Democrats gear up for more digital spending in 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020.
“You’re going to have to have an organization that speaks directly ...
Amazon’s would-be NY neighbors: Cynicism, some hope for jobs
NEW YORK (AP) — Shawn Smith has heard the promises before. When new hotels sprang up near the public housing complex in Queens where he’s lived for 17 years, residents were told they would bring jobs and economic opportunity.
He hasn’t seen any of it. So he’s cynical about the announcement ...
When things go sour in the NFL, QBs often are changed
When things go sour, an NFL team’s fan base often points to two people: the guy calling plays on the sideline, and the man behind center trying to execute them.
As we get deeper into the 2018 schedule, the futures of some coaches could be tied to how their quarterbacks have struggled — or ...
Snow strands Ohio basketball team on bus for 9 hours
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio university basketball team had plenty of time to think about a New York City tournament when snow stranded them on a city bridge for more than nine hours.
The Youngstown State team was on its way to New York for the Johnny Bach Classic when an unusually ...
23 injured when New York City bus and fire truck collide
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say almost two dozen people were injured when a New York City bus crashed into a fire truck with sirens and lights on responding to an emergency.
The 23 victims — including the bus driver and all five firefighters — were treated for minor injuries after the accident ...
Exhibit features women video game developers, executives
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A new museum exhibit explores the stories of trailblazing women in the video game industry.
“Women in Games” at The Strong Museum in Rochester also features video game design documents and iconic female game characters. It invites visitors to explore whether ...
New York’s main season for deer and bear hunting begins
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s regular big game season for deer and bear starts this weekend in most of the state outside the Adirondacks.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging deer hunters to voluntarily pass up shots at young, small-antlered bucks so they can grow ...
Miniseries on Dannemora prison break premieres Sunday
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Ben Stiller’s seven-part TV series about the Dannemora prison escape is premiering Sunday on Showtime.
Stiller hosted a local premiere in Plattsburgh earlier this week. He thanked North Country residents for their patience during the filming of “Escape at ...
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ These New York lotteries were drawn Friday:
8-9-4, Lucky Sum: 21
(eight, nine, four; Lucky Sum: twenty-one)
7-3-1-6, Lucky Sum: 17
(seven, three, one, six; Lucky Sum: seventeen)
4-8-0, Lucky Sum: 12
(four, eight, zero; ...
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Mega Millions’ game
ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening’s drawing of the “Mega Millions” game were:
33-36-63-68-69, Mega Ball: 16, Megaplier: 3
(thirty-three, thirty-six, sixty-three, sixty-eight, sixty-nine; Mega Ball: sixteen; Megaplier: three)
Davis scores 43 points, Pelicans rally to beat Knicks
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If not for Anthony Davis’ determination to dominate inside for most of his 40 minutes on the court, the New Orleans Pelicans could have been blown out by the New York Knicks.
Davis scored a season-high 43 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, and New Orleans overcame an ...
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Take 5’ game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening’s drawing of the New York Lottery’s “Take 5” game were:
(nine, ten, fourteen, twenty-two, thirty-five)
NEW YORK (AP) — Kendale Hampton scored a career-high 32 points to lead Youngstown State to a 94-83 victory over Columbia on Friday night in the Johnny Bach Classic.
Hampton was 10 of 17 from the floor, made seven 3-pointers and all five of his free-throw attempts. Garrett Covington added ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa learned a lot last season. The Hawkeyes are putting those lessons to good use right now.
Tyler Cook scored 26 points, Luka Garza had 22 and Iowa beat Connecticut 91-72 in the 2K Classic championship game on Friday night.
The Hawkeyes went 14-19 last season, ...
Oilers trade Ryan Strome to Rangers for Ryan Spooner
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Ryan Strome to the New York Rangers for forward Ryan Spooner on Friday.
Strome, a fifth-overall pick of the New York Islanders in 2011, had a goal and an assist in 18 games with Edmonton this season. He has 59 goals and 103 ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson thinks the Nets can succeed without Caris LeVert.
They took the first step toward proving it Friday night.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-best 25 points, D’Angelo Russell had 23 and the Nets beat the Washington Wizards 115-104 for ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 2K Classic (all times local):
Luka Garza scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half, and Iowa beat Connecticut 91-72 in the 2K Classic championship game on Friday night.
Garza was named MVP of the tournament. He also joined Tyler ...
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 10’ game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening’s drawing of the New York Lottery’s “Pick 10” game were:
(one, eight, nine, twelve, fourteen, nineteen, twenty-five, twenty-six, thirty-eight, forty-two, forty-three, ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pinstripe uniforms. The Empire State Building shining blue and gold . The marching band performing at Bryant Park and the ...
2 paintings belonging to LOVE artist sold at auction
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The estate of artist Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, auctioned off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating island home off the Maine coast.
Christie’s Auction House sold the ...
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Numbers Evening’ game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening’s drawing of the New York Lottery’s “Numbers Evening” game were:
4-8-0, Lucky Sum: 12
(four, eight, zero; Lucky Sum: twelve)
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Win 4 Evening’ game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening’s drawing of the New York Lottery’s “Win 4 Evening” game were:
3-1-0-8, Lucky Sum: 12
(three, one, zero, eight; Lucky Sum: twelve)
Mack keys late surge, helps Manhattan beat Coastal Carolina
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Nehemiah Mack scored five of his 11 points and pulled in a key rebound inside the final two minutes to help Manhattan beat Costal Carolina 55-53 on Friday in a Northern Kentucky Classic tournament opener.
