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With federal funding in doubt, SBU Charity Gala scores

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The Stony Brook Foundation’s message on scientific research: If you want it done, do it yourself. With scientists around the nation marching against President Donald Trump’s plans to eliminate federal funding for thousands of laboratory-research programs, the foundation – a registered 501(c)3 and the university’s philanthropic backbone – took matters into its own hands this week. In recognition of his dedication to cancer research, former Vice President Joseph Biden was the guest of honor at Stony Brook University’s annual Charity Gala, hosted by the foundation April 20 at Ch... Read More
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Schumer calls for boost in communication among law enforcement after Penn Station stampede

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NEW YORK -- Sen. Charles Schumer said that the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs.The New York Democrat on Sunday called for rail security improvements including the establishment of a joint command at Penn Station so law enforcers can communicate with each other better. "The next Penn panic could be an actual disaster, not just a wake-up call," Schumer said. The stampede erupted on April 14 following false reports of gunshots at the station, which was even more crowded than usual because of a New Jersey Transit train that was stuck in a tunne... Read More
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Current, former restaurant owners charged with tax fraud

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Both the current and former owners of a Mineola restaurant, Churrasqueira Brasa Rodizio, failed to pay more than $330,000 in taxes, authorities said. Former co-owner Paul Batista of North Carolina and current owner Joseph Rosmaninho have been charged with second-degree grand larceny, three counts of second-degree criminal tax fraud, third degree criminal tax fraud and fifth-degree criminal tax fraud, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office. “These defendants allegedly pocketed sales tax money that should have gone towards vital government services like fixing our roads and funding youth services,” DA Singas said, in a statement. “Instead of sending the sales tax collected from customers to N... Read More
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Gunman in Missouri utility worker deaths had criminal record

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This undated photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Clinton Wills, who police have identified as the alleged gunman who killed two utility workers in St. Louis, on Thursday, April 20, 2017, before killing himself. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- A gunman who killed two utility workers in St. Louis before killing himself had a long criminal history, including drug and assault convictions, along with financial trou... Read More
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AP PHOTOS: Remote Oregon town for sale for $3.5 million

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This 1930's era photo supplied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service shows a scene in Tiller, Ore. Almost all of the downtown in Tiller, a dying timber town in remote southwestern Oregon, is for sale for $3.5 million and the elementary school is for sale separately for $350,000. A potential buyer has come forward but is remaining anonymous -- and back-up offers are still being accepted. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Al... Read More
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Drugmaker asked Arkansas not to use drug in executions

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A recruiting sign for the Arkansas Department of Correction greets visitors to the Cummins Unit prison near Varner, Arkansas, which was scheduled to hold executions Thursday, April 20, 2017. If any inmate dies by lethal injection, it would be the state's first execution since 2005. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel) (Credit: AP) A drugmaker asked Arkansas officials not to purchase its products for executions months before the state accepted a third-party "donation" of potassium chl... Read More
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‘Arresting Assange is a priority’: US to file charges against WikiLeaks founder – report

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Officials reportedly claim the Department of Justice is ready to file arrest charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Press advocates warn that if the US goes after the pro-transparency publisher, they could go after other news outlets as well.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ht... Read More
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Current & Former Owner of Mineola Restaurant Arrested for Failing to Pay Collected Sales Tax

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Joseph Rosmaninho and Paul Batista face up to 15 years’ incarceration if convicted  MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrests of the current and former owner of Churrasqueira Brasa Rodizio in Mineola for allegedly failing to pay more than $330,000 in sales tax to the New York State Department of Taxation for four years. Former co-owner Paul Batista, 44, of North Carolina, was arraigned yesterday before District Court Judge Scott Siller, released on his own recognizance and ordered to surrender his passport. He is due back in court on June 8. ... Read More
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Immigrants Make This Farm Town Work. Now They're Applying For Citizenship

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Enlarge this image Student Gabriela Cardenas, left, asks a question of citizenship class instructor Marissa Velazquez at the Brush, Colo., public library. L... Read More
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Mangano Announces World War II Encampment & Battlefield Reenactment

