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FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, a woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19 in New York. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, Sept. 22, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and towering stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Virus uptick in Hasidic NYC neighborhoods causes concern

Sep. 23, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A spike in COVID-19 cases in a handful of Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations is raising alarm bells even as New York City's overall infection rate remains low, city officials said Wednesday. The neighborhoods including Borough Park and Williamsburg...

Recorded attack on Black runner is charged as a hate crime

Sep. 22, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was captured on video hurling a bottle and a racial slur at a Black runner in New York City has been charged with attempted assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment, authorities said Tuesday. Lorena Delaguna, 53, was arraigned in Queens criminal court on charges...

Cops: NYC man attacked gas attendant over distancing request

Sep. 19, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City man was arrested Friday on charges he bashed a 67-year-old gas station attendant with a metal bar after the attendant asked him to observe social distancing during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Hiram Vega, of Queens, was arraigned Saturday on assault charges...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, a student wears a protective masks as they arrive for classes at the Immaculate Conception School while observing COVID-19 prevention protocols in The Bronx borough of New York. New York City has again delayed the planned start of in-person learning for most of the more than 1 million students in its public school system. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday, Sept. 17,  that most elementary school students would do remote-only learning until Sept. 29. Middle and high schools would stay remote through Oct. 1.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NYC again delays in-person learning for most students

Sep. 17, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s ambitious attempt to be among the first big cities to bring students back into classrooms closed by the coronavirus suffered another setback Thursday, as the mayor announced he was delaying the start of in-person instruction for most students due to a shortage of...

NYPD officers responding to domestic dispute are fired on

Sep. 14, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officers responding to a domestic violence complaint were fired at from inside a home in Queens, police said Monday. No officers were injured in the confrontation Sunday, and the suspect later came out of the house and surrendered, a police spokesperson said. Uniformed officers arrived at...

Dominic Thiem, of Austria, reacts after defeating Alexander Zverev, of Germany, in the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Thiem 1st since 1949 to win US Open after ceding 1st 2 sets

Sep. 13, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Open unlike any other finished unlike any other — with an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker as Dominic Thiem became the first man in 71 years to win the final after dropping the opening two sets. So close to defeat in a nearly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium — fans were...

Dominic Thiem, of Austria, right, speaks after defeating Alexander Zverev, of Germany, in the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

US Open Glance: Thiem rallies to win in 5th-set tiebreaker

Sep. 13, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open’s final day: Dominic Thiem won his first major title by rallying from two sets down to outlast Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6). It was the first fifth-set tiebreaker at the U.S. Open and the first time the champion dropped the first two sets...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Naomi Osaka comes back, beats Azarenka for 2nd US Open title

Sep. 12, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, “What the heck is happening?” In response to another wayward forehand against Victoria Azarenka...

Body of swimmer recovered on Rockaway Beach

Sep. 12, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The body of a 21-year-old woman swept away by currents at Rockaway Beach has been recovered. Police said the body of Chinnel Brown, of Brooklyn, was found on the shore near Beach 136th St. and Rockaway Beach Blvd shortly before 10 a.m. on Saturday. She had disappeared Friday evening. A...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts during the women's singles final against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Latest: De Groot wins US Open women's wheelchair title

Sep. 12, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 6:50 p.m. Diede De Groot of the Netherlands won the U.S. Open women’s wheelchair singles title, beating Yui Kamiji of Japan 6-3, 6-3. The No. 1 seed took advantage of an opportunity it appeared she and the other...