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Nation Jun 05De Blasio faces criticism for downplaying rough police treatment of NYC protesters
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said he had personally seen "no use of force around peaceful protests," belying social media posts and witness accounts of officers moving on demonstrators without provocation and hitting them with batons.
Nation Jun 04WATCH: NYC Mayor de Blasio says ‘there will be consequences’ for stabbing ambush
Police were trying Thursday to determine what motivated a stabbing ambush of an officer on an anti-looting patrol in Brooklyn, an attack that spurred a struggle in which the suspect was shot and two other officers had gunshot injuries to…
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 30Police called after NYC funeral home stores bodies in rented trucks
Police were called to a Brooklyn neighborhood Wednesday after a funeral home overwhelmed by the coronavirus resorted to storing dozens of bodies on ice in rented trucks, and a passerby complained about the smell, officials said.
World Apr 29Many field hospitals are empty, but may be used if there’s a second wave of infections
Uncertainty in planning for the coronavirus pandemic has left the globe dotted with dozens of barely used or unused temporary field hospitals. Many makeshift facilities will now be kept on standby for a potential second wave of infections.
Health Apr 25NY opens antibody testing to health care workers and others on front lines
New York is starting to test healthcare workers for coronavirus antibodies and will do the same next week with transit and law enforcement workers as the state eases away from the worst days of the pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said…
Health Apr 14Death toll soars after New York City counts ‘probable’ fatalities
The official death toll from the coronavirus soared in New York City after officials began including people who died without ever being tested.
Nation Apr 11Every 15 seconds: Outbreak overwhelms NYC’s emergency system
Operators pick up a new call every 15.5 seconds. Panicked voices tell of loved ones in declining health. There are multitudes of cardiac arrests and respiratory failures and others who call needing reassurance that a mere sneeze isn't a sign…
Health Apr 09As virus kills, NYC shortens deadline for claiming dead
The medical examiner's office says it will now keep bodies in storage for just 14 days before they're buried in the city's potter's field on Hart Island.
Health Apr 01Federal inmates to be locked in cells for 14 days amid virus
The compound, known as FCC Oakdale, has emerged as ground zero in the federal prison system's struggle to contain COVID-19 behind bars.