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that Old Bethpage Village Restoration and the Museum of American Armor will host a World War II Encampment and Battlefield Reenactment weekend on Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to step back in time and explore World War II history complete with living historians, tanks and artillery, and simulated fire fight demonstrations. Old Bethpage Village Restoration offers a perfect impression of a rural European battlefield when American soldiers took on and defeated the Nazi Third Reich. Living historians in period gear representing a variety of forces will present vintage weapons and offer hands on displays wh... Read More
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Grow With Us: Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 #SelectUSASummit

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Elena Volkava is an Intern with SelectUSA, a Program within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. She is a Graduate Student Studying International Development at Georgetown University. With a total foreign direct investment (FDI) stock of $3.1 trillion, the United States is the world’s top destination for business investment. In less than 90 days, the nation’s top FDI event comes back to the Washington, D.C., area, offering insight on the United States’ innovative business climate and featuring investment opportunities from every corner of the country. The ... Read More
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Senator Hannon’s Legislation To Help Save The Lives Of Premature Babies Enacted In Final Budget

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Hannon bill authorizes Medicaid coverage for pasteurized donor human milk to help prevent high risk infants from dying of necrotizing enterocolitis. New York, NY - April 20, 2017 - New York State Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon led a bipartisan push for a key budget measure that will help save the lives of premature infants. Pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) helps prevent high risk infants from dying of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) - a sudden-onset intestinal disease – and many other health complications that typically afflict this vulnerable population. “When a mother’s milk is not available, PDHM is the next best option to give t... Read More
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Two Physicians Recognized for Novel Work in Cancer, Antifungal Research Named to AAP

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Two Physicians Recognized for Novel Work in Cancer, Antifungal Research Named to AAP Stony Brook, New York – April 20, 2017  ̶  Stony Brook University School of Medicine physician-scientists Ute Moll, MD, and Maurizio Del Poeta, MD, have been elected into the prestigious Association of American Physicians (APP). The AAP recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in the pursuit of medical knowledge and the advancement of clinical science through experimentation and discovery. Both physicians will be inducted as AAP members at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicag... Read More
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With unique tech, Applied DNA gets into in vitro

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Stony Brook-based biotech has embarked on a five-year mission to safeguard in vitro diagnostics. In vitro studies, sometimes called “test tube experiments,” involve microorganisms, cells and other biological molecules outside their normal biological context. In the molecular biology era, such tests – performed not only in test tubes but in flasks, petri dishes and other laboratory vessels – have increased in both frequency and importance. ... Read More
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DREAMer deported as DHS disputes circumstances

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A case involving a man who was deported to Mexico despite having permission to be in the U.S. under a program that shields young immigrants has landed in the courtroom of a judge whose impartiality was questioned by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign because of his Mexican heritage.U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego was assigned the case of Juan Manuel Montes, 23, whose attorneys say could be the first known person deported by the Trump administration who had qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Montes sued Tuesday for access to records on his deportation. The lawsuit came less than a month after Curiel approved a $25 million settlement ... Read More
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The replacements

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In the summer of 2014, Craig Diangelo thought he was on the path to an easy retirement. A veteran of the tech industry, Diangelo got his start as a COBOL programmer in the 1970s. Over the next four decades he learned dozens of new programming languages and kept up with the evolution of the sector from mainframe computers to PCs, from the early days of the web to the advent of cloud computing. He held a position as a senior advisor to the CTO at a major health insurance provider, then took a job as data storage specialist at regional utility Eversource Energy. He lived near his office in Berlin, Connecticut, made a six-figure salary, and was working toward a comfortable pension. And t... Read More
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Famed architect’s Hamptons manse fetches $29.95M

