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Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

Apr. 14, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82. Madoff's death at the Federal Medical Center...

Ralph Lauren unveils crisp white Team USA Olympic uniforms

Apr. 14, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With a crisp white graphic look and roomy pockets, the uniforms to be worn by Team USA at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics were unveiled Wednesday by official outfitter Ralph Lauren. The uniforms, along with Ralph Lauren-designed Olympic...

Pushback against restrictive voting measures gains momentum

Apr. 14, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

The pushback against new voting bills and laws in numerous states is growing with dozens of nation's largest corporations and business leaders signing a new statement objecting to “any discriminatory legislation." Signatories to the letter, published Wednesday in The...

Police: 4 arrested after woman's body found in trunk of car

Apr. 14, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four men were arrested Wednesday after a woman's body was found in the trunk of a car, New York City police said. Officers on patrol just before 2 a.m. saw four men carrying something out of a building in the Far Rockaway section of Queens, police said....

Stroman pitches Mets past Phils 4-0 to sweep doubleheader

Apr. 14, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Stroman was right. He was more than ready. Back on the mound two days after an abbreviated start, Stroman tossed six spotless innings and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 Tuesday night for a doubleheader sweep. ...

Today in History

Apr. 14, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 14, the 104th day of 2021. There are 261 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 14, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North...

Ryu sharp into 7th, Semien homers as Blue Jays top Yanks 7-3

Apr. 13, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Hyun Jin Ryu cruised into the seventh inning, Marcus Semien and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 7-3 on Tuesday night. Ryu (1-1) allowed only an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven and...

Shesterkin gets first NHL shutout, Rangers beat Devils 3-0

Apr. 13, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Igor Shesterkin made 27 saves for his first NHL shutout and the New York Rangers opened a four-game series against the rival New Jersey Devils with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night. Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin scored and Adam Fox had assists on...

NYC police unions drop suit challenging discipline records

Apr. 13, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police, fire and corrections unions on Tuesday dropped their challenge to the public release of disciplinary records. The request to dismiss the litigation was praised by Communities United for Police Reform, which, in a release, called on...

NY jail guard, a soldier, arrested in Texas in fraud case

Apr. 13, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Army National Guard soldier who works as a jail guard in New York City was arrested in Texas on charges that he lied about his military service to get extra government benefits, authorities announced Wednesday. Shawn Pierre Hobbs, 34, was arrested...