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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.
Nation Jun 16Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak
Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City that annually fill up with kids from the Orthodox Jewish communities that have been hit hardest by measles.
Nation Jun 06West Point Cadet killed in vehicle training rollover
A vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned in rough, wooded terrain Thursday, killing one cadet and injuring several others, according to the U.S. Military Academy.