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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.

August is Tree Check Month. A Hug is Fine, But It’s the Look that Can Help Save the Nation’s Hardwoods

A stroll in the park. The backyard barbeque. Hiking in the woods. Dusting off the tree swing. Summer outdoor activities offer a prime opportunity to help protect the nation’s hardwoods from a potentially landscape-altering pest, the Asian ...

CDC: Severe Weather Can Threaten Summer Fun, Safety and Health

Extreme weather in the summer can include soaring temperatures, thunderstorms, and dry conditions. Extreme weather poses serious health risks, causing illnesses, injuries and sometimes death.

CDC: Plan for Diabetes Care in Heat & Emergencies

If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to have a care routine. Yet summer weather, with its high temperatures and extreme storms, can cause problems with that routine and make it more difficult to ...

ConnectHome: Coming Together to Ensure Digital Opportunity for All Americans

Today, the President will travel to Durant, Oklahoma, to announce ConnectHome, a new initiative with communities, the private sector, and federal government to expand high speed broadband to more families across the country.

Sodium Overload: Study Shows Americans Are Ready to Pass on the Salt

Americans consume too much sodium, according to the CDC.

Statement By AG Schneiderman On Boy Scouts’ Executive Resolution Authorizing Lift Of National Ban On Gay Adult Members

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a statement on the resolution adopted by the Boy Scouts of America on July 10, 2015, to rescind its ban on openly gay adult members.

CDC: Three out of 4 American Adults Favor Making 21 the Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Products

Three out of 4 American adults—including 7 in 10 cigarette smokers—favor raising the minimum age of sale for all tobacco products to 21, according to an article by CDC published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Schumer: New Gun Grip iPhone Case Likely Violates Federal Law; Urges Feds to Block Gun Grip Case That Can Look Like Real Gun in Kids’ Pockets

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today publicly urged online retailers, including Amazon and eBay, to immediately stop selling potentially dangerous iPhone cases made to look exactly like a real gun.

Rep. Kathleen Rice Statement on DHS Covert Testing Results

Rep. Kathleen Rice responds to recent covert tests conducted by the Department of Homeland Security at several of the nation’s busiest airports.

Statement by the Vice President on the Passing of Beau Biden

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son dies of brain cancer.

Statement by the President on the Clean Water Rule

For more than 40 years, American families and businesses across the country have counted on the Clean Water Act to protect the streams and wetlands we rely on for our way of life – from recreation to ...

Memorial Day Barbecuing Begins: Keep It Memorable & Safe!

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY.

Great Neck Doctor Arrested for Selling Assault Weapons & Drugs During Course of Murder-for-Hire Plot

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, Nassau County Police Department Acting Commissioner Thomas Krumpter and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced that a joint investigation has led to the arrest of several individuals including a Great ...

Lyrid Meteor Shower Expected to Offer Stunning Celestial Display April 22nd & 23rd!

Look Up at the Sky Day and the annual Lyrid Meteor Shower are coming up this month--get ready to do some stargazing!

Mars Rover Design Earns Suffolk Student a Trip to Johnson Space Center

Suffolk County Community College student Ian Kotler is an Earth & Space Sciences major with an Astronomy emphasis. Ian's Mars Rover design earned him a trip to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Arctic Front Approaching Long Island, Potential for Snow on Thursday

Time to bundle up in preparation for Thursday’s Arctic Front!

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for All of LI, Freezing Rain and Light Snow on the Way

The NWS has announced a "long duration winter weather event" with freezing rain and up to an inch of snow.

State of Emergency Declared for Long Island as Locals Brace for the Worst

In a press conference at 2 PM today, Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a State of Emergency for Long Island.

Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for all Downstate Counties Throughout Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island

Tractor Trailer Ban on Select Roadways to Begin at 4PM; State Considering Full Travel Ban on Roads and Bridges and Suspension of Public Transit in Affected Areas at 11PM.
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