As focus grows on nursing homes, NYC offers free virus tests

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is offering free coronavirus testing at nursing homes amid growing scrutiny of outbreaks that have killed more of their residents in New York than in any other state. ...

Experts say virus could kill up to 240,000 Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — As the number of coronavirus deaths continues to surge in the U.S., officials are warning the disease could kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans, even if people continue to stay ...

Mexican municipal worker shot by ICE agent in NYC files suit

NEW YORK (AP) — A Mexican municipal worker who was shot at point-blank range by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer in New York this month suffered excruciating pain, has limited vision...

14-year-olds plead not guilty in NYC college student's death

NEW YORK (AP) — Two 14-year-old boys pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder in the death of a Barnard College student who was fatally stabbed during a robbery in a park. Manhattan pr...

Former HUD head Shaun Donovan files for NYC mayor's race

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Shaun Donovan has filed papers to run for mayor of New York City in 2021. Donovan, 54, registered a campaign Monday to succeed Mayor Bi...

Panel says 'mission-driven' investors should help cabbies

A task force studying New York City's struggling taxi industry called Friday for “mission-driven” investors to help bail out drivers who incurred massive debt once the value of the medallion that allo...

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only credit and debit cards are discriminating agains...

Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton over Russia 'favorite' comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday over an interview in which Clinton appeared to call Gabbard "the favorit...

Banker, New York City savior Felix Rohatyn dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Felix Rohatyn, the financier and government adviser who was credited with helping to save New York City from ruin during the 1970s as chairman of the agency that ove...

Police release footage of chaotic, fatal friendly fire scene

NEW YORK (AP) — Video from cameras worn by New York City police officers involved in a fatal friendly fire shooting shows a chaotic nighttime scene as officers struggled with an armed man on the groun...

New York City lawmakers vote to ban flavored vaping products

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban flavored electronic cigarettes after a lawsuit halted a statewide ban. “We are acting to protect our kids by banning the ...

NYC poised to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are moving a step closer to closing Rikers Island, a massive jail complex notorious for violence and dysfunction that is increasingly seen as a relic. ...

Cuomo signs bill extending statute of limitations for rape

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday to make it easier to prosecute some sex crimes by extending the statute of limitations for second- and third-degree rape. ...

Eric Garner's mother speaks out on anniversary of his death

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner's mother, speaking Wednesday on the five-year anniversary of his chokehold death, urged the New York City police commissioner to fire the officer involved. ...

Ocasio-Cortez voters may get another win with Tiffany Cabán

NEW YORK (AP) — If Tiffany Cabán becomes the next district attorney of Queens, the Democrat will owe her victory to the same group of electrified voters in the neighborhoods that sent Alexandria Ocasi...