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Natalia Méndez cooks in the kitchen of La Morada, an award winning Mexican restaurant she co-owns with her family in South Bronx, Wednesday Oct. 28, 2020, in New York. After recovering from COVID-19 symptoms, the family raised funds to reopen the restaurant, which they also turned into a soup kitchen serving 650 meals daily. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

South Bronx restaurant turns into soup kitchen to help poor

Nov. 12, 2020 10:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The special dish at La Morada, a small Mexican restaurant in the Bronx, varies from day to day: Perhaps it’s enfrijoladas, handmade tortillas covered with black bean sauce and pico de gallo. Or beef with a side salad. One thing doesn’t change: It’s free. The family-run...

In this Jan. 14, 2019, photo provided by the New York Civil Liberties Union, Linda Dominguez, a transgender woman at the center of a civil rights lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the NYCLU against the New York Police Department, poses for a photo in New York. The NYPD will have to give its force more training on protecting the rights of transgender people as part of a deal announced Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, that settles the lawsuit accusing officers of mocking Dominguez by putting her in pink handcuffs. The city will also be required to pay Dominguez $30,000 over allegations that police officers wrongly accused her of misrepresenting her identity. (Sy Klipsch-Abudu/NYCLU via AP)

Lawsuit challenging arrest of NYC transgender woman settled

Nov. 10, 2020 5:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will have to give its force more training on protecting the rights of transgender people as part of a deal announced Tuesday that settles a civil rights lawsuit accusing officers of mocking a transgender woman by putting her in pink handcuffs. The settlement...

Rep.-elect Mondaire Jones, right, bumps elbows with a supporter after addressing a Protect the Results rally, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in front of the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains, N.Y. Jones and Ritchie Torres, both Democrats, became the first gay Black men to be elected to Congress. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

In blue and red states, milestone wins for LGBTQ candidates

Nov. 4, 2020 10:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Across the nation, LGBTQ candidates achieved milestone victories in Tuesday’s election, including the first transgender person elected to a state Senate, and the first openly gay Black men to win seats in Congress. The landmark wins came not in only blue but also red states such as...

NYC sued over clashes with Floyd protesters

Oct. 26, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two civil rights organizations are suing New York City on behalf of protesters who say they were assaulted and abused by police officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. The lawsuit, filed...

Members of the NY Phil Bandwagon, from left, violinist Fiona Simon, countertenor and producer Anthony Roth Costanzo, violinist Curtis Stewart and viola player Robert Rinehart perform in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. The NY Phil Bandwagon travels to three unannounced locations around New York City, Friday through Sunday, for an impromptu pullup chamber music concert as part of the New York Philharmonic's Fall 2020 activities. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

With concert halls shut, NY Philharmonic takes to sidewalk

Oct. 13, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With performance halls shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, the best concert venue a violinist could hope for one recent October Friday was a sidewalk in the Bronx. Fiona Simon tuned her instrument as she prepared for one of her only public performances with the New York Philharmonic...

NY man pleads guilty to illicit sexual conduct with a minor

Oct. 5, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A New York City man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to engaging in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old Rhode Island boy and recording some of the encounters, federal prosecutors said. Caleb Brown, 24, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty to traveling with intent to engage in...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays pinch-hitter Michael Brosseau, left, is restrained by a coach as second base umpire Chad Fairchild (4) warns New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman to stay away from Brosseau as the two players exchanged words following the Rays' 5-3 loss to the Yankees in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. The altercation started after Chapman threw a high pitch at Brosseau. The Rays wear blue T-shirts with four horses lined up behind a fence, a reference to Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash declaring

Rays' Kiermaier: `They don’t like us, we don’t like them'

Oct. 5, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After losing eight of 10 games in a contentious regular-season series, the New York Yankees just can’t shake the AL East rival Tampa Bay Rays. Not only will the Bronx Bombers face the Rays in the AL Division Series at Petco Park in one of MLB’s bubbles, but the teams that...