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In show of solidarity: New York residents applaud hospital staff during shift change

Mar 31, 2020 - 5:33 PM

An Instagram post from comedienne Amy Schumer showed noisemaking and applause coming from buildings at around 7 pm, which is when shift changes occur at hospitals.

NEW YORK. Cars cross 42th street as rain falls on March 28, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

AI tool predicts which coronavirus patients get deadly 'wet lung'

Mar 31, 2020 - 12:34 PM

Researchers identify changes in 3 features – liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase (ALT), reported body aches, and hemoglobin levels – that may predict COVID-19 progression to acute respiratory disease syndrome

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Trump decides against quarantine of New York region

Mar 29, 2020 - 1:50 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, advises residents of the region not to travel except for essential purposes

GHOST TOWN. Cars cross 42th street as rain falls on March 28, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Knicks owner James Dolan tests positive for virus

Mar 29, 2020 - 1:48 PM

American tycoon James Dolan, who owns the NBA's Knicks and NHL's Rangers, becomes the first US major sports owner to contract coronavirus

ASYMPTOMATIC. Knicks honcho James Dolan says he's hardly experiencing any symptoms. Photo by Maddie Meyer /Getty Images North America/AFP

Taiwan says U.S. media expelled from China are welcome

Mar 28, 2020 - 6:32 PM

'I'd like to welcome you to be stationed in Taiwan – a country that is a beacon of freedom and democracy,' Taipei's foreign minister tells journalists expelled from China

EXPELLED. In this file photo New York Times Beijing bureau chief Steven Lee Myers (center) speaks with other journalists after the daily Foreign Ministry briefing in Beijing on March 18, 2020. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Small businesses become endangered in virus-stricken New York

Mar 28, 2020 - 3:35 PM

In New York, the coronavirus hit to the economy is like a boulder that gets bigger as it rolls ever-faster downhill, leveling more of the city's stores and services

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: A nail salon sits closed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on March 20, 2020 in New York City. Today New York announced new measures to control the epidemic, including the closure of all hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, and tattoo parlors. The economic situation in the city continued to decline as more businesses closed their doors and New York weighed a shelter in place order for the entire city. Victor J. Blue/Getty Images/AFP

Riders to the rescue: New York food delivery during coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020 - 5:32 PM

With New York restaurants closed, hungry residents are relying on bicycle delivery riders who fear contagion but have no choice but to continue working

New York deploys National Guard to fight coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020 - 8:29 AM

'This is literally a matter of life and death,' says Governor Cuomo

NEW YORK. People wear medical face masks on the streets of Chinatown on January 29, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

New York declares state of emergency as coronavirus cases rise

Mar 08, 2020 - 9:16 AM

New York state records 76 cases positive for coronavirus

EMERGENCY. New York City skyline. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Tobias Harris shines as shorthanded Sixers rip Knicks

Feb 28, 2020 - 5:12 PM

'Just taking the opportunities that were presented,' says Tobias Harris as the Sixers survive even without injured All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Trump campaign sues New York Times

Feb 27, 2020 - 9:20 AM

In response to the lawsuit, a New York Times spokesperson says the Trump campaign 'has turned to the courts to try to punish an opinion writer for having an opinion they find unacceptable'

SUED. New York City Police officers stand outside the office of the The New York Times, October 25, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

New York City ordered to pay debt-hit taxi drivers $810 million

Feb 21, 2020 - 3:04 PM

New York's taxi industry has been upended by the arrival of ride-hailing platforms like Uber and Lyft

A 1970's era New York City taxi sits in front of an Upper East side building in New York City on April 9, 2019 during filming for a TV show in production. TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

Fashion Institute of Technology apologizes for 'racist' runway show

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:11 PM

The school's president Joyce Brown issues the apology after a catwalk featuring models wearing large prosthetic red lips, ears and bushy eyebrows was branded racist

Lakers, Warriors join Knicks at $4 billion value

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:55 AM

Three NBA teams land in the Forbes' list of top 5 most valuable North American sports franchises

POWERHOUSE. Lakers’ LeBron James and Warriors’ Steph Curry bring in the star power. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers land Morris for playoff push at NBA trade deadline

Feb 07, 2020 - 10:41 AM

Another outside threat joins Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as Marcus Morris, who's averaging a career-best 19.6 points, heads to the Clippers

MORE FIREPOWER. The Clippers prop up their playoff bid with the addition of Marcus Morris. Photo by Elsa/Gerry Images North America/AFP

Prada makes deal with New York City after racism controversy

Feb 06, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The Italian fashion label makes a deal the city government in New York following controversy over its sale of monkey-like keychain figurines

