California eases pandemic restrictions; New York Stock Exchange opens

Reporting by Sharon Bernstein in Sacramento, Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut, Maria Caspani in New York, Jeff Mason in Washington, D.C., Rich McKay in Atlanta and Lisa Shumaker in Chicago; Writing by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Will Dunham, Cynthia Osterman and Howard Goller

Christian Cooper says New York woman’s call to police as he was birdwatching was ‘definitely racist’

“Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the employee involved, effective immediately. We do not tolerate racism of any kind at Franklin Templeton,” the company said on Twitter Tuesday.

Trump Calls on New York Times to Return Pulitzer Prizes for ‘Flawed Coverage’

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova rejected that Russia has manipulated the epidemiological statistics, and WHO Representative in Russia Melita Vujnovic confirmed that there has been no deliberate underestimation of COVID-19 mortality in the country.

Shocking video shows a huge brawl between ‘women and teenage girls’ in the middle of a New York street that led to two being stabbed and one woman, 29, arrested

Rochester PD are also searching for another woman in relation to the brawl (above). In Blocks’ footage of the incident, the woman, wearing a blue sports bra and grey sweatpants, can be seen pulling the hair of one female, dragging her down to the ground and repeatedly striking her in the face

Daily life in New York amid COVID-19 pandemic

People enjoy sunshine on a lawn marked with circles to practice social distancing in Domino Park of New York, the United States, May 26, 2020. The death toll of COVID-19 in the United States reached 98,902 as of 8:32 p.m. (0032 GMT on Wednesday), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at […]

Warning issued as New York rats turn savage amid coronavirus pandemic

“Some jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new sources of food. Environmental health and rodent control programs may see an increase in service requests related to rodents and reports of unusual or aggressive rodent behaviour.” New Orleans is one of those jurisdictions.

New ‘Hamilton’ CD features songs by Alicia Keys, Sia, Usher

Joell Ortiz, a New York rapper who is featured on the mixtape, said he thinks the new album has more appeal to a non-Broadway audience. “I have friends who have never been to Broadway,” he said. “I realized they’re just scared of it. The buildings seem big and the elevators seem like places they don’t […]

New Lenox Library To Begin Curbside Pick-Up Services

Patrons can also return their library materials starting May 26. You can return materials from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. The library will have rolling bins available, and the items will be rolled into the quarantine area for one week.

Stars to come out to support NYC’s The Public Theater

Other participants include Laura Benanti, Todd Almond, Troy Anthony Burton, Michael Cerveris, Carla Duren, Danaya Esperanza, Jane Fonda, Nanya-Akuki Goodrich, David Henry Hwang, Brian d’Arcy James, John Lithgow, Phillipa Soo, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Nikki M. James, Margaret Odette, Kelli O’Hara, Suzan-Lori Parks, Phylicia Rashad, Jay O. Sanders, Liev Schreiber and Martin Sheen.

Australia records just six new coronavirus cases almost a week after lockdown measures were eased across all states

* The Northern Territory has relaxed restrictions on parks, golf, fishing and swimming. Restaurants and bars can reopen with a two-hour limit, with entertainment venues to come. Restricted access to indigenous communities remains in place until at least June 18.