out to a wide-open Kevin Durant. Plays like that are why the Brooklyn Nets will be such tough opponents after reuniting the multi-time scoring champions. Even when teams stop one superstar,...

New York Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov (40), of Russia, makes a glove-save against the Boston Bruins during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Varlamov, Pageau lead Islanders to 1-0 win over Bruins

Jan. 18, 2021 8:53 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots for his 29th career shutout, Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored with 4:09 remaining, and the New York Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 in their home opener Monday. Adam Pelech fired a shot from the left point and Boston's Patrice Bergeron deflected the...

Irving sits out seventh straight game as Nets host Bucks

Jan. 18, 2021 8:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving missed a seventh straight game Monday and could rejoin the Brooklyn Nets later this week in his original NBA home. The Nets hoped their point guard would be able to return for the showdown against the Milwaukee Bucks in a matchup of Eastern Conference powers, listing him as...

Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden, center, shoots past Orlando Magic forward Dwayne Bacon, left, and center Nikola Vucevic, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Harden debuts with triple-double, Durant scores 42, Nets win

Jan. 16, 2021 9:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden and Kevin Durant needed a little while to remember how to play together again. Once they did, the Brooklyn Nets really got rolling — and they might still get to another gear when Kyrie Irving rejoins them. “The sooner we can be on the court together, it's going to...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden dribbles against the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Houston. (Troy Taormina/Pool Photo via AP)

Nets coach says Harden will start Saturday night vs Magic

Jan. 16, 2021 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden will start Saturday night in his Brooklyn Nets debut against the Orlando Magic. The three-time NBA scoring champion became available to play earlier in the day after all the players in the blockbuster trade that sent him from Houston to Brooklyn completed their physicals. Nets...

Martinez, Jackson lift Wagner past LIU-Brooklyn 76-74

Jan. 15, 2021 10:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Morales had 10 points and 14 assists and scored the go-ahead points on a jumper with three seconds left as Wagner edged past Long Island-Brooklyn 76-74 on Friday night. Will Martinez scored 19 points and Nigel Jackson added 17 points for the Seahawks,. DeLonnie Hunt chipped in 15 and...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond (3) drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Julius Randle (30) and Reggie Bullock (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Drummond has 33 points, 23 boards as Cavs top Knicks 106-103

Jan. 15, 2021 10:56 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andre Drummond tied his career high with 33 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and Cedi Osman scored 25 points in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-103 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night. Drummond posted the Cavaliers’ first 30-20 game since Carlos Boozer had 32 points...