Kidd, Calipari help trumpet revived NY arena

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A news conference to trumpet the selection of a developer to renovate a suburban New York sports arena morphed into a pep rally Friday, as sports luminaries including Jason Kidd and John Calipari joined…

Attorney general questions suicide ruling in NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico attorney general issued a scathing critique of the Albuquerque Police Department Friday over its finding that a high-profile civil rights attorney committed suicide, saying the death scene was “terribly mishandled.” The…

Ohio player given 20-year sex-offender status

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school football player convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl will have to register as a sex offender every six months for the next 20 years. Jefferson County Judge Thomas Lipps on…

Companies halt operations amid violence in Egypt

DETROIT (AP) — A number of international companies have suspended operations in Egypt as three days of violent street battles make the streets of Cairo unsafe. General Motors Co., Electrolux AB, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Toyota Motor Corp.,…

SHR not expecting Stewart back for a while

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — While Tony Stewart recovers from a broken leg, his team is still figuring out how to move on without him. “I’m working under the assumption that he’s out for the next month or so…

NY mayor proposes fingerprinting at public housing

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says people entering public housing should be fingerprinted as a crime-prevention measure. He made the comments Friday on WOR Radio. His spokesman says Bloomberg is proposing a biometric…

Fight over ex-president marks Mexico’s oil debate

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The debate over proposals to open Mexico’s oil industry to private companies has become mired in a battle over the memory of revered former president Lazaro Cardenas, roughly Mexico’s equivalent of Franklin D. Roosevelt.…

Bombings around Iraq’s capital kill 7 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq say two bombings around the capital, Baghdad, have killed seven people. Police officials said that the deadlier of the two attacks took place Friday night when a bomb exploded as people left…

Longoria to receive Hispanic Heritage Awards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Eva Longoria, chef Jose Andres and actor and director Diego Luna are among those who will receive the 26th Hispanic Heritage Awards. The Hispanic Heritage Foundation announced the winners Friday. The awards will be…

Denver man shot after firing at propane tank

DENVER (AP) — A man suspected of killing a woman and wounding another is in the hospital after being shot by Denver police after he fired at a propane tank he was carrying. The suspect was seen walking…

NYC begins appeal of police stop-and-frisk ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials have taken the first step in appealing a federal judge’s ruling imposing reforms on the police department’s stop-and-frisk strategy after finding the policy intentionally singled out minorities. The city Law…

Islamic militants kill 13 in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian legislator and a survivor say suspected Islamic militants have killed 13 people in an attack on a northeast village near where a massacre occurred at a mosque. Legislator Ayamu Lawan Gwasha said…

Phillies fire manager Manuel, promote Sandberg

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charlie Manuel was fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, with his team way out of the pennant race and in a tailspin since the All-Star break. Manuel, the winningest manager in franchise…