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Early voting starts in NY, candidates urge people to polls

Jun. 12, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Candidates in New York City's heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary on Saturday urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off. The start of early voting in the state marks the homestretch to primary election day on...

Crime leads voter concerns as NYC mayoral primary approaches

Jun. 11, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear of crime is back as a political issue in New York City. For the first time in years it could be a prime factor in who voters pick as their next mayor. Early voting begins Saturday in the city's party primaries. Ballots are being cast as the city is...

Bucks blow big lead, then rally to edge Nets 86-83 in Game 3

Jun. 10, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday figured the Brooklyn Nets expected him to call a timeout as soon as he got the ball with his team trailing by one in the final minute. Instead, Holiday delivered just in time to keep the Milwaukee Bucks from falling into a hole from which...

R. Kelly seeks to shake up defense team ahead of NYC trial

Jun. 10, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jailed R&B singer R. Kelly wants to shake up his legal defense team two months before he is set to go on trial in New York on federal racketeering charges. His top two attorneys, Steve Greenberg and Michael Leonard, of Chicago, filed a motion this...

Nets' Harden to miss Game 3 vs Bucks with hamstring injury

Jun. 09, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn's James Harden will miss Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals because of the right hamstring injury that forced him out of the series opener. Harden left 43 seconds into that game with tightness but the Nets haven't missed him, taking a...

'For the culture': The moment arrives for 'In the Heights'

Jun. 08, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As a student at Wesleyan, Lin-Manuel Miranda began writing what would become “In the Heights,” the musical that would launch him as a playwright and performer and that would lead, two decades later, to Jon M. Chu’s upcoming lavish big-screen adaptation. He was...

Retired officer fatally shot in dispute outside pizza shop

Jun. 08, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 57-year-old retired police officer was fatally shot and a 33-year-old man was wounded during an altercation outside a Brooklyn pizzeria, police said. The fatal encounter started at about 7 p.m. Monday when the 33-year-old man got into a verbal dispute...

Durant has 32, Nets up 2-0 after 125-86 blowout of Bucks

Jun. 07, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant left Giannis Antetokounmpo in his tracks and got to the rim for a reverse layup, with James Harden coming way off his baseline spot to cheer. Harden may be hurt, but the Brooklyn Nets are showing no hint that they miss him. ...

Harden not back for Game 2, Bucks hope their shooting is

Jun. 06, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden won't be back for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Milwaukee Bucks believe their shooting touch will. So the Bucks have plenty of reasons for optimism heading into the game Monday night. Yet there's also still plenty of cause...

Harden to miss Game 2 vs Bucks with hamstring tightness

Jun. 06, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden will miss Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night because of right hamstring tightness. Harden left Brooklyn's 115-107 victory over Milwaukee in Game 1 on Saturday night after just 43 seconds because of an injury that...