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Richard Schuster, an Air Force veteran and recently discharged COVID-19 Hotel Program attendee, stands for a portrait outside his residence, Friday, May 22, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. New York is offering free stays to residents who can’t isolate where they live, both for patients and frontline workers in the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Schuster spent about a month at an isolation hotel in Times Square and said the experience “can really break somebody.”   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Isolation hotel residents drained by "crippling" solitude

May. 27, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Schuster has faced combat, cancer and addiction, and after his most recent stint in rehab, he’s come away standing every time. The 42-year-old Air Force veteran has long believed himself “bigger, tougher, faster and stronger than anything that could get me.” ...

This image made from Monday, May 25, 2020, video provided by Christian Cooper shows Amy Cooper with her dog calling police at Central Park in New York. A video of a verbal dispute between Amy Cooper, walking her dog off a leash and Christian Cooper, a black man bird watching in Central Park, is sparking accusations of racism. (Christian Cooper via AP)

Woman fired after backlash from racist park confrontation

May. 27, 2020 5:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The verbal dispute between a white woman with an unleashed dog and a black man bird watching in Central Park might normally have gone unnoticed in a city preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic. That changed when birdwatcher Christian Cooper pulled out his phone and captured Amy Cooper...

Pedestrians pass a barbershop that displays a sign advertising haircuts by appointment only, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in New Rochelle, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

In an early US coronavirus hot spot, business slowly reopens

May. 26, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The suburbs north of New York City eased outbreak restrictions, and the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange opened for the first time in two months, as the state focused more intently Tuesday on restarting its economy. More on those and other coronavirus-related developments in New...

Pharmacist, used car salesman charged with COVID-19 fraud

May. 26, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A pharmacist and a used car salesman were arrested Tuesday on charges that they designed frauds to capitalize on the search for masks and other protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. Pharmacist Richard Schirripa, 66, of Fort Salonga, New York, was listed with the alias...

A bugler plays Taps as a motorcade of veterans stops outside the VA Medical Center for a wreath laying ceremony beside memorial stones on the premises, Monday, May 25, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

New York marks 'especially poignant' Memorial Day amid virus

May. 25, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers marked Memorial Day with car convoys and small ceremonies instead of big parades as the coronavirus reshaped the solemn holiday, blending tributes to virus victims and frontline workers with the traditional remembrance of the nation's war dead. In a year that marks the 75th...

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

May. 21, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese man who tried to get $20 million in federal aid for distressed businesses affected by the coronavirus created two bogus businesses and falsely claimed he was trying to procure COVID-19 tests and protective equipment in an official capacity for New York state, authorities said...

Michael Cohen arrives at his Manhattan apartment, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in New York. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer was released federal prison Thursday and is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home. Cohen has been serving a federal prison sentence at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading guilty to numerous charges, including campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released from US prison

May. 21, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was released from federal prison Thursday to serve the remainder of his sentence at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a surgical mask and a baseball cap, Cohen arrived at his Manhattan apartment...

Fabian Arias, a Lutheran pastor with Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan, prepares to give Sunday services at his home via an internet livestream broadcast, Sunday, May 10, 2020, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A pastor fights for flock in war against an invisible enemy

May. 20, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fabian Arias arrived in New York City from his native Argentina for what was supposed to be a six-month trip. But the hardships of the Latino immigrant communities he encountered overwhelmed him, and inspired a life-long mission. “I was young and upset and I listened to God’s...

A medical worker waves to people cheering outside of NYU Langone Medical Center at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in New York, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cuomo: Some hospital visits, Memorial Day gatherings OK

May. 19, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — COVID-19 patients will be allowed visitors in some New York hospitals and small Memorial Day ceremonies will be allowed. In New York City, online schooling will continue through the summer for some 177,700 public school students. Here are the latest coronavirus-related developments in New...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters during a rally in New York. A federal appeals court gave the green light Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to New York state’s June 23 Democratic presidential primary.  The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge who ruled two weeks ago that the primary must include the contest over the state’s objections. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Appeals court OKs June 23 NY Democratic presidential primary

May. 19, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Democratic Party leadership gave up trying to cancel the state’s June 23 presidential primary Tuesday after an appeals court rejected arguments that holding it during the coronavirus pandemic would endanger public safety. Douglas A. Kellner, co-chair of the State...