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12 women say they were abused as children at school for deaf

Oct. 17, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Twelve women say in a lawsuit that they were sexually abused as children while attending a prestigious school for the hearing impaired. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday against the New York School for the Deaf, alleges that a now-deceased dormitory housemaster, Joseph Casucci,...

Wilson exec Michael Dowse replaces Gordon Smith as USTA CEO

Oct. 17, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Dowse is the new CEO and executive director of the U.S. Tennis Association. He replaces Gordon Smith, who is retiring. The USTA announced Dowse's appointment Thursday. Dowse has been president of Wilson Sporting Goods since 2013 and also has worked at Nike. He will start...

Correction: Opioid Crisis-Purdue story

Oct. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the judge handling the case. It is Robert Drain, not Roberts Drain. A corrected version of the story is below: Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its...

States say OxyContin maker Purdue should not pay bonuses

Oct. 3, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should be prohibited from giving $38 million in employee payouts as it goes through bankruptcy, attorneys general from 24 states said in a court filing Thursday. Purdue has said it needs to make bonus payments to keep employees and maintain operations...

NYPD commander who took Son of Sam's confession dies at 99

Sep. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Keenan, the police official who led New York City's manhunt for the Son of Sam killer and eventually took a case-solving confession from David Berkowitz, has died. His death Thursday at age 99 was announced by the police department and Keenan's family. He had been in declining health...

AP source: Yanks' Germán checked for alleged home incident

Sep. 20, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at home this week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke under condition of anonymity because no details have...

Purdue Pharma asks judge to stop lawsuits against Sacklers

Sep. 18, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma on Wednesday asked a bankruptcy court judge to halt all lawsuits against the company and its former directors, including members of the Sackler family, which owns the company. The request is a standard ask for a company that's filed for bankruptcy , as Purdue did this week in an...

Car smashes into lobby of Trump Plaza in NYC suburb

Sep. 18, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — A car smashed into the lobby of the Trump Plaza residential tower in New Rochelle, New York, slightly injuring two pedestrians, police said. The crash, which police were investigating as an accident, happened around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday in the New York City suburb, roughly 20 miles...

Car smashes into lobby of Trump Plaza in New York

Sep. 17, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a car has smashed through the glass-doored front lobby of the Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York. Authorities told WABC-TV the incident Tuesday night does not appear to be intentional. They say there are no indications it was anything more than an accident. The...

Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy unfolds

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed against it in a reckoning over the opioid crisis. At the first court hearing since the Chapter 11 filing...