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The East End estate of a noted architect who designed hundreds of New York City’s public projects has sold for $29.95 million. The six-bedroom home on 5.5 acres at 32 Middle Lane in East Hampton was built by Aymar Embury in 1931 and had remained in his family until now. Embury, a frequent collaborator of Robert Moses, is credited with supervising the designs of hundreds of structures for the city’s Department of Parks, including the Central Park and Prospect Park zoos, Bryant Park, Jacob Riis Park and many more. Later in his career, Embury designed the campus playhouse at Hofstra University. The buyer of Embury’s estate wasn’t disclosed and is listed as 32 Middle Lane LLC. Paul Brennan of Douglas Elliman Real... Read More
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Malia Obama stalked, harassed at Manhattan internship, police say

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TRIBECA, Manhattan (WABC) -- A Brooklyn man has been stalking and harassing former President Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, at her internship, officials said.The 30-year-old man first went on April 10 to the Tribeca building where she interns at the Weinstein Company. Officials said he begged her to marry him, using a sign, and was escorted out by the U.S. Secret Service.He was kicked out of a second building where she interns, this one in the West Village, on April 12.Secret Service agents interviewed the man at his apartment the next day. He was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.Meanwhile, the Secret Service notified the New York City Police Department of the incid... Read More
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The Trump Era Tests the True Power of Sanctuary Cities

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Showing up for court dates, even in sanctuary cities, has become increasingly dangerous for undocumented immigrants.CreditILLUSTRATIO... Read More
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Survey: Plentiful adult female blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay

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(AP) -- An annual survey has found a record-high number of spawning-age female blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay and predicts another year of improved harvests. The results of the survey conducted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Maryland Department of Natural Resources were released Wednesday. They show the total population of blue crabs fell this year by 18 percent.... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Police: Fresno gunman targeting whites chose 3 men at random

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FRESNO, California -- The black gunman suspected of randomly shooting three men to death in downtown Fresno told police he wanted to kill as many white people as possible before he was captured, authorities said.The victims happened to be on the same block at the same time Tuesday but had no known connection to each other or to Kori Ali Muhammad, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.Police said Muhammad starting shooting just hours after authorities announced he was wanted for the murder of a security guard shot and killed last Thursday night. In a press confer... Read More
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Veterans Heart Patients With Depression Face Difficulties Affording Healthcare

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Veterans Heart Patients With Depression Face Difficulties Affording Healthcare Puja Parikh, MD, MPH Stony Brook, NY, April 19, 2017 – A study of more than 13,000 veterans with heart disease revealed that for those who also had depression, gaining access to and affording healthcare and medications is more difficult than those without depression. Led by Puja Parikh, MD, MPH, an interventional cardiologist at the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, the study findings magnify the importance of assessing issues r... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots star, found hanged in cell

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SHIRLEY, Massachusetts (WABC) -- The death of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who was discovered hanged in his cell Wednesday morning, is now being investigated as a suicide.Hernandez, 27, was found hanged in his single cell by corrections officers around 3 a.m., according to the Department of Corrections in Massachusetts. Officials tried to save his life and he was taken to UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead around 4 a.m., the DOC said in a statement.A bedsheet attached to a cell window was used and the door had been blocked from the inside, jammed with various items, the statement said.A spokesman for the DOC said he hadn't heard w... Read More
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Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez found hanged in cell

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SHIRLEY, Massachusetts (WABC) -- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell Wednesday morning.Hernandez, 27, was found hanged in his single cell by corrections officers around 3 a.m., according to the Department of Corrections in Massachusetts. Officials tried to save his life and he was taken to UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead around 4 a.m., the DOC said in a statement.Hernandez hanged himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley using a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window.He also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming it with various items, the statement said.... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez dead, found hanged in cell

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SHIRLEY, Massachusetts (WABC) -- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell Wednesday morning.Hernandez, 27, was found hanged in his single cell by corrections officers around 3 a.m., according to the Department of Corrections in Massachusetts. Officials tried to save his life and he was taken to UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead around 4 a.m., the DOC said in a statement.Hernandez hanged himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley using a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window.He also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming it with various items, the statement said.... Read More
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Arkansas inmates set to die Thursday claim innocence

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This combination of undated photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Stacey E. Johnson, left, and Ledell Lee. Both men are scheduled for execution on April 20, 2017. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Lawyers for Arkansas inmates condemned to die Thursday in a planned double execution are claiming they are innocent and one of them says advanced DNA techniques could show he didn't kill a woman in 1993.... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez found dead, hanged in cell

