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White woman prosecuted for calling New York police on black bird watcher

Jul 07, 2020 - 11:07 AM

The woman is often referred to as a 'Karen,' a term popular online to describe an entitled white woman

A couple have a conversation under a colorful tree in Central Park on October 23, 2017 in New York.  Fall foliage is just starting to change in the New York City area according to fall foliage experts. / AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT

The New York Times pulls out of Apple News

Jul 01, 2020 - 7:48 AM

The daily's exit comes as news organizations around the world struggle with declining print readership and an online environment where ad revenue is dominated by Google and Facebook

NYT. People walk past the New York Times building on July 27, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP


Taliban reject claims Russia aided fighters in attacks on U.S. troops

Jun 27, 2020 - 11:23 PM

Taliban also denies that its weapons were given by Russia

ATTACK. In this file photo taken on August 27, 2017, US Marines and Afghan Commandos stand together as an Afghan Air Force helicopter flies past during a combat training exercise at Shorab Military Camp in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

2020 New York marathon canceled over pandemic

Jun 24, 2020 - 11:09 PM

The world's largest marathon scraps its 50th anniversary celebration

MAJOR RACE. Runners cross the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge during the 2019 New York City Marathon. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Former virus hotspot New York reopens as cases spike elsewhere

Jun 23, 2020 - 9:20 AM

At a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, President Trump says he wanted to slow down testing, on grounds it was making the United States look bad

PLASTIC. A man waits for a train in a subway station during the coronavirus outbreak on April 13, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New York starts reopening as WHO says virus 'worsening' worldwide

Jun 09, 2020 - 8:16 AM

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says 136,000 cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, 'the most in a single day so far,' with the majority of them in the Americas and South Asia

WALL STREET. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on May 26, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

NYT editor resigns after backlash over senator's hardline op-ed

Jun 08, 2020 - 8:08 AM

Some 800 Times staffers sign a petition in protest of the publication of 'Send in The Military' by Republican US Senator Tom Cotton

THE TIMES. 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

Virus doctors, nurses march with racism protesters

Jun 05, 2020 - 2:05 PM

'They are the heroes now,' says a New York doctor referring to those who join the 'Black Lives Matter' rallies in the US

Nurses and healthcare workers attend a ‘Black Lives Matter’ rally in front of Bellevue Hospital on June 4, 2020, in New York City. Johannes EISELE / AFP

'We're tired of being hurt': Rage in New York over George Floyd death

Jun 01, 2020 - 10:00 PM

New York has its own long history of police violence involving African Americans, with few arrests for fatal incidents and even fewer convictions

PROTEST. Manhattan, New York protest George Floyd's death on May 31, 2020. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Floor trading resumes at NYSE, with masks and plexiglas

May 27, 2020 - 7:00 AM

The reopening of the New York Stock Exchange trading floor is an important one symbolically for Wall Street and the United States

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is pictures on May 26, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City. - Wall Street stocks surged early May 26, 2020 on optimism about coronavirus vaccines as the New York Stock Exchange resumed physical floor trading for the first time since late March. About five minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.3 percent at 25,023.76. The broad-based S&P 500 gained 2.0 percent to 3,013.04, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 1.6 percent to 9,468.96.The gains came after a ceremony presided over by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who wore a mask as he rung the opening bell to signal the start of the day for traders, also clad in masks and separated by plexiglas. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

NBA legend Patrick Ewing hospitalized with coronavirus

May 23, 2020 - 9:12 AM

Georgetown University says Patrick Ewing, the Knicks great now coaching his alma mater, is the only team member who tested positive

ICON. Patrick Ewing turns to coaching after a legendary basketball career. Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images/AFP

New York, New York? Prolonged shutdown raises doubts about future

May 15, 2020 - 10:40 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will have to wait until June before a decision can be made on when non-essential businesses, such as its world-renowned museums, can reopen

New York Stock Exchange to reopen trading floor, with limits

May 15, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Brokers will return to the New York Stock Exchange trading floor on May 26, but in fewer numbers and wearing masks

START OF TRADING. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the opening bell on March 10, 2020. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

New York leaders sound alarm over potential coronavirus-linked syndrome

May 11, 2020 - 1:45 PM

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says 38 cases of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome are detected in New York City, with an additional 9 suspected cases awaiting confirmation

BILL DE BLASIO. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a food shelf organized by The Campaign Against Hunger in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn on April 14, 2020 in New York City. File photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images/AFP

New York's 'lifeline' subway halts 24-hour service

May 07, 2020 - 2:33 PM

The coronavirus outbreak brings 'the city that never sleeps' to its knees, halting the famed subway trains for the first time since 1904

A New York City police officer stands by after clearing a subway car of passengers at the last stop at the Coney Island station in Brooklyn, New York on May 6, 2020. The New York City subway system is being suspended between 1 AM and 5 AM EDT starting tonight so that trains may be cleaned to stop the spread of the coronavirus. COREY SIPKIN / AFP

