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Black Friday shoppers wear face masks as the leave Saks Fifth Avenue flagships store empty handed, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

Nov. 27, 2020 6:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in online shopping offered a beacon of hope for struggling retailers after months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy. In normal times, Black Friday is...

FILE- In this Non. 16, 2008, file photo, James Wolfensohn, former president of The World Bank, delivers a speech during the Leaders in Dubai Business Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Wolfensohn, who served as the president of the World Bank for 10 years, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in New York. He was 86. (AP Photo/Nousha Salimi, File)

James Wolfensohn, former World Bank president, dies at 86

Nov. 26, 2020 5:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Wolfensohn, who served as the president of the World Bank for 10 years and was a guiding force for a couple of the most well-known cultural institutions in the U.S., has died. He was 86. Wolfensohn died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan according to the Institute for Advanced Study,...

The Boss Baby balloon is deflated as it ends its appearance during the modified Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The annual parade goes on but only after great changes as compared to previous years due to the current deadly pandemic. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes flight in virus times

Nov. 26, 2020 2:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The balloons were in the sky and the marching bands took to the streets for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, but coronavirus restrictions meant it was without the throngs of people usually scrambling for a view. Instead of its typical path through Manhattan,...

In this photo provided by the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Director and founder Ellen Kalish holds a Saw-whet owl at their facility in Saugerties, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. A worker helping to get the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City found the tiny owl among the tree's massive branches on Monday, Nov. 16. Now named Rockefeller, the owl was brought to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center for care. (Lindsay Possumato/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center via AP)

Rocky the Christmas tree stowaway owl returns to the wild

Nov. 25, 2020 9:47 PM EST

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — Rocky the stowaway owl is back in the wild. The tiny Saw-whet owl was named Rockefeller after it was found by a worker setting up the holiday tree Nov. 16 at Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center. The owl was apparently trapped in the 75-foot-tall (23-meter-tall) Norway spruce when...

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon leaves federal court in New York Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, after pleading not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme to build a southern border wall. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Stephen Bannon switching lawyers in border wall fund case

Nov. 25, 2020 5:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Washington lawyer defending President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist against charges that he cheated donors to a southern border wall notified a judge Wednesday that he's no longer the right lawyer for the job. Attorney William A. Burck sent a letter to the trial...

Manhattan DA appeals Manafort dismissal to NY's high court

Nov. 25, 2020 2:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors are seeking to have the state’s highest court revive state mortgage fraud charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort after striking out twice before in lower courts. The Manhattan district attorney’s office...

FILE - The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in New York on Nov. 22, 2012. The pandemic may have upended most traditions this holiday season but the annual New York City parade will still march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa — albeit this time heavily tweaked for safety. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to march on despite pandemic

Nov. 25, 2020 12:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jawan M. Jackson recently got to do something he's been yearning to do for months — sing and dance again with his Broadway cast. Jackson is one of the stars of “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations” and he reunited with castmates for the...

FILE - In this July 2, 2020, file photo, Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell during a news conference in New York. On Tuesday, Nov. 24, one of Maxwell's attorneys said that her client is awakened every 15 minutes in jail while she sleeps to ensure she's breathing. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Lawyer: Epstein's ex Maxwell faces onerous jail conditions

Nov. 24, 2020 6:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite charged with finding girls in the 1990s for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, said Tuesday that her client is awakened every 15 minutes in jail while she sleeps to ensure she's breathing. Attorney Bobbi Sternheim told a...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 2, 1990, file photo, David Dinkins delivers his first speech as mayor of New York, in New York. Dinkins, New York City’s first African-American mayor, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. He was 93. (AP Photo/Frankie Ziths, File)

New York City's first Black mayor, David Dinkins, dies at 93

Nov. 24, 2020 5:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Few American leaders have faced the battery of urban ills that confronted David Dinkins when he became New York City's first Black mayor in 1990. AIDS. Crack cocaine. A soaring murder rate. Rampant homelessness. Racial discord. Dinkins was elected with high hopes of turning things around,...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 file photo, Douglas Stuart speaks at The 2020 Booker Prize Awards Ceremony, at the Roundhouse in London. Fittingly in this year of work-from-home and lockdowns, Douglas Stuart’s life-changing moment came to him on his sofa. The Scottish writer was at home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side when he was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize last week. (David Parry/PA via AP, File)

Douglas Stuart hopes Booker win helps working-class writers

Nov. 24, 2020 11:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Fittingly in this year of work-from-home and lockdowns, Douglas Stuart’s life-changing moment came to him on his sofa. The Scottish writer was at home in Manhattan when he was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize last week. Stuart won the 50,000-pound ($66,000) literary...