Central Park houses hospital ward as NY races to add beds

NEW YORK (AP) — There is a coronavirus ward in tents in Central Park. A makeshift hospital has been set up in a Manhattan convention center. Over the next few weeks, spaces including pro tennis courts...

Virus cases in NYC top 1,000 as city prepares for worse

NEW YORK (AP) — Deaths from the coronavirus topped 1,000 in New York City as officials warned that the worst of the virus' toll is yet to come. The city's Health Department reported ...

How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump's Easter plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two doctors spread out their charts on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. The projections were grim: Even if the U.S. were to continue to do what it was doin...

Officials: 1 killed, multiple injured in NYC subway fire

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say one man was killed and more than a dozen people were injured when a fire broke out on a subway train early Friday. A New York Police Depar...

Former prosecutor sues Netflix over Central Park 5 series

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein has sued Netflix and film director Ava DuVernay over her portrayal in the streaming service's miniseries about the Central Park Five case, w...

Big city, big worry: New Yorkers fret as bustling city slows

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers will awake Friday to find the coronavirus has left their their famously bustling city with no Broadway, no basketball games, no big gatherings, and a populace unnerved by a...

Nasty Paris mayoral race digs at capital's dirty underbelly

PARIS (AP) — The battle to win the hearts of Parisians and preside over France's capital from the opulent city hall, has been nasty, and unpredictable. Parisians have been dished up ...

Steyer courts voters that Biden needs for decisive SC win

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden's political future depends on convincing South Carolina's black voters to rally behind his flagging campaign. But Tom Steyer has spent millions trying to win those sa...

Trump courts black voters, but opposition remains deep

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump brought African American guests to his State of the Union speech, ran a Super Bowl ad boasting how he’s making the criminal justice system more equitable for blac...

'Gossip Girl': Kenin eyes bright lights of 1st Slam final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sofia Kenin enjoys the bright lights and the big city, which is why she aspires to reside in Manhattan one day and perhaps explains why she is thriving on the Grand Slam st...

Second day of record warmth bathes parts of New England

BOSTON (AP) — Bostonians ditched their parkas, mittens and thermal underwear for a second day as record-breaking warm temperatures again bathed the region in springlike temperatures. ...

Mexico City zoo welcomes second baby giraffe of the year

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City is celebrating its second baby giraffe of the year, already as tall as a full-grown human. The female giraffe was unveiled last ...

Shinto festival carries on centuries-old tradition in Japan

CHICHIBU, Japan (AP) — As fireworks light up the winter night, scores of men, women and teenagers crying “washoi, washoi” haul the last of six towering, lantern-covered floats up a small hill and into...

Chanel celebrates its artisans in glimmering Paris show

PARIS (AP) — Chanel brought its itinerant off-season fashion show the “arts and crafts,” with its swath of VIPs including Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard, back to home ground in Paris on Wednesday ...

‘Marriage Story’ dominates Gotham Awards with 4 wins

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” was the resounding winner at the IFP Gotham Awards, taking four awards including best feature at the annual New York awards-season kickoff. ...