NEW YORK | Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption

NEW YORK — A judge is set to decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. Joseph Percoco was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni. Prosecutors say he … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption

LAREDO, Texas | Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives

LAREDO, Texas — Janelle Ortiz dreamed of becoming famous. Melissa Ramirez imagined a day when the street wasn’t home and drugs not her preoccupation. Claudine Luera just ached to see her children do better than she had. All of these women, bound by difficulties in life, met an eerily similar death: They were shot in … Continue reading LAREDO, Texas | Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives

DALLAS | Owner of 3D-printed gun company accused of sex with minor

DALLAS  — The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward. Austin police Cmdr. Troy Officer said Wednesday that the department is working with national and international law enforcement to … Continue reading DALLAS | Owner of 3D-printed gun company accused of sex with minor

Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children

Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged. The Health and Human Services Department recently told Senate staffers that case managers could not find 1,488 children after they made follow-up calls … Continue reading Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children

LOS ANGELES | UFC’s Jones suspended 15 months by USADA; can return in fall

LOS ANGELES — Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is eligible to return to competition by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday announced the length of Jones’ ban for his second violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. He has been suspended since testing … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | UFC’s Jones suspended 15 months by USADA; can return in fall

NEW YORK | Price struggles again in Bronx; Voit, Yanks top Red Sox 10-1

NEW YORK— Luke Voit hit two homers off David Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and the New York Yankees stalled Boston’s division-clinching celebration by beating the Red Sox 10-1 on Wednesday night. Luis Severino (18-8) pitched seven innings of one-run ball, and the Yankees had no need for All-Star … Continue reading NEW YORK | Price struggles again in Bronx; Voit, Yanks top Red Sox 10-1

CLEVELAND | Kipnis hits grand slam in 9th, Indians beat White Sox 4-1

CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 4-1 win over the Chicago White on Wednesday night. Kipnis hit a 3-2 pitch from Ian Hamilton into the right field seats for his 1,000th career hit and was doused with buckets of … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Kipnis hits grand slam in 9th, Indians beat White Sox 4-1

NEW YORK | Oskar Lindblom helps Flyers beat Rangers 6-4

NEW YORK — Oskar Lindblom had two goals and an assist to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 6-4 in exhibition play Wednesday night. Corban Knight had a goal and two assists, Dale Weise, Mikhail Vorobyov and German Rubtsov added goals, and Scott Laughton had three assists. Brian Elliott started for Philadelphia … Continue reading NEW YORK | Oskar Lindblom helps Flyers beat Rangers 6-4