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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...

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo hundreds of Immanuel Schools supporters hold signs and gather outside the B.F. Sisk Courthouse in support of the schools' decision to defy the county's COVID-19 orders prior to a court hearing in Fresno, Calif. The California private school has been ordered to pay $15,000 for defying a judge's order to close classrooms and stop in-person teaching. The decision Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in the Fresno County Superior Court ends a nearly three-month legal battle between Immanuel Schools, a private K-12 Christian school in California's Central Valley, and county and state officials. (Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Bee via AP, File)

The Latest: Calif. school fined for defying pandemic order

Oct. 20, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO — A California private school has been ordered to pay $15,000 for defying a judge’s order to close classrooms and stop in-person teaching. Tuesday’s decision in Fresno County Superior Court ends a nearly three-month legal battle that pitted county and state officials against...

FILE - Audrey Strauss, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell during a news conference, July 2, 2020, in New York. Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, should be released as soon as possible, a judge ordered on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.  U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska said the transcripts of two days of depositions in 2016 of the British socialite and related documents along with the deposition transcript of an anonymous accuser should be released publicly as soon as is practicable. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Judge OKs release of Ghislaine Maxwell transcripts

Oct. 20, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein must be released by Thursday morning, a judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska's order allows the public release of transcripts of two days of...

FILE - In this June 14, 2020, file photo, James Juanillo poses outside of his home in San Francisco. Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about with life, San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, on the Caution Against Racial and Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act, also known as the CAREN legislation, a nod to a widespread meme using the name

San Francisco officials let people sue over racist 911 calls

Oct. 20, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about their lives, San Francisco leaders unanimously approved hate crime legislation giving the targets of those calls the ability to sue the caller. The Board of...

FILE - In this July 15, 2020, file photo, job seekers exercise social distancing as they wait to be called into the Heartland Workforce Solutions office in Omaha, Neb. For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers are facing higher unemployment than midcareer workers, according to a study released Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, from the New School. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Older workers face higher unemployment amid virus pandemic

Oct. 20, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than their midcareer counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday by the New School university in New York City. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on employment for people of all ages. But researchers found that during its course,...

New York City Transit interim President Sarah Feinberg stands next to a video demo of the new

Iconic NYC subway map now appearing live on a phone near you

Oct. 20, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York’s landmarks is getting an upgrade. It's not a building, statue or museum — it’s the city's iconic subway map, reproduced on millions of coffee mugs, keychains and t-shirts and known for confusing out-of-towners (and even diehard New Yorkers on occasion)...

AP source: Ownership committee approves Mets sale to Cohen

Oct. 20, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The proposed purchase of 95% of the New York Mets by an entity of billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has been approved by Major League Baseball’s ownership committee, and final approval is likely to take place in the next month. Approval by the committee was disclosed...

Regents pick Bowling Green official to lead UW-Stevens Point

Oct. 20, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders on Tuesday announced they've selected a Bowling Green State University administrator to lead UW-Stevens Point. The Board of Regents announced it unanimously approved hiring Thomas to serve as chancellor at the central Wisconsin university. Gibson...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. DeLauro will face Republican Margaret Streicker for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District in the 2020 elections. (Al Drago/Pool via AP, File)

Reps. DeLauro, Hayes face aggressive Republican challengers

Oct. 20, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Jahana Hayes, the most senior and junior members of Connecticut's all-Democratic delegation to the U.S. House, are facing not only anonymous internet antagonists, but also aggressive Republican challengers in the 2020 election. The two have several advantages in the Nov. 3 election, given...

FILE- In this Jan. 27, 2014 file photo, a pedestrian is given direction to a crosswalk by a traffic agent in New York. Most crosswalks in New York City violate laws protecting the disabled by failing to properly protect blind and low-vision pedestrians, a judge ruled Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Judge rules NYC crosswalks fail to protect blind pedestrians

Oct. 20, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most crosswalks in New York City violate laws protecting people with disabilities by failing to properly protect blind and low-vision pedestrians, a judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer in Manhattan said the city has violated three laws protecting the disabled with...