The 14-day quarantine rule — which in some areas carries fines of up to $10,000 — is meant to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but enforcement varies from state to state.
Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that without aid from Albany and Washington, as well as concessions from labor groups, every department would face unprecedented job cuts
Black bear body parts are harvested all over the world, used in Asian medicine and cooking. Until this year, New York was one of a few states where the trade was unregulated. Wildlife biologists say the lack of oversight made it impossible to track how many animals were being killed and butchered illegally.