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Julie Otsuka, Ed Yong win Carnegie Medals for Excellence

Jan. 29, 2023 18:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Julie Otsuka has strong memories of libraries from her childhood California — the bike rides with her best friend to the local branch; the soft, firm sound of librarians closing books; the shopping bags she and her friend would fill with science fiction and other...

Irving has 32 points, Nets beat Knicks for 9th straight time

Jan. 28, 2023 21:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving grew up in New York and New Jersey, so he knows better than most whether the Knicks against the Nets is a real rivalry. “If the NBA calls it rivalry week, then it’s a rivalry,” Irving said. Only a one-sided one. ...

Guitarist Tom Verlaine, co-founder of Television, dies at 73

Jan. 28, 2023 18:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Verlaine, guitarist and co-founder of the seminal proto-punk band Television who influenced many bands while playing at ultra-cool downtown New York music venue CBGB alongside the Ramones, Patti Smith and Talking Heads, has died. He was 73. He died Saturday in...

FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried, DOJ tussle over his communications

Jan. 28, 2023 12:46 PM EST

Federal prosecutors are trying to prohibit FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried from privately contacting current and former employees of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange to prevent potential witness tampering in a criminal case accusing him of bilking investors and customers. The...

Is tipping getting out of control? Many consumers say yes

Jan. 28, 2023 10:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Across the country, there’s a silent frustration brewing about an age-old practice that many say is getting out of hand: tipping. Some fed-up consumers are posting rants on social media complaining about tip requests at drive-thrus, while others say they’re...

Live Updates | Release of video of Tyre Nichols' beating

Jan. 27, 2023 22:55 PM EST

The Latest on the release of a Memphis Police Department video showing the beating of Tyre Nichols, who later died. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are both condemning the Memphis police beating of Tyre Nichols that ended in his death. ...

DEA Mexico chief quietly ousted over ties to drug lawyers

Jan. 27, 2023 20:17 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration quietly ousted its former top official in Mexico last year over improper contact with lawyers for narcotraffickers, an embarrassing end to a brief tenure marked by deteriorating cooperation between the countries and a record flow of cocaine,...

New York should pay Cuomo's legal fees in suit, judge rules

Jan. 27, 2023 20:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state should pay former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's legal bills as he defends himself against a lawsuit accusing him of sexually harassing a state trooper, a judge ruled Friday. Cuomo, who resigned in 2021 amid sexual harassment allegations, filed a lawsuit...

Amazon axes free grocery delivery on Prime orders under $150

Jan. 27, 2023 18:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is axing free grocery delivery for Prime members on orders less than $150. Customers who get their groceries delivered from Amazon Fresh -- and pay less than $150 — will be charged between $3.95 and $9.95, depending on the order size, the company said in...

Federal appeals court hears case of hidden murals

Jan. 27, 2023 18:16 PM EST

Associated Press (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York is considering whether a law school in Vermont modified a pair of large murals when it concealed them behind a wall of panels against the artist's wishes after they were considered by some in the school community to be racially...