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Longtime AP sports writer, editor Ben Olan dies at 96

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Olan, a sports writer and editor at The Associated Press for more than 50 years who was honored by the NHL Hall of Fame, has died. He was 96. Known for being nattily dressed during his days when AP headquarters was located at 50 Rockefeller Plaza, Olan passed away early Monday morning...

As ruling nears, immigrant fights for anti-deportation act

Nov. 11, 2019 12:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Mexican immigrant fighting President Donald Trump's attempt to end a program shielding young immigrants from deportation says he is nervous about the case finally being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Martín Batalla Vidal is a lead plaintiff in one of the cases to preserve the...

Big challenges await NYC's new police boss

Nov. 6, 2019 3:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Each month, Dermot Shea sits with other top New York City police officials and the mayor to brief reporters on the latest crime statistics. In front of them, often, is a big, blue sign featuring a variation on their underlying message: "Safest Big City in America." Appointed Monday to be...

Beltrán: Need to be "best friend" to Mets' GM as manager

Nov. 4, 2019 5:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán was back in familiar blue pinstripes Monday, buttoning up a New York Mets uniform while standing next to his new boss, Brodie Van Wagenen. The first-time manager is taking over following a tenuous season at Citi Field, and his plan to calm the clubhouse works from the...

Delta's new Terminal C is opening at NY LaGuardia Airport

Oct. 29, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines' new Terminal C is opening at New York's LaGuardia Airport, part of an $8 billion project to modernize the entire facility. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Delta CEO Ed Bastian and other officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Seven new gates will begin...

'I am back,' Bernie Sanders tells supporters at NYC rally

Oct. 19, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Storming past questions about his health, Bernie Sanders vowed that he's "more ready than ever" to fight for a political revolution — with a little help from new friends — at a rally Saturday that drew thousands to a New York City park. The rally offered a pointed reminder to...

Woman pleads to homicide in botched buttocks injection

Oct. 18, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who fled from New York to London rather than face charges in a botched silicone injection that killed a Maryland woman pleaded guilty Friday to criminally negligent homicide, prosecutors said. Donna Francis, 39, pleaded guilty to administering the buttocks injections that killed...

Plan to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026 approved

Oct. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane. The City Council voted 36-13 to replace the complex with four...

Man accused in probe of Giuliani associates is freed on bail

Oct. 16, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions made an initial court appearance Wednesday after flying to Kennedy Airport in New York City to turn himself in. David Correia, 44, made a brief appearance before a federal judge in...

Fashion's LaQuan Smith embraces that Champagne lifestyle

Oct. 15, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LaQuan Smith is all about the Champagne lifestyle: bubbly, luxurious and, especially when it comes to the women's clothes he creates, sexy. The designer made his New York Fashion Week debut at 21 with a sleek and sassy collection he dubbed "Water Goddess." Ten years later, his rise seems...