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Children play in the sand while others jog as a New York City Parks officer, center, walks the beach making sure no one goes in the water, at Coney Island Beach during the current coronavirus outbreak, Sunday, May 24, 2020, in New York. Swimming is prohibited at New York City beaches. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

As nation approaches 100,000 dead, NY continues downtrend

May. 24, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The daily coronavirus death toll increased slightly though the trend continues down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. On Saturday, 109 people died across the state from COVID-19, the Democrat said during his daily press conference. There were 84 deaths on Friday. The daily death toll has...

A man wearing a protective mask during the coronavirus pandemic crosses Amsterdam Avenue Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York opens the door to small religious gatherings

May. 20, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York will allow religious gatherings of up to 10 people as hospitalization rates continue to decline. More tests and outreach efforts are planned for hard-hit New York City neighborhoods. The Metropolitan Museum of Art could reopen its doors in mid-August. Coronavirus developments in...

Safety Director Tony Barzelatto sprays disinfectant in a hallway of a building in Co-op City in the Bronx borough of New York, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Regular cleanings occur throughout the common areas of the buildings while the heavy disinfecting occurs in response to specific incidents, in this case reports of two coronavirus cases on the same floor. Within the Bronx, almost no place has been hit as hard as Co-op City.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Bronx 'city within a city' shaken by sickness, fear

May. 20, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tarhia Morton and her family were planning to party this year. She is retired after 40 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Her sister is turning 70. A birthday bash in Las Vegas was booked for August. That was before the coronavirus changed her life and so many others in the massive...

Apartment buildings within Co-op City sit along the banks of the Hutchinson River in the Bronx borough of New York, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Within the Bronx, almost no place has been hit as hard as Co-op City. Data released by city health officials Monday revealed that the virus has killed at least 155 people living in the zip code that covers the complex. That’s roughly 1 of every 282 residents. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Bronx 'city within a city' shaken by sickness, fear

May. 20, 2020 3:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tarhia Morton and her family were planning to party this year. She is retired after 40 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Her sister is turning 70. A birthday bash in Las Vegas was booked for August. That was before the coronavirus changed hers and so many other lives in the massive...

Nico Ramos, left, a volunteer with the Grant Houses Tenant Association, holds the door for a resident as he delivers food to elderly residents of the NYCHA Grant Houses, Monday, May 18, 2020, in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Stark disparities in New York City's virus toll

May. 18, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has cut an unequal path of grief through New York City, hitting hardest in a ring of predominantly poorer, nonwhite neighborhoods a long subway and bus ride from Manhattan, according to data released by the city Monday. The new accounting of fatalities by neighborhood...

New York tourist arrested after posting Hawaii beach photos

May. 15, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A tourist from New York was arrested for allegedly violating Hawaii's traveler quarantine after he posted on Instagram photos of himself sunbathing and carrying a surfboard, state officials said. Hawaii authorities have been cracking down on travelers who defy a mandatory 14-day quarantine...

FILE - In this April 13, 2020 file photo, a man enters the subway on a rainy day in New York. New York City transit officials said they're providing buses for homeless people to shelter from unseasonably frigid temperatures this weekend during newly instituted overnight subway closures. The subway system has been shutting down from 1 to 5 a.m. since Wednesday, May 6,  as part of an outbreak-related plan for daily train disinfecting. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

In New York’s subway shutdown, an unthinkable departure

May. 11, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not the end of the line. But it once was. When the first New York subway line connected Lower Manhattan to Harlem in 1904, the stop at 145th Street was its terminus. Since that inaugural run, the subway has never ceased running. There were brief blips of interruption after 9/11...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 1993, file photo, Attorney General-designate Zoe Baird meets with Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. This image has circulated widely on social media in early May 2020 with false claims that it shows Democratic presidential candidate Biden posing with Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer who alleges he assaulted her 27 years earlier. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 8, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Photo shows Joe Biden posing with former Senate staffer Tara Reade, who...

Funeral director Amy Cunningham, of Fitting Tribute Funerals, center left, pins an embroidered nameplate to the casket of Winifred Pardo at Sherman's Flatbush Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. When 91-year-old Pardo died at last month, her family was in other states and couldn't be with her because of the coronavirus. So a Brooklyn funeral director turned to people in her own neighborhood for help. And people responded. One woman did some embroidery for the casket. Others sent over lilacs and daffodils. One of Pardo's daughter says she was touched by the gifts. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Brooklyn neighborhood comes together to bury a stranger

May. 1, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The request, posted on an online neighborhood forum by a Brooklyn funeral director, was simple but heartfelt. A 91-year-old woman had died from the coronavirus. Her family was scattered in other states. Would anyone like to contribute items for her funeral, like flowers? This wasn’t...

Promoter who ordered 50 Cent's friend killed loses appeal

May. 1, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of a former hip-hop and rap promoter who ordered the killing of a friend of 50 Cent was upheld Friday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that James Rosemond was properly convicted of murder-for-hire charges. Rosemond was accused of hiring a crew to kill an...