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The number of New Yorkers hospitalized with the coronavirus fell to the lowest point in nearly four months, state officials said Saturday. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo is predicting a new increase in cases amid outbreaks in other states.

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The U.S. Roman Catholic Church, including some parishes in the Buffalo diocese, used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid.

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New York is now requiring people from three additional states to quarantine for 14 days as more individuals are testing positive for COVID-19 nationwide.

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Ontario is set to introduce new legislation to enable the extension of some pandemic emergency orders over the next year.

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New York State's attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit say Harvey Weinstein and his former studio's board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of sexual misconduct accusers.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acted constitutionally by temporarily banning evictions because of the coronavirus, a judge ruled Monday.

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A federal judge on Friday blocked New York state from enforcing coronavirus restrictions limiting indoor religious gatherings to 25% capacity when other types of gatherings are limited to 50%.

A new Canadian poll suggests 43 percent of Chinese-Canadians surveyed have been threatened or intimidated since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning businesses not to jump ahead on the state's methodical reopening plan.

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Regulators in the United States have launched a formal investigation into Canada's plan to change the rules that govern shipping on the Great Lakes.

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says childhood asthma rates have fallen because fewer unnecessary antibiotics are being prescribed to babies within the first year of life.

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A 75-year-old protester who struck his head on the pavement after being shoved back by police remains hospitalized with a fractured skull.

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Ontario's Niagara Region is included in areas of Ontario that will move on to Phase Two of the province's economic reopening plan this Friday. They will join the 24 regions that moved to Phase Two last Friday, which allow hair salons, malls, restaurant outdoor patios and other amenities to reopen. But singing is another story.

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A judge ruled federal immigration authorities cannot make civil arrests at New York state courthouses or arrest anyone going there for a proceeding.

Nursing homes are asking New York regulators to ease up on a twice-weekly coronavirus testing mandate for their employees.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he will push premiers to equip police with body-worn cameras as a rapid, substantive solution to allegations of racism and brutality.

A Western New York man has pleaded guilty to making voicemail death threats against U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Adam Schiff.

New York State would legalize the buying and selling of sex under a proposal reintroduced in the state Legislature that would lift criminal penalties for sex work.

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Ontario is loosening some more of its COVID-19 restrictions.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says dentists statewide can reopen Monday.

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Jason Botterill is very much aware of the criticism he’s attracted overseeing a Buffalo Sabres team that extended its playoff drought to nine years by failing to even qualify for the NHL’s expanded 24-team format.

That doesn’t mean the general manager is going to his alter his vision in continuing to build the organizational depth and developing young talent.

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Four of the five Ontario long-term care homes that were the subject of a Canadian Armed Forces report detailing cockroach infestations, aggressive feeding and bleeding infections are being taken over by the provincial government.

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NEW YORK (AP) — More than 4,300 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York’s already vulnerable nursing homes under a controversial state directive that was ultimately scrapped amid criticisms it was accelerating the nation’s deadliest outbreaks, according to a count by The Associated Press.

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New York will allow small religious gatherings starting Thursday as the state gradually loosens restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at his Wednesday briefing.

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is among 16 hospitals in New York State to allow visitors as part of a pilot program addressing the heartbreak of COVID-19 patients isolated from their families and friends.

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New York State's June 23 Democratic presidential primary will definitely take place now.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is still too early for Canada to confront the challenges that will come with reopening the shared border with the United States.

As restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 persist, a new binational survey suggests more than half of Americans and Canadians find it stressful to venture out in public.

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A new poll from one of Canada's leading mental health organizations says Ontario residents are bracing for a mental health crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New York nursing homes must start twice-weekly coronavirus testing for all staffers and will no longer be sent COVID-19 patients leaving hospitals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday after facing criticism over the handling of nursing facility outbreaks.

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