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Filed lawsuit: Albany Medical program exploits Filipino nurses

By MICHAEL HILL The Associated Press ALBANY — A nurses’ union accused Albany Medical Center of effectively forcing Filipino nurses to continue working there under the threat of severe financial penalties and deportation in a federal lawsuit Tuesday. The New York State Nurses ...

Some decry Cuomo’s use of racial slur in interview

By MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press ALBANY — Some criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday for using a racial slur for African Americans while discussing historical discrimination toward darker-skinned Italian immigrants. The Democrat used the slur in an interview on WAMC ...

Two people are questioned in Alabama girl’s abduction

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One minute, police said, 3-year-old Kamille McKinney was playing outside at a birthday party on a cool fall night. The next moment she was gone, abducted by someone in a dark SUV. Investigators say they’ve since located the vehicle and arrested two people on ...

Jury selection set to begin in landmark federal opioid trial

CLEVELAND — Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the first federal trial over the opioids epidemic. Two Ohio counties claim drug companies that made, distributed and sold prescription painkillers engaged in a deadly conspiracy that has inflicted massive damage on their communities ...

Takeaways from the Democrat debate

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI The Associated Press A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio: Warren’s rise attracts attacks Sen. ...

Cole pitches Astros past Yankees, 4-1

By MIKE FITZPATRICK The Associated Press NEW YORK — Gerrit Cole is making his pitch to own this October. A gritty Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory Tuesday to take a 2-1 ...

Nationals sweep Cardinals; D.C. in World Series for first time since 1933

By HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press WASHINGTON — As the Washington Nationals moved a party 86 years in the making from their ballpark’s infield to a booze-filled clubhouse, manager Dave Martinez paused near the dugout and thrust the silver NL Championship Series trophy overhead, to ...

NHL Roundup: Vasilevskiy leads Lightning to win over Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) — Two breakdowns by the Montreal Canadiens was all Andrei Vasilevskiy and Tampa Bay needed to secure victory. The Lightning took advantage of two key mistakes — a long shift and a bad line change — to sink the Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night in the fifth game of a six-game ...

Teenage rookies Hughes, Kakko struggling early in season

By VIN A. CHERWOO The Associated Press NEW YORK — Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko were the clear favorites all along to be the top two picks in this year’s NHL draft. So far, the 18-year-olds have struggled to generate a lot of offense in the opening weeks of the season. Kakko, selected ...

Orange hoping for second-half surge

By JOHN KEKIS The Associated Press SYRACUSE — Halfway through his fourth season at Syracuse, coach Dino Babers is happy to ignore the recent past and focus on what lies ahead. Ranked in the preseason AP Top 25 with high expectations after a breakthrough 10-win season, the Orange (3-3, ...

Cole, unbeaten since May, transformed by Astros analytics

By RONALD BLUM The Associated Press NEW YORK — Gerrit Cole walked into a conference room after one of his first spring training workouts with the Houston Astros in February 2018 and was met by about 10 people. “There was charts, video, matching charts,” Cole recalled. “It was all ...

Nationals one win from World Series

By HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals’ struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington moved one win from the city’s first World Series ...

Crosby hits late field goal to lift Packers over Lions, 23-22

By KEITH JENKINS The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. — Mason Crosby nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired, and the Green Bay Packers benefited from some questionable officiating to rally past the Detroit Lions 23-22 on Monday night. Aaron Rodgers, in his second straight game ...

Blaney beats Newman in photo finish to advance in playoffs

By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — Ryan Blaney emerged safely from the wreckage at Talladega Superspeedway that claimed other playoff contenders, winning by a tiny margin that was huge for his championship hopes. Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the ...

Isles rally past Blues in overtime

By The Associated Press UNIONDALE — Devon Toews scored at 1:13 of overtime to complete a stunning late-game comeback by the New York Islanders as they downed the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Monday. The Blues seemed to have the game well in hand in the closing minutes before Brock Nelson put ...

UConn women unanimous pick in AAC preseason poll

By DOUG FEINBERG The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — For the seventh and final time Geno Auriemma and UConn were the unanimous choice to win the American Athletic Conference in the preseason poll. Next year things will change as the Huskies head back to the Big East. The Huskies have ...

Fort Worth officer charged with murder in shooting at home

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white former Fort Worth police officer was being held in jail on a murder charge after shooting a black woman through a window of her home, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure “no stone is left unturned” in the search for ...

Is impeachment now inevitable?

“There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader,” is a remark attributed to a French politician during the turbulent times of 1848. Joe Biden’s Wednesday declaration that President Donald Trump should be impeached is in that tradition. Joe is scrambling to get out in ...

Trump thinks he’s above the law

Donald Trump is testing whether he can claim immunity from the rule of law. That’s the plain meaning of the announcement that his administration will not cooperate in any way with the House impeachment inquiry. The letter released by White House counsel Pat Cipollone brands the impeachment ...

Ellen DeGeneres practices tolerance

In a deeply polarized nation, Ellen DeGeneres deserves praise for practicing tolerance toward others and not choosing her friends based on how they vote — an anomaly these days, especially in far-left Hollywood and the #Resistance movement, whose rabid followers have allowed their political ...