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Another 1.4 million workers filed for unemployment insurance last week

Another 1.4 million workers filed for unemployment insurance last week

The tally has been over a million each week since March.July 23, 2020, 12:55 PM3 min read Another 1.4 million U.S. workers filed for unemployment insurance last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. This marks the 18th straight week that weekly jobless claims surpassed 1 million. It is also is an increase from last week's…

Parents in N.Y.C. Public Schools Now Face This Agonizing Choice

Over the next two weeks, over one million parents in New York City must make a wrenching decision: Should they send their children...

Cuomo Lifts Some Lockdown Rules in N.Y.C. Hot Spots as Rates Drop

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday that some localized lockdowns in New York City neighborhoods with rising coronavirus cases...

With Remote Learning, a 12-Year-Old Knows Her English Is Slipping Away

When Taniya Ria moved to the Bronx from Bangladesh in 2019, she didn’t know a word of English. Within months, Taniya, now 12,...

‘Goodfellas,’ the Sequel? 4 Arrested in $6 Million Heist at J.F.K. Airport

The man walked into an office at Kennedy International Airport with paperwork that showed the flight information and serial numbers he needed to...

New Jersey man, 73, stabbed wife, 69, to death with kitchen knife: prosecutors

Cops in Mahwah, N.J. received a 911 call about a domestic disturbance just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office...
Gold rallies to record and euro tops $1.17 while European travel stocks slump on Spain quarantine

Gold rallies to record and euro tops $1.17 while European travel stocks slump on...

Gold surged to a record and the dollar weakened Monday while European travel stocks slumped.As U.S. lawmakers debate another round of stimulus and concerns mount about a stalling economic recovery, g…

Coronavirus: ‘I lost my father – and my faith in America’

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Disney Chairmain Bob Iger and his wife Willow Bay donating $5 million to Los...

LOS ANGELES -- Walt Disney Co. executive chairman Bob Iger and his wife Willow Bay are donating $5 million to help Los Angeles...

Inside Decades of Nepotism and Bungling at the N.Y.C. Elections Board

The official who oversees voter registration in New York City is the 80-year-old mother of a former congressman. The director of Election Day...

Joe Biden: US democracy proved to be ‘resilient and strong’

US President-elect Joe Biden has said the country's democracy was "pushed, tested and threatened" and "proved to be resilient, true and strong".Mr Biden...

‘I Answered the Call of My President’: Rioters Say Trump Urged Them On

In the two weeks since a raging mob stormed the Capitol, President Trump has shown no sign that he believes he shares responsibility...

Pistol-packing Va. man busted at Capitol Police checkpoint

Pedestrians walk along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol on January 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. A Virginia man with fake inaugural...

NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S....

The Race for a Super-Antibody Against the Coronavirus

Even as vaccines are hailed as our best hope against the coronavirus, dozens of scientific groups are working on an alternate defense: monoclonal...

5 factors show bulls control Ethereum price even after a 26% correction

On Jan. 4, Ether (ETH) price rallied to $1,160, which was followed by a 24% correction within the following four hours. What is...
Ex-CIA chief Brennan faces interview in Russia probe review

Ex-CIA chief Brennan faces interview in Russia probe review

Former CIA Director John Brennan is scheduled to be interviewed Friday by U.S. Attorney John Durham’s team as part of its inquiry into the Russia investigationBy ERIC TUCKER Associated PressAugust 21, 2020, 4:07 PM3 min readWASHINGTON -- Former CIA Director John Brennan is scheduled to be interviewed Friday by U.S. Attorney John Durham's team as…

How compliance software detects fraud and money laundering involving crypto

The crypto industry has boomed over the past 12 months. While 2019 began with a total market cap of $200 billion, the explosion...

It Might Become the Scariest Part of Your Commute: The Elevator

Buttons that you can press by just pointing at them. Others that appear to float in the air, holograms seen more in sci-fi...

Warp Finance adds Chainlink oracles to protect against flash loans

Warp Finance, a DeFi lending protocol that suffered an $8 million flash loan exploit shortly after release, is now gearing up for a...

Democratic Leaders in Brooklyn Mingled at a Party. Few Wore Masks.

