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'Que pasa, New York?': John Lennon and the city that set him free

New York - On December 8, 1980 the filigree gates of New York's Dakota residence across from Central Park went down in history as the spot John Lennon was shot dead.

New York City's first and only Black mayor dies at 93

New York - David Dinkins, New York City's first and so far only Black mayor, has died at 93. The Democrat served as leader of the city from 1990 to 1993 after defeating Rudy Giuliani and Edward Koch.

Four years on, Trump's relationship with New York plumbs new depths

New York - From insults and fearmongering to legal battles and budget cut threats, Donald Trump's love-hate relationship with his hometown of New York has descended into one of mutual contempt after four years in the White House.

UN diplomat 'saddened' over perceived snub by New York mayor

New York - The president of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir of Turkey, on Friday lamented the New York mayor's refusal to meet him to discuss UN operating procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

New York City delays return to school again

New York - New York City postponed again Thursday the return of in-classroom teaching for a large number of pupils, highlighting the difficulty of getting children back to school amid anxiety among teachers about coronavirus.

2020 New York marathon canceled over pandemic: organizer

New York - New York's famed marathon, planned for November 1, 2020, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Wednesday.

New York may partially reopen May 15: Cuomo

New York - New York, which has ground to a halt to stop the coronavirus pandemic, may start reopening manufacturing and construction after May 15, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

New York governor says 'worst is over' as virus toll tops 10,000

New York - New York's governor declared Monday that the "worst is over" for its coronavirus outbreak providing the state moves sensibly, despite reporting its death toll had passed 10,000.

Bronx zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus

New York - A tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19, the institution said Sunday, and is believed to have contracted the virus from a caretaker who was asymptomatic at the time.

Coronavirus: Trump decides against quarantine of New York region

Washington - US President Donald Trump decided late Saturday against imposing a broad two-week lockdown on New York and its neighbors after a strong pushback from local political leaders and warnings of the panic it could spark.

NY governor sounds alarm over 'astronomical' coronavirus numbers

New York - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned Tuesday of "troubling and astronomical numbers" in the rate of coronavirus infections in New York, saying they were doubling every three days.

World's oldest fossilized forest found in New York quarry

Cairo - The earliest fossilized trees, dating back 386 million years, have been found at an abandoned quarry in New York. The forest is believed to have been so vast, it stretched beyond Pennsylvania.

Man charged after New York scare over rice cookers

New York - A young homeless man has been charged with placing false bombs, police said Saturday, after three empty rice cookers caused major commuter disruption in New York.Larry K.

Huge power outage that plunged Manhattan into darkness ends

New York - A power outage that gripped New York's Manhattan ended on Saturday after it plunged Broadway theaters into darkness, brought subways to a halt and flicked off billboards in Times Square.

Huge power outage plunges Manhattan into darkness

New York - A power outage gripped New York's Manhattan on Saturday, sending Broadway theaters plunging into darkness, subways grinding to a halt and flicking off billboards in Times Square.

Blue sky at night lights up social media in New York

New York - An alien invasion? The Rapture? The sky flashed an eerie blue over New York City on Thursday night and social media users feared the worst.Extraterrestrial activity was a leading theory: "IM SORRY WHAT???? THE SKY JUST TURNED BLUE????

Actress Nixon, political vet Cuomo square off in NY primary debate

New York - Political novice Cynthia Nixon, known for her role in the TV series "Sex and the City", squared off against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a feisty televised debate Wednesday.

New York celebrates commuter ferry 'success story'

New York - In a city beset by transport woes, the ferry from Brooklyn and Queens to Manhattan is a New York success story, pleasing commuters, delighting tourists and outperforming expectations on its first anniversary.

'Sex and the City' star joins New York governor race

New York - Cynthia Nixon, the US actress who shot to fame as workaholic lawyer Miranda on "Sex and the City," jumped into the race for New York governor Monday, unveiling a progressive platform championing economic equality and eschewing big business.

US files terror charges against New York 'subway bomber'

New York - The United States on Tuesday unveiled federal terrorism charges against the Bangladeshi driver who detonated a bomb in a New York subway passageway, after allegedly being inspired by the Islamic State group and self-radicalizing as early as 2014.

US unveils terror charges against New York 'subway bomber'

New York - The United States on Tuesday unveiled federal terrorism charges against the Bangladeshi driver accused of detonating a bomb in the New York subway after being inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and self-radicalizing as early as 2014.

'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, three hurt

New York - A 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh detonated a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage during the morning rush hour Monday, wounding three people and putting the city on edge just six weeks after a deadly truck...

'Terror' bomber strikes NY subway, three hurt

New York - A man carrying a pipe bomb strapped to his body detonated it in a crowded New York subway passageway during the morning rush hour Monday, seriously injuring himself but only lightly injuring three others.

NY attack suspect faces expanded 22-count indictment

New York - The Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York in the name of the Islamic State group has been slapped with murder charges, US prosecutors said Tuesday.

Democratic NY mayor cruises to re-election

New York - New York's Bill de Blasio on Tuesday became the first Democratic mayor in 32 years to cruise to re-election in America's financial capital, a progressive politician riding a wave of disgust for Donald Trump.

For some New Yorkers, N Korea threat revives Cold War memories

New York - Missiles raining down on New York?

US veteran charged over deadly Times Square crash

New York - A US Navy veteran who plowed a car into pedestrians in New York's Times Square, killing a woman and injuring 22 other people, has been charged with murder and attempted murder, police said Friday.

New York mayor avoids charges, moves toward re-election

New York - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio bolstered his bid for re-election after federal and state prosecutors decided not to charge him in corruption investigations.

Trump travel ban galvanizes young lawyers into action

New York - Lawyers armed with laptops, smartphones and legal papers have since Saturday transformed an airport diner into a headquarters of resistance to Donald Trump's controversial travel ban.

Long forgotten, Queens now a must for NY foodies

New York - Foodies are flocking to Queens, the New York borough that has long lived in the shadow of glitzy Manhattan, as it emerges as a treasure trove of good eats.
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