A woman cleans the Prada store before they open in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 16, 2016. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Knicks split with president as NBA trade deadline looms

Feb 05, 2020 - 9:42 AM

The long-suffering New York Knicks look to shake things up

NEW DIRECTION. The Knicks haven't had a winning season under team president Steve Mills. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers bounce back with victory over Knicks

Jan 23, 2020 - 12:47 PM

LeBron James and Anthony Davis take over again as the Lakers rebound from their worst loss of the season

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 22: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled by Marcus Morris Sr. #13 of the New York Knicks in the first quarter at Madison Square Garden on January 22, 2020 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

New York Times endorses Warren, Klobuchar for president

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:10 PM

The Times described Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren as the 'radical' and Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar as the 'realist' choice

KLOBUCHAR AND WARREN. In this file photo taken on December 19, 2019, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (R) and Senator Amy Klobuchar walk on the stage after the Democratic presidential primary debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Deaf New Yorker sues porn sites for lack of closed captions

Jan 18, 2020 - 8:22 AM

Yaroslav Suris sues Pornhub, Redtube, and YouPorn for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act

PORN. A total of 24,473 attempts were made since last June's general election from devices connected to the parliamentary network, according to data obtained by a PA Freedom of Information request.

Kawhi fires season-high 43, Giannis drops 37 in dominant NBA wins

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:28 PM

Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo shows no mercy, while Kawhi Leonard puts on a scoring show for the Clippers

SIZZLING. Kawhi Leonard tallies a season-high performance in just 3 quarters. Photo from NBA

Ingram continues hot hand as Pelicans rout Knicks

Jan 11, 2020 - 12:37 PM

The Pelicans' second half surge sends the Knicks to their fifth straight loss

KEY PLAYER. Brandon Ingram plays a key role in making the New Orleans Pelicans one of the hottest teams in the NBA. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans Twitter

NBA fines 'reckless' Portis after flagrant foul on Caldwell-Pope

Jan 09, 2020 - 12:10 PM

Knicks forward Bobby Portis gets fined after smacking Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the head

Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Injury scare: Davis falls hard as Lakers rout Knicks

Jan 08, 2020 - 3:44 PM

Although tests came back negative, Anthony Davis may face time on the sidelines after a scary fall

Anthony Davis suffers a lower back contusion. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Harrell, George pace Clippers in bounce-back win over Knicks

Jan 06, 2020 - 12:16 PM

The Clippers erase the sour taste left by a home loss to the lowly Grizzlies as Montrezl Harrell, Paul George, and Lou Williams make franchise history

SPARKPLUG. Montrezl Harrell comes off the bench and helps steer the Clippers to victory. Photo from Instagram/@laclippers


'Perfect' Robinson, Knicks spoil Melo's return

Jan 02, 2020 - 5:52 PM

Mitchell Robinson makes franchise history by shooting perfect from the field as the Knicks also give former team star Carmelo Anthony a warm welcome

SEASON'S BEST. The Trail Blazers fall short even with Carmelo Anthony delivering a season-high performance.

IN PHOTOS: The world welcomes 2020

Jan 01, 2020 - 4:28 PM

From Tokyo to Athens, here's how cities around the world welcomed a new decade

Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)

New York mayor decries 'crisis' of anti-Semitism after attack at rabbi's home

Dec 31, 2019 - 12:14 AM

Bill de Blasio says an 'atmosphere of hate' has developed and that the 'forces of hate have been unleashed'

NYC MAYOR. In this file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a press conference held in front of Gracie Mansion on September 20, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP

Suspect denies stabbing 5 at New York rabbi's home

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:56 PM

In the latest reported attack against Jewish targets, US media reports that the suspect was covered in blood when officers detained him

Stabbing at rabbi's home an 'act of terrorism' – New York governor

Dec 29, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Local media reports that a man with a machete entered the rabbi's property in Monsey, Rockland County on Saturday evening, knifing several people before fleeing. It is the latest in a spate of attacks against Jewish targets.

