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After slow start, banks and retailers lead stocks higher

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NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are turning higher Tuesday as banks, retailers and technology companies post gains. Retailers are rising following strong fourth-quarter results from Under Armour and more gains for Amazon. If the gains hold, it would mark the third straight increase for the market following a harrowing drop of more than 10 percent over the previous two weeks.
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ATP to investigate Donald Young claims of racism against Ryan Harrison

ATP to investigate Donald Young claims of racism against Ryan Harrison

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Donald Young accused Ryan Harrison of racism at the New York Open, which Harrison denied. The ATP will investigate.
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3 Trump properties posted 144 openings for seasonal jobs. Only one went to a US worker

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Trump properties in New York and Florida offered 144 seasonal positions from 2016 to 2017 but only one went to a US worker, reports Vox.
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Now an owner, Jeter heads to 1st spring training since 2014

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MIAMI - Derek Jeter is heading to his first spring training since his final season with the New York Yankees in 2014.
Now the CEO of the Miami Marlins, Jeter says the franchise is on a path to long-term success following an off-season fire sale that purged the batting order of four starters, including slugger Giancarlo Stanton. The trades netted mostly prospects, making the immediate outlook bleak for a team that hasn't been to the playoffs since 2003.
Jeter was a beloved five-time champion with the Yankees, but now he's a rookie owner who has been faulted for his handling of the Stanton...
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Now an owner, Jeter heads to 1st spring training since 2014

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Derek Jeter is heading to his first spring training since his final season with the New York Yankees in 2014. Now the CEO of the Miami Marlins, Jeter says the...
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Black Panther Meets NYFW: How Brother Vellies And Other Fashion Houses Are Spotlighting African Designs And Supporting African Artisans

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On Monday night, Industria, a satellite hub for New York Fashion Week 2018, transformed into Wakanda, a fictional third-world African nation dreamt up by Marvel Studios for its latest film, “Black Panther.” The movie house joined forces with a handful of fashion houses to celebrate the pan-African styles featured in the film.
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Blue Apron puts EBITDA breakeven on table for late 2018, shares rise

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NEW YORK - Blue Apron Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it could break even on a key measure of profitability earlier than Wall Street analysts had expected, fueling a brief surge in the meal-kit maker's shares.
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New York Times publishes column from the world's least reliable gun researcher

New York Times publishes column from the world's least reliable gun researcher

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John Lott, a discredited researcher with a history of pushing false and misleading information about guns, scored space in Tuesday's New York Times. The article, which argues that background checks are flawed and ineffective, continues his streak of misleading and deeply flawed analyses.
It's unclear why, exactly, the New York Times believed Lott is a credible source of gun research. Lott's trademark assertion that more guns means less crime was formally and thoroughly repudiated by a panel convened by the National Research Council. In one case, a researcher has suggested that Lott...
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Car Free Day returning to two major Manhattan avenues in April

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The city will banish cars from stretches of two major Manhattan avenues to mark a Car Free Day in New York this April.
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Jurors hear closings at Philadelphia crime boss trial

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NEW YORK - A prosecutor says a reputed Philadelphia mob boss profited from health insurance and gambling schemes despite his claims he had retired from a life of crime.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Schorr made the accusations Tuesday in closing arguments at the New York City trial of Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino.
Defence attorney Edwin Jacob countered by telling jurors that they were being misled by “compromised” turncoat mobsters who testified against Merlino.
The 55-year-old Merlino was among nearly four dozen defendants arrested in a 2016 crackdown on an East Coast crime syndicate...
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‘Captain' is new top dog at New York governor's mansion

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ALBANY, N.Y. - New York's first family has a new first dog.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced his new puppy Captain on Monday night at a meeting at the governor's mansion with mayors from around the state.
The 14-week-old dog is a Siberian-shepherd mix, with some Malamute thrown in.
Cuomo says he wanted to name the dog Excelsior after the state motto but was outvoted by his daughters.
Captain isn't the first animal to join the governor's family. His longtime girlfriend, Food Network star Sandra Lee, has two white cockatoos named Phoenix and Halo.
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Mattel doubles down on Uno with a new card game called Dos

