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Strycova upset in first match at WTA's Bronx Open

Aug. 20, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wimbledon semifinalist Barbora Strycova was knocked out of the Bronx Open on Tuesday with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 loss to Bernarda Pera. Strycova was the No. 3 seed and was playing her opening match in the new WTA tournament after receiving a first-round bye. But the 33-year-old Czech, the oldest...

Mets reliever Gsellman has partially torn lat muscle

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets reliever Robert Gsellman has a partially torn lat muscle that puts the rest of his season in jeopardy, a significant blow to New York's improved bullpen as the team chases a playoff spot. Gsellman was placed on the 10-day injured list last weekend, retroactive to Aug. 14, with...

3 women sue Epstein's estate, citing rape, other sex acts

Aug. 20, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three women filed lawsuits Tuesday accusing Jeffrey Epstein of raping them or subjecting them to other forced sex acts, including one case while he was serving a Florida jail sentence that allowed him out to work during the day. The lawsuits in Manhattan federal court were filed on behalf...

'I can't breathe' case clouds de Blasio's tenure, 2020 run

Aug. 20, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio's relationship with New York City's police force was destined to be rocky. He took office promising to overhaul how the city's 36,000 officers interacted with the public, especially people of color. But Blasio's handling of one such interaction — the 2014 police...

New sex abuse lawsuits filed against Boy Scouts in New York

Aug. 20, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Boy Scouts who say they were molested as children by adult scout leaders filed nine lawsuits Tuesday in New York accusing the organization of failing to protect them. The cases, filed Tuesday in New York City and on Long Island, are among the latest of more than nearly 500...

Nike signs merchandising agreement with New York City

Aug. 20, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sneaker giant Nike will sell New York City-branded merchandise under a two-year licensing agreement. The deal reached last week will allow Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike to sell apparel with the logos of the NYPD or other iconic city institutions. A Nike spokeswoman said the deal is the...

Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR drug ring

Aug. 20, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and cited ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring, officials said Tuesday. Dominican Attorney General Jean Alain...

New York, 2 other states sue over Trump immigration rule

Aug. 20, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont sued the federal government Tuesday over new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. The states and city join a growing list...

Records: Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide

Aug. 20, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier's fortune. Court papers filed last week in the U.S. Virgin Islands list no details of beneficiaries but valued...

The Latest: Mayor says justice served in firing of officer

Aug. 20, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Eric Garner case (all times local): 2:50 p.m. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the police commissioner's firing of the officer whose chokehold contributed to the death of an unarmed black man means that "justice was served." De Blasio said Monday he...