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Heiress pleads guilty in NXIVM sex slave case

Apr. 19, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An heiress pleaded guilty on Friday in a sensational case accusing a cult-like upstate New York group of creating a secret harem of sex slaves for the group's self-anointed spiritual leader. Clare Bronfman admitted in her plea in federal court in Brooklyn that she harbored someone who was...

Embiid listed as doubtful for 76ers' Game 4 vs Nets

Apr. 19, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee, but was able to play in the first two games of the series. He warmed up before Game 3 on Thursday night before it was...

Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid

Apr. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid took off his warmup gear and changed into street clothes, his left knee feeling too sore to play. Even with the All-Star center sitting down, the Philadelphia 76ers were flying high in Game 3. Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 29 points and...

Embiid not playing in Game 3 because of sore knee

Apr. 18, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid is not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets because of a sore left knee. Embiid warmed up before the game but the 76ers announced shortly before the start that the All-Star center wouldn't be available. Greg Monroe was listed...

Price criticizes MLB for teams idle on Jackie Robinson Day

Apr. 17, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price thinks Major League Baseball made a mistake by having just 10 games Monday on Jackie Robinson Day. "Hey @mlb every year on April 15th we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day," Price tweeted Wednesday. "EVERYONE plays on that day next year deal? No one should have...

Officials announce new measures to fight NY measles outbreak

Apr. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials trying to contain a measles outbreak in a county north of New York City on Tuesday ordered all unvaccinated people exposed to the disease barred from public gathering places, including houses of worship, for up to three weeks. The order, issued by Rockland County, comes one day...

Second federal judge blocks Trump plan to send Haitians home

Apr. 12, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A second federal judge has blocked the Department of Homeland Security from forcing tens of thousands of Haitians to return to their native country. U.S. District Judge William F. Kuntz in New York issued a nationwide injunction Thursday preventing the department from terminating Temporary...

Wade has triple-double in finale; Nets beat Heat for 6 seed

Apr. 11, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwyane Wade was hurting, sitting on the training table trying to get enough treatment to get him on the floor one last time. A couple of hours later, he looked like a guy capable of playing well beyond the final night of his career. Wade had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his last...

LeBron, Carmelo, Chris Paul courtside for Wade's last game

Apr. 11, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwyane Wade had some superstar fans on hand for his final NBA game. LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony were all sitting courtside in Brooklyn on Wednesday night to watch Miami's game against the Nets. Wade punctuated his career with one last triple-double, finishing with 25...

Lawyer: Challenge to NYC's vaccination order in the works

Apr. 10, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's effort to halt a measles outbreak by ordering mandatory vaccinations in one Brooklyn neighborhood is facing opposition, with lawyers for parents opposed to vaccinations promising to file a lawsuit challenging the order by Friday. But city health officials say they have they...