As Democratic leaders in New York institute more stringent restrictions to combat the coronavirus and urge people to follow them, one group of...
Homeland Security leaders’ appointments invalid, government watchdog finds

Homeland Security leaders’ appointments invalid, government watchdog finds

The matter has been referred to the DHS Inspector General for review. August 14, 2020, 5:50 PM6 min read Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf and acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli were named to their current roles in violation of the Vacancies Reform Act, according to a finding by the Government Accountability Office. Wolf’s predecessor,…
Judge lifts veil on New York City police discipline records

Judge lifts veil on New York City police discipline records

With scores of disciplinary records already online, a federal judge on Friday lifted a temporary restraining order that had barred New York City’s police watchdog agency, police department and other entities from making such information publicBy MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated PressAugust 21, 2020, 9:44 PM4 min readNEW YORK -- With scores of disciplinary records already…

Welcome to Homeownership – The New York Times

Joe DeVito, like many other New Yorkers who wanted more space to weather the pandemic, headed north and bought a two-bedroom house in...
Kroger requiring all customers to wear masks at stores nationwide

Kroger requiring all customers to wear masks at stores nationwide

CINCINNATI —Cincinnati-based Kroger announced Wednesday that all customers will be required to wear face masks at stores nationwide. The new mask mandate goes into effect July 22. "With the increas…

A Woman Is Stabbed, and Two 15-Year-Olds Are Charged With Murder

Nyla Bond, 20, met Anmerie Morales, 15, about a year ago. Despite their age difference, they became friends and often spent time together...

Philip J. Smith, a Power on Broadway, Is Dead at 89

Philip J. Smith, chairman of the powerful Shubert Organization, whose empire of Broadway theaters and showcase productions made him one of New York’s...

Bitcoin’s 20% rebound in one day is one of its biggest ever — But...

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) rose 20% on Jan. 12, from $30,500 to around $36,600, across major exchanges. But while the rebound after the...

Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies

LAS VEGAS -- Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and...

Woman who confronted Black teen over phone at Arlo hotel in NYC in custody:...

SOHO, Manhattan (WABC) -- A California woman seen on video tackling a Black teenager whom she falsely accused of stealing her phone at...
Bad debts at nation’s biggest banks top $100 billion

Bad debts at nation’s biggest banks top $100 billion

The potential cost of bad loans in the wake of the coronavirus for the nation's biggest banks has reached the 12 figures.  The nation's five largest lenders — Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Ch…

American Airlines to suspend flights to 15 U.S. cities despite billion-dollar bailout

American Airlines said Thursday it plans to suspend flights to 15 U.S. airports in October as travel demand remains low as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Congress has been weighing for weeks …

A Beloved World War II Photo Comes to Life in a Virtual Reunion

Late last month, Ms. Adler Donley shared the photo on several World War II-themed internet groups, along with an appeal: “Trying to find...

Top 100 Bitcoin addresses accumulated $11B more BTC in the past 30 days

The top 100 richest Bitcoin addresses are increasingly bullish, accumulating 16% more Bitcoin over the last 30 days. In total these addresses added 334,000...

Officer Who Pressed a Knee Into Bystander’s Neck Leaves N.Y.P.D.

A New York City police officer facing misconduct charges for kneeling on a bystander’s neck during a social-distancing arrest has retired, according to...

Chirlane McCray Won’t Run For Brooklyn Borough President

For much of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s second and final term, it seemed a foregone conclusion that New York City had not seen...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: The richest person in the world

As 2020 ended, Jeff Bezos's wealth was estimated to be more than $185bn (£135bn), after he made tens of billions during the Covid-19...
Elon Musk Claims “The Truck You Want In The Apocalypse Is The Cybertruck”

Elon Musk Claims “The Truck You Want In The Apocalypse Is The Cybertruck”

August 4th, 2020 by Steve Hanley  In an interview with Automotive News, Elon Musk had a lot to say about the upcoming Cybertruck. Here are a few tidbits from his conversation. First, the Cybertruck…

Roger Berlind, 90, Dies; Broadway Impresario Who Amassed 25 Tonys

Roger Berlind, who produced or co-produced more than 100 plays and musicals on Broadway, including such critical and box-office hits as “The Book...

Coronavirus: The day US began Covid vaccinations

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He Always Wanted to Be a ‘Garbageman.’ Now He’s the Commissioner.

Edward Grayson just led New York City’s Sanitation Department in clearing snow from 6,300 miles of streets: no small feat during a pandemic. Source...

Slot machine manufacturer gets patent for crypto payment options

The largest manufacturer of slot machines in the world has just received a patent that would allow customers to access crypto payments for...

Heart Failure Nearly Doubles COVID Death Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Patients...

Federal judge blocks execution of the only woman on death row

Montgomery was set to die by lethal injection Tuesday morning at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind. The 56-year-old...

Capitol riots: Americans ‘shocked’ and ‘disgusted’

We asked people around the US how they responded to the chaotic scenes from the US Capitol. Source link

Protesters entered Oregon capitol as lawmaker exited

Nearman is vice-president of an immigration group that is considered a hate-group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Statesman Journal...

SLS: Nasa’s ‘megarocket’ set to fire up engines in crucial test

"This powerful rocket is going to put us in a position to be ready to support the agency and the country in deep...

