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US citizen charged in kidnapping of journalist in Somalia

Feb. 21, 2019 6:05 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three years, according to federal charging documents unsealed Thursday in New York. According to a criminal...

The Latest: Boeheim warned other cars after fatal accident

Feb. 21, 2019 5:56 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal accident involving Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim (BAY-heim) tried to warn other cars with his cell phone light after striking and killing a man trying to make his way to the median of an...

Bird says he's ready to regain Yanks' 1B job from Voit

Feb. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Greg Bird is stronger, healthier and ready to challenge Luke Voit for the New York Yankees' first-base job. After three injury-marred seasons, the 26-year old Bird reported to the Yankees' spring training complex in early January and checked into camp at 230 pounds, up about 20 from the...

2 women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in 1990s

Feb. 21, 2019 5:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women said Thursday that singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and could not consent. The women, Latresa Scaff and...

New York man pleads guilty in ATM 'skimming' scheme

Feb. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another defendant has pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from ATMs by a process known as "skimming." Bogdan Rusu of Queens, New York, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The 39-year-old faces up to 30 years in prison...

Column: Players finding payoffs are changing in baseball

Feb. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EST

Manny Machado's new $300 million contract put a stop — at least temporarily — to a growing chorus of player complaints that major league teams were conspiring to do deep damage to the free agent market. It did nothing, however, to change the new reality of baseball. And that's something players...

Former chief railroad regulator nominated to MTA board

Feb. 21, 2019 4:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's former chief railroad regulator has been nominated to join the board of the state agency that runs New York City's subways and buses. Officials in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration said Thursday that the Democrat has selected Sarah Feinberg to fill a vacancy on the...

Group that promotes development near Canada border expanding

Feb. 21, 2019 4:23 PM EST

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — An organization that promotes economic development near the Canadian border in northern New England and upstate New York is expanding the areas eligible to receive the assistance, U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy said Thursday during an event in Middlebury. In Vermont, the Northern Border...

Man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning at Long Island home

Feb. 21, 2019 3:54 PM EST

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a man was killed and his wife was hospitalized due to apparent carbon monoxide poisoning. Suffolk County police say officers responded to report of a couple feeling ill at a home in Melville at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Police say 55-year-old Stephen...

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento dead at 91

Feb. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento, who wrote musical works inspired by the lives and literature of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Casanova, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry James and Virginia Woolf, had died. He was 91. Argento died Wednesday in Minneapolis, according to...