Latest Brooklyn News

Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

Jul. 04, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut put a protester in a chokehold while gobbling his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, powering down 63 hot dogs and buns at the annual exhibition of excess. In...

Feds: R. Kelly remains on suicide watch 'for his own safety'

Jul. 03, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are pushing back on R. Kelly's claims that he was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment last week after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually abuse young girls. The U.S. Attorney's Office in...

Fordham parts ways with women's basketball coach Gaitley

Jun. 30, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham has parted ways with women's basketball coach Stephanie Gaitley on Thursday night the school announced. Gaitley took over the program in 2011 and in her 11 years at the school became the program's winningest coach. She had nine postseason berths and won two...

Nets acquire Royce O'Neale from Jazz for 23 first-round pick

Jun. 30, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets acquired forward Royce O’Neale from the Utah Jazz on Thursday for a conditional 2023 first-round draft pick. The Nets announced the deal, noting the Jazz will receive the least favorable of the Brooklyn/Houston first-round pick swap and...

Coney Island's Luna Park to expand, introduce 3 attractions

Jun. 30, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up and witness Coney Island’s Luna Park like you’ve never seen it before. The beachfront tourist destination will soon be introducing three new attractions and pedestrian plazas on several acres along the iconic...

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

Jun. 29, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for using his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were just children, in a systematic scheme that went on for decades. Through tears and anger, several of Kelly's...

AP sources: Irving decides to exercise $37M option with Nets

Jun. 27, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving has decided to exercise his $36.9 million option for the coming season and will remain under contract with the Brooklyn Nets, two people with knowledge of his decision said Monday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press...

Grandmother killed, 4 hurt by car fleeing NYC police

Jun. 26, 2022 06:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A grandmother was killed and four people were injured, including a child, by a vehicle fleeing a police traffic stop in New York City, authorities said. Assistant Chief Judith Harrison said officers in a patrol car pulled over a vehicle with mismatched license...

NYC police officer injured after bullet hits patrol car

Jun. 23, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer on patrol in a marked vehicle was injured Thursday when a bullet struck the driver's side window, shattering the glass. Police said the detective's arm was injured at about 4:30 p.m. at a Brooklyn intersection after a round smashed the...

Juneteenth celebrations emphasize ending racial disparities

Jun. 19, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — After Opal Lee led hundreds in a walk through her Texas hometown to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend, the 95-year-old Black woman who helped successfully push for the holiday to get national recognition said it's important that people learn the history behind it. ...