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SHIRLEY, Massachusetts (WABC) -- The Department of Corrections in Massachusetts is reporting that former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Wednesday morning.Hernandez was discovered hanged in his single cell by corrections officers around 3 a.m. Officials tried to save his life and he was taken to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead around 4 a.m.Hernandez hanged himself using a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window, according to the Massachusetts DOC.He also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming it with various items, a statement from the DOC said.... Read More
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Gunman targeting white men kills 3, Fresno Police Chief says; 1 victim identified

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FRESNO, California -- Kori Muhammad, 39, is in Fresno Police custody after a shooting rampage in Downtown Fresno.Police said Muhammad starting shooting just hours after authorities announced he was wanted for the murder of a security guard shot and killed last Thursday night. In a press conference on Tuesday, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the police Shot Spotter system registered 16 shots in four different locations. All rounds were fired in less than 1 minute. Investigators said Muhammad opened fire at a PG&E work truck around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning near Fulton and ... Read More
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Attorney General promises to crack down on gangs

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promising a new crackdown on violent gangs. He says that under the Trump administration, the Department of Justice has zero tolerance for drug violence. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues spoke with CBSN about how the DOJ plans to execute the new policies.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Global CEOs Continue to Show Confidence in the United States as a Business Destination

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Fred W. Volcansek, Sr., is the Executive Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA Program. For the fifth year in a row, global business executives have named the United States as the top destination for business investment, according to A.T. Kearney’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index. This is excellent news, because FDI creates jobs and contributes to economic development across the United States. It is a direct reflection of the appeal of the U.S. economy and how it enables businesses of any size to access a consumer base of 325 million citizens, employ a productive workforce, a... Read More
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Initiative to Facilitate Data Flows in Asia Scores Big Wins

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Michelle Sylvester-Jose is an International Trade Specialist at the International Trade Administration The ability of U.S. businesses to transfer data across borders received a big boost last month as Singapore, Chinese Taipei and the Philippines communicated their plans to join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. The three economies join South Korea, which submitted its Intent to Participate earlier this year. With these new a... Read More
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HIA-LI to Host Annual Hauppauge Industrial Park (HIP) Update

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Tech & Science, Nature & Weather, Local News, Business & Finance, Health & Wellness By Long Island News & PR Published: April 18 2017 Business and Legislative Leaders to Share Status of Park Profile... Read More
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Sessions Cites Central Islip Quadruple Murder in Touting MS-13 Crackdown

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U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions cited last week’s quadruple murder on Long Island while touting a renewed federal crackdown on the violent street gang investigators suspect was responsible: MS-13. Sessions briefly discussed how he plans to take down the four-decade-old street gang headquartered in El Salvador while speaking Tuesday the Organized Crime Council, which includes leaders of various federal law enforcement agencies targeting syndicates such as the mafia and international drug cartels. “Just a few days ago, law enforcement believes that members of MS-13 murdered four young ... Read More
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County Executive Bellone Announces Upcoming Towns Halls to Inform Residents of Proposed Septic Improvement Program

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Town Halls will be Held in Flanders, Port Jefferson, Huntington & Centereach; Upcoming Series of Events Part of County Executive’s Community Outreach Program. Suffolk County, NY - April 18, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced a series of upcoming town halls to inform residents of the proposed Reclaim Our Water: Septic Improvement Program.  This first-of-its-kind water quality improvement program in Suffolk County would provide eligible homeowners grant funding and low-interest financing through ... Read More
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Thomas Allison Wins 2017 Discovery Prize

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How do electrons move within molecules? Thomas Allison presents at the 2017 Discovery Prize ceremony.Thomas Allison, an assistant professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics at Stony Brook University, posed this fundamental question on the way to winning the 2017 Discovery Prize. In a presentation delivered April 13 at the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre, Allison convinced a panel of three distinguished judges that his project deserved a $200,000 cash prize to help fund his postdoctoral research. The award will finance equipment that will help scientists see how molecules move and behave in real time. The winner was chosen by a distinguished panel of judges, including 2016 Nobel Laureate in Physics from... Read More
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Trump’s Executive Order Won’t Give Tech Clarity on H-1B Visas

