Afghan War Casualty Report: July 2020

The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan for the month. It is necessarily incomplete as many local officials refuse to confirm casualty information. The report includes government claims of insurgent casualty figures, but in most cases, these cannot be independently verified by The Times. Similarly, the […]

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Former US attorney for SDNY Geoffrey Berman testifies at House Judiciary Committee

Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman is testifying behind closed doors on Capitol Hill Thursday over his firing by Attorney General William Barr last month. Berman arrived on Capitol Hill Thursday before noon, and is set to testify in private before the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation […]

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Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Block Release of Financial Records

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for prosecutors in New York to see President Trump’s financial records, a stunning defeat for Mr. Trump but a decision that probably means the records will be shielded from public scrutiny under grand jury secrecy rules until after the election, and perhaps indefinitely. In a […]

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25 percent of NYC renters have not made payments since March

The coronavirus pandemic has squeezed New York City renters so badly that a quarter of them have gone four months without paying rent, a new report says. The surge in overdue payments is one facet of the crisis that COVID-19 has created in the Big Apple’s housing market that’s harmed both tenants and landlords, according […]

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This day in sports: Yankees’ Derek Jeter collects 3,000th career hit with home run

Derek Jeter, the shortstop and captain of the New York Yankees, collects his 3,000th hit on this date in 2011 when hits a 400-foot home run into the left-field bleachers at Yankee Stadium. Jeter’s milestone comes in the third inning with the count 3-and-2 on a curveball thrown by David Price of the Tampa Bay […]

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Prominent plaintiffs’ firms sought government bailout to stay afloat

By Caroline Spiezio and Tina Bellon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Several prominent plaintiffs’ law firms, known for striking large settlements with companies like German carmaker Volkswagen AG (DE:) and Equifax Inc (NYSE:), were approved for loans that totaled tens of millions of dollars in government aid meant to help small businesses stay afloat during the […]

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NYC Mayor de Blasio would lose authority over NYPD under state AG’s plan: report

Recent protests in New York City have shaken the public’s faith in the city’s police department to the point where Mayor Bill de Blasio should no longer have authority in law enforcement matters, New York’s state attorney general said Wednesday. “I believe we need to bridge the undeniable divide between police and public,” Letitia James […]

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Cuomo says he will determine in early August whether New York schools can reopen

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that his administration will determine in the first week of August whether schools across the state can reopen this fall. Cuomo, during a press briefing Wednesday, urged local school districts to submit their plans on “how they would reopen, what their precautions will be, and if they want to have […]

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New York City public schools to open on ‘blended, split-schedule’ model, with part-time remote learning, part-time classroom

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said public schools will not fully reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, and that students will instead learn on a “blended” schedule and be limited to a maximum of three days in the classroom, while engaging in remote learning for the remainder of the week. “This is the […]

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Meet the New Leader of the University of California

ImageThe nearly deserted campus of the University of California, Davis, last month.Credit…Tommy Ly for The New York Times Good morning. (This article is part of the California Today newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.) First, here’s a dispatch from Shawn Hubler, about a new chapter for the University of California […]

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Two COVID-19-ravaged churches take different recovery paths

NEW YORK — The paths of two New York City churches diverged this week — one reopened and one stayed closed. But they have shared a tragic fate, together losing at least 134 members of their mostly Hispanic congregations to the coronavirus. Saint Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Queens, where at least 74 parishioners have […]

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Fans create petition to rename NYC’s Longacre Theatre after Nick Cordero

Fans have launched a petition to rename New York City’s Longacre Theatre in memory of Broadway star Nick Cordero, who passed away on Sunday due to complications from coronavirus. The Longacre, which was home to Cordero’s last broadway show “A Bronx Tale,” was built in 1912 and is currently named after Longacre Square — the […]

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Mary Trump’s book offers scathing portrayal of president

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and JILL COLVIN NEW YORK  — President Donald Trump’s niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday that credits a “perfect storm of catastrophes” for exposing the president at his worst. Mary L. Trump, a psychologist, writes that the coronavirus pandemic, the […]

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Martin Scorsese to make documentary about New York Dolls legend David Johansen

Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s next project is a Showtime documentary about New York Dolls frontman David Johansen. The as-yet-untitled doc will cover the many facets of Johansen’s career — from his childhood in Staten Island to fronting the flamboyant ’70s-era New York Dolls to his evolution into Buster Poindexter, his blues work with the Harry […]

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De Blasio plans to reopen NYC child care centers as early as next week after coronavirus closings

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he plans to reopen 3,000 child care centers in the city as early as next week. During a press briefing on Tuesday, de Blasio said that the city’s Board of Health would reconsider plans to open up child care centers, saying that their closures have […]

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New York, Connecticut, New Jersey add 3 more states to mandatory quarantine restriction list

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced that individuals traveling to their states from Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma will be required to quarantine for 14 days — after the three states experienced a recent surge in coronavirus cases. The tristate governors announced a travel advisory last month, […]

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Longer, greener, broader: strategies for a world awash in new bonds

© Reuters. New York Stock Exchange opens during COVID-19 By Dhara Ranasinghe LONDON (Reuters) – Century bonds and green bonds, the first 20-year U.S. Treasury issue in decades, securities for mom-and-pop investors and with growth-linked payouts — a borrowing binge is forcing governments to think creatively to get the funds they need. Net bond issuance […]

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Deutsche Bank hit with $150 million penalty over Jeffrey Epstein ties

New York regulators slapped Deutsche Bank with $150 million in penalties over its relationship with pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, officials said Tuesday. The bank agreed to pay in a settlement with the state’s Department of Financial Services, which found it failed to probe transactions that should have raised red flags about Epstein’s sex-trafficking activity — […]

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NY count: 6,300 virus patients were sent to nursing homes

New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state officials said Monday, but they argued it was not to blame for one of the nation’s highest nursing home death tolls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, which has taken intense criticism […]

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