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Tsai completes purchase of Nets, arena, hires Levy as CEO

Sep. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO. Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the team and Barclays Center on Wednesday, then announced that he had hired former Turner Broadcasting President David Levy to oversee both. Tsai's purchase of the Nets was unanimously...

Review: 'Red at the Bone' is Woodson's dazzling new novel

Sep. 16, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

"Red at the Bone" (Riverhead Books), by Jacqueline Woodson Jacqueline Woodson begins her dazzling new novel, "Red at the Bone," with an afterthought, in the middle of things, and breaking all the rules of grammar by starting with a "but": "But that afternoon there was an orchestra playing." With that sentence,...

Haney easily beats Abdullaev, bout stopped after 4 rounds

Sep. 14, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Devin Haney has only one opponent on his mind. The 20-year-old dominated from the start Friday night and stopped Zaur Abdullaev after four rounds to win their WBC interim lightweight bout that should catapult Haney to a fight with champion Vasyl Lomachenko. "Lomachenko, this guy doesn't...

Michael Kors pays tribute to American style on 9/11

Sep. 12, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There were no flag outfits, but Michael Kors' show for New York Fashion Week was very much a patriotic tribute as he saluted American fashion with a collection that ran from nautical chic to classic glamour-girl gowns to whimsical polka-dot designs. Taking place Wednesday, the last official...

Defiant terror defendant makes lawyer enter not guilty plea

Sep. 11, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. citizen and former New Yorker accused of becoming a sniper for the Islamic State group stood silent as his lawyer entered a not guilty plea for him on Wednesday, with the lawyer saying afterward that her client had refused to do it himself. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov "lives by Sharia...

Pyer Moss celebrates black culture with fashion and music

Sep. 9, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a huge choir that veered from stirring, soaring gospel, then spit verses from Cardi B and sang lines from Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y."; a spoken word artist who reminded the audience that rock 'n' roll was born because of a black, queer woman ; and a stunning collection of clothes...

Billy Crudup among readers for tribute to DeLillo classic

Sep. 9, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the classic works of literary baseball writing, Don DeLillo's "Pafko at the Wall," will get a celebrity reading next month. Actors Billy Crudup, Zachary Levi and Tony Shalhoub will narrate DeLillo's celebrated fictionalization of the 1951 playoff game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and...

Brandon Maxwell gets emotional after a huge year of fashion

Sep. 8, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell has had quite the year. The designer joined the cast of "Project Runway" as a judge, had some of the most famous women in Hollywood wear his designs and he accompanied his best friend, Lady Gaga, to the Met Gala, changing her four times on the red carpet during fashion's...

Queer style kicks off NY Fashion Week with inclusive show

Sep. 6, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In celebration of gender-fluid fashion and inclusion of all kinds, the queer-style digital magazine dapperQ threw a runway party at the start of New York Fashion Week, filling the Beaux-Arts Court of the Brooklyn Museum with invited guests and nearly 2,000 members of the public. It was the...

Brooklyn Nets player charged with assaulting girlfriend

Sep. 3, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets player Rodions Kurucs has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend inside his apartment. The 21-year-old Latvian-born small forward turned himself in on Tuesday and was arraigned on a misdemeanor assault charge. He's due back in court Oct. 21. Police say...