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Retrial begins in case of slain NYC runner Karina Vetrano

Mar. 18, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements wrapped up Monday in the retrial of a man accused of killing a woman who was attacked while running near her family's New York City home. "He squeezed and he squeezed and he squeezed," said Assistant District Attorney Brad Leventhal. "He choked her until she couldn't...

MLB '19: Returns for Harper, Machado highlight 2019 schedule

Mar. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

Bryce, Manny and Ichiro. London calling, and Cleveland rocks. Lots of intrigue on the baseball schedule this summer. Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics: Ichiro Suzuki returns to his native Japan when Seattle and Oakland open the season...

NYPD backtracks, says officer wasn't killed in 1999 shooting

Mar. 18, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says confusion surrounding a long-awaited arrest led officials to wrongly declare that an off-duty officer had been killed in a 1999 shooting in the Bronx. A police spokeswoman said Monday that Officer Vincent Ling survived and has since retired. Commissioner...

Correction: Officer's Shooting-Suspect Arrested story

Mar. 18, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 17 about the arrest of a man wanted in the 1999 shooting of a New York Police Department officer, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the officer had died, relying on information from the police department. A spokeswoman for the department now says Vincent Ling...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 18, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump...

Defense criticizes years-long monitoring of terror defendant

Mar. 18, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defense lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a New York City terrorist attack said in a court filing Monday that the U.S. had their client under surveillance and perhaps illegally for years. The lawyers in their partially redacted filing in Manhattan federal court demanded...

NYC agrees to build cover over reservoir in consent decree

Mar. 18, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will build a cover over the reservoir that supplies its drinking water and pay a fine as part of a consent decree with the federal government, the Department of Justice announced Monday. The Hillview Reservoir, in Yonkers, New York, north of the city, is a massive, open-air...

Opening day intrigue: Ichiro keeps 'em guessing about future

Mar. 18, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — This is the Ichiro effect. Richard Snitzer had never been to Japan. What finally drove the Japanese-American to travel here from his home in Hayward, California, was Ichiro Suzuki; not family ties, not pure wanderlust, but a chance to see a player he called "simply the best." And get this....

Spoilers! Baylor tops women's NCAA field as bracket leaks

Mar. 18, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No. 1 seeds in the women's NCAA Tournament, leading a March Madness field that was revealed early thanks to a production error. The bracket was mistakenly put out by ESPN hours before the network had scheduled its selection show....

Suspect in mob boss hit flashes pro-Trump slogans on hand

Mar. 18, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family wrote pro-Donald Trump slogans on his hand and flashed them to journalists before a court hearing Monday. Anthony Comello, 24, was arrested Saturday in New Jersey in the death of Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali...