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Border wall a complex issue for 2020 prospect Beto O'Rourke

Feb. 18, 2019 9:06 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When President Donald Trump visited Beto O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border would make the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O'Rourke...

Figueroa lifts St. John's to 71-65 win over No. 13 Villanova

Feb. 18, 2019 1:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 70-foot shot just before halftime gave St. John's momentum, and LJ Figueroa and the Red Storm used a strong defensive effort in the second half to surprise No. 13 Villanova. Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied to beat the Wildcats 71-65 on Sunday night. It was the first win...

CUNY names Queens College president as next chancellor

Feb. 18, 2019 12:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The City University of New York system says it has appointed the president of Queens College to serve as the school's next chancellor. CUNY's Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve the appointment of Felix Matos Rodriguez. The 56-year-old Matos Rodriguez will be the first-ever Latino...

AP source: Mets, Hechavarria agree to minor league deal

Feb. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal is...

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

Feb. 17, 2019 7:32 PM EST

AYER, Mass. (AP) — Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the custody of its...

Cano says he feels 25, not 36, as he reports to Mets

Feb. 17, 2019 7:23 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets infielder Robinson Cano had a youthful perspective after reporting to spring training. "I feel like I'm 25," the 36-year-old All-Star second baseman said Sunday, a day ahead of the team's first full-squad workout. Cano took a physical and held a news conference. He...

Police say mother and teenage son killed in the Bronx

Feb. 17, 2019 6:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating the brutal killings of a 51-year-old woman and her teenage son in the Bronx. Police say Marisol Ortiz and 14-year-old Alanche Delorbe were found bludgeoned to death in their home in the Belmont section of the Bronx at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Both had apparent head...

Stewart scores 13 to lift Manhattan over Canisius 70-65

Feb. 17, 2019 5:34 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Samir Stewart had 13 points as Manhattan edged past Canisius 70-65 on Sunday. Warren Williams had 12 points for Manhattan (9-17, 7-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Tykei Greene added 11 points. Tyler Reynolds had 10 points for the visiting team. Jibreel Faulkner scored a...

Malkin, Letang each score twice, Penguins beat Rangers 6-5

Feb. 17, 2019 4:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins survived a four-minute penalty kill and went on the hunt against the New York Rangers. Kris Letang scored his second of the game and Evgeni Malkin scored twice in a span of six minutes, helping the Penguins beat the Rangers 6-5 on Sunday. Defensemen Marcus...

NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

Feb. 17, 2019 4:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Drums, dragons and dancers paraded through New York's Chinatown on Sunday to usher in the Year of the Pig in the metropolis with the biggest population of Chinese descent of any city outside Asia. Confetti and spectators a half-dozen or more deep at points lined the route of the Lunar New...