New York City - the best personalized free web-based Email en en New York City Target locked in game of shipping tag with Wal-Mart, Amazon NEW YORK (AP) — Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon are engaged in a game of shipping tag, each trying to adjust their free threshold and other shipping strategies to a level that can lure shoppers away from one of the other. Minneapolis-based Target has the furthest to go as it tries to put itself in better competition with Amazon, the undisputed online leader, ... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:44:00 GMT 2017-05-17T21:44:00Z Steinbrenner will consider adding; won't deal top prospects NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees may be buyers, not sellers, as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. Led by young stars Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the retooled Baby Bombers began Wednesday in the AL East lead at 23-13, a seven-win improvement over last year at this time. Owner Hal Steinbrenner said New York's starting pitching has been a pleasant surprise to him, and he will... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:01:00 GMT 2017-05-17T21:01:00Z Goya Foods ending sponsorship of NYC parade after 60 years NEW YORK (AP) — Goya Foods has decided not to sponsor New York City's annual Puerto Rican Day parade, calling the move a business decision. Jersey City, New Jersey-based Goya Foods had sponsored the parade every year for its 60-year existence, including the first parade in 1958. Parade organizers say they're disappointed in the decision, which they say will jeopardize the 10... Wed, 17 May 2017 11:00:00 GMT 2017-05-17T11:00:00Z LEADING OFF: Rockies-Twins in surprising 1st-place matchup A look at what's happening all around the majors today: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Two of baseball's biggest surprises square off when the Colorado Rockies visit Minnesota in an interleague matchup of first-place teams. Ervin Santana (6-1, 1.50 ERA) starts for the Twins against rookie German Marquez (1-2, 4.88). Both pitc... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:26:00 GMT 2017-05-17T06:26:00Z Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Celtics have a No. 1 seed and the No. 1 pick. And Danny Ainge is enjoying them both . "It's two completely different situations," the Boston basketball boss said Tuesday night after the team won the NBA draft lottery. "One is a lot about the future, and one is in the present. This team is a lot of fun to be around this year."... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:20:00 GMT 2017-05-17T06:20:00Z Nicholas Sand, creator of famous Orange Sunshine LSD, dies LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann may have invented LSD, and Timothy Leary was clearly its most prominent frontman. But it was a self-taught chemist and obscure-by-choice figure named Nicholas Sand who was the true wizard behind the curtain, the man who launched tens of millions of acid trips across generations by producing the best, most pure, highest-qualit... Wed, 17 May 2017 02:27:00 GMT 2017-05-17T02:27:00Z No problems reported in minute before deadly jet crash MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — A plane that crashed near a small airport outside New York City, killing two crew members, didn't report any problems to air traffic controllers a minute before it nosedived, a federal investigator said Tuesday. The Learjet crash Monday afternoon in an industrial area near Teterboro Airport caused a fire that damaged two buildings a... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-05-16T22:32:00Z African dance master choreographer Chuck Davis dies; was 80 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Chuck Davis, a master choreographer and teacher of traditional African dance styles who founded dance companies in North Carolina and New York, has died. He was 80. Davis died Sunday at his home in Durham, said Dr. B. Angeloe Burch Sr., executive director of the African American Dance Ensemble, which Davis founded. Davis had been diagnosed with cancer abo... Tue, 16 May 2017 21:40:00 GMT 2017-05-16T21:40:00Z 'Hi love!' says card Taylor Swift sent to college grad MIAMI (AP) — Who in the world would be so fearless as to invite Taylor Swift to her college graduation party? Ashley Silvers of Miami, that's who. The 22-year-old with a new degree in public relations and advertising mailed an invite to the megastar that thanked Swift for being a positive influence. Then she went home from the Universit... