Rochester erupted with protests this week after the Prude family released body camera footage from the arrest of Daniel Prude in March.
Seven police officers were suspended over the arrest and asphyxiation death of Black man Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York after video of the March incident was released, the city's mayor said, calling it an act of racism.
Covid-19 has killed more than 437,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 15:
Governor Andrew Cuomo of the US state signs law that will ban police chokeholds, prohibit false race-based 911 calls, and set up a special prosecutor's office to probe deaths during police encounters.
Protesters in New York again stayed on the streets past 8pm in defiance of the citywide curfew as protests sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police continue across the US.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected over 4.8 million people, with around 319,000 deaths, according to a tracker. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 18:
Leaders in the US and Europe are weighing the risks and rewards of lifting Covid-19 restrictions knowing that a vaccine could take years to develop.
The city recorded about 24,000 deaths more than expected between mid-March and early May, which includes deaths from Covid-19 and deaths indirectly caused by the epidemic.
A tally released by Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration late on Monday includes more than 4,800 people believed to have been killed by the coronavirus before their diagnoses could be confirmed by a lab test.
The number of global coronavirus deaths has surpassed 237,000 with more than 3.3 million infections. Here are updates for May 1, 2020.
Photos and video showing homeless seeking shelter in Big Apple's underground transit system empty because of the Covid-19 lockdown have circulated widely on social media this week, sparking outrage.
While the Covid-19 illness is killing thousands of Americans daily, stay-at-home orders and business closures have thrown more than 26 million people out of work, a level of unemployment not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
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