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Officials announce new measures to fight NY measles outbreak

Apr. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials trying to contain a measles outbreak in a county north of New York City on Tuesday ordered all unvaccinated people exposed to the disease barred from public gathering places, including houses of worship, for up to three weeks. The order, issued by Rockland County, comes one day...

New York City mayor tests chilly waters for presidential run

Apr. 14, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stands out in a crowd. But does he have any shot of standing out in the packed field of potential Democratic candidates for president? A would-be progressive standard bearer, de Blasio has spent the past few months exploring a...

Brazilian president faces opposition in NY over museum event

Apr. 13, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of Brazil may not be a welcome guest in New York — at least, not at one event. President Jair Bolsonaro is to be honored at the American Museum of Natural History in May, invited by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce that rented space there for its annual gala....

NYC may ban pre-hire marijuana tests for many job applicants

Apr. 12, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many job-seekers would no longer face tests for marijuana use under legislation that New York City is likely to enact, taking a novel step as lawmakers and employers around the U.S. grapple with workplace policies about pot. The Democrat-led City Council passed a measure Tuesday that would...

Lawyer: Challenge to NYC's vaccination order in the works

Apr. 10, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's effort to halt a measles outbreak by ordering mandatory vaccinations in one Brooklyn neighborhood is facing opposition, with lawyers for parents opposed to vaccinations promising to file a lawsuit challenging the order by Friday. But city health officials say they have they...

How NYC plans to enforce unusual measles vaccination order

Apr. 10, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a rare order, New York City is requiring residents of a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles. Now the question is how officials intend to enforce that demand. Authorities plan to start by asking people sickened in the city's biggest measles outbreak since...

NYC orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak

Apr. 9, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials Tuesday ordered nearly everyone in a heavily Orthodox Jewish New York City neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles or face fines, reviving a public-health strategy that experts say hasn't been used in the U.S. in recent memory. The emergency order came as the city, a...

Marine killed in Afghanistan was decorated NYC firefighter

Apr. 9, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Marine killed this week in Afghanistan was honored five years ago for rescuing a woman from a burning high-rise while serving with the Fire Department of New York, the city's mayor and fire commissioner said on Tuesday. Christopher Slutman, a 15-year FDNY member, was among three...

NYC ponders how to rebuild highway and preserve beloved view

Apr. 5, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York faces a challenge: How does it fix a disintegrating highway that serves as a critical traffic artery while preserving the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, a park beloved for its cinematic views of the Manhattan skyline? Built in in the 1950s, the promenade makes up the top deck of a...

New York City may try tolling its way out of traffic mess

Mar. 29, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Long-ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to charge drivers who motor into the most congested parts of Manhattan. The plan would make New York the first U.S. city to join the ranks of London, Stockholm,...