Driver pleads guilty to accident that killed Nicki Minaj’s father

Driver pleads guilty to accident that killed Nicki Minaj’s father

NEW YORK (AP) – A hit driver pleaded guilty Friday in a suburb of New York, a suburban crash in New York who killed the father of Nicki Minaj and was promised a year or less in jail, disappointing prosecutors and the hip-hop star’s mother. In Long Island Nassau County District Court, businessman Charles Polevich … Read more

NASA climate scientist wins World Food Prize

NASA climate scientist wins World Food Prize

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A climate scientist from NASA, who has spent much of his career explaining how global food production needs to adapt to a changing climate, was awarded the World Food Prize on Thursday. Cynthia Rosenzweig, an agronomist and climatologist, was awarded the $ 250,000 prize in recognition of her innovative modeling … Read more

Amazon union leader, others meet in the White House on organization

Amazon union leader, others meet in the White House on organization

WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh met with union organizers at the White House on Thursday as the administration appears to be pushing for trade union campaigns. The participants in the meeting, which included an unplanned appearance by President Joe Biden, discussed organizers’ efforts to form unions in their … Read more

Even as COVID cases rise, mesh mandates remain on the shelf

Even as COVID cases rise, mesh mandates remain on the shelf

NEW YORK (AP) – An increase in COVID-19 infections around the United States has sent several cities into new high-risk categories that are thought to trigger indoor masking, but much of the country stops bringing restrictions back amid deep pandemic fatigue . For weeks, a large portion of New York State has been in the … Read more

Amazon, union meets in a rematch in New York

Amazon, union meets in a rematch in New York

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon and the incipient group that successfully organized the company’s first U.S. union ever are on their way to a rematch Monday, where a federal labor board will count votes cast by warehouse workers in yet another Staten Island election. Another win in the job market can give workers in other … Read more

New York court dismisses congressional cards drawn by Democrats

New York court dismisses congressional cards drawn by Democrats

ALBANY, NY (AP) – New York’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected new congressional cards that had been widely seen as favoring Democrats, largely agreeing with Republican voters who claimed that the district boundaries were unconstitutionally manipulated. The decision could delay New York’s primary election by as much as two months and is likely a blow … Read more

The Amazon Union may face a tough road ahead after victory

The Amazon Union may face a tough road ahead after victory

NEW YORK (AP) – In the wake of their hard-fought Labor victory, Amazon workers in New York City’s Staten Island jumped champagne, cheering for their victory and dancing in celebration. But their jovial attitude will be tested by a company that seems to be dragging its feet to the negotiating table. Among other things, the … Read more

Review: Broadway ‘Funny Girl’ a Beanie Feldstein Triumph

Review: Broadway ‘Funny Girl’ a Beanie Feldstein Triumph

NEW YORK (AP) – As Broadway’s revival of “Funny Girl” begins, star Beanie Feldstein sits in a Broadway locker room getting ready to move on. She nervously wonders to her assistant: “Do you ever feel like someone is looking from the shadows?” The line gets an extra jerk of significance because Feldstein steps into sacred … Read more

Carolina takes on New York, seeking 5th victory in a row

Carolina takes on New York, seeking 5th victory in a row

Carolina Hurricanes (52-20-8, first in Metropolitan) vs. New York Rangers (51-22-6, second in the Metropolitan) New York; Tuesday at 19 EDT BOTTOM LINE: Carolina seeks to keep its four-game winning streak alive when the Hurricanes take on New York. Rangers are 15-8-1 in division matches. New York is ninth in the Eastern Conference with an … Read more

NBA at 75: Adam Silver says games can ‘change the world’

NBA at 75: Adam Silver says games can ‘change the world’

NEW YORK (AP) – (EDITOR’S NOTE: The season-long celebration of the NBA’s 75th anniversary is coming to an end. As part of the Associated Press series on the NBA’s first 75 years, Commissioner Adam Silver wrote this essay on what the league could look like. 25 years from now, when it celebrates its 100th anniversary.) … Read more