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Vandeweghe, Giron earn USTA wild cards for Australian Open

Nov. 18, 2019 3:48 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe and Marcos Giron, the 2014 NCAA singles champion for UCLA, have earned main-draw berths at next year’s Australian Open via the U.S. Tennis Association’s wild-card challenge. The USTA announced the results Monday....

Preston scores 27 pts to lead Ohio over Iona 81-72

Nov. 13, 2019 9:54 PM EST

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Preston had a career-high 27 points and 14 rebounds and Ohio beat Iona 81-72 on Wednesday night. Preston had five assists and two seals. The only blemish on his state was seven turnovers Lunden McDay and Jordan Dartis each scored 13 points for Ohio (3-0). Ben Vander Plas had...

Judge keeps lawsuits against Purdue, its owners on hold

Nov. 6, 2019 6:28 PM EST

A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday agreed to keep nearly 2,700 lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and hundreds more against the family members who own the company on hold until at least April so the sides can keep working toward a settlement. A lawyer for Purdue, the maker of the highest-profile...

Westchester mom gets 25 years to life in killing of daughter

Oct. 31, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York woman who admitted to killing her 2½-year-old daughter and stabbing two police officers as they tried to help the child has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Cynthia Arce (ahr-SAY') was sentenced on Thursday in Westchester County Court after...

12 women say they were abused as children at school for deaf

Oct. 17, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Twelve women say in a lawsuit that they were sexually abused as children while attending a prestigious school for the hearing impaired. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday against the New York School for the Deaf, alleges that a now-deceased dormitory housemaster, Joseph Casucci,...

Wilson exec Michael Dowse replaces Gordon Smith as USTA CEO

Oct. 17, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Dowse is the new CEO and executive director of the U.S. Tennis Association. He replaces Gordon Smith, who is retiring. The USTA announced Dowse's appointment Thursday. Dowse has been president of Wilson Sporting Goods since 2013 and also has worked at Nike. He will start...

Big questions remain for NY's public campaign finance plan

Oct. 14, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York commission began crafting a small-donor public campaign financing system Monday but has yet to tackle big issues such as when the program would launch. The system will provide up to $100 million in public financing to candidates for offices such as governor and legislature...

Correction: Opioid Crisis-Purdue story

Oct. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the judge handling the case. It is Robert Drain, not Roberts Drain. A corrected version of the story is below: Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its...

NY man gets prison for killing 7-year-old daughter

Oct. 3, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A New Yorker who smothered his 7-year-old daughter with a pillow has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison during an emotional hearing in Westchester County Court. Gabrielle White was killed in her New Rochelle home in 2017 by her father, Neil White, the day after her...

States say OxyContin maker Purdue should not pay bonuses

Oct. 3, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should be prohibited from giving $38 million in employee payouts as it goes through bankruptcy, attorneys general from 24 states said in a court filing Thursday. Purdue has said it needs to make bonus payments to keep employees and maintain operations...