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Politics Mar 29Woman says Gov. Cuomo forcibly kissed her cheeks in 2017
An upstate New York woman said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo grabbed her face and kissed her cheek at her home during a visit to inspect area flood damage, becoming the latest woman to accuse the embattled governor of inappropriate…
Health Sep 06The age-old practice of ‘gleaning’ is feeding people during the pandemic
Food insecurity in the United States skyrocketed when the COVID-19 pandemic began, leaving emergency food distributors scrambling to provide enough to those in need. To help fill the gap, organizations around the country have doubled down on the age-old practice…
Nation Jul 10Fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay makes landfall in New Jersey
Fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey on Friday amid heavy, lashing rain that closed beaches and flooded shore town streets.
Health Jun 03West Point preps for graduation despite some testing positive for COVID-19
More than 15 members of West Point's graduating class tested positive for the coronavirus upon their return to the the U.S. Military Academy. The tests were conducted as West Point prepares to host President Donald Trump for a graduation ceremony…
Health May 13WATCH: Cuomo says another region of New York poised for economic restart
A fourth region of upstate New York has met the criteria to gradually restart its economic activity as the state prepares slowly relax its pandemic-induced social restrictions.
Health Apr 24Scale of ‘army’ needed to trace NYC infections would be unprecedented, experts say
In the coming weeks, the state and city plan to start building up what Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called an "army" of people to try to trace everyone who might have been exposed.
Health Apr 21Navy ship sent to NYC for outbreak no longer needed, says Cuomo
It's a sign that stresses on the hospital system are easing. Also, hospitals in parts of New York will be able to conduct outpatient elective surgeries again starting next week.
Health Apr 21Elective surgeries allowed again in parts of New York state
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said hospitals in parts of New York will be able to conduct outpatient elective surgeries again. The governor also pledged to consider regional differences when re-opening the state's outbreak-stalled economy.
Nation Apr 10WATCH: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio gives coronavirus update
De Blasio is scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m. ET. Watch his remarks here.
Health Apr 07New York City sees biggest 1-day jump in virus deaths
New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths Tuesday, marking the biggest one-day jump in the outbreak. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday the state's death toll since the beginning of the outbreak is now 5,489.