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Listeria Outbreak Hits 3 States

Listeriosis can get worse if it moves to the nervous system

(Newser) - A listeria outbreak has hit 10 people across 3 states—apparently all sickened after eating deli meat, per Consumer Reports . The Centers for Disease Control hasn't identified a supplier, retailer, or brand yet, but nine of the victims said they had eaten Italian-style meats like prosciutto or mortadella bought... More »

New York State Blocks Wedding 'for 10K People'

And Gov. Cuomo unveils 'micro-cluster' plan for fighting COVID-19

(Newser) - A wedding for 10,000 people, amid the coronavirus pandemic? Yep, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that was the plan—and his state is shutting it down, ABC News reports. "We received a suggestion that that was happening," he said Saturday. "We did an investigation and... More »

NTSB Faults Regulators in Limo Crash That Killed 20

Board says investigators were blocked from viewing critical evidence

(Newser) - State regulators in New York repeatedly failed to properly oversee a poorly maintained stretch limousine with corroded brakes that hurtled down a hill at more than 100mph and crashed in a ravine, killing 20 people , federal investigators said Tuesday. National Transportation Safety Board members unanimously voted to accept a final... More »

New York Again Hits 1K Coronavirus Cases a Day

Students return to public schools this week

(Newser) - New York has kept the spread of the coronavirus in check all summer, but the state hit hardest early in the pandemic is not immune from the recent spike in cases across the country. New York's new coronavirus cases topped 1,000 on Saturday for the first time since... More »

Cuomo Makes Big Move on Vaccine

New York governor will form panel to vet anything pushed by federal government

(Newser) - When the federal government gives the green light for the first COVID vaccine, New Yorkers may be waiting longer than others. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said he was forming a special panel of experts to vet anything approved by the feds before it gets distributed in his state, reports... More »

Town Votes on Whether to Keep the Name of 'Swastika'

A visiting cyclist called it 'profoundly ... disrespectful'

(Newser) - Officials had a big decision to make: keep the name of Swastika, NY, or change it? The issue arose after a New Yorker spotted the town while cycling and urged them to find a name that didn't evoke the Nazi invasion of Europe, World War II, and the Holocaust,... More »

One City Promises Police Reforms

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren speaks to the press

(Newser) - After four nights of protest, Rochester is making a change. Mayor Lovely Warren said at a Sunday press conference that the crisis intervention department will be relocating to the city's department of youth and recreation services along with its budget, NBC News reports. "We had a human being... More »

New York's AG Takes Big Step in Death of Prude

Letitia James says a grand jury is coming

(Newser) - New York's attorney general on Saturday moved to form a grand jury to investigate the death of Daniel Prude , a Black man who died after being hooded and held down by Rochester police earlier this year, the AP reports. "The Prude family and the Rochester community have been... More »

Daniel Prude Protesters: Here's the Change We Want

'People in crisis deserve help, not handcuffs'

(Newser) - The death of Daniel Prude after a confrontation with police sparked a third night of demonstrations in New York's third-largest city, with protesters demanding more accountability for how it happened and legislation to change how authorities respond to mental health emergencies, the AP reports. Advocates for such legislation say... More »

Video: Cops Put Hood on Black Man. He Didn't Survive

Daniel Prude's family bring his death to the public eye

(Newser) - A Black man who had run naked through the streets of a western New York city died of asphyxiation after a group of police officers put a hood over his head, then pressed his face into the pavement for two minutes, according to video and records released Wednesday by the... More »

Cuomo Offers Way to 'Fix' Mail-In Ballots

New York state's governor says voters should be able to amend errors

(Newser) - Anticipating a wave of mail-in voting this fall, New York state will now give voters a chance to correct missing signatures and other clerical errors so their absentee ballots can be counted—but the exact provisions haven't yet been made public after last-minute negotiations between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and... More »

After Woman Tapes Sign to Door, Neighbors Face Charges

Black woman says she was harassed for years

(Newser) - A Long Island couple accused of waging a years-long campaign of harassment against their Black neighbor were arrested Monday. John McEneaney, 57, was charged with criminal mischief and harassment and Mindy Canarick, 53, was charged with criminal tampering, NBC reports. Registered nurse Jennifer McLeggan says the harassment began as soon... More »

Cuomo Makes Big Move on Schools

All can reopen if conditions are met, but whether they will is a different story

(Newser) - New York state used to be the COVID-19 epicenter of the country. On Friday, its governor made a big announcement that shows how things have changed. "All schools can open," said Andrew Cuomo, per the New York Times . "If anyone can open schools, we can open schools.... More »

New York Adds 4 States to Quarantine List

Visitors from 22 states will have to provide contact information to ensure they quarantine

(Newser) - New York has expanded its efforts to keep out-of-state arrivals from bringing the coronavirus with them. People coming from 22 states that meet New York's standards for being a hotspot will have to fill out a form before leaving the airport. The form will include contact information to help... More »

3 States Order Quarantines for Visitors From Hot Spots

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will enact the rule Thursday

(Newser) - Now that New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have reduced their rates of coronavirus infections, their governors are taking a step to make sure cases don't start climbing again. Anyone visiting any of the three states from places that are considered coronavirus hot spots will have to quarantine for... More »

Trump Suggests 'Set Up' Involving Buffalo Protester

President implies, sans evidence, Martin Gugino is antifa actor who faked fall; Gugino is still in hospital

(Newser) - President Trump is pushing a conspiracy theory that claims the elderly Buffalo protester who remains in the hospital after he was allegedly assaulted by two police officers faked his fall. "Could be an ANTIFA provocateur," Trump wrote in a Tuesday tweet . Trump, offering no evidence, said 75-year-old Martin... More »

Man, 75, in Serious Condition After Being Shoved by Police

2 Buffalo cops have been suspended

(Newser) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo say they are disturbed and sickened by a video that led to the suspension of two Buffalo police officers without pay. The graphic video, which can be seen here , shows officers shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, leaving him... More »

Gov. Cuomo Has Message for Leagues: 'Do It! Do It!'

New York's governor says teams can begin their late spring training

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says teams in his state can return to their facilities for training after a pause of more than two months, the AP reports. "Starting today, all the New York professional sports leagues will be able to begin training camps," the Democratic governor said... More »

Cuomo Says Western NY Can Move to Next Phase

But reopening in NYC could be weeks away

(Newser) - Western New York, including the city of Buffalo, has met coronavirus containment goals and can begin to reopen its economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Hospitals will be able to schedule elective surgeries as the region enters the first phase of reopening on Tuesday, but gatherings such as church services... More »

America's 'Virus Hero' Is Suddenly Taking Heat

Gov. Cuomo's has pretty much dismissed one aspect of the pandemic

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has won bipartisan praise for rallying supplies for his ravaged hospitals and helping slow the coronavirus, is coming under increasing criticism for not bringing that same level of commitment to a problem that has so far stymied him: nursing homes, the AP reports. In... More »

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