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Smoked out: Tips, videos lead to Capitol riot suspects in NY

Jan. 27, 2021 9:21 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man who boasted in a Facebook video that he was in the “Capitol building smoking with all my people!” and a Long Island man who told a friend on Instagram “I’d storm the Capitol for you any day" were arrested Wednesday in connection with...

Barge carrying toxic sediment sinks at NYC Superfund site

Jan. 27, 2021 8:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating after a barge carrying toxic sludge from Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal Superfund site sank back into the water, officials said Wednesday. The barge carrying an estimated 850 tons of dredged material was moored in nearby Gowanus Bay when...

AP source: Lefty Aaron Loup agrees to 1-year deal with Mets

Jan. 27, 2021 8:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets added a left-hander to their bullpen, agreeing to a one-year contract with Aaron Loup, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. Loup, 33, was...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 27, 2021 7:19 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Keep the Trains and Buses Running The New York Times Jan. 21 The coronavirus pandemic is jeopardizing the long-term health of the public transit systems that provide a crucial circulatory system for major American cities...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 27, 2021 6:45 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 26 The Mercury News and East Bay Times on California's easing of coronavirus restrictions: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to lift regional stay-at-home orders across the state makes absolutely no sense. The governor’s...

Minor scores 20 to carry Merrimack over LIU-Brooklyn 68-63

Jan. 27, 2021 6:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Minor tied his career high with 20 points plus 12 rebounds as Merrimack narrowly beat Long Island-Brooklyn 68-63 on Wednesday. Ziggy Reid had 14 points for Merrimack (4-3, 4-3 Northeast Conference). Mikey Watkins added 13 points and Mykel Derring had 12. Jermaine Jackson Jr. had 22...

FILE - New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu celebrates at second base after hitting a two-run double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Yankee Stadium in New York, in this Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, file photo. The New York Yankees and AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu worked Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, to put in place a six-year contract worth about $90 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin, File)

Yanks finalize deals with Kluber, LeMahieu, agree with O'Day

Jan. 27, 2021 6:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The retooling New York Yankees finalized a $90 million, six-year contract to retain AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu on Wednesday and completed an $11 million deal to add right-hander Corey Kluber. The Yankees also reached a $2.5 million, one-year deal with submarining right-handed reliever...

San Jose Sharks center Ryan Donato, back, redirects a shot past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer and wide of the goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Latest: San José returning to Shark Tank in mid-February

Jan. 27, 2021 6:27 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The San José Sharks finally know when they are returning home. The team said Wednesday that it will return to the Shark Tank in San José for home games against Anaheim on Feb. 13 and 15 and play the remainder of the...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, right, hugs teammate Stefon Diggs during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bills have offseason needs to address with little to spend

Jan. 27, 2021 6:26 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — After three straight offseasons of making big splashes in transforming the Bills into AFC contenders, Brandon Beane isn’t making any big promises this year. Though the Bills have needs, with the general manager specifically emphasizing a desire to bulk up Buffalo’s...

NY lifts indoor dining ban in many COVID-19 hot spots

Jan. 27, 2021 5:07 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he was erasing the handful of remaining “orange zones” in the state where tougher pandemic restrictions had been in place because of the fast spread of COVID-19. The Democrat cited a post-holiday dip in the number of...