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During a scheduled trip to Wisconsin tomorrow, President Trump will sign a long-awaited executive order that aims to address fraud and abuse in the visa program tech companies use to hire high-skilled foreign workers. As a candidate, Trump vowed to kill the H-1B visa, calling it “very, very bad for workers.” Tech industry leaders, who have pushed for more H-1B visas, found the president’s threats troubling and vague. For anyone seeking clarity, tomorrow’s executive order seems to offer more questions than answers.The “Buy American, Hire American” order seeks to reform both immigration and federal procurement. The latter pushes for policies that would prioritize American-made materials in government construction and man... Read More
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Uber confirms Ford veteran Marakby is leaving after 1 year

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App-enabled cab company Uber is losing another person who’s been working on its self-driving cars. Sherif Marakby, who spent 25 years at Ford is leaving Uber after spending a year as the startup’s vice president of global vehicle programs. Based out of the Pittsburgh, where Uber runs its Advanced Technologies Center (ATC), Marakby was working on “manufacturer strategy and integration efforts,” as the Verge reported last year. “Sherif’s deep experience and knowledge of the automotive industry have helped us tremendo... Read More
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Department of Commerce Releases Report on Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Petitions

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Morgan Barr, Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis in ITA’s Industry & Analysis Division On April 10, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., released the Department’s report on petitions submitted to temporarily reduce or suspend the tariffs paid on particular imported products. With this report, Commerce completes an important step in the new process outlined by Congress in The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act (AMCA) of 2016. When more than 2,500 petitions were submitted to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) at the end of 2016, Commerce got to work on its review.  Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Ag... Read More
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Where's Turkey headed after its referendum? – Inside Story

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Turkey's President has declared victory in Sunday's vote that grants the presidential office new sweeping powers.Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it's a historic decision.51.4% of voters chose to change the constitution.But opposition groups say they will challenge the result in court and some foreign observers have said the referendum fell short of international standards. So, what does the vote mean for Turkey's future and its relations with the European Union?Presenter: Laura KyleGuests:Elif Esen - Director for Regional Studies at the Department of International Relations at the Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.Ege Seckin - Turkey Speciali... Read More
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Where's Turkey headed after its referendum? – Inside Story

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Turkey's President has declared victory in Sunday's vote that grants the presidential office new sweeping powers.Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it's a historic decision.51.4% of voters chose to change the constitution.But opposition groups say they will challenge the result in court and some foreign observers have said the referendum fell short of international standards. So, what does the vote mean for Turkey's future and its relations with the European Union?Presenter: Laura KyleGuests:Elif Esen - Director for Regional Studies at the Department of International Relations at the Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.Ege Seckin - Turkey Speciali... Read More
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Where's Turkey headed after its referendum? – Inside Story

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Turkey's President has declared victory in Sunday's vote that grants the presidential office new sweeping powers.Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it's a historic decision.51.4% of voters chose to change the constitution.But opposition groups say they will challenge the result in court and some foreign observers have said the referendum fell short of international standards. So, what does the vote mean for Turkey's future and its relations with the European Union?Presenter: Laura KyleGuests:Elif Esen - Director for Regional Studies at the Department of International Relations at the Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.Ege Seckin - Turkey Speciali... Read More
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What’s the story behind “the wrecks” on the Sound in Riverhead?

