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U.S. Attorney General William Barr arrives to speak with federal officials for a panel discussion on combatting human trafficking at the U.S. Attorney's Office on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Feds threaten funds to NYC, Seattle and Portland over unrest

Sep. 21, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump that sought to identify localities that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction in American...

This image provided by the Supreme Court, shows Joan Ruth Bader at two-years-old in 1935, at her home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via AP)

Ginsburg to be remembered with statue in her native Brooklyn

Sep. 19, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. A legal trailblazer and champion of women’s rights, she...

A commuter, left, rides the subway without a face mask in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a new public service campaign to encourage mask usage as well as a new $50 fine policy for those who refuse to wear face coverings on subways, buses and commuter railroads. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NYC tries $50 fines to get scofflaws to don masks on subway

Sep. 18, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The young man slouched against the inside of the subway doors as the No. 3 train headed south along Broadway. Across the aisle, another young man lay asleep, sprawled across three seats. In ordinary times, it would be the snoozing seat hog who got angry glares. But in the age of COVID-19,...

Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, speaks at a campaign rally for his father, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Saco, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Lawyers: Trump son won't testify in NY probe before election

Sep. 17, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son Eric is willing to comply with a subpoena to testify in a New York investigation into the family’s business practice, but only after the Nov. 3 election, the Trumps’ lawyers said in a court filing Thursday. The lawyers argued Eric...

In this photo provided the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, an old rail car is dumped into the ocean a few miles off shore from Point Lookout, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The debris will be used to create an artificial reef that will attract fish and other marine life. (Darren McGee/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via AP)

The end of the line is watery for reef-to-be rail cars

Sep. 16, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) — Barges dumped old rail cars into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday as part of New York's efforts to build artificial reefs that attract fish and divers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke from the stern of a moving boat as barges began to drop steel rail cars that weighed as much as 21 tons (19...

Adirondack Diversity Initiative Director Nicole Hylton-Patterson addresses the media during a news conference outside the Essex County Courthouse in Elizabethtown, N.Y., on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Hylton-Patterson, who became the first-ever director of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative in December 2019, moved to the Adirondack Mountains to try to make this vast and overwhelmingly white region more welcoming to people like her. (Elizabeth Izzo/Adirondack Daily Enterprise via AP)

In white Adirondacks, racism may be toughest hill to climb

Sep. 14, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Nicole Hylton-Patterson moved to the Adirondack Mountains to help make this vast, and overwhelmingly white, region more welcoming to people who, like her, are Black. The job has not been easy. While the death of George Floyd gave her mission a jolt of urgency, the “Go Back...

Flowers are placed in the inscribed names of deceased at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US remembers 9/11, with virus altering familiar tributes

Sep. 11, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 on Friday as another national crisis, the coronavirus, reconfigured ceremonies and as a presidential campaign carved a path through the memorials. In New York, victims' relatives gathered Friday morning for split-screen remembrances at the World Trade Center's...

Tribute in Light, two vertical columns of light representing the fallen towers of the World Trade Center shine against the lower Manhattan skyline on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Stefan Jeremiah)

The Latest: Tribute in Light rises from twin towers site

Sep. 11, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks (all times local): 7:30 p.m. NEW YORK — The skies where the twin towers of the World Trade Center formerly stood are once again being lit up with the Tribute in Light. The annual display sends up two powerful...

An employee wearing a face mask and face shield stands to guide passengers to maintain a one-way walk flow as a precaution against the coronavirus at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea stays in downward infection trend

Sep. 10, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s daily count of new coronavirus cases is under 200 for a ninth straight day, continuing a downward trend in fresh infections for the country. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday the 176 cases added in the previous 24 hours took the...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, the Tribute in Light illuminates in the sky above the Lower Manhattan area of New York, as seen from across the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J. The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped how the U.S. is observing the anniversary of 9/11. The terror attacks' 19th anniversary will be marked Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner nearby in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

In a year of restrictions, virus changes Sept. 11, too

Sep. 10, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged. The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner near the World Trade...