5 wounded in stabbing at New York rabbi's house

Dec 29, 2019 - 3:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 2 of the victims are in critical condition, says the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council

Knicks rip Nets in cross-town clash

Dec 27, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Brooklyn star Kyrie Irving misses his 19th straight game as the Knicks score their first win over the Nets in 3 meetings this season

ON FIRE. Julius Randle unloads his second straight 30-point game for the Knicks. Photo from NBA

Markets wobble as traders wind down for Christmas

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:49 PM

With very little by way of market-moving events on the horizon, analysts are expecting a quiet week

Giannis triple double leads NBA-best Bucks over Knicks

Dec 22, 2019 - 2:29 PM

'The hard part is making your stats count. I just want to be on the court and help my team win,' says Antetokounmpo on his triple double

ALL-AROUND GAME. Giannis Antetokounmpo records his third triple-double of the NBA season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

More than 230 suspected MS-13 gang members arrested

Dec 21, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Authorities say the operation against the Hispanic gang was the result of more than two years of investigative work

Michael Bloomberg's big bucks fuel unique strategy for White House run

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:54 PM

The former New York mayor is skipping key states and spending big on ads, but analysts say his game plan 'has virtually no chance'

New York Filipino restaurant Maharlika closes down

Dec 13, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Located at the East Village of New York City, modern Filipino fare restaurant Maharlika is closing its doors after 8 years of business

[OPINION] Our current climate policy is leading us to a future underwater

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:32 PM

It's unfortunate that since President Duterte assumed office, our work in the international climate policy arena has come to a screeching halt

'Emotional' Will Smith campaigns against homelessness in New York

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:10 PM

'To not have a place to go and to be able to lay your head down with your children at night is a horrendous tragedy,' says Will, who made an appearance for the World's Big Sleep Out campaign

Actor Will Smith poses with fans at The World’s Big Sleep Out event in Time Square on December 7, 2019 in New York. (Photo by AFP)

Tailender Knicks show coach David Fizdale the door

Dec 07, 2019 - 9:17 PM

After back-to-back blowout losses and wallowing in the cellar, Knicks management have had enough

PINK SLIP. File photo of David Fizdale ousted head coach of the New York Knicks. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Bloomberg formally announces U.S. presidential candidacy

Nov 24, 2019 - 11:34 PM

'We cannot afford 4 more years of President Trump's reckless and unethical actions,' says the former New York mayor

CANDIDATE. In this file photo taken on November 17, 2019, Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Christian Cultural Center in New York City. Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images North America/AFP

Knicks beat Mavs as Porzingis booed in his first game back

Nov 15, 2019 - 4:04 PM

New York fans scream 'traitor' as the Knicks give their former star Kristaps Porzingis a rude welcome

THRILLER. Kristaps Porzingis drops a double-double but the Mavericks still absorb a narrow loss to the Knicks. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

New York judge orders Trump to pay $2 million in damages to charities

Nov 08, 2019 - 11:26 AM

The New York attorney general says: '(The ruling) is a major victory in our efforts to protect charitable assets and hold accountable those who would abuse charities for personal gain'

US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks to the press while departing the White House in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2019, for the G7 Summit in France. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP)

Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg preparing presidential run – U.S. media

Nov 08, 2019 - 8:54 AM

A Bloomberg advisor says: 'Based on his record of accomplishment, leadership and his ability to bring people together to drive change, Mike would be able to take the fight to Trump and win'

RUNNING. File photo of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Shutterstock.com

Irving, Nets hold off Knicks in Big Apple battle

Oct 26, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Kyrie Irving gets booed but the new Brooklyn star drops a performance reminding rival New York it's the Nets that won the off-season free agent contest

PUMPED. Kyrie Irving picks up his first win with the Nets versus Elfrid Payton and the Knicks. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Movie fans flock to 'Joker' steps in New York

Oct 25, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Tourists visit and take selfies on the iconic flight of stairs that Joaquin Phoenix dances on in the 'Joker' movie

Altuve stars as Astros outgun Yankees to reach World Series

Oct 20, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Jose Altuve hits the game-winner as the Houston Astros book their ticket to the World Series for the second time in 3 years

GAME HEROES. Before Jose Altuve (left) gets to finish the job, Yuli Gurriel also smashes a three-run homer for the Astros. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

At least 4 dead in NYC shooting – police

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:04 PM

The local affiliate of ABC News describes the place where the shooting took place as an after-hours club

U.S. judge orders Trump to produce tax returns, president appeals

Oct 07, 2019 - 10:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Court cannot square a vision of presidential immunity that would place the President above the law,' Judge Victor Marrero says in a 75-page ruling rejecting Trump's argument

TAX RETURNS. In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018, US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press following a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Trump asked Australia for help discrediting Russia probe

Oct 01, 2019 - 7:08 AM

(UPDATED) An Australian government spokesperson confirms President Donald Trump asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to investigate issues raised in Robert Mueller's probe

US Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the Mueller Report at the Department of Justice April 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. - The Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election concluded that neither President Donald Trump nor his campaign cooperated with the Russians, Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday. "The special counsel's report states that his investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities," he said. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)