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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.

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 ...

Governors Cuomo and Christie Sign Bi-State Memorandum of Understanding to Increase Security for New York and New Jersey

Shared Infrastructure of Both States Requires Coordinated Security, Communications and Intelligence-Gathering to Protect Public Safety, Assets and Commerce.

Undeclared Peanut Butter in M&M’s Milk Chocolate Theater Box Results in Recall

Before pulling out your munchies for a movie, see if that box of M&M's is part of a recall, especially if you or someone you know is allergic to peanuts.

Movie Roundup: ‘The Maze Runner’ Dominates Weekend Box Office

Moviegoers were out and about this weekend with new releases 'The Maze Runner,' 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' and 'This is Where I Leave You.' Revenue at the weekend box office was up more than 25 percent ...

Climate Change March Takes Place in NYC

Activists marched today to raise awareness for climate change.

Cases of Serious Respiratory Virus, EV-D68, Confirmed in Children in NY

In addition to the flu season coming upon us, parents and children also need to be vigilant of a serious respiratory virus, called EV-D68. Its spread is causing some children to be hospitalized.

Get Your Flu Shot! Flu Season Begins as Early as October, Says CDC

It can take two weeks for your body to develop full protection after receiving a flu shot. Health officials are encouraging people to get their annual flu shot in before the start of October.

Empire State Lyme Disease Association Seeks to Raise Awareness

The Empire State Lyme Disease Association supports World Wide Lyme Awareness.

Tens of Thousands to Lose Health Care Coverage or Financial Aid under U.S. Health Care Law

Deadlines passed and others coming up have tens of thousands at risk of losing health care coverage or financial aid under U.S. health care law by the end of September.
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