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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mets beat Marlins 4-2 behind deGrom, rookie Giménez

Aug. 9, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom dodged trouble for five innings, rookie Andrés Giménez had three hits and scored three runs, and the New York Mets won a home series for the first time this season by beating the Miami Marlins 4-2 on Sunday. DeGrom (2-0) allowed two runs and seven hits, marking the...

St. Francis Xavier School students and their families walk together in Newark, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, after discussing the Catholic school's permanent closure announced the previous week by the Archdiocese of Newark. Nationwide, more than 140 Catholic schools will not reopen in the fall. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools is in doubt

Aug. 9, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Roman Catholic educators have an extra challenge — trying to forestall a relentless wave of closures of their schools that has no end in sight. Already this...

New York Mets' J.D. Davis (28) celebrates with teammate Pete Alonso (20) after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mets hit 3 HRs, end makeshift Marlins' 6-game win streak 8-4

Aug. 9, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All those missing pitchers finally caught up to the Miami Marlins. J.D. Davis homered and drove in a career-high four runs, Pete Alonso and Michael Conforto also connected, and the New York Mets slowed down the makeshift Marlins with an 8-4 victory Saturday. “We just got hurt by the...

FILE - The MTV Moon Man appears on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. MTV says it is changing its plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead. Organizers had planned for some performances inside Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the Aug. 30 show, but say they will follow the guidance of state and local officials to move them outside. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

MTV VMAS scraps indoor performances, moves to outdoor sets

Aug. 7, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says it is ditching plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead. Organizers had planned for some performances inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the Aug. 30 show, but say they will follow...

FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, Pete Hamill responds during an interview at the Skylight Diner in New York. The longtime New York City newspaper columnist and author has died. His brother Denis Hamill said Pete died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist and novelist, dies

Aug. 5, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Hamill, the self-taught, street-wise newspaper columnist whose love affair with New York inspired a colorful and uniquely influential journalistic career and produced several books of fiction and nonfiction, died Wednesday morning. He was 85. Hamill died at a Brooklyn hospital from...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

Aug. 4, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class...

New York Mets' Brian Dozier gets ready for a pitch during the second inning of the baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Citi Field, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Mets add Dozier at 2B, put Núñez on IL, confirm Maxwell deal

Jul. 30, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not long ago, Brian Dozier wasn’t even sure he wanted to play this season. Once he made up his mind and joined the New York Mets, it didn’t take long to crack the starting lineup. The veteran second baseman was summoned to Citi Field from the team’s alternate training...

Lady Gaga arrives at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2018, left, and Ariana Grande arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020.  Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande both scored nine VMA nominations each, including video of the year for their No. 1 dance hit. “Rain on Me” is also competing for song of the year, best collaboration, best pop, best cinematography, best visual effects and best choreography. The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Aug. 30 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.(Photos by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added

Jul. 30, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will present new categories focused on live performances and music videos created at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Gaga and Grande both...

This photo, circa 1915, from the Library of Congress, shows Ota Benga. The organization that runs New York's Bronx Zoo is apologizing for racist episodes in the zoo's past, including putting Ota Benga, a Central African man, on display in the Monkey House in 1906.

Zoo officials apologize for display of African man in 1906

Jul. 30, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The organization that runs New York's Bronx Zoo is apologizing for racism in the zoo's past, including putting Ota Benga, a central African man, on display in the Monkey House in 1906. “In the name of equality, transparency, and accountability, we must confront our...

A protester kicks a police vehicle in an attempt to break its side mirror during a

NYPD: 303 police cars damaged since Floyd death, costing $1M

Jul. 28, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say 303 department vehicles have been vandalized since George Floyd’s May 25 death, causing nearly $1 million in damage. The department said Monday that 14 vehicles were a total loss because of fire damage, seven are still being repaired and the rest have...