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Merrimack owns second half, beats St. Francis (BKN) 60-50

Feb. 13, 2020 10:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Devin Jensen hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and Merrimack dominated the second half to beat St. Francis (Brooklyn) 60-50 on Thursday night. Jensen sank 4 of 5 shots from 3-point range and added nine rebounds and two steals for the Warriors...

Clark lifts LIU-Brooklyn over Central Connecticut 90-74

Feb. 13, 2020 9:55 PM EST

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Raiquan Clark scored 22 points as Long Island-Brooklyn defeated Central Connecticut 90-74 on Thursday night. Ty Flowers added 21 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for the Sharks (12-13, 7-5 Northeast Conference). Jermaine Jackson Jr. had 15 points and seven assists. Jashaun...

FILE - In this March 4, 2011 file photo, federal Judge Jack Weinstein speaks with reporters after visiting the Louis Armstrong housing projects in Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York. Weinstein, who was nominated by President Lyndon Johnson and who contributed to the landmark case that struck down racial segregation in public schools is retiring at age 98. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Longest-serving federal judge, named by LBJ, retires at 98

Feb. 13, 2020 11:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City who was nominated by President Lyndon Johnson and who contributed to the landmark case that struck down racial segregation in public schools is retiring at age 98. U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein was known for favoring lenient sentences and...

Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) gets his hand on the hand of Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher (25) as Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) looks on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Raptors' 15-game win streak snapped with 101-91 loss to Nets

Feb. 12, 2020 11:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto Raptors were hoping to keep rolling right into the All-Star break. Instead, they had their franchise-record winning streak stopped at 15 games with a 101-91 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Still, the reigning NBA champions are 40-15 despite losing Kawhi Leonard last summer and...

US to seek extradition of Mexican drug kingpin's nephew

Feb. 10, 2020 9:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in Brooklyn said Monday they intend to seek the extradition of a nephew of convicted Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, a notorious underworld figure who is on the FBI’s most wanted list for the murder of a federal agent over three decades ago. The U.S....

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Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey headline arena like rock stars

Feb. 8, 2020 9:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey headlined Brooklyn’s Barclays Center like an A-list duo Saturday, getting a rock-star like applause from a feverish audience of fans on a stage typically reserved for pop, rap and basketball stars. It was the fifth tour stop of “Oprah’s...

McLean leads St. Francis (BKN) past Mount St. Mary's 70-67

Feb. 8, 2020 6:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Unique McLean scored a career-high 21 points and made two free throws with 13 seconds left in the game to help St. Francis-Brooklyn hold off Mount St. Mary's 70-67 on Saturday. McLean sank 8 of 16 shots from the floor for the Terriers (11-13, 5-7 Northeast Conference) and added four...

FILE- In this April 25, 1997, file photo, Author Roger Kahn, author of the bestseller

Roger Kahn, elegant 'Boys of Summer' author, dies at 92

Feb. 7, 2020 5:20 PM EST

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Roger Kahn, the writer who wove memoir and baseball and touched millions of readers through his romantic account of the Brooklyn Dodgers in "The Boys of Summer," has died. He was 92. He died Thursday at a nursing facility in Mamaroneck, a Westchester County suburb, son Gordon Kahn...

New York Islanders' Kieffer Bellows (20) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in New York. The Islanders won 5-3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Rookie Bellows scores 2, Islanders rally to beat Kings 5-3

Feb. 6, 2020 11:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kieffer Bellows has made quite an impression for the New York Islanders in just two games in the NHL. Bellows scored his first two goals to help the Islanders rally for a 5-3 win over the last-place Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. The 21-year-old left wing had an assist in his NHL...

Authorities: Man shot in face during immigration operation

Feb. 6, 2020 6:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the shooting of a man in Brooklyn that involved a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer, a case that is inflaming passions around New York City's sanctuary policies. The shooting happened around 8:15 a.m. Thursday in the Bensonhurst...