• New York teams up with A-Rod, MLB to build baseball academy

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York state is teaming up with Major League Baseball and others including Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez to create a youth baseball and softball academy in the Bronx.

  • In this Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, Kathleen Carroll, executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press, appears during a panel discussion titled "Is Journalism a Crime?" at the 80th Annual Associated Press Media Editors' conference at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis. Carroll, the executive editor of The Associated Press, who led the news cooperative’s transformation from analog to digital, will leave her post at the end of the year. The news was announced Wednesday by Gary Pruitt, president and chief executive officer of The AP, who said that Carroll will help with the leadership transition. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler, File)

    Kathleen Carroll, AP’s executive editor, stepping down

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kathleen Carroll, the executive editor of The Associated Press who championed ambitious, investigative journalism and pushed the cooperative forward in a rapidly changing digital world, announced Wednesday that she will step down after 14 years leading the world’s oldest news agency.

  • Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic head entry lists for US Open

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic head the direct entry lists for this year’s U.S. Open.

  • In this image released by TFA, Tami Sagher, from left, Gillian Jacobs, Keegan-Michael Key. Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard and Kate Micucci appear in a scene from, "Don't Think Twice." Mike Birbiglia's "Don't Think Twice" lovingly dramatizes the communal but competitive lives of a fictional improv troupe, one whose members bob and weave like featherweight boxers on stage and off it navigate painfully disparate opportunities in show business. (Jon Pack/TFA via AP)

    Birbiglia gives improv its first close-up on the big screen

    NEW YORK (AP) — Good improv is like a magic act, conjured out of thin air. A handful of people step onto the stage with nothing prepared, and — poof! — an hour of laughs tumbles forth from unpredictable, off-the-cuff scenarios.

  • In this Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Elaine Chiechon while visiting the Chez Vachon restaurant in Manchester, N.H. Small business issues like taxes and regulations are expected to get more attention in the presidential race after the formal nominations as the post-convention campaigns intensify. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have different takes on what small business needs as they make their appeal to company owners. But an expert says that like many Americans, owners are likely to vote based on how they feel about the two candidates. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    Expect focus on small business to grow in presidential race

    NEW YORK (AP) — Expect more talk about small business issues like taxes and regulations as the post-convention presidential campaigns intensify, with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton trying to woo entrepreneurs and show they know what company owners need.

  • Griffey, Piazza Hall of Fame plaques set for road trips

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Baseball Hall of Fame plaques of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza will be hitting the road for visits to Seattle and New York City just a few days after they’re installed in Cooperstown.

  • In this April 10, 2016 file photo, Garry Marshall arrives at the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Writer-director Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days” "Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died at age 81.
Publicist Michelle Bega says Marshall died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in at a hospital in Burbank, Calif., of complications from pneumonia after having a stroke. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘Pretty Woman’ filmmaker Garry Marshall dies at age 81

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garry Marshall knew how to tug at moviegoers’ heartstrings, whether with unlikely love in “Pretty Woman” or sentimental loss in “Beaches.”

  • In this April 10, 2016 file photo, Garry Marshall arrives at the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Writer-director Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days” "Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died at age 81.
Publicist Michelle Bega says Marshall died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in at a hospital in Burbank, Calif., of complications from pneumonia after having a stroke. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

    Writer-director Garry Marshall dies at age 81

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose deft touch with comedy and romance led to a string of TV hits that included “Happy Days” and “Laverne & Shirley” and the box-office successes “Pretty Woman” and “Runaway Bride,” has died. He was 81.

  • A construction crane is sprawled across lanes in both directions after collapsing on the Tappan Zee Bridge, Tuesday July 19, 2016, in New York. (Peter Carr/The Journal News via AP)

    Most lanes of bridge reopen after crane collapse outside NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Most of the lanes of the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City have reopened after a crane collapsed across the entire width of the bridge, but transportation officials are still advising motorists to plan for extra delays during the Wednesday morning commute.

  • Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is greeted at the dugout by his teammates at the end of the sixth inning during a baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Chicago. (Joe Lewnard/Daily Herald via AP)

    Arrieta returns to form, but Cubs fall to Mets 2-1

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta returned to form for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.