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US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

Aug. 21, 2018 4:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The White House says a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered his expulsion. In a statement, the White House said the deportation of Jakiv Palij, who lived in New York City, was carried out early Tuesday. After World War...

MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

Aug. 21, 2018 3:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With most of music industry's top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande...

Syracuse officials approve spending for LED streetlights

Aug. 21, 2018 2:22 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse officials have approved spending for new LED streetlights. WSTM-TV reports the Common Council unanimously approved borrowing $38 million for the overhaul. Officials say $15 million will go towards new LED lights while the remaining funds will be used for repairs and other...

Madonna's rambling Aretha Franklin tribute earns backlash

Aug. 21, 2018 1:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The backlash was swift for Madonna's rambling, egocentric tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, with media and Queen-of-Soul fans wondering why she got the gig in the first place. Dressed in flowing black with grandiose flourishes of African jewelry, Madonna's send-off...

Mets botch popup in 13th, Giants wind up with 2-1 win

Aug. 21, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets left fielder Dominic Smith readily took the blame for plowing into shortstop Amed Rosario on the potential inning-ending play in the 13th inning that ended up costing his team the game. Smith, a highly touted prospect who has been envisioned as the Mets' first-baseman of the future,...

The Latest: Post Malone, Aerosmith merge to close VMAs

Aug. 21, 2018 1:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the MTV Video Music Awards (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Post Malone was joined on stage by Aerosmith to give a wild-verging-on-bizarre dual performance to close the MTV Video Music Awards. Malone, wearing garb that looked like a toddler's footie pajamas with yellow, blue and...

Special election for Rochester-area seat set for Nov. 6

Aug. 21, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A special election to fill an open Rochester-area congressional seat will be held the same day as the general election in November. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday officially set the Nov. 6 date for a special election to fill the 25th District seat formerly held by Democratic Rep. Louise...

Cuomo signs bill creating commission on prosecutorial abuse

Aug. 20, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that creates the nation's first commission to investigate prosecutorial misconduct. The law establishes an 11-member commission appointed by the governor, Legislature and New York's chief judge to probe misconduct claims against New York state...

Bills announce rookie QB Allen to start against Bengals

Aug. 20, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie quarterback Josh Allen moved one step closer to becoming the Buffalo Bills' starter. Coach Sean McDermott is providing the strong-armed, first-round draft pick his opportunity to win the job by naming him the starter in Buffalo's preseason game against the Cincinnati...

Bills count on LB Edmunds' ability to counter growing pains

Aug. 20, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was in the midst of discussing his ideal prototypical sizes for players at various positions, when Tremaine Edmunds' name was mentioned. "Hah," Frazier said, before pausing to buy time to put the 20-year-old rookie starting middle...