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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...

FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James takes a question at a news conference in New York. During a Tuesday, Sept. 29 media conference call on an initiative, dubbed

Regulators crack down on aggressive, dubious debt collectors

Sep. 29, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Those mysterious debt collectors who call insisting you’ll be in legal peril if you don’t pay them big bucks are in hot water themselves, accused in a nationwide crackdown of harassing and threatening consumers, often about debts that don’t actually exist. The Federal...

A teacher leads her students into an elementary school in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, as hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms in the city, resuming in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus is infecting a rising number of American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears driven by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

Sep. 29, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears fueled by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities. Children of all ages now make up 10% of all U.S cases, up from 2%...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James sits on the floor as he waits for the trophy ceremony to start after the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets in an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Lakers won 117-107 to win the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Lakers-Heat NBA Finals Preview Capsule

Sep. 29, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Lakers-Heat NBA Finals that start Wednesday: No. 1 LOS ANGELES LAKERS (52-19, 12-3) vs. No. 5 MIAMI HEAT (44-29, 12-3) Season series: Lakers, 2-0. Both meetings were more than nine months ago, with the Lakers winning 95-80 at home on Nov. 8 and 113-110 in Miami on Dec. 13. Schedule: Game...

Appalachian League leads off in minor league contraction

Sep. 29, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball started the process of contracting minor league affiliates Tuesday, with the Appalachian League converted to a college summer circuit for rising freshmen and sophomores. The agreement between MLB and the minor leagues expires Wednesday. MLB has proposed cutting the...

New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar follows through on a two-run double in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco during the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Yankees playoff roster: Andújar off; Ford, Montgomery on

Sep. 29, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Andújar was left off the New York Yankees' roster Tuesday for their first-round playoff series against Cleveland. First baseman Mike Ford made the 28-man roster, as did left-hander Jordan Montgomery. Andújar hurt a shoulder last year and lost the third-base job to Gio...

This combination photo shows Alicia Keys hosting the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019, from left, Post Malone performing in Philadelphia on Feb. 21, 2020, Bad Bunny performing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019 and Luke Combs performing at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019. NBC and dick clark productions announced that Keys, Malone, Bad Bunny and Combs will the perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Oct. 14.  (AP Photo)

Billboard Awards: Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Malone to perform

Sep. 29, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Luke Combs and leading nominee Post Malone will perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions on Tuesday announced the performers for the show, which will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Oct. 14. With restrictions...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, a New York state trooper and members of the National Transportation Safety Board view the scene of a fatal crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie, N.Y. Federal investigators examining the 2018 crash of a stretch limousine that killed 20 people said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, that state regulators repeatedly failed to oversee a poorly maintained vehicle with corroded brakes.  (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Feds fault operator, regulators in limo crash that killed 20

Sep. 29, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State regulators repeatedly failed to properly oversee a poorly maintained stretch limousine with corroded brakes that hurtled down a hill at more than 100 mph (160 kph) and crashed in a ravine, killing 20 people, federal investigators said Tuesday. National Transportation Safety Board...

Nurse to Tuskegee Airmen dies in Georgia at 100

Sep. 29, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Irma “Pete” Cameron Dryden, a Black woman who served as a nurse to Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, has died. She was 100. Dryden died Sept. 17 at her home in Canton, Georgia, her daughter-in-law, Maggie Williams Dryden, said Tuesday. After graduating from Harlem Hospital...

FILE - In this Wednesday May 1, 2019 file photo buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London. A lawyer for Julian Assange said Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 that the WikiLeaks founder’s situation will be worse if President Donald Trump is re-elected in November than if Democrat rival Joe Biden wins.
Edward Fitzgerald said at Assange’s extradition hearing in London that Assange will suffer if he is sent to the U.S. to face spying charges regardless of who wins the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Assange may end up at Colorado Supermax jail, UK court told

Sep. 29, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would have to be “almost dying” to get out of arguably the most notorious prison in the United States if convicted of espionage charges and sent there, a court at London's Old Bailey heard Tuesday. Assange, who is fighting an extradition request...