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Nation Feb 23No charges against officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death
The 41-year-old Black man's death last March sparked nightly protests after the video was released nearly six months later. The video shows Prude handcuffed and naked with a spit hood over his head as an officer pushes his face against…
Health Jan 20As virus surges, states report shortages of vaccine
The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine.
Nation Sep 04WATCH: Police union head says officers in suffocation death followed training
Locust Club President Michael Mazzeo says the officers were in a difficult position, trying to help someone who appeared to have mental illness. He says they didn't intend to harm Prude.
Nation Sep 03Rochester mayor suspends officers involved in man’s suffocation death
Daniel Prude died March 30 when his family took him off life support, seven days after officers who encountered him running naked through the street put a hood over his head to stop him from spitting, then held him down…
Nation Sep 02Video shows police putting hood on Black man who died of asphyxiation
Daniel Prude died March 30 after he was taken off life support, seven days after the encounter with police in Rochester. Police body-camera video of the arrest was only released Wednesday.
Politics Aug 24New York attorney general probes if Trump inflated value of estate, assets
The attorney general's office is investigating whether the Trump Organization and the president improperly inflated the value of assets to secure loans and obtain economic and tax benefits. The Trump Organization said James' investigation was politically motivated.
Nation Apr 29WATCH: New York’s de Blasio defends tweets about funeral that defied social distancing rules
De Blasio holds a news conference to give an update on the city’s efforts to fight the novel coronavirus.
Nation Apr 15WATCH: Best way to reopen NYC economy ‘is to be careful,’ de Blasio says
The mayor urged a cautious approach to reviving the economy.
Nation Mar 27WATCH: New York’s Cuomo warns outbreak is ‘going to be weeks and weeks and weeks’
The governor sought to add another 4,000 temporary hospitals beds across New York City and ordered schools closed statewide for two more weeks on Friday, warning of hard days ahead in the coronavirus outbreak.
Arts Aug 125 myths about Woodstock that endure 50 years later
Was Woodstock three days of peace and music? Were babies born at the festival? Here is the real story.