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NYC's rat-fighting mayor fined over infestation at own house

Dec. 07, 2022 15:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams is such an enemy of rats that he once called a press conference to demonstrate a contraption for drowning them in poison. Now Adams finds himself contesting a $300 fine issued by his own administration over a rat infestation at a building he owns in...

GOP Assembly winner could be ousted over Brooklyn residency

Dec. 07, 2022 15:52 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In an election in which Republicans underperformed nationally, Lester Chang was a success story. He beat a New York City Democrat who’d been in office for almost 36 years, and in doing so became the first Asian American elected to represent Brooklyn’s growing Chinatown in...

Emhoff: 'I'm in pain right now' over rising antisemitism

Dec. 07, 2022 14:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, said Wednesday that he is “in pain right now” over rising antisemitism in the United States but will keep speaking out against it and other forms of bigotry and hate for “as long as I have this microphone.” ...

Sharpton says film debuts at 'critical point' in US politics

Dec. 07, 2022 13:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton has been called a lot of names in his public life: a hustler, a racist, an opportunist, a fraud, a rat, a jester. He embraces at least one of the intended insults, a name often hurled by his critics on the right and the left: “Loudmouth.”...

Celtics snap Nets' 4-game winning streak with 103-92 win

Dec. 04, 2022 21:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Even when Jaylen Brown was pouring in the points early, the Boston Celtics knew they'd need to turn to their defense late. Then they locked down the Brooklyn Nets, just like they did last spring. “Our defense definitely won us the game tonight, no...

Nets build huge lead, beat Raptors 114-105 for 4th straight

Dec. 02, 2022 23:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 27 points and the Brooklyn Nets built a huge lead before beating the Toronto Raptors 114-105 on Friday night. Kevin Durant had 17 points and Nic Claxton chipped in 15 for the Nets, who have won four consecutive games and seven of 10. ...

Amazon CEO says company won't take down antisemitic film

Dec. 01, 2022 16:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Wednesday the company does not have plans to stop selling the antisemitic film that gained notoriety recently after Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving tweeted out an Amazon link to it. Pressure has been mounting on Amazon to discontinue...

Kevin Durant scores 39 points, Nets beat Wizards 113-107

Nov. 30, 2022 23:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 39 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Washington Wizards 113-107 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Durant was 13 for 20 from the field and hit all 11 of his free throws in 37 minutes after scoring a season-high 45 points...

Nets' Ben Simmons out at least 3 games with left calf strain

Nov. 30, 2022 19:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons will miss at least the next three games with what the Brooklyn Nets said is a strained left upper calf. Coach Jacque Vaughn said before the Nets played Washington on Wednesday night that Simmons was feeling pain in the back of his knee when he asked to...

Durant scores 45, carries Nets to 109-102 win over Magic

Nov. 28, 2022 23:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored a season-high 45 points, carrying the Brooklyn Nets to a 109-102 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night that got them back to .500. Durant shot 19 of 24 from the field and added seven rebounds and five assists, playing 39 minutes on the...