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Photo: Rod Richardson The story behind the wrecks on the beach just west of Reeves Park is the most-asked question fielded by the Riverhead Town historian’s office, town historian Georgette Case said today. The wooden structures buried in the shoreline there are the remains of five ships that were run ashore by ... Read More
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The Latest: Workers plug gas leak at Alaska petroleum well

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This April 2017 photo provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shows an oil well that was misting natural gas on Alaska's frozen North Slope. Workers from the Alaska Department of Conservation and the Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday, April 15, 2017, were able to connect hoses to valves that allow pressure in the well to be reduced, according to a statement from the state conservation department. The Environmental Protection Agency says a crack in the BP wellhead near Deadhorse sent ... Read More
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MANGANO ANNOUNCES FREE RABIES VACCINATION CLINICS FOR DOGS, CATS AND FERRETS

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Mineola, NY - In an effort to protect our pets and prevent the spread of rabies, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, the Nassau County Department of Health and the Town of North Hempstead are partnering to offer free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets. Open to all Nassau County residents, the vaccination clinic will be held on Saturday, May 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter located at 75 Marino Avenue in Port Washington. “This continued partnership provides an excellent opportunity for residents to protect their pets as well as their families against rabies,” said County Executive Mangano.  “I u... Read More
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Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now

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There is a stretch of highway through the Ozark Mountains where being data-driven is a hazard. WIRED OPINION About Jason Tashea (@justicecodes), a writer and technologist based in Baltimore, is the founder of Justice Codes, a criminal justice and technology consultancy. Heading from Springfield, Missouri, to Clarksville, Arkansas, navigation apps recommend the Arkansas 43. While this can be the fastest route, the G... Read More
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Official Involved in Bush-Era Purge of Gay Employees Now in Trump Administration

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Photo by Tim Evanson. By Justin Elliott, ProPublica It was one of the uglier scandals of the Bush administration: Top officials at an agency dedicated to protecting whistleblowers launched a campaign against their own employees based on suspected sexual orientat... Read More
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Alabama company bids to build border wall with Mexico

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(AP) -- An Alabama-based perimeter security manufacturer has placed a bid to build President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico. AMICO Security placed the bid to build the wall in an effort to expand its operations based on the demand from the Department of Homeland Security, Al.com (http://bit.ly/2oqVPit) reported. The company is located in Birmingham, and if AMICO wins the bid, it could... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Mangano Hosts Deadly Drug Safety Seminar On Fentanyl And Carfentanil

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano hosted a free training, information and safety session where nearly 200 first responders and others learned how to safely treat or rescue people under the influence of Fentanyl or Carfentanil - two extremely potent synthetic drugs, reportedly being mixed with heroin on an increasing basis. The seminar was held on Thursday, April 13th at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. “In the case of Carfentanil, both the person overdosing and the rescuer are in danger if they come into contact with this potent drug, as a miniscule amount of the powdery substance can be deadly if absorbed into the skin, or accidentally inhaled,” said County Executive Man... Read More
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The Latest: Lawyer: Little money involved in sanctuary order

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Protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge will hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities Friday, April 14, 2017, in San Francisco. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick has scheduled a hearing on Friday on San Francisco's request for a court order blocking the Trump administration from cutting off funds to any of the nation's so-calle... Read More
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Thomas Allison's “Molecular Movies” Concept Takes Home Stony Brook's $200K Discovery Prize

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Thomas Allison’s “Molecular Movies” Concept Takes Home Stony Brook's $200K Discovery Prize Thomas Allison, holding his plaque after being named the 2017 Discovery Prize winner, with James H. Simons, Chairman of the Simons Foundation and one of the competition judges; and Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President of Stony Brook University. Stony Brook, NY, April 14, 2017 – Thomas Allison, PhD, Assistan... Read More
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Video shows 'Mother of All Bombs' dropped by U.S. on Afghanistan

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AFGHANISTAN (WABC) -- A Department of Defense video released Friday shows the moment the United States bombed Afghanistan with the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in its arsenal.The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or MOAB (nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs"), hit an Islamic State cave and tunnel systems in eastern Afghanistan around 7:30 p.m. local time Thursday. The bomb unleashed 11 tons of explosives and killed at least 36 ISIS militants, Afghan officials said.The strike was designed to maximize "the destruction of ISIS-K fighters and facilities and eliminate any perceived safe haven for ISIS-K in Afghanistan," according to the video post.The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that se... Read More
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Senator Ken LaValle: State Budget Includes Historic Investments To Protect Our Water and Our Environment

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$2.5 Billion In State Investments Dedicated to Clean Water Efforts. Albany, NY - April 6, 2017 - Senator Ken LaValle announced that the approved NY State Budget includes record funding to protect our environment for a second consecutive year.  Senator LaValle said, “Throughout my career, I have made it a priority to preserve and protect our fragile environment for this generation and the next. We have been extraordinarily successful in increasing support for environmental initiatives for the second year in a row.”   He continued, “It’s critically important that we address water issues today... Read More
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Video released showing the 'Mother of All Bombs' dropped by the U.S.