TikTok star’s act of kindness goes viral

LOS ANGELES -- An act of kindness has led to a friendship and much more. Jewelry designer Isaiah Garza set out to find...

40 Dead, Now 40 Laid Off: Inside a Nursing Home in Crisis

When the state closed down swimming pools, his job at Clove Lakes became the couple’s only source of income. Staying home was no...

COVID vaccine: FDA warns against changing dosage or schedule

“These are all reasonable questions to consider and evaluate in clinical trials. However, at this time, suggesting changes to the FDA-authorized...

US wants states to vaccine people 65 and older now

In this file photo, Pat Moore, with the Chester County, Pa., Health Department, fills a syringe with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before administering...

FDA expands Sportmix pet food recall after deaths of 70 dogs

“As of January 11, 2021, FDA is aware of more than 70 pets that have died and more than 80 pets...

Cybersecurity firm uses encrypted hard drive with Bitcoin to test applicants

Researchers wishing to apply to New York-based Red Balloon Security have to complete an unusual technical interview as part of their application process:...

N.Y. Attorney General Sues N.Y.P.D. Over Protests and Demands Monitor

The New York State attorney general sued the New York City Police Department on Thursday over what she said were widespread abuses in...
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are facing sentencing in the college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are facing sentencing in the college admissions scandal

Wife Lori Loughlin is to be sentenced later today.August 21, 2020, 3:21 PM6 min read Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli was sentenced Friday to five months in prison for his role in what the judge called “a breathtaking crime on the nation’s higher education system." Giannulli and his wife, “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, paid $500,000…

Evolutionary history of dire wolves as fascinating as ‘Game of Thrones’ lore

Dire wolves, made popular on "Game of Thrones," may not have been wolves at all, researchers postulate. Source link

A Filipino Kitchen Opened by Busy Nurses Who Wanted Breakfast

The restaurant was opened in August by three Filipino New Yorkers: Jude Canela, Maricris Dinopol and Joan Calanog. All three are nurses at...

Why Are There So Many Overweight Kids in The U.S. and What Can We...

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Lynn Gray, Who Fought for Youths Left Behind, Dies at 78

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.The state of many...

Manhattan couple forges positive COVID tests to delay husband’s criminal trial

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A Manhattan couple has been indicted for allegedly forging positive COVID tests to delay the husband's criminal trial.Suffolk...

New COVID ‘Super Strains’ Could Disrupt Life Again

Jan. 6, 2021 -- After 10 months of masks, social distancing, virtual school, fear for vulnerable loved...

SEE IT: Car loses control and flips into ditch on icy Nebraska road

Stunning footage shows the frightening moments as a vehicle loses control on an icy road and flips after sliding into a ditch on...

Ex-Michigan governor to be charged in Flint water probe: report

Rick Snyder, the former governor of Michigan, will be charged in connection with the Flint water crisis, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. Source link...

FDR Drive crash: Car bursts into flames after multi-vehicle accident on Manhattan’s Upper East...

UPPER EAST SIDE (WABC) -- A car exploded in flames in a multi vehicle crash on the southbound FDR Drive on the Upper...

The pandemic has made New York City streets more dangerous for blind people.

For pedestrians who cannot see or have limited vision, navigating the chaotic sidewalks and crosswalks of New York City was dicey enough before...
Hyundai is turning Ioniq into its own EV sub-brand

Hyundai is turning Ioniq into its own EV sub-brand

The Ioniq 5 will thus be a crossover (shown above, at right) and based on Hyundai’s angular Frankfurt Motor Show concept, the retro-styled, Pony-inspired 45 EV. As Autoblog pointed out, the Ioniq 5 m…

Can Andrew Yang’s Star Power Carry Him to New York’s City Hall?

In the last few months, the man who would be New York’s most famous mayoral candidate acted like anything but one.He spent more...

Pharmacy Chains Ready to Supply COVID-19 Vaccines

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Now that federal guidelines have expanded COVID-19 vaccine...

Yonkers residents forced to evacuate after high-rise building condemned following 4-alarm fire

YONKERS, New York (WABC) -- Yonkers residents are furious after they were forced to evacuate their high-rise apartment building on Thursday following a...
27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments dies at St. Louis Zoo

27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments dies at St. Louis Zoo

The calf had to be humanely euthanized after his health rapidly deteriorated. August 3, 2020, 1:54 PM9 min read A 27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments that limited his ability to feed since he was born has died at the St. Louis Zoo. The male Asian elephant calf named Avi was born to his mother, named…

Mexico clears top military general in drug cartel case

Operating under the nickname “El Padrino,” or “The Godfather,” Cienfuegos shielded the H-2 cartel from military attacks and instead used the...
Dr. Anthony Fauci undergoes surgery for vocal cord polyp

Dr. Anthony Fauci undergoes surgery for vocal cord polyp

Fauci is now home and resting, according to his office. ByAnne FlahertyAugust 20, 2020, 4:01 PM1 min read The nation's top expert on infectious diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of the White House coronavirus task force, underwent outpatient surgery Thursday morning to remove a polyp on his vocal cord. Fauci's office confirmed to…

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Debut of Ranked-Choice Voting in New York

“They say all throughout the country that ranked-choice voting is working well for communities of color,” Laurie A. Cumbo, a Black Democratic councilwoman...