Mack’s 3-pointer tied it 52-52 with 1:31 remaining. ...
Pulitzer Board tells Junot Diaz he is ‘welcome’ to remain
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided not to remove fiction writer Junot Diaz over sexual harassment allegations.
The board announced Friday that an independent review “did not find evidence warranting” Diaz’s departure and that the author would be “welcome” to complete his ...
NEW YORK (AP) — William Goldman, the screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men” and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring “Nobody knows anything,” has died. He was 87.
After months of conflict, NYC mayor fires embattled watchdog
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has fired New York City’s chief watchdog, citing an independent report that accused him of “deliberately misleading statements” and abusive behavior.
Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters said Friday he’ll respond in writing before his ...
Absentee ballot count continues in New York House race
ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Democrat Anthony Brindisi expanded his lead over first-term incumbent Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney on Friday as an absentee ballot count continued in a tight congressional race in central New York.
Brindisi led Tenney by 1,293 votes before officials in the eight ...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City and its suburbs and even forced some New Jersey children to stay ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz has returned to New York.
A new FAO opened Friday in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central Park.
For more than 150 years, FAO Schwarz was known ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two reputed associates of one of the most notorious organized crime families in New York have been charged with extorting a businessman and torching his Mercedes Benz in New York City.
Gambino family associates Peter Tuccio, 25, and Jonathan Gurino, 25, were arrested Friday ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on two Gambino crime family associates charged in a 2015 fire (all times local):
Two reputed associates of the Gambino crime family have been released from jail where they’ve been held on charges related to a businessman’s burned Mercedes Benz in ...
Julio Rangel hired as Rangers’ pitching coach for Woodward
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julio Rangel has been hired by the Texas Rangers as pitching coach for new manager Chris Woodward.
Rangel will be with a big league staff for the first time after 12 years as a pitching instructor and coordinator at the minor league level with the San Francisco ...
NYC lawsuit: Immigration detainees denied day in court
NEW YORK (AP) — A civil lawsuit filed by immigration rights advocates in New York City has accused federal authorities of denying detainees their day in court.
The suit filed Thursday in federal court in Manhattan says the amount of time people accused of immigration violations in New York ...
Attorney general sides with Rhode Island synagogue
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The attorney general of Rhode Island asked the U.S. Supreme Court Friday to review and reverse a lower court’s decision that gave a New York congregation control of Rhode Island’s Touro Synagogue and a set of bells valued in the millions.
Attorney General Peter ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The police commander who led the effort to arrest Harvey Weinstein has been removed as the chief of New York City’s special victims division, part of a shake-up that was months in the making after a city watchdog found the unit was stretched too thin to properly investigate ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over the evidence a federal judge can consider in the lawsuit concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman is currently presiding over a trial in New York to ...
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Win 4 Midday’ game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon’s drawing of the New York Lottery’s “Win 4 Midday” game were:
7-3-1-6, Lucky Sum: 17
(seven, three, one, six; Lucky Sum: seventeen)
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Numbers Midday’ game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon’s drawing of the New York Lottery’s “Numbers Midday” game were:
8-9-4, Lucky Sum: 21
(eight, nine, four; Lucky Sum: twenty-one)
Man indicted for attempted murder in hospital shooting
NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of firing a gun inside an upstate New York hospital and setting off a massive manhunt has been indicted on attempted murder and robbery charges.
The Ulster County District Attorney’s office announced 42-year-old Joshua Stuart’s indictment ...
McSorley could become the winningest QB at Penn State
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley will be chasing another school record and the No. 16 Nittany Lions can put themselves in position for a New Year’s Day bowl when they visit Rutgers for the Scarlet Knights’ final home game of an awful season.
McSorley will ...
NEW YORK (AP) — William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men” and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring “Nobody knows anything,” has died. He was ...
David Hockney painting fetches record $90M at NYC auction
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by the British artist David Hockney fetched $90.3 million at Christie’s on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction.
Among his famous “pool paintings,” ″Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” is considered ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Porter, Diddy’s former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47, authorities said.
Porter was found unresponsive Thursday at her Los Angeles home, where paramedics pronounced her dead. The cause was not immediately clear, and an ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts is ready to become an ambassador for baseball, now that he’s won a batting title, World Series and Most Valuable Player award with Boston.
“I enjoy being kind of a face around the game. I’ve kind of used this pedestal or whatever you want to say to spread ...
Baseball owners extend Manfred’s contract, TV deal with Fox
ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball owners have locked down their commissioner and their main broadcast partner, too.
Any decisions on speeding up the game and perhaps making it more enjoyable to watch will have to wait.
After wrapping up two days of meetings at a hotel next to the Atlanta ...
Arkansas man pleads not guilty to threatening Don Lemon
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A northern Arkansas man who allegedly made threatening phone calls to CNN anchor Don Lemon has pleaded not guilty.
The Baxter Bulletin reports Benjamin Craig Matthews, 38,
NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters beware: New York and Washington’s clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas where Amazon will open new headquarters.
An expansion of that scope in a city such as New York — where the ...
Big question for Amazon’s 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost?
Amazon’s decision will bring to Arlington, Virginia, and the Long ...
Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb
NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a year, cities around the country waited in suspense over whether they’d be chosen as Amazon’s second home.
The online retail giant held the promise of 50,000 jobs and the possibility of changing their fortunes. So the 20 finalists dangled tax incentives, ...