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Exclusive: Woman Describes Violent Robbery In Queens Apartment BuildingPolice are searching for a man they believe is behind the violent robberies of two women in Queens. Investigators say both victims were assaulted in their apartment buildings and may have been followed home; CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.
Downed Tree In Queens Finally Removed Days After Tropical Storm IsaiasA giant downed tree created a dangerous situation in a Queens neighborhood for days after Tropical Storm Isaias. Residents felt their calls for help were being ignored, but CBS2 demanded answers and got action. CBS2's Dave Carlin reports.
Thousands Still Without Power Over A Week After Tropical Storm IsaiasThe power struggle continues for thousands of customers across the tri-state area more than a week after Tropical Storm Isaias.
New Jersey Districts Allowed To Start School Year With Only Remote LearningNew Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says districts will be allowed to start the year with only remote learning if they need more time to meet health and safety guidelines; CBS2's Andrea Grymes reports.
NYC Principals Group: Schools Aren't Ready For ReopeningA New York City principals' group says it wants to delay in-person learning.
Americans Of African-American, South Asian Descent React To Joe Biden Picking Kamala Harris For VPOne day after Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his running mate, the two appeared together for the very first time. People of African-American and South Asian descent say her presence on the ballot is a game changer; CBS2's Hazel Sanchez reports.
Gov. Phil Murphy Gives Daily BriefingGov. Phil Murphy outlined New Jersey's approach to reopening schools, among other issues, at an afternoon briefing.
New York Weather: Stormy AfternoonCBS2's Vanessa Murdock has the latest weather forecast.
MTV VMAs Coming Back To NYCThe MTA Video Music Awards return to New York later this month with a pandemic twist.
Man Suspected Of Attacking Women In QueensPolice are searching for a man they believe is behind two attacks in Queens. Investigators say in both cases he choked then robbed his victims. CBS2's Natalie Duddridge has more from Rego Park.
Media Mogul Sumner Redstone Dies At 97Billionaire media mogul Sumner Redstone has died. The former executive chairman of CBS and Viacom was 97 years old. CBS News' Jamie Yuccas reports on his life and legacy.
De Blasio Warns Of City Employee LayoffMayor Bill de Blasio says the city may have to lay off 22,000 employees by Oct. 1 if there isn't more help from the state or federal government.
Reactions Pour In After Biden Picks HarrisOn the heels of their historic announcement, Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris are expected to make their first joint appearance together later today. CBS2's John Dias has reaction to Biden's pick for his vice president.
Heat Making Power Matters WorseThousands in our area are still without power, and the heat isn't helping.
Sunset Park Sees Uptick In CoronavirusNew York City is bringing its hyper-local coronavirus testing approach to Sunset Park, Brooklyn. CBS2's political reporter Marcia Kramer has the story.
Mayor De Blasio's Daily Coronavirus BriefingNew York City is bringing its hyper-local coronavirus testing approach to Sunset Park, Brooklyn. 
Media Giant Sumner Redstone DiesBillionaire media mogul Sumner Redstone has died. The former executive chairman of CBS and Viacom was 97 years old.
New Jersey Gym That Defied Shutdown Order Has License RevokedOfficials have voted to rescind the business license of a New Jersey gym that has repeatedly defied Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order to remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Katie Johnston reports.
Vigil For Man Caught In Crossfire At Brooklyn ParkA vigil was held last night for a grandfather struck and killed by a stray bullet while playing handball at a park in Crown Heights.
Man Suspected Of Breaking Into Queens BusinessesPolice in Queens are looking for a man suspected in at least four burglaries at a local business.
Campaign 2020: Biden Taps Harris To Be VPJoe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris will make their first joint appearance later today on the heels of the historic announcement. CBS2's John Dias has more.
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New York Weather: CBS2 11 p.m. ForecastLonnie Quinn says there could be storms on Wednesday.
Man Convicted Of 1977 Rape And Murder About To Be Set FreeThe son of one of the victims has been fighting for years to make sure the killer never gets parole, but it appears he's going to lose and he says the pandemic might be part of the reason. CBS2's Alice Gainer has the story.

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