Lawmakers in New York have voted to eliminate religious exemptions for school vaccines for children, as the state grapples with a measles outbreak. The law passed on Thursday night and led to chaotic scenes in the statehouse as anti-vaccination supporters clashed with lawmakers.Add your comment!
A helicopter crash-landed into a high-rise building roof in New York City on Monday afternoon, bursting into flames and killing the pilot, authorities said. The helicopter made a “hard landing or an emergency landing” on the roof of the 54-story building on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters, calling it “not a routine landing.”Add your comment!
Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro will speak at a foreign affairs event in Texas next week, organizers said, after he cancelled a heavily criticized visit to New York City.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has cancelled a planned trip to the United States after protests from gay rights and environmental campaigners. Mr Bolsonaro was due to attend a ceremony in his honor in New York later in May organized by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce.
US President Donald Trump, three of his children and one of his companies filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Deutsche Bank and Capital One Financial Corp to block the banks from complying with federal subpoenas investigating his financial dealings.
New York's mayor has declared a public health emergency following a measles outbreak. The emergency warning covers certain postcodes in Brooklyn. All residents in the affected areas have been told to get vaccinated or face a fine.
The New York county which declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak is on the “right path” after administering hundreds of vaccinations in two days, the chief of the US district said. Under the emergency, Rockland County banned non-vaccinated minors from public places in a bid to prevent the once-eliminated disease from spreading.
A county in New York state has declared a state of emergency following a severe outbreak of measles. Rockland County, on the Hudson River north of New York City, has barred unvaccinated children from public spaces after 153 cases were confirmed.
The US sailor famously photographed kissing a stranger in New York's Times Square to celebrate the end of World War Two has died aged 95. The picture of George Mendonsa bending over and kissing 21-year-old Greta Zimmer Friedman on VJ Day (Victory over Japan) became one of the most enduring images of the period.
The owners of the Chrysler Building in New York are planning to sell the skyscraper, according news reports. But this may not be easy, since this symbol of Manhattan was built back in 1930.