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The Latest: Australian cities move closer to ending lockdown

Sep. 23, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s two largest cities are moving closer to ending lockdowns as vaccination rates climb, but leaders are warning that people should remain cautious with their newfound freedoms and that coronavirus case numbers will inevitably rise. In New South...

New York health chief, defender of Cuomo policies, resigning

Sep. 23, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday. Hochul thanked Zucker for his service and said he...

New York's health commissioner submits resignation; had been leading defender of former Gov. Cuomo's pandemic response

Sep. 23, 2021 11:02 AM EDT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's health commissioner submits resignation; had been leading defender of former Gov. Cuomo's pandemic response.

Harry, Meghan visit NYC sites, including Sept. 11 memorial

Sep. 23, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, got a hawk's-eye view of New York City on Thursday with a visit to the rebuilt World Trade Center's signature tower. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, de Blasio's...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. September 22, 2021. Editorial: NY independent redistricting is an epic flop New York’s first attempt at independent redistricting was an epic failure, and there is absolutely no joy in saying we told you so. ...

Rikers Island should close, say 4 House Democrats from NY

Sep. 21, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four members of Congress from New York demanded the release of inmates and closure of New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex after another inmate was reported dead at the facility. Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler,...

New York tosses jail time for most minor parole violations

Sep. 17, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers will be able to avoid jail time for most nonviolent parole violations under a new law signed Friday by Gov. Kathy Hochul. The “Less is More” law largely eliminates New York's practice of incarcerating people for technical parole...

NY governor vows to fight lawsuit over vaccine mandate

Sep. 16, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed this week to fight a lawsuit launched by a group of Christian health care practitioners who argue that New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many health care workers is unconstitutional because it lacks a religious exemption. ...

World leaders face new rule at UN meeting: vaccination

Sep. 15, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to speak at the U.N. General Assembly's big meeting next week, the assembly leader and New York City officials have said, prompting swift objections from at least one nation. With...

New York requires masks in child-care centers

Sep. 15, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — All workers at child-care centers in New York now must wear face coverings under a plan announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday. The Democratic governor said the requirement is effective “now” and applies to all staff and visitors at...