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Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings

Dec. 12, 2018 9:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact. Not yet, anyway. Charlie Morton was the top name to switch teams Wednesday, joining Tampa Bay for a $30 million, two-year deal after...

NYPD: Armed suspect shot by police in the Bronx

Dec. 12, 2018 8:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an armed man has been shot and wounded by police responding to a shooting in the Bronx. It happened just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Wakefield neighborhood. Authorities say a gunman wounded another man at the scene and then was shot by an officer. Both men were hospitalized....

Yanks trying to keep Happ, won't rule out trying for Harper

Dec. 12, 2018 8:48 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The New York Yankees are trying to close a deal to keep left-hander J.A. Happ and keeping the door open when it comes to signing Bryce Harper. While New York isn't currently interested in the slugging Harper, general manager Brian Cashman says "we're a fully operational Death Star."...

'Dirty deeds': Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Dec. 12, 2018 8:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss' alleged sexual affairs, telling a judge that he agreed time and again to cover up Trump's "dirty deeds"...

The Latest: Media firm that aided Trump won't be prosecuted

Dec. 12, 2018 8:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The U.S. attorney's office in New York says it won't prosecute the National Enquirer's parent company over its efforts to suppress an embarrassing story about Donald Trump...

Brooklyn man charged with threatening US senator

Dec. 12, 2018 6:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say a Brooklyn man threatened to murder a U.S. senator for criticizing President Donald Trump and supporting reproductive rights. Prosecutors said Wednesday that Michael Brogan was charged with threatening to kill a federal official. Authorities did not identify the...

NY City Council holds contentious hearing on Amazon

Dec. 12, 2018 5:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council members grilled Amazon executives about the company's plan to build a secondary headquarters in New York during a contentious hearing Wednesday that was interrupted several times by jeering protesters. The council members, who have no vote on the project and no...

Momentum builds in Albany for congestion tolls in NYC

Dec. 12, 2018 4:45 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Long considered a tough sell in Albany, the idea of imposing tolls on drivers entering the busiest parts of Manhattan is gaining momentum among New York lawmakers, increasing the chances that some kind of congestion tolling will pass in the legislative session that begins next month. An...

Ex-Romanian official pleads guilty to US credit card thefts

Dec. 12, 2018 4:14 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former Romanian official who's a naturalized U.S. citizen has been sentenced for breaking into gym lockers to steal credit cards to support his addiction to opioids, New York authorities said Wednesday. The Erie County District Attorney's Office said George Piha, 51, a former deputy...

Police: Road-rage fatality suspect is gang parolee

Dec. 12, 2018 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man arrested in the suspected road rage killing of an off-duty New York City firefighter was a paroled gang member with a history of violence. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said Wednesday that 29-year-old Joseph Desmond is a Latin Kings member who served time in prison...