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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, stands in line to cast his early vote at the Park Slope Armory YMCA, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The mayor waited over three hours in line to cast his vote. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Deadline approaching for absentee ballot requests in NY

Oct. 27, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers streamed into early voting locations for the fourth straight day Tuesday, also the last day to request an absentee ballot. State election officials said over 710,000 New Yorkers have voted at in-person polling stations Saturday through Monday, including nearly 400,000 in New...

People line up at an early voting location near Lincoln Center Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in New York. Early voting ahead of the Nov. 3 general election continued for the second day in New York state. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Voters line up in rain in New York on 3rd day of early vote

Oct. 26, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

New Yorkers lined up to vote early for a third consecutive day Monday, many waiting under umbrellas, after a weekend that saw a crush of more than 400,000 voters statewide. State elections officials said 422,169 people voted Saturday and Sunday, the first two days of early voting in New York. The unofficial tally...

NYC sued over clashes with Floyd protesters

Oct. 26, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two civil rights organizations are suing New York City on behalf of protesters who say they were assaulted and abused by police officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. The lawsuit, filed...

Officer suspended for blaring 'Trump 2020' from NYPD vehicle

Oct. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Sunday it has suspended an officer without pay a day after he was seen on video saying “Trump 2020” over a patrol vehicle's loudspeaker, a violation of department rules. The suspension is effective immediately and the incident remains under...

A policeman checks documents of a driver at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Greece's government has imposed a nightly curfew in greater Athens and other areas with high infection rates as well as a mask requirement. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne

Oct. 24, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2020, file photo a woman waits to vote in Miami. Election officials are on high alert amid fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that erupted on American streets this year. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Voter advocates hoping to stave off intimidation at polls

Oct. 24, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that erupted on American streets this year, fueled by a deadly pandemic, outrage over police brutality and one of the...

A woman, right, has a meal, inside a restaurant's outdoor tent Thursday Oct. 22, 2020, in Kew Gardens in the Queens borough of New York.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easing restrictions slightly in some coronavirus hot spots in New York City, but adding them in areas along the Pennsylvania border as the state recorded more than 2,000 new infections in a single day for the first time since mid-May. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The Latest: Mexico's Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

Oct. 23, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up. The Chihuahua state government declared the return to the “red” level of alert Friday, which closes...

UN assembly chief unhappy at NY mayor spurning COVID meeting

Oct. 23, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the United Nations General Assembly wasn’t happy that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected a meeting with him to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work of the 193-member world organization -- and he issued a rare statement Friday expressing...

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, police clash with protesters during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. New York, Seattle and Portland, three cities recently labeled

Seattle, Portland, New York sue over Trump's 'anarchy' label

Oct. 22, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — New York, Seattle and Portland — three cities recently labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the U.S. Justice Department — filed a lawsuit Thursday to invalidate the designation and fight off the Trump administration's efforts to withhold federal dollars....

Zack Iscol, veteran and entrepreneur, joins NYC mayor's race

Oct. 20, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The field of candidates to be New York City's next mayor has gotten another name, with entrepreneur and veteran Zack Iscol announcing his entrance into the race. Iscol, a former Marine who spent time in Iraq, said the city needed a change in his video announcing his candidacy. “That...