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:59:00 GMT 2017-05-16T20:59:00Z NY Library Brings Drag Queens to Kids Story Hour A New York City library is bringing drag queens and kids together for story hour. Since last fall, the Brooklyn Public Library has been presenting Drag... Tue, 16 May 2017 18:57:00 GMT 2017-05-16T18:57:00Z Cheers! Bartender wins lottery, says he'll care for family NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe the next round is on him: A New York City bartender who hit a $7 million lottery says he has "no clue" what he'll do with his winnings. The New York Lottery said Tuesday that Michael Moriarty gets to keep around $4 million after required withholdings. The 56-year-old says he'll take care of his family and then cons... Tue, 16 May 2017 18:38:00 GMT 2017-05-16T18:38:00Z LEADING OFF: Keuchel tries for 7-0, Rangers go for 7 in row A look at what's happening all around the majors today: HOUSTON, PROBLEM SOLVED After taking a step back last season, Dallas Keuchel has regained the form that earned him an AL Cy Young Award in 2015, and he can become the majors' first seven-game winner when the Astros play at Miami. At a time when pitchers are thro... Tue, 16 May 2017 06:14:00 GMT 2017-05-16T06:14:00Z Learjet crashes short of runway, killing 2 crew members CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) — A jet trying to land at a small airport near New York City crashed less than a mile from the runway among small warehouses and industrial buildings Monday, killing two crew members and sparking a fire that sent thick, black smoke spewing into the air. Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the moment of imp... Tue, 16 May 2017 02:50:00 GMT 2017-05-16T02:50:00Z Jose Altuve back in lineup after switching to shoes that fit MIAMI (AP) — Second baseman Jose Altuve is back in the Houston Astros' lineup after giving his team a scare because his special Mother's Day shoes were too snug. Altuve began limping enough in the ninth inning of Sunday night's game at the New York Yankees that manager A.J. Hinch replaced him with a pinch runner. "He looked uncomfortabl... Tue, 16 May 2017 02:33:00 GMT 2017-05-16T02:33:00Z 4 plead guilty to manslaughter in fraternity hazing death STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Four men facing the most serious charges in a brutal fraternity hazing ritual that resulted in the 2013 death of a New York City college student pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. Fraternity members at Pi Delta Psi admitted they physically abused Chun "Michael" Deng, a Baruch College student, then tried to cover it up... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-05-15T21:54:00Z 'Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons marries longtime partner NEW YORK (AP) — "Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons has married longtime partner Todd Spiewak. Parsons' publicist, Jillian Roscoe, has confirmed reports from People magazine and the New York Post that Parsons and Spiewak married Saturday night at the Rainbow Room restaurant in New York's Rockefeller Center. Parsons posted a picture on In... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:00:00 GMT 2017-05-15T17:00:00Z Metropolitan Museum of Art works to rebound from money woes NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a behemoth of culture and wealth, is rebounding from more than a year of internal turmoil and financial problems. As part of its recovery efforts, the museum is considering a mandatory admissions fee for visitors from outside New York state. The set fee, possibly $25 for adults, would be the first in the venerable museum's 147-... Mon, 15 May 2017 15:29:00 GMT 2017-05-15T15:29:00Z Jeter's No 2 retired by Yanks; Monument Park plaque unveiled NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter held a microphone and spoke without notes to the crowd that filled sold-out Yankee Stadium. His No. 2, the last of the single digit pinstripes, had been retired and a plaque in his honor dedicated that will be placed in Monument Park alongside tributes to Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra and the rest of the team's greats. