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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, file photo, the twin beams of the annual Tribute in Light commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks shine amid the city's skyline, in New York. The twin beams of light representing the World Trade Center towers won’t be beamed into the sky during the 2020 memorial of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City, because of concerns about the coronavirus and the health of work crews. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Twin beams of light won't shine during 9/11 tribute in NYC

Aug. 13, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twin beams of light representing the World Trade Center towers won't be beamed into the sky during this year's memorial of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the annual ceremony said Thursday. Michael Frazier, a...

FILE - In this 2007 file photo ,Russell Kirsch holds the image of his son, Walden, that was scanned into the world's first digital scanner in 1957. Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died Aug. 11, 2020 at his home in Portland, Oregon, The Oregonian reported. He was 91. (Jamie Francis/The Oregonian via AP, File)

Computer scientist, pixel inventor Russell Kirsch dead at 91

Aug. 13, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon, The Oregonian reported. He was 91. Pixels, the digital dots used to display photos, video and more on phone...

FILE - Bette Midler attends Variety's Power of Women: New York on April 5, 2019, in New York. Midler is using words and pictures to tell a New York story. Random House Books for Young Readers said Thursday that Midler's picture book will be called

Bette Midler writes kids' book about Central Park duck

Aug. 13, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is using words and pictures to tell a New York story. Midler's picture book “The Tale of the Mandarin Duck” will be published Feb. 16, Random House Books for Young Readers announced Thursday. With a story based on a real duck seen in Central Park in 2018, the...

This Tuesday, May 6, 2014, photo shows the exterior of the Orange Avenue side of the Orlando Sentinel building in Orlando, Fla. In an announcement Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, Tribune Publishing Company said it's closing the newsrooms of five newspapers including The Daily News in Manhattan, the Orlando Sentinel and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The Chicago-based newspaper chain said the decision was made as the company evaluates its real estate needs in light of health and economic conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic. (Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Tribune closing 5 newsrooms including NY Daily News

Aug. 12, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

Tribune Publishing Company, which owns some of the most storied newspapers in American journalism, said Wednesday that it is closing the newsrooms at five of them, including New York's Daily News and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The company said the newspapers — including the Orlando...

Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend balks at prison conditions

Aug. 11, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The reaction of federal prison officials to Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year is to blame for onerous conditions a British socialite faces in jail while awaiting trial on charges that she procured teenage girls for Epstein to abuse a quarter-century ago, her lawyers said Tuesday....

Brooklyn man pleads guilty in subways-related terror case

Aug. 10, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man charged with trying to help the Islamic State group by encouraging attacks on New York’s subway system pleaded guilty Monday in Manhattan federal court. Zachary Clark, 41, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq. He faces...

Trump lawyers make final pitch to block tax record release

Aug. 10, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers made a final pitch Monday to block a New York prosecutor from getting his tax records, saying the Democrat was still “fishing for a way to justify his harassment of the President.” The lawyers made their written submission to a federal...

In this photo provided by Jonah Z Helms, Julie Trolle and Cedar Attanasio hold hands at their marriage ceremony on July 23, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. (Jonah Z Helms via AP)

VIRUS DIARY: We eloped, just not the way we'd planned

Aug. 7, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The plan was to elope in April in New York City, where my fiancee, Julie Trolle, lived. When the coronavirus hit, I canceled my flight from El Paso, where I was covering immigration. Julie, a doctoral candidate in biology at New York University, walked to her lab each day passing rows...

Buildings in Harlem sit dark during a power outage early, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. A power outage cast darkness across dozens of blocks in New York City as many people in the city were still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias. Con Edison said that a problem with its transmission system

Power outage leaves large swaths of Manhattan in the dark

Aug. 7, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage cast darkness across large swaths of Manhattan early Friday, as tens of thousands of people in other parts of New York City were still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias. A spokesperson for Consolidated Edison said Friday's blackout started at 5:13...

In this photo provided by Jonah Z Helms, Julie Trolle and Cedar Attanasio hold hands at their marriage ceremony on July 23, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. (Jonah Z Helms via AP)

VIRUS DIARY: We eloped, just not the way we'd planned

Aug. 7, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The plan was to elope in April in New York City, where my fiancee, Julie Trolle, lives. When the coronavirus hit, I canceled my flight from El Paso, where I was covering immigration. Julie, a doctoral candidate in biology at New York University, walked to her lab each day passing rows...