New York state lawmakers announced Thursday that their impeachment investigation of Governor Andrew Cuomo is nearing an end and have given him an 13 August deadline to provide any additional evidence over sexual harassment allegations. The deadline came as liberal activists with ties to Cuomo were under scrutiny over attempts to discredit one of his accusers.
Hakeem Jeffries is sick of hearing from liberals carping about how Democrats -- and their leaders, of which he is one -- aren't doing enough to advance progressive policies. "The extreme left is obsessed with talking trash about mainstream Democrats on Twitter, when the majority of the electorate constitute mainstream Democrats at the polls," Jeffries, the Democratic caucus chairman, told The New York Times on Wednesday.
An official from the Biden administration told Reuters the US will require foreign visitors to the country to be fully vaccinated. The move marks a shift in travel restrictions that have seen the US closed to most of the world for more than a year. It also comes as the world is dealing with a surge in cases led by the Delta variant.
NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new policy Tuesday that requires people to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to dine inside restaurants, work out at a gym, attend a play or go out dancing. The new program to “unlock New York City” will begin Aug. 16, with enforcement set to start Sept. 13, according to City Hall.
A new report from the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) presents data showing that murders have risen 16% in many major American cities over the first 6 months of 2021, as part of what is being widely viewed as a new wave of crime and violence across the U.S.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a terse statement calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation. Also calling for Cuomo to step down is the entire New York congressional delegation. The political fallout has been significant after the conclusion of a sexual-misconduct inquiry. See more stories on Insider's business page.
Experts say mandates could be a logical step to contain the spread of the virus as cases of the Delta variant rise As cases of the Delta coronavirus variant have risen and vaccination rates slowed, several US businesses and institutions have announced they will now require vaccinations from employees.
Boy, 14, died after jumping from 150ft midtown structure Site closed in January after two deaths and reopened in May The Hudson Yards development in midtown Manhattan is facing calls to dismantle the Vessel, its huge sculptural centrepiece, after a fourth person in less than two years jumped from the 150ft structure.
A total of 1,339 people died of drug-related causes in 2020 – a rate three times higher than the rest of the UK Scotland continues to have the worst drug death rate in Europe as fatalities rose 5 per cent in 2020, figures released on Friday showed. A total of 1,339 people died of drug-related causes last year – a rate three times higher than the rest of the UK, according to National Records of Scotland (NRS).
Rochelle Walensky says ‘extreme’ measures needed to counter threat of virus that can be spread even by vaccinated people The Delta variant spreads much faster, is more likely to infect the vaccinated, and could potentially trigger more severe illness in the unvaccinated compared with all other known variants, according to an internal report compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The US economy is rebounding sharply from the damage inflicted on it by the Covid crisis, but output growth is falling well below analysts’ expectations, new figures released today reveal. The Commerce Department estimated the US economy grew at an annualised rate of 6.5 per cent in the second quarter of this year, driven by the rapid vaccine rollout and enormous government stimulus measures triggering a burst in consumer spending.
The controversial ‘pharma bro’ bought the one-of-a-kind 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin' in 2015 The US government have found a new owner for the only known copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s 2015 album , after seizing it from controversial ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli upon his incarceration in 2018.
While Department of Veterans Affairs becomes first major federal agency to require healthcare workers to receive Covid shot California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly Covid-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require healthcare workers to receive the shot.
While the rebound of travel has seen about 2 million daily passengers going through TSA checkpoints in recent weeks, it’s come with a disheartening side effect: busy, and at times chaotic, US airports. Headlines have ranged from bad behavior over mask mandates, delays stemming from staffing shortages, and an onslaught of weather delays.
From New York to Germany and China, the uncanny reality of the climate crisis is impinging on more and more lives Sun 25 Jul 2021 11.30 EDT Last modified on Sun 25 Jul 2021 13.05 EDT In the depths of winter, at the pandemic’s height, an idea of this summer took hold.
Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is on his way to California to sit trial for the second time on rape and sexual assault charges, the Daily News has learned. The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision confirmed that the disgraced Hollywood mogul was handed over to Golden State officials early Tuesday morning.
Fox News has a vaccine passport program to protect its employees, despite the network’s on-air messaging: reports
NEW YORK – Do as they do, not as they say. Despite its hosts’ hysterical rants about vaccination programs, Fox News reportedly has what is tantamount to a vaccine passport program to protect its own workers. Both The Hill and CNN report that internal emails from the human resources department at Fox Corporation last month informed employees that “a secure, voluntary” method by which workers could “self-attest their vaccination status” was being made available.
Fox News has a strict COVID-19 policy that includes the kind of vaccine passport Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and other right-wing hosts have railed against
The Fox Corporation has a return to office protocol involving voluntary proof of vaccination. Top host Tucker Carlson has compared vaccine passports to "Jim Crow" racial segregation laws. Fox Corp employees who don't submit their status must continue masking and social distancing. See more stories on Insider's business page.
Andrew Cuomo is set to be questioned by New York prosecutors over sexual-harassment allegations this weekend, reports say
New York prosecutors are set to question Gov. Cuomo on Saturday, The New York Times and CNN reported. The questioning is part of the New York AG's investigation into sexual-harassment allegations. Multiple women have accused him of sexual misconduct. He denies any wrongdoing. See more stories on Insider's business page.