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 05:26:00 GMT 2017-05-15T05:26:00Z Met Plans To Charge Mandatory Admission To help close a $15 million budget gap, the Met wants to start charging visitors from outside New York state a set admission fee instead of the current... Mon, 15 May 2017 05:17:00 GMT 2017-05-15T05:17:00Z Yanks' Chapman to miss at least month with shoulder injury NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to pitch through pain in his shoulder that had bothered him for weeks, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman went on the disabled list Sunday and likely will miss at least a month. Chapman had a MRI on Saturday, a day after getting just two outs and giving up a run in the ninth inning of a 5-1 loss to Houston. The 29-year-old left... Mon, 15 May 2017 04:49:00 GMT 2017-05-15T04:49:00Z Trump considering numerous candidates for FBI director WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering more than a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. White House officials said Friday the president was moving expeditiously to find an interim FBI director along with a permanent repl... Sun, 14 May 2017 02:34:00 GMT 2017-05-14T02:34:00Z Yankees to honor Jeter between games of doubleheader Sunday NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees will play 2. In a tribute that's been building since he stepped away from the dirt he roamed at shortstop, Derek Jeter was set to have his No. 2 jersey retired at packed Yankee Stadium on Sunday night. Only one wrinkle — the celebration now will take place in between games of a doubleheader against H... Sat, 13 May 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-05-13T23:09:00Z Brandy, Tyrese perform at Mother's Day music festival NEW YORK (AP) — Platinum-selling R&B singers Tyrese, Brandy, Anthony Hamilton and Kem celebrated Mother's Day two days early at a concert in front of feverish fans in Brooklyn. The second annual SJ Presents Mother's Day Good Music Festival took place at the Barclays Center, which also included rising singer-songwriter Major. Brandy was ... Sat, 13 May 2017 15:35:00 GMT 2017-05-13T15:35:00Z Brewers top Mets 7-4, Matt Harvey allows 3 HRs in return MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Harvey allowed a season-high three homers. He tied a season high by giving up five walks. He said he fell behind too many hitters. It was not an ideal return for Harvey from a three-game suspension in the New York Mets' 7-4 loss on Friday night to the Milwaukee Brewers. But after a drama-filled week, the Mets can t... Sat, 13 May 2017 05:54:00 GMT 2017-05-13T05:54:00Z Inflatable sculpture of ballerina by Jeff Koons unveiled NEW YORK (AP) — A massive inflatable ballerina created by artist Jeff Koons is the latest public art installation at New York's Rockefeller Center. The 45-foot (14-meter) work is called "Seated Ballerina." It was unveiled Friday and will be on display through June 2. The nylon sculpture is based on a porcelain figurine of a ballerina in a blue tutu. ... Sat, 13 May 2017 00:05:00 GMT 2017-05-13T00:05:00Z Familia has blood clot surgery, return this year uncertain MILWAUKEE (AP) — New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia had surgery Friday after being diagnosed with a blood clot near his right armpit, an injury that general manager Sandy Alderson said will sideline the reliever for several months. The Mets put Familia on the 10-day disabled list before their game Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers and said it was not ... Fri, 12 May 2017 23:57:00 GMT 2017-05-12T23:57:00Z Jeff Koons unveils 'Seated Ballerina' in Rockefeller Center While introducing his 45-foot tall inflated 'Seated Ballerina' in Rockefeller Center, artist Jeff Koons honors missing and exploited children. Koons is... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:48:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:48:00Z It's a trap! Cup champion Penguins wary of stingy Senators PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins spent the first two rounds of the playoffs engaging in high-stakes games of rope-a-dope with Columbus and Washington, absorbing some hits, avoiding others and counterpunching brilliantly to get halfway to a second straight Stanley Cup. A very different challenge awaits in the Eastern Conference final in what amoun... Fri, 12 May 2017 20:35:00 GMT 2017-05-12T20:35:00Z Head of NYC jails resigns after flap over ethical lapses NEW YORK (AP) — The head of New York City's troubled jail system resigned his post Friday, after he was criticized for using his city-owned SUV to repeatedly drive to vacations in Maine. Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte, who led Maine's state prison system for three years before he was hired to reform New York's Rikers Island jail in 2014, announced he was... Fri, 12 May 2017 19:24:00 GMT 2017-05-12T19:24:00Z NYC Icon Katz’s Deli Eyes Global Delivery Katz’s Delicatessen has been sending a salami to your boy in the Army since 1942. Now the New York City restaurant is preparing to expand its shipping... Fri, 12 May 2017 18:15:00 GMT 2017-05-12T18:15:00Z