New York reports 15 child cases of rare disease linked to coronavirus

May 06, 2020 - 10:11 AM

Kawasaki disease is a mysterious illness that primarily affects children up to the age of 5 and causes the walls of arteries to become inflamed, resulting in fever, skin peeling, and joint pain

SPRING. People keep their personal distance as they enjoy a spring afternoon in Brooklyn Bridge Park on April 28, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

New York Times leads the way at 2020 Pulitzers

May 05, 2020 - 8:02 AM

The Times collects 3 awards, including for Brian M. Rosenthal's investigative report into New York City's taxi industry that revealed predatory loans that took advantage of vulnerable drivers

THE TIMES. People walk past the New York Times building on July 27, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Military hospital ship leaves New York as coronavirus cases decline

May 01, 2020 - 12:41 PM

The USNS Comfort sails out of a Manhattan pier shortly after midday in a low-key departure that contrasted sharply with the fanfare of its arrival

The hospital ship USNS Comfort passes the Statue of Liberty as its departs New York City April 30, 2020, after providing relief to the city's healthcare system, stressed by the surge of COVID-19 patients. Angela Weiss / AFP

New York plans how to return to business amid pandemic

Apr 26, 2020 - 6:30 PM

New York – the financial, cultural, and tourism capital of the United States – is gingerly preparing to get back to business after more than a month of coronavirus shutdown

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 16, 2020 A view of downtown Manhattan seen on March 16, 2020 in New York. - New York -- the financial, cultural and tourism capital of the United States -- is gingerly preparing to get back to business after more than a month of coronavirus shutdown. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

New York passes virus 'high point' as Trump, governors feud

Apr 20, 2020 - 7:41 AM

The United States so far records more than 746,000 coronavirus cases and 40,000 deaths, far more than any other nation

HOMELESS. A homeless person asks for help on Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, Michigan on March 30, 2020. Photo by Jeff Kowalsky/AFP

Liberty take Ionescu with first pick in WNBA draft

Apr 18, 2020 - 10:16 AM

After finishing near-bottom last season, the New York Liberty beef up their roster with one of the most decorated players in women's college basketball

PRIZED ROOKIE. Sabrina Ionescu holds several NCAA women’s basketball records. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

New York governor extends shutdown to May 15

Apr 17, 2020 - 1:13 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio agrees with the governor and warns that 'it would be a huge mistake' to re-open 'too early'

A Time Square billboard gives gratitude to health care professionals and essential workers on the frontlines on April 16, 2020 in New York City. #LightItBlue campaign is in effect to show support and gratitude to health care professionals and essential workers on the frontlines and create a universal symbol of solidarity and hope amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Angela Weiss / AFP

Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings reopens select branches for delivery

Apr 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Frankie's reopens its Kapitolyo, City Gold, BGC, and UP Town Center branches

New York governor says 'worst is over' as virus toll tops 10,000

Apr 14, 2020 - 8:23 AM

The governor describes restarting New York's shuttered economy as like 'opening a valve,' and implored people to 'do it carefully, do it slowly, and do it intelligently'

FATHER AND SON. A man wearing a protective mask pushes a child wearing a protective mask in a stroller during the coronavirus pandemic on April 12, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images/AFP

Yankees top Forbes' list of richest MLB clubs

Apr 10, 2020 - 9:00 PM

Forbes calculated that the Yankees generated nearly $700 million in revenue in 2019

RICHEST. The New York Yankees appreciated 9% to $5 billion in total value. Photo from Instagram/@yankees


U.S. cautiously optimistic as coronavirus curve appears to flatten

Apr 10, 2020 - 12:05 PM

Top pandemic advisor Dr Anthony Fauci warns America cannot be reopened overnight due to the threat of further waves of infections

EMPTY. A person walks down Wall Street on April 2, 2020 in New York City which is bearing the brunt of coronavirus cases in the United States. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Virus claims record dead but Trump sees light at end of tunnel

Apr 09, 2020 - 12:39 PM

'We are hopefully heading towards a final stretch, the light at the end of the tunnel,' say US President Donald Trump

CORONAVIRUS. Flags are flying at half-mast as the sun rises behind in Manhattan on April 6, 2020 as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey. Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION] Dear Manila, lessons on the coronavirus from New York City

Apr 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'At this stage, it makes more sense for Metro Manila to follow the lead of New York rather than its East Asian neighbors'

New York cathedral to be used as field hospital

Apr 07, 2020 - 3:36 PM

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan will house 9 climate-controlled medical tents in its 600-foot-long nave and subterranean crypt, dean Clifton Daniel told the New York Times

FIELD HOSPITAL. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will house coronavirus patients soon. File image by Simon.Absonditus from Wikipedia.

New York City bans Zoom for school use, switches to Microsoft Teams

Apr 06, 2020 - 7:23 PM

The New York City Department of Education cites security concerns with Zoom as the reason for the switch to Microsoft Teams

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.