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AP analysis: Unemployment, income affect life expectancy

Dec. 18, 2018 3:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life. In recent years, the U.S. has seen...

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Ranked teams getting pre-Christmas tests

Dec. 18, 2018 2:20 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The days leading up to Christmas are full of tests for some of the nation's top teams. The week's AP Top 25 schedule includes road games against ranked opponents for top-ranked Kansas and No. 14 Buffalo. Meanwhile, No. 2 Duke will meet No. 12 Texas Tech and No. 9 North Carolina faces...

Good boy! Service dog gets honorary diploma

Dec. 18, 2018 1:56 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Whenever Brittany Hawley went to class, her loyal service dog Griffin was there. If she needed her cell phone, Griffin would fetch it. Even when she assisted patients as part of an internship, Griffin was there helping out as well. So it's only fitting that when Hawley was honored for...

Suns use big 3rd quarter to beat Knicks for 3rd in a row

Dec. 17, 2018 11:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 4-24 record didn't discourage the Phoenix Suns, so a seven-point halftime deficit certainly wouldn't. The young Suns wiped away the second one, and insist they'll keep chipping away at the first. "We're building," guard Devin Booker said. "We're getting better every game." Booker tied his...

Morgan, Boeheim combine for 9 3s, lead Cornell over Longwood

Dec. 17, 2018 9:16 PM EST

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Morgan and Jimmy Boeheim combined for nine 3-pointers and 29 points to help Cornell hold off Longwood 70-64 on Monday night. Cornell had a 15-point lead with about 11 minutes left but the Lancers pulled to 55-51 with 2:50 remaining. Boeheim answered with a 3-pointer, Terrance...

Bills youth movement is beginning to make an impact

Dec. 17, 2018 8:08 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — First-round draft picks, quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, might be the Buffalo Bills' most high-profile rookies making a notable impact this season. They're not the only ones. Though eliminated from playoff contention, the Bills (5-9) are getting a promising...

Police: Students made 'horrifying' mock shooting videos

Dec. 17, 2018 7:28 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three students face felony charges of making a terroristic threat for posting online two brief videos where they act out a school shooting in someone's house. Civil rights experts on Monday raised First Amendment issues and called the arrests police overreach since the videos don't make...

Federal court says NY ban on nunchucks unconstitutional

Dec. 17, 2018 7:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1974 New York state ban on nunchucks that was put into place over fears that youth inspired by martial arts movies would create widespread mayhem is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a federal court has ruled. Judge Pamela Chen issued her ruling Friday in a Brooklyn federal...

Familia preferred to return to Mets, who also add OF Davis

Dec. 17, 2018 6:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeurys Familia would rather be a setup man for the New York Mets than a closer for someone else. Familia had 123 saves for the Mets, who traded him to Oakland last July. He instructed agents Sam and Seth Levinson to pursue any possibility to return to the Mets. "Honestly, that was my goal,...

APNewsBreak: Sabathia gets $500,000 bonus despite ejection

Dec. 17, 2018 6:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Plunking an opponent paid off for CC Sabathia. The New York Yankees gave Sabathia a $500,000 performance bonus, even though the 38-year-old left-hander was ejected from his final regular-season start six outs shy of the 155 innings specified in his contract for the payment. Sabathia hit...