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  • Simmons scores 31 points, 76ers beat Nets without Embiid

    BROOKLYN — Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points, Tobias Harris added 29 points and 16 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers shook off the absence of Joel Embiid to beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-115 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. Without their All-Star man in the middle, the 76ers relied on Simmons slashing to the basket, and Harris and JJ Redick shooting from the perimeter. Simmons was 11 for 13 from the field, repeatedly […]

  • Mueller report reveals Trump’s attempt to choke off Russia probe

    WASHINGTON — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was largely thwarted by those around him who refused to go along. Mueller laid out multiple episodes in which Trump directed others to influence or curtail the Russia investigation after the special counsel’s appointment in […]

  • Bailey wins consecutive starts, Royals beat Yankees 6-1

    NEW YORK — Homer Bailey won consecutive starts for the first time since July 2017, holding the New York Yankees to three hits over six innings and leading the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory Thursday night. Jorge Soler and Ryan O’Hearn hit solo home runs off Domingo Germán (3-1), and the Royals won their second straight after starting the season 5-12, including 0-5 on the road. Bailey (2-1), a right-hander who turns 33 next month, has been among […]

  • City Council backs 5-cent paper-bag fee once statewide plastic ban becomes law

    NEW YORK —  New Yorkers now have even more reason to carry around their own shopping bags. With a state-mandated ban on plastic bags already looming, the New York City Council backed a bill that will require certain vendors to charge a nickel for every paper bag they distribute to customers. The bill passed 38-9 Thursday morning, and, if approved by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would require certain retailers whose goods are subject to  New York state sales tax to […]

  • ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ husband Giudice loses immigration appeal

    NEWARK, N.J. — “Real Housewives of New Jersey” husband Joe Giudice  has lost his appeal to avoid deportation to Italy. His attorneys said Thursday they are “extremely disappointed” by the Board of Immigration’s decision and have appealed to the federal circuit court in Philadelphia. Giudice and his wife, Teresa, pleaded guilty in 2014 to financial fraud. Giudice is an Italian citizen who was brought to the U.S. as a baby and says he wasn’t aware he wasn’t an American citizen. […]

  • Mueller Report: Read full, redacted report here

    WASHINGTON — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. The report said that in June 2017, Trump directed White House Counsel Don McGahn to call the acting attorney general and say that Mueller must be ousted because he had conflicts of interest. McGahn refused […]

  • Population in NYC drops

    ALBANY, N.Y. — New numbers from the U.S. Census show New York state’s population continued to decline last year. According to figures released Thursday, the state’s total population dropped by more than 48,000 between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, to a total of 19.5 million. For many years, population declines in many upstate areas were offset by growth in and around New York City. This year, however, the Census Bureau reports the city’s population declined by nearly 40,000 […]

  • NJ mom charged in newborn’s death won’t be freed pending trial

    FREEHOLD, N.J. — A New Jersey woman accused of killing her newborn son will remain jailed. Jada McClain’s lawyer sought to have her released Wednesday pending her murder trial, saying she needs her family’s emotional support as well as medical and psychological treatment. But Monmouth County prosecutors said the 18-year-old Neptune Township resident should stay jailed, noting the charges she faces. The judge eventually decided the defense had not overcome a presumption that murder defendants be held without bail until […]

  • Low-income shoppers on government food assistance in NY can now shop, pay for groceries online

    NEW YORK — Amazon and Walmart on Thursday are kicking off a two-year pilot established by the government to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online. ShopRite will join the retailers early next week, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The USDA has long required that customers using electronic benefits transfer, or EBT, pay for their purchases at the actual […]

  • Jason Momoa shaves signature beard to promote recycling

    LOS ANGELES — “Aquaman” is clean-shaven. Actor Jason Momoa on Wednesday released a video in which he shaved off his signature beard and mustache in order to promote recycling. He started by saying farewell to his “Game of Thrones” and DC characters Drogo and Arthur Curry. Momoa said he thought he last shaved in 2012. The 39-year-old says he wanted to do it to “bring awareness that plastics are killing our planet.” He says aluminum is the one thing that can save […]

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