Tenants behind on rent in pandemic face harassment, eviction

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jeremy Rooks works the evening shift at a Georgia fast-food restaurant these days to avoid being on the street past dusk. He needs somewhere to go at night: He and his wife are homeless after the extended-stay motel where they had lived since Thanksgiving evicted them in April when they couldn’t pay […]

NFL player sues United over incident with another passenger

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated female passenger on a red-eye flight in February. The player said in a lawsuit that soon after boarding the cross-country flight, a woman sitting in the same row confronted him over a face mask […]

‘I can’t breathe’ a rally cry anew for police protests in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — “I can’t breathe.” Eric Garner uttered those words six years ago, locked in a police chokehold. It became a rallying cry after his death for demonstrators across the country who protested the killings of African Americans by police. Then came the 2016 presidential election of Donald Trump. As the political divide widened, […]

Second COVID-19 Congressional Town Hall

(NEXSTAR) — Members of Congress from Upstate New York spoke on the issues affecting their regions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Several regions of New York have moved into the first phase of reopening the state. The following seven representatives participated in a COVID-19 Congressional Town Hall moderated by Tim Lake at the end of April. […]

Lives Lost: Pakistani immigrant helped others in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a friend of the Khan family got a job working for a New Jersey politician, family patriarch Shafqat Khan was a regular sight at the politician’s office, frequently dropping by to seek help for people in need. It was natural for Khan, a longtime Jersey City resident grateful that […]

Lives Lost: New Jersey mom, son together in life and death

For almost 30 years, they were inseparable — the devoted mom and the son whose world revolved around her. Death, it turned out, would be no different. Carolyn Martins-Reitz died of the coronavirus last month, and just over a week later, so did Thomas Martins. “I find some peace knowing that he’s with her,” said […]

New York area walloped as global virus deaths pass 100,000

NEW YORK (AP) — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus surged past 100,000 Friday as the epidemic in the U.S. cut a widening swath through not just New York City but the entire three-state metropolitan area of 20 million people connected by a tangle of subways, trains and buses. In the bedroom communities across […]

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