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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.
Nation Apr 01WATCH: As New York death toll doubles, Cuomo ponders ‘how does it end?’
New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets…
Health Mar 31Surge in deaths overwhelms New York’s morgues, hospitals
It has become a grim ritual outside New York City's hospitals: workers in protective gear loading the bodies of coronavirus victims into refrigerated trailers.
Health Mar 18Police shift priorities as novel coronavirus crisis grows
Police departments are shifting resources and adjusting priorities in an attempt to maintain public safety while doing their best to prevent infection among officers and suspects.
Nation Mar 10Weinstein lawyers seek mercy after his ‘historic’ fall
With prosecutors seeking a severe punishment for Harvey Weinstein in his landmark #MeToo case, his lawyers argued on Monday that he deserves mercy for his already “historic fall from grace” and serious health issues.
Nation Feb 21Weinstein jury indicates it is split on some charges
In a note sent to the judge, jurors asked if it were permissible for them to be hung on two counts of predatory sexual assault while reaching a unanimous verdict on other charges.
Nation Feb 18Jury begins deliberations in Harvey Weinstein trial
A jury has started deliberations in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein. The jury is weighing the evidence Tuesday after often-emotional testimony from multiple women who accused him of sexual assault.
Nation Jan 31Woman testifies Weinstein raped her twice
A key accuser in Harvey Weinstein's trial says he raped her twice, once bellowing that she owed him as he dragged her into a bedroom.
Nation Jan 29Two more accusers set to testify against Harvey Weinstein in New York rape trial
NEW YORK — One says Harvey Weinstein raped her after she let her guard down by telling herself he was only a “dirty old man.” The other claims he offered movie roles to her in exchange for joining in a…