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The Department of Defense on Friday released video of the bomb dropped by the U.S. on Thursday, nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs," on Afghanistan.The 22,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb was deployed on a system of caves controlled by ISIS-K in eastern Afghanistan.In the black and white video, the bomb can be seen as a black speck descending upon a valley surrounded by mountainous terrain before it strikes and unleashes 11 tons of explosives.The bombing killed 36 Islamic State group fighters, Afghanistan officials said Friday. There were no reports of civilian casualties, according to U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan. It was the largest non-... Read More
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Massive attack

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Every year, artists and technology enthusiasts meet in Linz, Austria, for the Ars Electronica Festival, a meetup in the city’s downtown, located just off the Danube River. The festival is a haven for those with an eye toward the future — something between Burning Man and a TED conference, with visitors navigating scientific equipment, LED lights, and colorful installations. International visitors for the event are common enough, but the 1998 festival featured an unlikely participant: the Pentagon. That year, members of an art group called the Electronic Disturbance Theater were invited to demonstrate a program called FloodNet. Billed as a “virtual sit-in,” ... Read More
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VIDEO: DOD shows moment bomb hits target in Afghanistan

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AFGHANISTAN (WABC) -- A Department of Defense video released Friday shows the moment the United States bombed Afghanistan.The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb hit ISIS cave and tunnel systems in eastern Afghanistan around 7:30 p.m. local time Thursday. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashed 11 tons of explosives.The strike was designed to maximize "the destruction of ISIS-K fighters and facilities and eliminate any perceived safe haven for ISIS-K in Afghanistan," according to the video post.The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that several ISIS caves and ammunition caches were destroyed by the giant bomb, which terrified... Read More
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2 firms seek to prevent drugs' use in Arkansas executions

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FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Bruce Earl Ward, left, and Don William Davis. Both men are scheduled for execution April 17, 2017. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Two pharmaceutical companies asked a federal judge Thursday to prevent Arkansas from using their drugs to execute seven inmates by the end of the month, saying they object to their products being u... Read More
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The Many Lives of Pauli Murray

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It was Pauli Murray’s fate to be both ahead of her time and behind the scenes.CreditCourtesy Schlesinger Library / Radcliffe Institute / Harvard Universi... Read More
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Mangano Offers Free Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar In Baldwin

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is continuing to combat the heroin epidemic and save lives by joining with County Legislator Laura Curran, the Baldwin Council Against Drug Abuse and the Baldwin Civil Association, to host a free Overdose Prevention Seminar on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Baldwin Fire Department, located at 2386 Grand Avenue. “This free Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar is just one part of my administration’s four-pronged approach to fighting this public health crisis – including education, awareness, enforcement and treatment,” said County Executive Mangano. “These trainings prevent drug-related deaths in our community, save residents lives and keep families whole.”... Read More
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Earth Day 50th Anniversary Campaign Urges Nationwide Switch to Clean Energy

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NEW YORK -- Earth Day Initiative - a non-profit that promotes environmental awareness and solutions through partnerships with schools, community organizations, businesses, and governments - announces Count to 50. Find out more about their initiative, from the press release information below.-*- Leading up to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, this three-year campaign aims to switch apartments, houses, and offices over to clean energy. Count to 50 coincides with Earth Day Initiative's 47th annual Earth Day celebrations, taking place on April 18, in New York City.In several states, including New York, Ohio, and Washington, DC, consumers can choose their energy supplier and divert their monthly utility bill... Read More
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Contractors sue state over secret minority biz goals

