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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.

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.

Airline Ticket Rises with Increase to TSA Security Fee

Purchasing that airline ticket is going to cost you more, effective today.

AG Schneiderman Secures Landmark Agreement Permanently Shuttering Two of the Nation's Largest Immigration Services Organizations for Defrauding Immigr

Fraudulent Immigrant Services Organizations Will Be Dissolved, Provide Restitution for Victimized Immigrants

Human Head Found on LI under Investigation for Link to Dismembered Body Parts

Questions remain whether the recent finding of a human head in front of a Long Island home and dismembered body parts found a week earlier are linked to that of a missing mother from Brooklyn.

Schumer Pushes to Preserve Export-Import Bank, One of LI’s Most Important Fed. Job-Creation Programs

Schumer: Re-Authorizing Ex-Im Bank Means Job Growth & Preservation on Long Island

AG Schneiderman & Illinois AG Madigan Urge FCC to Strengthen Protections for Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Is Essential to Preserving the Benefits of Competition and Innovation on the Web for All Americans

Nickel Exposure through Electronic Devices May Be Cause for Rash

Coming up with a skin rash? It may be due to nickel exposure from contact with electronic devices you're using everyday.

Plane with Swastika Banner Flying Over New York Beaches Have Many Outraged

A plane pulling a banner with the symbol of a swastika on it flew overhead New York beaches over the weekend, leaving many outraged.

Millions of Dollars of Unauthorized In-App Purchases Made by Kids Results in FTC Suing Amazon

It can be hard for children to tell the difference between when real money is being spent and when it's just virtual play money in apps, but Amazon's previous lack of restrictions around purchases made by kids ...

New TSA Rules: Charge Your Cellphone and Other Electronic Devices for US-Bound Flights

Have a flight bound for the U.S.? The Transportation Security Administration has issued new rules in regards to cellphones and other electronic devices.

School Buses Recalled for Steering Issue and Propane Fuel Leak

School buses are supposed to offer children a safe way to travel, but there are recalls out for some popular school buses for steering and propane fuel leak issues.

BNP Paribas Pleads Guilty, to Pay $8.9 Billion for Illegally Processing Financial Transactions for Countries Subject to U.S. Economic Sanctions

Company agreed to enter a guilty plea for conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recall, Peanut Allergy Suffers Beware

Select Haagen-Dazs ice cream cartons have been recalled. The products were distributed to the East Coast, including New York.
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