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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.

Warmth to Surge Across Northeast US for Thanksgiving, Black Friday

AccuWeather reports a after a chilly Thanksgiving in 2014, warm conditions will surge across the Northeast in time for the holiday this year.

Thanksgiving Travel Outlook: Snowstorm to Slow Travel in West; Mild Air to Envelop East

AccuWeather reports as millions of people take to the roads and skies during the week of Thanksgiving, a storm will impact travel in the West, while mild weather continues in much of the East.

Statement by the President on the Situation in Paris

The President issues a statement on the situation in Paris following attacks.

Nassau County Cops Are Safe in France After Terrorist Attack on Paris

Nassau County Police Benevolent Association President James Carver wishes today to reassure hundreds of worried callers that about 30 officers currently visiting France as members of the Holy Name Society are safe, a day after ISIS terrorists ...

Governor Cuomo Announces Enhanced Security Measures Following Paris Attacks

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he has directed state agencies, including the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the New York State Police, National Guard, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Port Authority of ...

Schumer: Highly Caffeinated Peanut Butter Pose Danger, Urge FDA to Investigate Product

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately investigate a new potentially dangerous product that is hitting store shelves: caffeinated peanut butter.

Suffolk’s Deputy Police Commissioner Lends Voice to Prominent Law Enforcement Group Seeking to Reduce Nation’s Incarceration Rate

Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis took part in a group discussion at the White House with President Obama and Law Enforcement Leaders (LEL) to reduce crime and incarceration on October 21 and October 22.

2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Kicking-Off the Holiday Season with Cheer!

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade delights millions each year. Here's what to expect from it this year!

CDC Unveils Redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People Website

CDC today launched its redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People website, with expanded information about diseases people can catch from pets, farm animals, and wildlife.

Rain and Wind Cause Power Outage on LI while Hurricane Joaquin Tracks Further Out to Sea

Hurricane Joaquin continues to track away from LI, but a separate storm has already caused flooding and knocked the power out for some Long Islanders.

USDA Food Safety Tips For Areas Affected By Hurricane Joaquin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted due to Hurricane Joaquin.

Impact from Joaquin Appears Less Likely, Flood Advisories Remain in Effect

More models show Hurricane Joaquin moving out to sea, but flooding is still possible on Long Island.

Long Island Braces for Impact as Hurricane Joaquin Strengthens to Category 4

Strong winds and rain could bring flooding to Long Island even before Hurricane Joaquin potentially hits.

Floridian Woman Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter after Fatal Hit & Run Accident in Carle Place

The Homicide Squad reports the details of a fatal auto accident which occurred on Thursday, October 01, 2015 at 12:36 A.M. in Carle Place.

September 2015's Super Spectacular Blood Moon: Don't Miss This Fall's Amazing Astrological Event

On September 27, 2015 there will be a total eclipse of the Blood Moon and will be the closet supermoon we will see this year.

Suffolk County SPCA: September is National Disaster Preparedness Month

Help your animal stay safe! Your pet counts on you. Have a plan in place.

CDC: America’s Schools Make Positive Changes to Create Healthier School Meals

Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according to data published today in the Centers for ...

A.G. Schneiderman And Radioshack Settle Dispute Over Unredeemed Gift Cards

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office has reached a settlement in principle with RadioShack that will pay holders of unredeemed gift cards that were purchased by consumers at 100% of the value of ...

Statement from Governor Cuomo on Appellate Court Decision Regarding Home Care Workers

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit took a critical step to right the wrong regarding overtime pay and minimum wage rules for home health care workers.

Schumer: National Women's Hall of Fame to Host Public Input Town Hall with U.S. Tresurer on New $10 Bill Design

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, following his push, the National Women’s Hall of Fame will host a town hall with Treasurer of the United States Rosa “Rosie” Rios in Seneca Falls, NY, which will ...
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