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EXPLAINER: Why outside prosecutors review killings by police

Apr. 14, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A white former police officer is being charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, just three days after the Black man was shot during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb. The swift probe...

Randle leads Knicks over Lakers and back above .500

Apr. 12, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Same city, whole different kind of game for the Los Angeles Lakers. Two nights after dominating the Nets, the defending champions got a look at how much better the New York Knicks are defensively. Julius Randle had 34 points and 10...

Twins, Wolves, Wild postpone games following police shooting

Apr. 12, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the raw aftermath of another killing of a Black man by police in Minnesota, there was no place for pro sports in the Twin Cities on Monday. The Minnesota Twins, Wild and Timberwolves all postponed their games a day after the shooting of 20-year-old...

Nets' Irving out Monday at Minnesota for personal reasons

Apr. 11, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving will miss Brooklyn's game in Minnesota on Monday night, leaving the Nets without two of their three All-Stars. The Nets said Sunday that Irving was out for personal reasons/family matter. The point guard has missed eight games this season...

Nets sign Alize Johnson to multiyear contract

Apr. 11, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets signed Alize Johnson to a multiyear contract Sunday after the forward's solid play during his two 10-day contracts. Johnson has appeared in six games, averaging 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in about 13 minutes per game and shooting 65.7%...

Irving, Schroder thrown out of Lakers-Nets game

Apr. 11, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder were thrown out in the third quarter Saturday night, taking even more star power from a matchup between the Nets and Lakers that was already missing plenty. Despite missing LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers led...

Lakers pull away after ejections, rout Nets 126-101

Apr. 11, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Schroder helped send a Lakers team missing LeBron James and Anthony Davis off to a sizzling start. And after Schroder was thrown out along with Kyrie Irving in the third quarter, the defending champions really turned it on. ...

Man facing hate crime charges in Brooklyn anti-Asian attacks

Apr. 09, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was arrested on hate crime charges in connection to multiple incidents in recent weeks where police said Asian people were shoved or grabbed while on Brooklyn streets. The New York Police Department said Joseph Russo, of Brooklyn, was arrested on...

Coney Island attractions reopen after losing year to virus

Apr. 09, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wonder Wheel began turning and the Cyclone whipped into action as Coney Island's illustrious amusement parks reopened Friday after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered New York City's iconic summer playground all last year. After 529 days of closure,...