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Martin Charnin, Tony-winning 'Annie' lyricist, dies at 84

Jul. 7, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Charnin, who made his Broadway debut playing a Jet in the original "West Side Story" and went on to become a Broadway director and a lyricist who won a Tony Award for the score of the eternal hit "Annie," has died. He was 84. He died Saturday at a White Plains, New York, hospital,...

McBride and Cambage lead Aces to 90-58 rout of Liberty

Jul. 7, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 24 points and Liz Cambage added 21 to lead the Las Vegas Aces to a 90-58 rout over New York on Sunday, ending the Liberty's four-game winning streak. Las Vegas (9-5) was playing two days after it's game against Washington was suspended at the half after an...

Ogunbowale has night to forget going 2 for 23 from the field

Jun. 29, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — All Arike Ogunbowale could do was shake her head as she glanced at the stat sheet in the locker room after Dallas lost by a point to New York on Friday night. The rookie had a rough night from the field, missing a WNBA-record 21 of 23 attempts. "Nothing you can do about that,...

Gray helps New York beat Dallas 69-68

Jun. 29, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Reshanda Gray just wanted to get one more win for Liberty assistant coach Charmin Smith, who had also coached her at Cal. Gray had 13 points, 11 rebounds and hit one of two free throws with 24.4 seconds left to lift the New York Liberty to a 69-68 victory over the Dallas Wings on...

Uber driver gets 3 years for kidnapping sleeping passenger

Jun. 24, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who drove for Uber in New York City has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for abducting a woman who fell asleep inside his vehicle. A judge Monday also ordered Harbir Parmar to pay more than $3,600 in restitution for overcharging customers. Parmar pleaded guilty in March...

Vandersloot scores 24 points, Sky beat Liberty 91-83

Jun. 19, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot wanted the ball in her hands with the game on the line. She scored 25 points, hitting five of six free throws in the final 37.2 seconds, to help the Chicago Sky beat the New York Liberty 91-83 on Wednesday night. "That's how you win games. Everyone says free...

Ex-day laborer gets 22 years to life in socialite slaying

Jun. 13, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former day laborer accused of bludgeoning a socialite to death at her family's suburban New York estate has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison. Esdras Marroquin Gomez was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty in May to killing 83-year-old Lois Colley at her North...

Nurse and Durr help Liberty beat Lynx 75-69

Jun. 12, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Kia Nurse and Asia Durr provided the offensive spark to help the New York Liberty beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-69 on Wednesday night. Nurse scored 26 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and Durr added a career-high 20. "Total team effort with a balanced scoring effort and...

Liberty end 17-game skid with 88-78 win over the Aces

Jun. 9, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Tina Charles and the New York Liberty finally ended the longest losing streak in franchise history with a complete effort against Las Vegas. Charles scored 21 points and Bria Hartley added 17 to help New York end a 17-game skid with an 88-78 win over the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday....

Cloud has career night in Mystics' 94-85 win over Liberty

Jun. 7, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — After losing in the WNBA Finals last year, Washington coach Mike Thibault tried to get a more balanced offense to complement Elena Delle Donne. It's worked so far. Natasha Cloud scored a career-high 26 points and the Mystics had five players in double figures to beat the New York...