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Robots, immune from virus, pack Thanksgiving food to spare elderly helpers

Nov 19 2020

NEW YORK "Star Wars" robot R2-D2 cannot deliver Thanksgiving dinner to your door, but his relatives are doing the packing.

As pandemic hits pockets, New Yorkers line up for free Thanksgiving turkey

Nov 17 2020

As the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday approaches, New Yorkers struggling to serve up a festive meal lined up with empty shopping carts for help from a hunger-relief organization. | Video

NYC's Staten Islanders vote for return to 'normal' in U.S. election

Oct 30 2020

NEW YORK As U.S. Election Day approaches, residents of a New York City enclave agree that they want to make America "normal" again.

One of largest known T. rex skeletons up for auction at Christie’s

Sep 16 2020

The British auction house Christie’s plans to sell the skeleton of one of the largest known Tyrannosaurus rexes in early October, the company said on Wednesday. | Video

New York chef turns Michelin-starred eatery into charity kitchen in COVID-19 crisis

May 22 2020

NEW YORK Chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, who is used to being paid for fine dining with exclusive black credit cards, says his richest reward during the COVID-19 crisis is the grateful smiles of poor New Yorkers fed by the Michelin three-starred restaurant he has turned into a charity kitchen. | Video

As U.S. virus cases exceed 100,000, doctors decry scarcity of drugs and equipment

Mar 27 2020

NEW YORK Doctors and nurses on the front lines of the U.S. coronavirus crisis pleaded on Friday for more protective gear and equipment to treat waves of patients expected to overwhelm hospitals as the sum of known U.S. infections climbed well past 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead. | Video

UPDATE 7-As U.S. virus cases exceed 100,000, doctors decry scarcity of drugs and equipment

Mar 27 2020

* Trump invokes Defense Production Act (Updates with latest U.S. case and death tallies)

With Broadway's lights dimmed, actors mull pandemic's impact on their lives

Mar 18 2020

NEW YORK A week after the bright lights of Broadway theaters in New York City were dimmed for a month to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, two actors weighed in on how the closures were affecting their daily lives.Joel Hatch, who plays real-life mayor Claude Elliott of Gander, Newfoundland in the award-winning "Come From Away," said he agreed with Broadway's temporary closure. | Video

For special-needs kids, New Jersey rabbi offers chance of a 'LifeTown'

Mar 06 2020

LIVINGSTON, N.J. Looking out of his office window, Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum finds it hard to get work done as he watches kids enjoying the miniature town he built for them.

Trump administration limits New Yorkers' access to travel passes

Feb 06 2020

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Trump administration has restricted New Yorkers' access to several programs that allow faster security checks when they enter the United States, widening a dispute over a New York state law limiting cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. | Video

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