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Barbara Goldberg

Worsening U.S. outbreak prompts tough actions as new coronavirus cases hit record

Jul 09 2020

NEW YORK New Jersey adopted a stringent coronavirus face-mask order on Wednesday, and New York City unveiled a plan to allow public school students back into classrooms for just two or three days a week, as newly confirmed U.S. COVID-19 cases soared to a daily global record. | Video

New Jersey to make face masks mandatory outdoors as U.S. outbreak widens

Jul 08 2020

NEW YORK, July 8 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said on Wednesday he would sign an executive order requiring people to wear face coverings outdoors to prevent a resurgence of the novel coronavirus whenever social distancing is not possible.

U.S. teens envision fall school reopening during COVID-19 pandemic

Jun 29 2020

NEW YORK When U.S. schools begin the next academic year with the country still fighting the coronavirus pandemic, students should spend half their time in classrooms and half doing online activities that pinpoint their individual learning style such as videos or reading.

REFILE-U.S. teens advise schools on fall reopening during COVID-19 pandemic

Jun 29 2020

NEW YORK, June 29 When U.S. schools begin the next academic year with the country still fighting the coronavirus pandemic, students should spend half their time in classrooms and half doing online activities that pinpoint their individual learning style such as videos or reading.

Tom Petty family tells Trump not to use late rock star's songs for 'campaign of hate'

Jun 21 2020

Tom Petty's family slammed President Donald Trump for using the late rock star's hit "I Won't Back Down" at his sparsely attended rally in Tulsa, sending the campaign a cease and desist warning.

Constant fireworks frazzle nerves in U.S. city that never sleeps

Jun 19 2020

NEW YORK Complaints are skyrocketing about thundering fireworks exploding over otherwise quiet U.S. neighborhoods, fraying nerves already frazzled by COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

New York's Cuomo links municipal funding to police reforms to fight racism

Jun 12 2020

NEW YORK New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday said he would end funding for local governments that fail to adopt reforms addressing excess use of force and bias in their police departments by April 2021.

Trump tweets conspiracy theory about Buffalo protester pushed by police

Jun 09 2020

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory about a 75-year-old protester in Buffalo who was shoved by police and critically injured during a march sparked by the death of George Floyd. | Video

Trump tweets conspiracy theory about Buffalo protester pushed by police

Jun 09 2020

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory about a 75-year-old protester in Buffalo who was shoved by police and critically injured during a march sparked by the death of George Floyd. | Video

Hard hit New York City begins reopening as coronavirus infection rate plummets

Jun 08 2020

NEW YORK Exactly 100 days after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in New York City, some workers began returning to jobs on Monday at the start of reopening from a citywide shutdown to battle the epidemic that killed nearly 22,000 of its residents. | Video

World News

As UAE hails Israel accord, silence from Saudi Arabia

As media and people in the United Arab Emirates hailed the Gulf state's deal to normalise relations with Israel as a diplomatic victory that helps the Palestinians, silence reigned in Saudi Arabia, longtime figurehead of regional policy towards Israel.