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New York's mayoral candidates trade barbs and compliments

Oct. 26, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The candidates running to become New York City's mayor lobbed accusations at each other about palling around with gangsters and acting like children or clowns, but their second debate ended on a surprisingly tender note involving cats and veganism. A...

Mutual aid groups ponder future of community-based help

Oct. 26, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

More than a decade ago, Erin Barnes came across data that drove home the importance of grassroots, volunteer-led groups. The U.S. Forest Service was trying to document all the groups that maintain green space in New York City, of which there were nearly 3,000 in 2007....

Brooklyn Diocese fires music teacher after same-sex wedding

Oct. 26, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Diocese fired a Catholic music school teacher in Queens after he married a man, saying he violated a contractual stipulation to the Catholic Church. Matthew LaBanca, a teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in...

Durant scores 25, Nets hand Wizards 1st loss, 104-90

Oct. 25, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 25 points and the Brooklyn Nets bounced back from a poor finish a day earlier with a blistering start that sent them to a 104-90 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Patty Mills made five 3-pointers and added 21 points...

Police union sues NYC to stop vaccine mandate implementation

Oct. 25, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's largest police union filed a lawsuit Monday to keep a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for police officers from going into effect, calling it a “draconian imposition." The Police Benevolent Association, which represents about 24,000 police...

Hornets pull away, beat Nets 111-95 for first 3-0 start

Oct. 24, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMelo Ball had a good first three quarters in Brooklyn, then decided it was best if he watched the fourth. Ish Smith was rolling so well that the Rookie of the Year told Charlotte coach James Borrego to stick with this backup. ...

Demonstrators support Irving vs vaccine mandate at Nets game

Oct. 24, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators supporting Nets guard Kyrie Irving and protesting New York's vaccine mandate gathered outside Barclays Center on Sunday before Brooklyn's home opener. A few dozen people were in the plaza outside the arena, some chanting “Let Kyrie play!...

Hit-and-run motorists sought after 2 pedestrians killed

Oct. 24, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police were searching for motorists who struck and killed two pedestrians in separate hit-and-run car crashes over the weekend. Both happened early Saturday morning. At approximately 3:15 a.m., 63-year-old Daryl Brown was struck by a silver SUV as he...

Durant's triple-double rallies Nets past 76ers 114-109

Oct. 22, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons wasn't there. Joel Embiid conceded he should not have played. With Philadelphia's All-Star cornerstones absent or injured, Kevin Durant and Brooklyn had the opening they needed to spoil the 76ers' opener with a rally down the stretch. ...

Trooper in fatal Thruway chase involved in 2 other crashes

Oct. 22, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state trooper who could be charged in a pursuit on the Thruway that led to the death of an 11-year-old girl had been involved in two similar collisions on the highway, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul. Hochul said in an executive order signed...