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A police officer watches a crowd as a police vehicle burns near Fort Greene Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York after protesters rallied outside Barclays Center over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died Memorial Day while in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Chaos and destruction as New York City protest turns violent

May. 30, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An initially peaceful demonstration in New York City over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by police in Minnesota, spiraled into chaos as night fell Friday, as protesters skirmished with police officers, destroyed police vehicles and set fires. In Brooklyn, activists who had...

SUNY appoints Purchase College's first Hispanic president

May. 29, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Trustees of the nation’s largest university system on Friday appointed the first Hispanic, female president to lead one of its top-rated colleges. The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Milagros “Milly” Peña as the new...

Officers in violent arrest to face NYPD disciplinary charges

May. 29, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer will face disciplinary charges for a violent arrest during a social distancing enforcement action that ended with him kneeling on a man's back or neck, a technique similar to the one that led to George Floyd's death in Minneapolis. Several other officers...

Parents wearing masks walk with their children past a mural, Friday, May 29, 2020, in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

May. 29, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. Cuomo said the city was meeting goals set for hospital rates and testing, will “stockpile” personal...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, an employee checks a visitor outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.  A doctor who performed a court-authorized inspection of the federal detention center in Manhattan where financier Jeffrey Epstein died last summer says symptoms indicating an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility were neglected and ignored. Dr. Homer Venters spoke to over a dozen inmates as he toured the Metropolitan Correctional Center earlier this May 2020.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Fed lockup where Epstein died gets harsh coronavirus review

May. 29, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prisoners with COVID-19 symptoms were neglected and ignored as the outbreak rippled through the federal detention center in Manhattan where financier Jeffrey Epstein died last summer, according to a doctor who performed a court-authorized inspection of the facility this month. Social...

Protesters rally Thursday, May 28, 2020, in New York, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NYC protest over Minneapolis man's death in police custody

May. 28, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters angry about the death of a black Minnesota man in police custody defied New York's prohibition on public gatherings Thursday and staged a chaotic rally in Manhattan, where they faced off with officers enforcing social distancing rules. Scores of demonstrators, some wearing masks...

Richard Schuster, an Air Force veteran and recently discharged COVID-19 Hotel Program attendee, stands for a portrait outside his residence, Friday, May 22, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. New York is offering free stays to residents who can’t isolate where they live, both for patients and frontline workers in the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Schuster spent about a month at an isolation hotel in Times Square and said the experience “can really break somebody.”   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Isolation hotel residents drained by "crippling" solitude

May. 27, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Schuster has faced combat, cancer and addiction, and after his most recent stint in rehab, he’s come away standing every time. The 42-year-old Air Force veteran has long believed himself “bigger, tougher, faster and stronger than anything that could get me.” ...

This image made from Monday, May 25, 2020, video provided by Christian Cooper shows Amy Cooper with her dog calling police at Central Park in New York. A video of a verbal dispute between Amy Cooper, walking her dog off a leash and Christian Cooper, a black man bird watching in Central Park, is sparking accusations of racism. (Christian Cooper via AP)

Woman fired after backlash from racist park confrontation

May. 27, 2020 5:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The verbal dispute between a white woman with an unleashed dog and a black man bird watching in Central Park might normally have gone unnoticed in a city preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic. That changed when birdwatcher Christian Cooper pulled out his phone and captured Amy Cooper...

Pedestrians pass a barbershop that displays a sign advertising haircuts by appointment only, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in New Rochelle, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

In an early US coronavirus hot spot, business slowly reopens

May. 26, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The suburbs north of New York City eased outbreak restrictions, and the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange opened for the first time in two months, as the state focused more intently Tuesday on restarting its economy. More on those and other coronavirus-related developments in New...

Virginia nurse reunited with NY firefighter who saved her

May. 26, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Virginia nurse has been reunited with the New York firefighter who saved her from a burning building nearly 40 years ago. Deirdre Taylor, who is working in New York to fight the coronavirus pandemic, was reunited Monday with retired FDNY firefighter Eugene Pugliese, 75, the New York Daily...