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  • Swimmer missing from race down New York’s Hudson River

    NEW YORK — Police are searching for a swimmer who went missing during a race down New York’s Hudson River. Authorities say the swimmer was reported missing just after 3 p.m. Friday near the George Washington Bridge. The New York City Police Department says the search for the swimmer resumed Saturday morning after being suspended late Friday. Police have confirmed the search is now a recovery effort. The swimmer was taking part in a multi-stage 120-mile race down the Hudson […]

  • Judge has fatal heart attack in upstate New York courtroom

    CARMEL, N.Y. — A 57-year-old county judge has died after suffering a heart attack in his upstate New York courtroom. A spokesman for the state court system says Putman County Court Judge James Reitz was stricken on the bench Friday morning. Court officers performed CPR and used an automatic electronic defibrillator to try to resuscitate him before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance. Court system spokesman Lucian Calfen says Reitz died shortly after arriving at the hospital. Reitz, […]

  • Giolito, Jimenez lead White Sox to 10-2 romp over Yankees

    CHICAGO — Lucas Giolito called it a “grinder game.” The White Sox simply called it another victory. Giolito pitched into the seventh inning for his ninth straight win, Eloy Jimenez hit two three-run homers and Chicago pounded the New York Yankees 10-2 on Friday night. Giolito (10-1) gave up a solo homer to Luke Voit in the first, then shut down New York to win his eighth consecutive start. The right-hander gave up one run and four hits in his […]

  • Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies at age 96

    ROME — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, famed for operas, films and television, has died in Rome at the age of 96. Zeffirelli’s son Luciano said his father died at home at noon on Saturday. “He had suffered for a while, but he left in a peaceful way,” he said. Zeffirelli delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and often extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic rendering of “Romeo and Juliet” and the miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth.” […]

  • Migrants complain of poor conditions at US holding centers

    EL PASO, Texas — The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers, with some people at an encampment in El Paso being forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms. The Border Network for Human Rights issued a report Friday based on dozens of testimonials of immigrants over the past month and a half, providing a snapshot of cramped conditions and prolonged stays in detention […]

  • Off-duty NYPD officer dead after apparently shooting himself in Staten Island

    If you or someone you know is considering suicide, contact the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) . It is a free, 24/7 service that offers support, information, and local resources. You can also click here for additional hotlines within your state. STATEN ISLAND — New York City police say a 29-year-old officer died Friday. Police say he shot himself in the head around 3:45 p.m. on a Staten Island street, near a precinct. His identity hasn’t been […]

  • DeJong, Fowler help Cards beat Mets twice in odd twinbill

    NEW YORK  — Dexter Fowler hit a go-ahead, three-run homer moments after Paul DeJong’s tying shot in the eighth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 9-5 to sweep an odd double feature Friday night. Hours earlier, DeJong helped the Cardinals complete a rally that started the night before, grounding an RBI single against Edwin Díaz in the 10th inning of a 5-4 win. The series opener Thursday was suspended following 8 1/2 innings, right after […]

  • Rally on: Cards complete comeback vs Mets in suspended game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Paul DeJong hit an RBI single off Edwin Díaz in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals completed their rally from a night earlier to beat the New York Mets 5-4 Friday. The game Thursday was suspended after 8 1/2 innings, moments after the Cardinals’ Harrison Bader drove in the tying run with a two-out double off Díaz in the rain. Play resumed where things left off, and a small crowd at Citi Field saw […]

  • NJ dog breeder owns kennels where dogs found in squalor

    KINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The co-owner of a once-renowned New Jersey dog kennel where authorities say nearly 200 terriers and dachshunds were living in squalor says the kennel fell on hard times and found itself with more animals than it could even give away. Martin Strozeski told The New York Times that Rocky Ridge Russells became “a hobby turned bad” after some high-flying years. One of its Parson Russell terriers was named best of its breed at the Westminster Kennel Club dog […]

  • Thailand goalkeeper thanks Carli Lloyd for reaching out after 13-0 loss

    PARIS — The goalkeeper who allowed 13 goals when the United States routed Thailand at the Women’s World Cup has thanked Carli Lloyd for offering words of encouragement following the humiliating defeat. Lloyd sought out Sukanya Chor Charoenying immediately following the record-breaking U.S. national team’s victory. Sukanya wasn’t even expected to start in Tuesday’s opener but got the nod over Waraporn Boonsing. “Thanks so much, Lloyd. Your words that you told me make me strong,” Sukanya posted in appreciation to […]

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