September
21
2017

Alaskan cabbies accused of bootlegging

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Several cabdrivers are accused of illegally selling alcohol out of their taxis in an Alaska town known for its disproportionately high number of cabs for its small population. Locals have known the cabdrivers as a source for illegal booze in Bethel, which has one taxi for every 107 residents. State police heard…

September
21
2017

Man gunned down near Barclays Center

A man was murdered near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Wednesday night, authorities said. Police found the 47-year-old victim lying on the ground near the corner of Atlantic Ave. and 4th Ave., about one block from the arena, at around 8:20 p.m. The unidentified victim was shot multiple times in the chest and also had…

September
21
2017

Yankees reduced to tears after little girl struck by foul ball

A young fan is “doing OK” after she was hit in the face by a foul ball during the fifth inning of an 11-3 Yankees win over the Twins on Wednesday in the Bronx. Joe Girardi gave the positive update after the game, saying he had heard from Stadium security. The game was delayed for…

September
21
2017

Rescuers close to saving girl trapped in rubble under Mexico school

Rescue workers on Thursday closed in on the 12-year-old girl buried beneath the rubble of a Mexico City elementary school flattened by an earthquake that killed at least 250 people. “At this moment we know that at least one girl is alive inside,” Admiral Jose Luis Vergara told CNN affiliate Foro TV. But the Navy…

September
21
2017

How many accents can this man nail?

Kai Rigby has traveled around the world, encountering a wide variety of accents along the way. Now, he can mimic just about any accent that people throw his way.

September
21
2017

Gardner could miss time despite saying ‘it could be worse’

Brett Gardner extended his hitting streak to 11 games and went 8-for-12 in the series sweep over the Twins, but he left Wednesday’s game after getting drilled in the shoulder by a pitch. Gardner initially stayed in the game after he was hit in the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 11-3 win in The Bronx,…

September
21
2017

Severino’s takeaway from excruciating battle with Mauer

In a battle of veteran hitter and young ace, Joe Mauer won out. Luis Severino, on the wrong end of the duel, hopes he can tuck the lesson away for a potential playoff rematch in less than two weeks. The 13-pitch at-bat with the bases loaded in the third inning of Wednesday’s 11-3 Yankees win…

September
21
2017

Father killed sons, set house on fire before hanging himself

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Authorities in Bloomington, Illinois, say a 33-year-old man hid his family’s cellphones, killed his two children and intentionally set a house fire before hanging himself. Police on Wednesday identified the man as Eric Ringenberg. Officials identified the two boys only by their initials, 2-year-old CR and infant brother, RR. The Pantagraph in…

September
21
2017

NYCFC defender doesn’t want to go back to Europe

New York City FC dodged a defensive headache next season. Defender Maxime Chanot vowed he’s committed to NYCFC, even stating he’s open to a possible contract extension, after a report surfaced that the centerback wanted to return to Belgium in the winter. “I’m 200 percent focused on New York City,” Chanot said Wednesday. “There’s no…

September
12
2017

How prima ballerinas’ gorgeous costumes get made

What’s a night at the ballet without the glorious costumes? On Sept. 28, the New York City Ballet will fête both at its annual Fall Fashion Gala, hosting the global premieres of four dance pieces, each outfitted with original creations by a buzzy NYC designer. Prima fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker, who serves as vice chair…