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Reds' Castellanos suspended 2 games in Hill's 1st discipline

NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos was suspended for two games and fined Monday for his role in an on-field brawl during the season's opening weekend, the first discipline giv...

New York ethics agency's role in Cuomo allegations unclear

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As impeachment investigators in the New York legislature and the attorney general’s office take the lead in investigating allegations of power abuses and improprieties by Democrati...

NY social service agency sued for not allowing X gender mark

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nonbinary New Yorkers who currently must declare themselves as male or female to receive Medicaid, food stamps and other public assistance say in lawsuit filed Monday that the stat...

Ivy League town weighs revamping police; critics see flaws

The nationwide reexamination of policing after the killing of George Floyd has led an Ivy League college town in upstate New York to consider an ambitious — and contentious — plan to remake its force ...

Some NY nursing homes proved helpless in face of virus surge

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As the coronavirus made an end-of-the-year surge across New York, few nursing homes escaped unscathed. But some proved especially helpless at stopping the spread of COVID-19, despi...

Minor leagues experimenting with robo umps, larger bases

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will experiment with several rule changes in the minor leagues this season, including an automated strike zone, restrictions on defensive positioning and larger b...

Cuomo impeachment talk grows in New York Legislature

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As he’s reeled from twin scandals over his treatment of women and COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has had to confront a once-unthinkable question: Coul...

Daniel Prude case reflects difficulty of prosecuting police

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury’s decision not to indict officers involved in a fatal encounter with an unarmed Black man illustrates a hard reality for a special unit created to investigate deaths a...

No charges against officers involved in Daniel Prude's death

Police officers shown on body camera video holding Daniel Prude down naked and handcuffed on a city street last winter until he stopped breathing will not face criminal charges, according to a grand ...

DA son seeks release of father imprisoned in fatal '81 heist

David Gilbert went to prison a revolutionary, raising his fist and scorning authorities who prosecuted him for an infamous 1981 armored truck robbery in which a guard and two police officers were kill...

New Marlins GM Ng eager to finally see her team in action

MIAMI (AP) — Three months into the job, Kim Ng will finally get to see her team. Miami Marlins pitchers and catchers hold their first workout Thursday at the team's spring training c...

Lauded early in pandemic, Cuomo now panned on nursing homes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote a book on managing the COVID-19 crisis. Now he faces intensifying accusations that he covered up the true death toll of the pandemic on nursing hom...

Bronx Boosters: Yankee Stadium becomes mass vaccination site

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankee Stadium was opened as a COVID-19 mass vaccination site Friday by officials trying to boost inoculation rates in surrounding Bronx neighborhoods hard hit by the pandemic. ...

Hill takes over as MLB disciplinarian; Ibañez also hired

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Hill is taking over from Chris Young, who stayed just one season in the role of Joe Torre’s replacement as Major League Baseball’s disciplinarian. Hill was hi...

NRA pays $2.5M after NY probe into 'dangerous' insurance

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is banned from marketing insurance in New York for five years and will pay $2.5 million to settle an investigation into “dangerous” policies promoted...