Facing Friction, Entrepreneurs Readjust to Meet Needs

Small businesses are kept afloat while keeping health care workers fed. And with training, opportunities for new ventures arise. Source link

Florida teacher fired for claiming Antifa stormed the Capitol

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz is among the more prominent right-wing conspiracy theorists who have attempted to pin the violent insurrection against...

6 Health Benefits of Drinking Pickle Juice

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West Point Cheating Scandal: What to Know

It’s Wednesday. We’ll be off tomorrow through Jan. 4. Happy holidays!Weather: Increasing clouds with a high in the low 40s. Tonight...

As Rollout Falters, Scientists Debate New Vaccination Tactics

As governments around the world rush to vaccinate their citizens against the surging coronavirus, scientists are locked in a heated debate over a...

Philip Smith, powerful Broadway executive, dies at 89 of COVID

Smith became the president of the organization in 1996 after the death of its previous president, Bernard Jacobs, and helped push...

Giuliani Is Among First Public Figures to Commemorate David Dinkins

Rudolph W. Giuliani was among the first major figures to commemorate the former New York City mayor David N. Dinkins, who died late...

Tesla moves a step closer to launching in India

The electric car maker has registered a company in the country although its future plans remain unclear. Source link

Trump impeachment: Republicans clash as Senate trial looms

Mr Trump's supporters demand party chairwoman Liz Cheney quits after her vote against the president. Source link

Bills advance to first AFC Championship game since 1993 with 17-3 win over Ravens

ORCHARD PARK, New York -- Taron Johnson could've kept running into next week on a 101-yard interception that carried the Buffalo Bills to...

Cuomo Blames de Blasio as Strains Mount Over N.Y. Democrats’ Showing

ALBANY, N.Y. — With Democrats facing the loss of at least one congressional seat in New York and several state senators imperiled on...

Keystone pipeline: Biden ‘to cancel it on his first day’

The project languished despite efforts by former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who pushed the Obama administration to back it, fraying the relationship...

Andreessen Horowitz joins push against FinCEN’s 11th-hour crypto rules

Major venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, also known as a16z, is the latest crypto-related form to oppose a recently proposed regulation in the...

YouTube star Mr Beast, with 50M subscribers, becomes a verified Brave browser publisher

Jimmy Donaldson, aka “Mr Beast,” a prominent YouTuber boasting 50.2 million subscribers and 8.5 billion total views, now owns a verified Brave browser...

Black Voguers Populate Billboards in a Times Square ‘Midnight Moment’

For Jean Cooney, the director of Times Square Arts, the relevance of contemporary artists intervening in this landscape has only become more important.“I...

USPS mailboxes in New Jersey temporarily out of service due to inauguration security measure

TRENTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- USPS blue collection boxes in New Jersey are temporarily out of service as a security measure ahead of...

With State in Crisis, Cuomo Outlines Plan to ‘Win the Covid War’

There were also smaller-bore projects, some of which the governor has already debuted: On Monday, Mr. Cuomo said he wanted the High Line...

Trump Spurned New York, but Here’s How He’s Still Tied to the City

He was the first New York City-born American president since Theodore Roosevelt, but as Donald J. Trump’s days at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue come...

Loss of Taste and Smell May Be Permanent in Some Covid-19 Cases

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Cuba placed back on US terrorism sponsor list

"With this action, we will once again hold Cuba's government accountable and send a clear message: the Castro regime must end its support...

A Scramble to Boost Vaccinations in New York

And finally: 177 portraits of ‘Ms. Arline’Siddhartha Mitter writes:Growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant in the 1980s, the artist Kambui Olujimi had a fulfilled childhood...

Crash with police cruiser sends SUV into North Babylon home; Car and house catch...

NORTH BABYLON, Long Island (WABC) -- A crash with a Suffolk County police cruiser sent an SUV careening into a home on Long...

In Brooklyn, Grand Army Plaza Gets an Intervention

In the moments after the Presidential election was called in favor of Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Nov. 7, a jubilant crowd gathered...
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