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FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 file photo shows Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as Pope Francis, right, arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The longtime head of the Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn said Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, that a ruling by the Supreme Court that barred New York from enforcing certain restrictions on religious services in areas hit hard by the coronavirus is a “good decision” that guarantees constitutional protections for the free exercise of religion. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, Pool, File)

Brooklyn bishop hails ruling, says diocese in line with pope

Nov. 27, 2020 6:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime head of the Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn said Friday that a ruling by the Supreme Court that barred New York from enforcing certain restrictions on religious services in areas hit hard by the coronavirus is a “good decision” that guarantees constitutional...

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 5:51 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 - This July 17, 2019 file photo shows Jerry Seinfeld at the

Jerry Seinfeld digs into 45 years of his jokes for new book

Nov. 27, 2020 11:43 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget the high-performance sports cars, the luxury Rolls-Royces and all those other classic automobiles in which Jerry Seinfeld ushers his fellow comics to the diner on television’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." The most valuable things Seinfeld owns are the...

Police: 2 dead, 3 injured in Long Island stabbing

Nov. 26, 2020 8:19 PM EST

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island are investigating a stabbing that killed two Bronx men and injured three others who were leaving a house party early Thursday. Suffolk County police said Jesus Ramos-Perez, 28, and Rancel Montilla, 19, died from their injuries. Three other men were...

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,...

A float carrying the characters Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus rolls along at it nears the end of the modified Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in New York. Due to the pandemic, crowds of onlookers were not allowed to attend the annual parade. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NY winter virus plan will eye hospitalizations, ICU beds

Nov. 26, 2020 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that officials are working on a winter plan for the coronavirus that will add metrics for how the state designates virus hot zones. Cuomo said the state will continue homing in on small geographic areas where virus cases are a particular problem to...

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,...

FILE - In this May 3, 2020, file photo, the setting sun shines on the Supreme Court building in Washington. As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide, the Supreme Court late Wednesday, Nov. 25, temporarily barred New York from enforcing certain attendance limits at houses of worship in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The court’s action won’t have any immediate impact since the two groups that sued as a result of the restrictions, the Catholic church and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, are no longer subject to them.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

High court blocks NY virus limits on houses of worship

Nov. 26, 2020 12:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging again nationwide, the Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The justices split 5-4 late Wednesday night, with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the...

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...

Today's special at NYC eatery? A virus test before dining

Nov. 25, 2020 5:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — At one New York eatery, your table is ready — along with your coronavirus test results. City Winery, an upscale chain, is trying a novel approach to indoor dining during a pandemic: Two nights a week, all patrons and staffers at its Manhattan location have to take a rapid virus test...