Man gambles away COVID relief money mistakenly sent to him

The money was supposed to be COVID-19 assistance for low-income households in a small Japanese town, but police say it was mistakenly wired to a bank account of a resident who refused to return it and spent most of it on online gambling.

Mayor Adams strives for order, post-COVID comeback

Mayor Eric Adams has vowed that he can deliver a safe, functional and fun city. The Democrat's optimism remained high even as he marked his 100th day as mayor by going into quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.

COVID spending bill stalls in Senate as GOP, Dems stalemate

A compromise $10 billion measure buttressing the government’s COVID-19 defenses has stalled in the Senate and seemed all but certainly sidetracked for weeks, victim of a campaign-season fight over the incendiary issue of immigration.

NY real estate: Sellers remain in driving seat

Navigating the real estate market throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for buyers. Falling inventory and rising interest rates mean that it is a seller's market.

Poland abolishing nearly all COVID-19 restrictions

Poland's health minister says people will no longer be required to wear masks in indoor public spaces. The country is also abolishing quarantine for some travelers arriving in Poland and home isolation for those living in households with those who test positive.

NYC teachers hit hard by burnout; many leaving

Burnout is the talk of the teachers' lounge, according to Samia Wattoo, who has taught for 19 years -- the last two in a global pandemic where masks and remote learning have been thrust upon teachers and kids overnight.