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If you're interested in getting a local perspective on the big picture in news, then our National & World News will give you just what you're looking for. This section covers all the big stories that matter to the nation – from the perspective of a local like you.

Twitter to Delete Images & Video of the Deceased

Twitter has released a new policy concerning tweets containing pictures and videos of the deceased.

How Well Can Your Child Draw? It Can Be an Indicator for Later Intelligence

Take a closer look at the next drawing your child makes. It can be an indicator of intelligence at a later age.

What the Ice Bucket Challenge is Actually Doing for ALS

The social media craze has raised millions for ALS research.

Instant Noodles Satisfy the Hungry Stomach but Study Reveals Health Implications to the Heart

A new study reveals how consuming instant noodles may be hurting the heart, especially in women.

Increasing Cases of Meat Allergy Triggered by Tick Bite

Watch out for those blood-sucking ticks, especially the Lone Star tick! One bit may trigger meat allergy.

Famed Actor and Comedian, Robin Williams, Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Monday due to an apparent suicide.

Infection Risk with Certain Tattoo Inks and Kits, FDA Warns

Before going for that tattoo, check that the ink used is not under recall. The FDA has reported cases of infection with certain tattoo inks.

Mount Sinai Patient with Symptoms of Ebola Virus Tests Negative

Test results for the patient who's been isolation since Monday at Mount Sinai for symptoms of Ebola are out. The patient recently returned from travel to West Africa.

Bromance, Selfie, Hashtag among the 5,000 Words Added to Scrabble Dictionary

The last update was in 2005. Now Scrabble players can refer to 5,000 new words added to the latest edition of the game's dictionary to score.

Movie Roundup: Summer Box Office Slump Revived, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Takes in $94M

After several months of slumping numbers at the box office, the start of August is faring much better. New releases like 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Lucy,' 'Get on Up' and 'Hercules' topped the weekend box office.

Summer Meteor Showers: Looking Out for the Perseids

Look up and gaze at the sky as the awe-inspiring Perseids meteor shower passes overhead.

Summer Just Got Better with Ice Cream that Changes Color with Every Lick

Ice cream just got better! A Spanish scientist has created ice cream that can change color just by licking it.

Mystery Ship Found under WTC is Traced Back to 1770s

Four years after a mystery ship was unearthed at the site of the WTC during excavation, there are now answers to its age and origin.

Ebola Outbreak a Threat to the U.S.?

Since March the largest Ebola outbreak in history has infected at least 1,200 people and killed more than 670 of them, including two Americans. What's the chance of it spreading to the U.S.?

Facebook Ending Message Support on Mobile App, Forces Users to Download Separate Messenger App

In a move liable to frustrate many mobile users, Facebook is discontinuing its messaging service through its primary app.

Schumer: Over 40k Long Islanders with Disabilities Face Huge Financial Burden

Plan Creates Tax-Advantaged Savings Accounts, Like those for College, To Help Parents Better Afford Medical Care, Education, Transportation & Other Services

Woman Charged for Murder, Linked to Decapitated Head and Dismembered Body Parts Found on LI

Authorities have arrested and charged a Brooklyn woman for the murder of Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne. The head and body parts recently discovered on Long Island have also been identified.

AG Schneiderman and FTC Obtain Order Halting Debt Collectors’ Deceptive, Abusive Practices

Order Also Freezes Collectors’ Assets and Appoints Receiver to Run Companies

Fruit Recall at Trader Joe’s, Costco Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

Purchased your peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots from Trader Joe's or Costco? They may be part of a recent recall for potential listeria contamination.
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