Chess Prodigy Hopes Pandemic Won’t Get In Way Of Goal – CBS New York

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Babylon Turns To The Arts To Bring Foot Traffic Into Downtown AreasAs local businesses struggle to come back from the coronavirus pandemic shutdown, one unique initiative aims to jump-start foot traffic in downtown areas; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.

U.S. Attorney General To Seek Terror Charges, Death Penalty Against Accused MS-13 Gang LeaderU.S. Attorney General William Barr says he will seek terror charges and the death penalty against accused MS-13 gang leader Alexi Saenz, who is accused of killing two Brentwood High School teens in 2016.

New York Rent Relief Program Offers Assistance To Tenants In NeedNew York families struggling to pay rent can start applying for some relief.

New Yorkers Notice Spike In Homelessness Across ManhattanAcross Manhattan, many New Yorkers are noticing a spike in homelessness. Police are sleeping on the streets and, in some cases, in hotels as part of the city's coronavirus program; CBS2's Andrea Grymes reports.

1 Killed, 5 Injured In Crown Heights ShootingA mass shooting in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, is the latest example of gun violence plaguing New York City this summer. One person was killed and five others were wounded; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.

Dogs Helping Young Patients Cope With Needles, Pain At Mount SinaiDogs are "humanizing" health care at Mount Sinai. Through the "Paws and Play" program, they help young patients cope with needles and pain, and over the past few months, their companionship proved more crucial than ever; CBS2's Vanessa Murdock reports.

New York Weather: CBS2 7/16 Evening Forecast at 5PMCBS2's Lonnie Quinn has your weather forecast for July 15 at 5 p.m.

Liberty, Ellis Islands Expected To Open Next WeekEllis and Liberty islands are set to reopen to visitors Monday morning, pending New York City's move into Phase 4.

NJ University Planning In-Person Graduation CelebrationMost high school and college seniors missed out on traditional graduations because of COVID-19, but a university in New Jersey is preparing to hold in-person celebrations and some people are not happy about it; CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.

Max Minute: Two Companies Leading The Way In Race To Find Coronavirus VaccineThere are some encouraging signs in the race to find a coronavirus vaccine. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest on two companies leading the way.

Wednesday Is Deadline To Apply For Summer Youth Employment ProgramWednesday is the last day teenagers and young adults can apply for New York City's Summer Youth Employment Program.

Korean-American Businesses Fostering New Relationships With Black, Brown Communities In NYCThere is a new partnership between Black and brown communities and Korean businesses after years of lingering tensions; CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.

Family, Friends Say Final Goodbyes To 17-Year-Old Basketball Star Fatally Shot In The BronxThere was a tearful farewell Wednesday for 17-year-old Brandon Hendricks, a talented basketball star who was shot and killed in the Bronx; CBS2's Christina Fan reports.

Norah O'Donnell Reflects On First Year At CBS Evening NewsIt's been one year since Norah O'Donnell took the helm at CBS Evening News. She joined CBS2's Maurice DuBois and Mary Calvi for a look back and a look ahead.

Lawmakers Gather On Long Island To Lobby For More Federal Aid Amid Coronavirus PandemicA bipartisan group of lawmakers gathered on Long Island on Wednesday to lobby for more federal aid to deal with budget shortfalls brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigation Continues After Businessman's Dismembered Body Is Found In Lower East Side CondoA 33-year-old businessman was found dead by his sister Tuesday. His dismembered body was left inside his luxury Lower East Side condo; CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.

Gov. Murphy: Shooting Deaths Up 19% In New Jersey This YearGun violence is also on the rise in New Jersey.

Advocacy Groups Ask To Paint NYC 'Blue Lives Matter' MuralIn response to the Black Lives Matter mural painted on Fifth Avenue, two police advocacy groups are asking Mayor de Blasio for their chance to make a statement.

Mayor De Blasio Signs Package Of Legislation To Overhaul NYPDAmid rising public anger over police-involved killings, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a package of legislation to overhaul the NYPD. It includes a chokehold ban that critics say will make it more difficult for officers to do their jobs. CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has the story.

NYPD Officers Injured During Confrontation With Counter-Protesters At Unity MarchSeveral NYPD officers were injured during a scuffle between a small group of protesters who clashed with a larger group during a Unity March on Wednesday; CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.

New York Weather: 7/15 Wednesday Afternoon CBS2 Weather HeadlinesCBS2's Elise Finch has a look at the forecast.

Brummers Homemade Chocolates To Close After 116 Years In BusinessA popular chocolate shop is closing its doors after more than three decades in Westfield. CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.

NJ TRANSIT To Return To Operating At Full CapacityGovernor Phil Murphy signed an executive order lifting the 50% capacity limit. Workers and commuters are still required to wear face coverings.

New York Now Allowing Limited Visits At Nursing HomesThe state Health Department says visitation will be allowed in facilities that have had no COVID-19 cases for at least 28 days.

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