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States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

May. 21, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court asks a judge to...

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...

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...

$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...

APNewsBreak: Yanks, Red Sox play on artificial turf London

May. 21, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century. Major League Baseball has access to Olympic Stadium for 21...

NY bill would create restaurant tax break for oyster shells

May. 21, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legislation before New York state lawmakers would create a new tax break for restaurants that donate oyster shells for environmental conservation. Under the bill, the state would award a 10-cent tax credit for every pound of shells, up to $1,000. Old shells provide vital habitat for new...

Mets snap 5-game skid with 5-3 win over Nationals

May. 21, 2019 1:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Once they were informed no change was imminent in the dugout, the New York Mets looked a lot more relaxed at the plate. Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso homered in the first inning as the Mets, after learning embattled manager Mickey Callaway is staying around, broke out of their offensive funk...

Mets 3B Frazier and Nationals OF Eaton exchange heated words

May. 21, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — So much for burying the hatchet. New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and Washington outfielder Adam Eaton had a heated exchange between innings that was caught by a television camera Monday night at Citi Field. The two players jawed at each other from a distance, prompting several...

Callaway stays; Céspedes takes fall, breaks ankle on ranch

May. 21, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Yoenis Céspedes took the fall, not Mickey Callaway. On a hectic afternoon at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets announced Monday they are sticking with their embattled manager "for the foreseeable future" — and Céspedes broke his right ankle in an accident on...

Sánchez homer caps Yankees comeback in 10-7 win over Orioles

May. 20, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Late in the game with the outcome still not quite decided, the New York Yankees played up to their reputation. At the same time, the Baltimore Orioles put all their youth and inexperience on full display. Gary Sánchez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to cap a New York rally...