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Amateur rivals Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia meet as pros. Overweight Garcia can't win Haney's belt

Apr. 19, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time when Ryan Garcia was a better fighter than Devin Haney. Haney himself concedes that, though he figures they were around 10 years old at the time. That was at the start of an amateur rivalry that spanned six fights, with each winning three times. ...

How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

Apr. 19, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

New York lawmakers are proposing rules to humanely drive down the population of rats and other rodents, eyeing contraception and a ban on glue traps as alternatives to poison or a slow, brutal death. Politicians have long come up with creative ways to battle the rodents, but some...

Kyrie Irving is healthy and drama-free in Dallas as a playoff pairing with Luka Doncic dawns

Apr. 19, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving is healthy and publicly free of drama, self-inflicted or otherwise, heading into his first playoff game with co-star Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. The eight-time All-Star and 2016 NBA champion alongside LeBron James in Cleveland brought up on his...

Trump lawyers say Stormy Daniels refused subpoena outside a Brooklyn bar, papers left 'at her feet'

Apr. 17, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s legal team says it tried serving Stormy Daniels a subpoena as she arrived for an event at a bar in Brooklyn last month, but the porn actor, who is expected to be a witness at the former president's criminal trial, refused to take it and walked away. ...

Catholic officials in Brooklyn agree to an independent oversight of clergy sex abuse allegations

Apr. 17, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An independent monitor will oversee the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn's handling of sexual abuse allegations under a settlement between the diocese and New York Attorney General Letitia James. The agreement announced Tuesday will address “years of mismanaging...

Former shoemaker admits he had an illegal gambling operation in his Brooklyn shop

Apr. 16, 2024 18:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former shoemaker pleaded guilty Tuesday to allegations that he ran an illegal gambling operation for the Mafia out of his shop in Brooklyn. Salvatore Rubino, also known as “Sal the Shoemaker,” admitted in court to running card games and operating illegal...

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators shut down airport highways and key bridges in major US cities

Apr. 16, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pro-Palestinian demonstrators blocked roadways in Illinois, California, New York and the Pacific Northwest on Monday, temporarily shutting down travel into some of the nation's most heavily used airports, onto the Golden Gate and Brooklyn bridges and on a busy West Coast highway. ...

Joel Embiid returns from injury scare, scores 32 as 76ers beat Magic 125-113

Apr. 12, 2024 22:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 32 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists after an apparent injury scare in the first half and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Orlando Magic 125-113 on Friday night in a critical game for Eastern Conference playoff seedings. Tyrese Maxey scored 28...

Human remains were found in an apartment refrigerator. The resident is charged with murder

Apr. 12, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man has been accused of stabbing a man to death and dismembering him after a drug dispute and keeping his remains in a Brooklyn apartment refrigerator for two years, prosecutors said Friday. Nicholas McGee, 45, was charged with murder, robbery,...

13 men plead not guilty to role in Brooklyn synagogue tunnel scuffle

Apr. 12, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen members of the Hasidic Jewish community pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from their alleged role in a dispute over an illegal tunnel built beneath a historic Brooklyn synagogue. The defendants, many of them international students from...