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A member of the National Guard assisting at a COVID-19 mobile testing location looks out of a tent used for drive-thru tests, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Auburn, Maine. Amid the coronavirus resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of sick patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point. Hospitals are bringing in mobile morgues. And funerals are once again being livestreamed or performed as drive-by affairs. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The Latest: Red Cross seeks equitable access to vaccines

Dec. 2, 2020 1:45 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS — The International Committee of the Red Cross is urging “equitable access” to vaccines for people affected by conflict and violence. ICRC Director-General Robert Mardini says health workers and people in regions where fighting is taking place “endure the double burden...

Officers from the New York City sheriff's office stand outside Mac's Public House on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, on Staten Island, N.Y.  An owner of the New York City bar that was providing indoor service in defiance of coronavirus restrictions was arrested after a sting in which plainclothes officers went inside and ordered food and beverages, the city sheriff's office said. (Irene Spezzamonte/Staten Island Advance via AP)

NYC bar owner who defied coronavirus restrictions arrested

Dec. 2, 2020 11:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An owner of a New York City bar that was providing indoor service in defiance of coronavirus restrictions was arrested after a sting in which plainclothes officers went inside and ordered food and beverages, the city sheriff's office said. Protesters shouted as deputies arrested Danny...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, fans watch as Creighton takes on St. John's in an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York. As more than 300 teams prepare to start a season that will look nothing like any before it, the conversation is not so much about who will be cutting nets at the end of March Madness, as whether anyone will cut nets at all. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

College hoops back at MSG with Villanova-Virginia on Dec. 19

Dec. 2, 2020 4:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — College basketball is coming back to Madison Square Garden this month. In a matchup between the past two NCAA champions, Villanova and Virginia are scheduled to square off Dec. 19 in the heart of New York City, the arena announced Tuesday. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, no fans will...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, file photo, the 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 75-foot tall Norway Spruce that was acquired in Oneonta, N.Y., is suspended by a crane as it's prepared for setting on a platform at Rockefeller Center in New York. The tree lighting ceremony, scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 2, be a mask-mandated, time-limited, socially distanced locale due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree turns on, with virus rules

Dec. 2, 2020 1:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rockin' around the Christmas tree is going to look different for visitors at Rockefeller Center this year, starting with Wednesday's tree lighting ceremony. What's normally a chaotic, crowded tourist hotspot during the holiday season will instead be a mask-mandated, time-limited, socially...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, EMT Giselle Dorgalli, second from right, looks at a monitor while performing chest compression on a patient who tested positive for coronavirus in the emergency room at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. Amid the coronavirus resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of sick patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point. Hospitals are bringing in mobile morgues. And funerals are once again being livestreamed or performed as drive-by affairs. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

'Very dark couple of weeks': Morgues and hospitals overflow

Dec. 1, 2020 11:11 PM EST

Nearly 37,000 Americans died of COVID-19 in November, the most in any month since the dark early days of the pandemic, engulfing families in grief, filling newspaper obituary pages and testing the capacity of morgues, funeral homes and hospitals. Amid the resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor May throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the second game of a baseball doubleheader in Minneapolis. The New York Mets reached their first agreement with a free agent since Steven Cohen bought the team, a deal with 31-year-old May, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Dec. 1,  because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

AP source: Reliever Trevor May agrees to deal with Mets

Dec. 1, 2020 11:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets reached their first agreement with a free agent since Steve Cohen bought the team, a deal with 31-year-old right-hander Trevor May, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, Casanova attends the world premiere of Amazon Prime Video's

18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

Dec. 1, 2020 10:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday announced the indictment of 18 people, including New York City rapper Casanova, in connection to a litany of gang-related crimes including racketeering, murder, drugs, firearms, and fraud offenses. Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss and other law enforcement...

FILE- In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Durant watches during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Kevin Durant is finally within weeks of suiting up for the Brooklyn Nets. Sidelined last season while recovering from surgery on his Achilles tendon, he begins training camp this week on a team that can contend for the NBA title if he can be as good as he was before his injury. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)

'Who knows?' Durant unsure what to expect as return nears

Dec. 1, 2020 8:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant used to worry about how he would play. There hasn't been reason for concern for years. He became an NBA MVP and a two-time champion, an explosive scorer who could get 25 points on a bad night and 45 on a good one. But that was before having one of the most serious injuries a...

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks at the Staten Island Republican Party headquarters in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York.

It's official: GOP’s Malliotakis ousts Democrat Rose in NYC

Dec. 1, 2020 6:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A final tally of absentee ballots has confirmed that Republican Nicole Malliotakis has defeated U.S. Rep. Max Rose, denying the Democrat a second term representing one of the few conservative-leaning parts of New York City. Malliotakis, a New York State Assembly member, opened a big lead...

FILE - In this May 28, 2015 file photo, signs for Hachette Book Group are displayed at BookExpo America in New York.  The annual publishing convention and trade show, a decades-old tradition, may be coming to an end. ReedPop, which has managed BookExpo for a quarter century, announced Tuesday that it was dropping the event, along with the fan-based BookCon. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Event organizer drops BookExpo, annual publishing convention

Dec. 1, 2020 4:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual publishing convention and trade show known as BookExpo, a decades-old tradition where guest speakers have ranged from Bill Clinton to Margaret Atwood, may be coming to an end. ReedPop, which has managed BookExpo for a quarter century, announced Tuesday that effective immediately...