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Thurman promises to end Pacquiao's legendary career

May. 21, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Thurman keeps calling Manny Pacquiao a legend, and in the boxing world, he probably is correct. Then the undefeated welterweight champion keeps promising to end the ring career of the senator from the Philippines. That could happen, too. For once, Pacquiao is the underdog in the July...

Doncic, Young unanimous NBA All-Rookie 1st-teamers

May. 21, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With Dallas' Luka Doncic and Atlanta's Trae Young leading the way, the top five NBA draft picks from 2018 have been selected as the top five NBA rookies this season. Doncic and Young were unanimous first-team selections for the NBA All-Rookie team, which was announced Tuesday. Phoenix's...

Immigrants rally for drivers licenses in New York

May. 21, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Immigrants from around New York state have rallied at the state Capitol to call on legislators to authorize driver's licenses for residents who entered the country illegally. Tuesday's event featured remarks from top lawmakers including Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, of the...

States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

May. 21, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two dozen states and municipalities are suing the federal government to stop a new rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court asks a...

Officer says he inflated charge against chokehold victim

May. 21, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After Eric Garner died during a confrontation with New York City police in 2014, one officer involved in the struggle says he wrote up paperwork exaggerating the seriousness of the dead man's suspected crime. Officer Justin D'Amico testified Tuesday during the disciplinary trial of officer...

Bills TE Tyler Kroft out indefinitely with broken foot

May. 21, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft is out indefinitely with a broken foot and will need surgery, joining three other free-agent signings who are sidelined because of injuries. Bills coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that Kroft was injured at practice on Monday. The 26-year-old...

Lawmakers push for banning baby crib bumper pads

May. 21, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two New York state lawmakers are calling on fellow legislators to ban the sale of a type of baby crib accessory that has been blamed for the deaths of dozens of infants since the mid-1980s. Sen. David Carlucci, D-Rockland, and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Westchester, have joined members...

Legislature approves bill banning undetectable firearms

May. 21, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Making, selling, transporting or possessing 3D-printed guns and other undetectable firearms would be banned in New York under legislation approved by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature. The Assembly passed the bill Monday, five days after the legislation was approved by the...

NY poised to close loophole aimed at possible Trump pardons

May. 21, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A presidential pardon for federal crimes won't be enough to clear a person of similar state charges under legislation poised for passage in New York. The Democrat-led state Assembly plans to vote Tuesday on a measure closing a legal loophole in the state's double jeopardy law that...

$175 million solar power project planned for central Indiana

May. 21, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A $175 million solar power project is planned for central Indiana. Officials announced Tuesday that plans call for Brooklyn, New York-based Ranger Power to build the solar project in Shelby County starting in 2022. Those involved in the "Speedway Solar" project says that when it's...