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NEW YORK - What's next for Uno? Dos, of course. Mattel is launching the new card game Dos next month in hopes of giving its nearly 50-year-old Uno brand a second life. Dos has similar rules as Uno, except players make two piles of cards and can throw down two cards at a time instead of one.
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Donald Young claims Ryan Harrison made racist comment during New York Open match

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Harrison denied making comments about Young's race and chalked up the disagreement to the heat of the battle.
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'Captain' is new top dog at New York governor's mansion

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NY Senate GOP: Tax code changes unlikely by budget deadline

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The Legislature's most powerful Republican says he doesn't foresee Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York tax code restructuring proposals making it into the state budget by its April 1 deadline. Senate...
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A deeper look at Islanders' decision to bench Barzal

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Oh, and New York ended up losing by one goal.
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14 Worms Pulled From Woman's Eye After Fly-Borne Infection

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NEW YORK - An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies.
Fourteen tiny worms were removed from the left eye of the 26-year-old woman in August 2016. Scientists reported the case Monday.
The woman, Abby Beckley, was diagnosed in August 2016 with Thelazia gulosa. That's a type of eye worm seen in cattle in the northern United States and southern Canada, but never before in humans.
They are spread by a type of fly known as “face flies.” The flies feed on the tears that lubricate the eyeball, scientists...
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Square Feet: As Work Space, Old Post Offices Have a Timeless Allure

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Central locations and spacious warehouse areas make older postal facilities, like those in Chicago and New York, tantalizing candidates for transformation.
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Trump Backs Supersonic NASA Jet That Will Fly from New York to London in Three Hours

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Supersonic jets can ferry passengers between New York and London in just three hours-but the sonic booms that accompany them are a major turn-off.
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Bomber faces life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks

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NEW YORK - A terrorist who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, is set to be sentenced Tuesday to a mandatory term of life in prison. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, who was born in Afghanistan but lived in New Jersey, injured 30 people when one of his bombs exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on a September night in 2016. A second bomb planted nearby did not detonate.
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NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

NEW YORK - The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. Read more ...

Kevin De Bruyne injury update: Manchester City star to miss three months

Kevin De Bruyne injury update: Manchester City star to miss three months

De Bruyne does not require surgery on a lateral collateral ligament injury but the City star is facing three months out. Read more ...

Dez Bryant left Cleveland without a deal with Browns, report says

Dez Bryant left Cleveland without a deal with Browns, report says

Bryant has been on the market for more than four months after he was cut by the Cowboys in April. Read more ...

Stephen Curry, Warriors host girls-only basketball camp

Stephen Curry, Warriors host girls-only basketball camp

For the first time, Stephen Curry and the Warriors hosted a free two-day basketball camp for girls and young women in the Bay Area. Read more ...

As helmet rule continues to prompt questions, NFL can provide better answers

As helmet rule continues to prompt questions, NFL can provide better answers

Yes, the new NFL helmet rule is being intentionally over-officiated during the 2018 preseason. That does not mean the league shouldn't provide more explanation around both... Read more ...

NASCAR moves up Saturday's night race at Bristol because of rainy forecast

NASCAR moves up Saturday's night race at Bristol because of rainy forecast

The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race will start at 6:30 p.m. ET, an hour earlier than first scheduled because of rain in the Bristol forecast. Read more ...

Jerick McKinnon injury update: 49ers RB to miss remainder of preseason

Jerick McKinnon injury update: 49ers RB to miss remainder of preseason

McKinnon, who signed a four-year, $30 million contract with San Francisco this offseason, was injured in practice Sunday. Read more ...

Sixers hire former WNBA star Lindsey Harding as scout

Sixers hire former WNBA star Lindsey Harding as scout

Harding becomes the second former WNBA player to be hired for a full-time scouting position with an NBA team. Read more ...

Urban Meyer investigation 'will be finished when it's finished,' Ohio State...

Urban Meyer investigation 'will be finished when it's finished,' Ohio State president says

Ohio State president Michael Drake said Sunday is not a hard deadline for a decision to be made on Meyer's future. Read more ...

Deontay Wilder gets into heated exchanges with Tyson Fury and his father

Deontay Wilder gets into heated exchanges with Tyson Fury and his father

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder arrived in Northern Ireland for guest commentating duties for Saturday's Tyson Fury vs. Francisco Pianeta fight. He decided to pay Fury... Read more ...