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Omicron coronavirus variant found in multiple US states

NEW YORK (AP) — The omicron variant of COVID-19, which had been undetected in the U.S. before the middle of this week, had been discovered in at least five states by the end of Thursday, showing yet a...

Hundreds of NYC jailers face suspension over vaccine mandate

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s troubled jail system is facing more turmoil: the suspension of hundreds of corrections officers for failing to meet a Tuesday night deadline to get vaccinated against C...

NYC OKs safe sites for drug use, aiming to curb overdoses

NEW YORK (AP) — The first officially authorized safe havens for people to use heroin and other narcotics have been cleared to open in New York City in hopes of curbing deadly overdoses, officials said...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2021. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29,...

Macy's Thanksgiving parade returns, with all the trimmings

NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons once again wafted through miles of Manhattan, wrangled by costumed handlers. High school and college marching bands from around the country were back, and so were the cr...

Theodore Roosevelt Library in North Dakota to take statue

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota has agreed to take a controversial equestrian statue of the 26th president that has stood on the steps of the American M...

NYC aims to be first to rein in AI hiring tools

Job candidates rarely know when hidden artificial intelligence tools are rejecting their resumes or analyzing their video interviews. But New York City residents could soon get more say over the compu...

Times Square is back open on New Year's Eve — with vax proof

NEW YORK (AP) — Crowds will once again fill New York's Times Square this New Year's Eve, with proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for revelers who want to watch the ball drop in person, Mayor Bill ...

Veterans Day Parade returns to NYC after 2020 cancellation

NEW YORK (AP) — The Veterans Day Parade returned to New York's Fifth Avenue on Thursday after being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic last year. The 102nd annual parade fe...

9,000 NYC workers on leave as vaccine mandate takes effect

NEW YORK (AP) — About 9,000 New York City municipal workers were put on unpaid leave for refusing to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate that took effect Monday and thousands of city firefighters h...

Mayor: 9 in 10 NYC workers vaccinated as deadline nears

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine in 10 New York City municipal workers received COVID-19 vaccinations as a Monday deadline loomed under a city mandate, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. De Blas...

2 women running for governor, history in post-Cuomo New York

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not just a boys’ club anymore. Months after getting its first female governor, New York now has two prominent women running to lead the state in the wake of Andr...

Letitia James announces she will run for New York governor

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James formally announced Friday that she is running for governor, a widely anticipated move from the woman who oversaw an investigation into allegatio...

NYC braces for fewer cops, more trash as vax deadline looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Mounting trash. Closed firehouses. Fewer police and ambulances on the street. That's the possibility New York City is bracing for come Monday as a COVID-19 vaccine ma...

Schools debate: Gifted and talented, or racist and elitist?

NEW YORK (AP) — Communities across the United States are reconsidering their approach to gifted and talented programs in schools as vocal parents blame such elite programs for worsening racial segrega...