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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.

2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: A Beloved Family Holiday Tradition

Only 2 more weeks until Thanksgiving and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

PBS To Honor Billy Joel With Star-Studded Performances From Tony Bennett, Kevin Spacey, Leann Rimes And Many More

“Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize” is a PBS music special honoring singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

New Marijuana Policy in NYC Taking Effect November 19th

Starting next Wednesday, November 19th, a new marijuana policy will begin taking place in New York City.

Statements from Governor Cuomo and Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Zucker on the Release of Dr. Craig Spencer

Governor Cuomo & Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Zucker reflect on the release of Dr. Craig Spencer.

CDC Increasing Supply of Ebola-Specific Personal Protective Equipment for U.S. Hospitals

Products are being configured into 50 kits that can be rapidly delivered to hospitals.

New Study Casts Sharpest Light Yet on Genetic Mysteries of Autism

Our picture of how genetic errors contribute to autism has just gotten sharper.

Reflections: Two Years After Hurricane Sandy

With this year marking the 2 year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, let’s take a look back at the storm and the effect it has had on us.

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Governor Chris Christie Announce Additional Screening Protocols for Ebola at JFK and Newark Liberty International Airports

Steps Include Mandatory Quarantine of Those Providing Medical Services to Ebola Patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea.

Governor Cuomo Outlines State Response to Positive Test for Ebola in Patient in New York City

NYS DOH has sent personnel to Bellevue to monitor the use of personal protective equipment to ensure that health care workers are following protocols to protect themselves.

Governor Cuomo Outlines Ebola Preparedness Plan for New York State

Unannounced training drills in health facilities expanded to occur in mass transit centers and on college campuses statewide education session for healthcare workers scheduled for October 21.

NOAA Predicting More Snow, Warmer Temps for Long Island this Winter

Get those gloves, snow blowers, shovels, and ice scrapers out of storage, because it’s going to be an extra snowy Winter!

New York State and County Health Officials to Announce Preparations for Hospital and Health Workers on Ebola

Today, Wednesday, October 15 2014 at 2pm at Nassau University Medical Center at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow, NY.

Top 2014 Halloween Costumes for Adults, Children and Pets, According to NRF

Still deciding on a costume for this Halloween? The National Retail Federation has released survey results showing what's popular this year for adults, children and pets!

Nassau County Medical Officials to Discuss Ebola Crisis Training for Police, Firefighters and EMS

Information on the latest updates regarding the Ebola virus and methods used for personal protection will be provided.

Governor Cuomo Announces Approval of Funding for Completion of 3 World Trade Center

Over $1.6 Billion in Liberty and Recovery Zone Bonds to Finance Construction and Development of Tower 3.

‘Blood Moon’ Second Lunar Eclipse of 2014

Time to turn your eyes to the skies and experience the ‘Blood Moon’ total lunar eclipse predicted to become visible October 8th.

Governor Cuomo Receives Security Briefings, Meets With New York Troops in Afghanistan

During trip, Governor Cuomo received series of briefings from U.S. Officials on anti-terrorism issues, evolving global threats. Governor Cuomo met with New York troops – including those from Fort Drum, NY’s 10th Mountain Division – to thank ...

Petting Zoo Fun and What You Need to Know about Staying Clean & Healthy

Before heading to the farms and petting zoos this fall, keep in mind how to stay clean and healthy, especially if you or the kids will be having fun with the farm animals.

FAA Gives OK to Filmmakers to Use Flying Drones, First Exemption of Its Kind

Flying drones will be in the sky not just for security and safety, but for film-making too. The FAA gave six aerial cinematography companies the OK.

Public Gets Access to Ellis Island Hospital Complex after More Than 60 Years since Its Last Admittance

It's been more than 60 years, but now the public can get an inside look at Ellis Island Hospital where arriving immigrants were cared for when they got sick or when they were left to their dying ...
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