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Error leaves thousands in NYC with flawed absentee ballots

Sep. 29, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mail-in voting has gotten off to a rocky start in New York City, where election officials sent out nearly 100,000 absentee ballots with the wrong names and addresses printed on the return envelopes. The deluge of faulty ballots, sent to voters across Brooklyn, could result in ballots being...

Students line up to have their temperature checked before entering PS 179 elementary school in the Kensington neighborhood, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms Tuesday as New York City enters a high-stakes phase of resuming in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NYC elementary schools reopen in big back-to-school test

Sep. 29, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elementary school students went back to classrooms across New York City on Tuesday in a high-stakes test for the nation's biggest public school system even as the mayor warned that a recent rise in coronavirus cases was “cause for real concern.” With children wearing masks...

A woman and a group of young children cross a busy street, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in the Midwood neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarms Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented more than a quarter of the state's new infections in recent testing. Midwood is one of the neighborhoods experiencing an uptick in virus cases. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Orthodox Jewish areas in NYC may see city-issued mask fines

Sep. 29, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by a spike in coronavirus infections in a few Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods, New York City officials will start issuing fines in those areas to people who refuse to wear masks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. De Blasio said he was sending teams of hundreds of outreach workers and...

A woman embraces her young daughter as they spend time outdoors at a public park in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in New York. The neighborhood has seen a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarms Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, including the Gravesend neighborhood, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented more than a quarter of the state's new infections in recent testing. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York governor raises alarm about new virus hot spots

Sep. 29, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented more than a quarter of the state’s new infections in recent testing. New York has reported just over 11,500 new COVID-19 infections...

A local resident Shin Dae-sik, 83, speaks during an interview at his home in Cheongju, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The coronavirus is forcing South Koreans to celebrate their Thanksgiving holiday differently this year, that begin Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Shin said about 15 family members assembled for Chuseok in past years but they decided not to do so this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak on ship off Australia's coast

Sep. 29, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia's northwest coast that has infected most of the crew. Eight more members of the Filipino crew tested positive for the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the number of infections to 17 out of a crew of 21....

A woman walks among the Spanish flags placed in memory of coronavirus (COVID-19) victims in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. An association of families of coronavirus victims has planted what it says are 53,000 small Spanish flags in a Madrid park to honor the dead of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The Latest: Mexico virus data may not be available for years

Sep. 27, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

Mexico City — Mexico’s top coronavirus official said Sunday that definitive data on the country’s death toll from COVID-19 won’t be available for “a couple of years.” The statement by Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell is likely to revive debate about...

A limited number of fans in the student section, seated according to COVID-19 restrictions requiring social distancing and masks, watch in the first half an NCAA college football game between LSU and Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mississippi State won 44-34. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Cal State Long Beach campus announces quarantine

Sep. 26, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. — All California State University, Long Beach, students who live on campus have been placed in quarantine after five students tested positive for COVID-19 and all in-person instruction will be halted for two weeks. University President Jane Close Conoley said in a statement that the...

Uptick: New York logs more than 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases

Sep. 26, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 1,000 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in a single day, marking the first time since June 5 the state has seen a daily number that high. The number of positive tests reported daily in the state has been steadily inching up in recent weeks, a trend possibly related to...

Former upstate NY prosecutor cleared of perjury, misconduct

Sep. 25, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A former prosecutor accused of withholding evidence from a grand jury that cleared a Troy police officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop has been acquitted of perjury and misconduct charges. Former Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove was acquitted by a state...

2010 NY governor candidate Paladino recovering from COVID-19

Sep. 24, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said Thursday he is recovering from COVID-19, though the Republican still maintains public officials are overreacting to a “bad flu bug.” Paladino said he was hospitalized for a few days after initially showing...