12:54 PM EDT, Thu April 02, 2020
33 mins ago

258 people die of coronavirus in NYC in 24 hours as cases grow to more than 48,000

New York City saw 258 people die of coronavirus in 24 hours as the number of confirmed cases across the five boroughs grows closer to 50,000, health data shows. The city had 1,397 die of COVID-19 as of Thursday at 9:30 a.m., a 22.65% bump from the 1,139 fatalities a day earlier, according to data...
36 mins ago

Number of spring breakers infected with coronavirus after trip to Mexico jumps to 44

The number of Texas college students who have tested positive for coronavirus after returning from a poorly timed spring break trip to Mexico last month has jumped to 44, officials told the Daily News on Thursday. Their condition was not immediately known, but the Austin Public Health Department...
44 mins ago

British American Tobacco developing plant-based coronavirus vaccine

The maker of popular cigarettes like Camel and Lucky Strike is working to develop a cure for the novel coronavirus. British American Tobacco has turned its massive amount of resources — typically dedicated to products that can be deadly and addictive — to combating the fast-spreading illness. That...
48 mins ago

N.Y. has just six days of ventilators as 432 New Yorkers die of coronavirus and cases rise over 92,000: Cuomo

New York has just six days’ supply of ventilators left. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the dramatic revelation Thursday as he said 400 life-saving machines to New York City hospitals and 200 to suburban counties. “Right now, we have a burn rate of about six days in the stockpile,” Cuomo said. “We have...
59 mins ago

Cops investigate mysterious death of straphanger on Queens subway train

Cops are investigating the death of of a 62-year-old man found sprawled on the floor of a subway car at the train’s last stop in Queens Thursday, officials said. Cops were called to the Astoria-Ditmars Blvd. N train station in Astoria about 4:30 a.m. after the victim was discovered dead on the...
1 hour ago

Ryan Reynolds jokes he’s ‘mostly drinking’ amid coronavirus quarantine with wife Blake Lively and kids

Ryan Reynolds is thriving in quarantine. “We’re trying to make this an educational experience,” the actor told Stephen Colbert on a “Late Show” webisode about parenting amid social distancing during coronavirus. “But I’m mostly drinking ... I own a gin company. It’s a blessing and a huge curse.”
1 hour ago

Cardi B says she went to emergency room with ‘real bad’ stomach problems

Hip hop superstar Cardi B says she recently checked into the emergency room due to stomach issues. “Honestly cause I been having some real bad stomach problems for 4 days I went to the ER last night and I’m feeling way better,” the Bronx-born artist, 27, tweeted Wednesday night. “Hopefully tomorrow...
2 hours ago

Astros cheaters Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch will have served their bans even if no baseball is played: report

If the coronavirus wipes out the entire MLB season, the Astros cheats might lose just as much baseball as the people they cheated against. Former Astros manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow’s one-year suspensions for illegal sign-stealing will still count even if the 2020 season gets canceled...
2 hours ago

Coronavirus fears lead to mistrial in gruesome Upstate New York murder case

Fears over the coronavirus led a judge to declare a mistrial in a notorious murder case in Upstate New York. James White, 40, is accused of using a knife in 2017 to murder two women and two young children in Troy. But as the jury was in the midst of deliberations, one member got sick, the Times...
2 hours ago

Jets GM Joe Douglas believes Breshad Perriman will be ‘impact’ player for Sam Darnold

Joe Douglas is keeping his fingers crossed that Breshad Perriman can fill Robby Anderson’s role this season. The Jets’ general manager took a calculated risk and lost a waiting game with Anderson, who agreed to a fair market value deal with the Panthers nine days into free agency. Douglas pivoted...
2 hours ago

Patriots do what federal government can’t, deliver 1.2 million N95 masks

With Donald Trump saying the federal government is just a “backup” to states desperately trying to get medical supplies, governors have begged the president that “We need a Tom Brady.” This week, Tom Brady’s old employer cut through a mountain of red tape to deliver a shipment of N95 masks from...
2 hours ago

Face facts: Good reasons for everyone to cover their faces when they go out

Don’t call it a mask. Call it a scarf, a kerchief, a bandana, a do-rag, even a Bonnie and Clyde or Old West bank robber’s getup. Use anything that you can wrap around your nose and mouth when you go out to protect against coronavirus. Then throw it in the wash when you get home. And feel free to...
2 hours ago

Pakistani court overturns murder convictions in beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl

A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder convictions of four men found guilty of killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, whose beheading in 2002 became one of the first terrorist propaganda videos after the Sept. 11 attacks. One of those men, British national Ahmed Omar Saeed...
2 hours ago

Public spaces in an age of social distancing: How to rethink parks after coronavirus

At some point in the not-too-distant future, we will emerge from our urban cave-dwelling into the sunlight and re-populate our parks, plazas, streets and commercial corridors — likely with a renewed appreciation for their value. I recently took our puppy for a walk in Riverside Park, sat down on...
3 hours ago

How ‘Broke’ brought ‘NCIS’ star Pauley Perrette back to CBS

Pauley Perrette made a deal with God after leaving “NCIS.” “I told everyone I retired and I wasn’t kidding,” the 50-year-old actress told the Daily News. “But I had a little talk with God and we decided I would take meetings.” Perrette, who left “NCIS” after 15 years and claimed she was “terrified”...