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In this provided by the State of New York, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds up a new Thanksgiving-themed face mask during his daily coronavirus briefing at the Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp. Headquarters in Wyandanch, N.Y. After disclosing that he will no longer be celebrating Thanksgiving with his 89-year-old mother in-person, Cuomo asked New Yorkers to abandon plans for in-person Thanksgiving festivities. (Kevin P. Coughlin/State of New York via AP)

Cuomo warns post-holiday uptick could stress hospitals

Nov. 25, 2020 3:55 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned of a post-Thanksgiving uptick Wednesday that could stress hospitals across the state, which has recorded the highest seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases since late April. New York recorded 6,265 new positive cases Tuesday, the highest for a single...

Travelers check the departures board as they wait for their trains, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in New York's Penn Station.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged New Yorkers to just say no to Thanksgiving gatherings to help reduce COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, which he said are rising at a dangerous level. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Cuomo: Make hard but smart choice not to travel or gather

Nov. 24, 2020 7:03 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor and New York City's mayor made one more plea Tuesday for people to abandon plans for in-person Thanksgiving festivities. Gov. Andrew Cuomo donned a turkey-themed face mask at a press conference on Long Island, where he confirmed he has decided not to celebrate...

Police maintain a perimeter outside a crime scene, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. Two New York City police officers were wounded Tuesday afternoon by a man who opened fire as they arrived for a wellness check at a home with a history of domestic violence, a law enforcement official said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2 New York City officers shot, suspected shooter killed

Nov. 24, 2020 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers shot and killed an off-duty college security officer on Tuesday after he opened fire and wounded them as they responded to a domestic violence call at his home, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said. Rondell Goppy, 41, walked into his Queens home and started...

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,...

Suspect arrested on charges he pushed man onto subway tracks

Nov. 24, 2020 10:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of pushing another man onto subway tracks in Brooklyn was arrested early Tuesday, police said. Michael Medlock, 33, was arrested on charges of attempted assault, reckless endangerment and menacing in Sunday's attack on a 29-year-old man, one of a string of recent subway...

Cuomo: Massive Orthodox wedding in Brooklyn 'disrespectful'

Nov. 23, 2020 11:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn synagogue should be investigated over reports that it hosted a secret wedding with thousands of unmasked guests earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. “If that happened, it was a blatant disregard of the law,” Cuomo said during a briefing in...

Vehicles line up as healthcare workers help to check-in as citizens are being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

The Latest: Washington state sees record hospitalizations

Nov. 22, 2020 9:18 PM EST

SEATTLE — Health officials in Washington state said the number of people who were hospitalized to receive treatment for the coronavirus has reached a record high. KOMO-TV reports there were 762 people receiving hospital care for the virus in Washington as of Saturday. At the Swedish First Hill campus of...

Hundreds of bodies remain in Brooklyn disaster morgue

Nov. 22, 2020 4:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of bodies are still stored in freezer trucks at a disaster morgue set up during New York City’s coronavirus surge in the spring, according to the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Many of the 650 bodies at the disaster morgue on the Brooklyn waterfront are of...

Rules about police wearing masks vary widely across US

Nov. 22, 2020 3:23 PM EST

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Although authorities have been encouraging people to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many police departments leave it up to officers to decide whether to cover their faces while interacting with the public. Some cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York,...

In this Sept. 30, 2020 file photo, customers have lunch at Katz's Delicatessen in New York. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, that indoor restaurant service will likely shut down within a week or two to curb the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NYC restaurants fear devastation as new restrictions loom

Nov. 20, 2020 5:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Renewing restrictions on indoor dining in New York City amid surging coronavirus infections could deal a crippling financial blow to restaurants and their workers and should come with financial support, an industry group said Friday. The NYC Hospitality Alliance made the plea as Mayor Bill...