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The Associated General Contractors of New York State has filed suit against five state agencies, seeking the release of documents that show how the offices set goals for participation by minority- and women-owned businesses in assorted state contracts. The action follows 75 separate attempts by the trade group to obtain the data through the Freedom of Information Law, which it said were all ignored or denied. The agencies include the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Transportation, Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Dormitory Authority and the New York State Insurance Fund. The contractors group said it is seeking the information because state agencies appear to have est... Read More
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GoTenna raises $7.5 million to enable off-the-grid communications on your smartphone

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Satellite-powered phones are often clunky, expensive, and, well, dependent on satellite connection. GoTenna wants to bring off-the-grid text and GPS communication to your smartphone. No cell service? No Wi-Fi? No problem. The Brooklyn-based startup today announced funding of $7.5 million, led by Union Square Ventures. GoTenna’s USB key-type device works using Bluetooth low-energy (LE), a version of Bluetooth that was built for the Internet of Things (IoT). Users can pair the device with the GoTenna app on a smartphone, which needs to be within a range of... Read More
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SBU Research Team Develops Private Digital Assistance App

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Researchers from the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University developed a digital assistant app that does not compromise privacy and answers the question, how can we provide personalized news recommendations without sharing sensitive data with the provider? Digital personal assistants have the ability to gear the content of an app or service to your specific likes and dislikes, such as Google News. However, they need a lot of sensitive data about you to be effective. Assistant Professors Aruna Balasubramanian and Niranjan Balasubramanian, along with former graduate students Shashank Jain (Microsoft) and Vivek Tiwari (LinkedIn), developed an app that can deliver personalized recommendations for news articles without... Read More
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Fighting Falcon puts off retirement: F-16 to fly for USAF through 2048

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Get Set For Trump Revisions To Your Affordable Care Act Insurance

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Enlarge this image The Trump administration is proposing changes to Obamacare that the White House says should stabilize the insurance marketplace. But critics of the proposal see big bumps ahead for consumers... Read More
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Farmers dismayed that USDA delays fair practice rule

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(AP) -- A rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who grow chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processing corporations, was delayed Wednesday by President Donald Trump's administration, halting by at least six months an initiative rolled out by President Barack Obama in his final days in office. The rule was first proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Mangano Honors Alejandra Alvarado Of Island Park As Social Services Employee Of The Month

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano presented Alejandra Alvarado of Island Park with a citation as Employee of the Month for her 9 years of exemplary service in the Department of Social Services, on Monday, April 10th at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. “I would like to congratulate Alejandra for being selected as Department of Social Services employee of the month,” said County Executive Mangano. “The work that the employees of DSS do is crucial to helping those in need. With your standards of integrity, respect, excellence, accountability, customer service and hard work, you have proven to be an invaluable member of our Nassau County family.” P... Read More
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Mangano: Aqueduct Inspection To Continue For Bay Park Connection To Cedar Creek Ocean Outfall Pipe

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Over 9 miles to be Inspected; Night Work to Minimize Impact Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Department of Public Works (DPW) Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias today announced the inspection and assessment of the Sunrise Highway (Rte. 27) Aqueduct will continue on Sunday, April 16, 2017. A study has been underway to determine if an existing, non-utilized underground pipeline can be used to connect the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility in Bay Park to Cedar Creek’s ocean outfall pipe. Thus far, 7,500 feet have been inspected and this path toward success remains achievable. “This project will determine an ability to utilize an existing pipeline under Sunrise Highway as a force main to transport treated w... Read More
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Former Trump adviser reportedly monitored

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The Washington Post reports the Department of Justice obtained a warrant to monitor Page's communications.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68427/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Zenefits fined $1.2 million by NY regulator for unlicensed insurance sales

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(Reuters) – Health benefits broker Zenefits was fined $1.2 million with New York’s financial services regulator on Tuesday for letting unlicensed employees solicit, negotiate and sell insurance policies, the latest regulatory blow for the software startup. Zenefits in 2014 and 2015 engaged in “repeated” violations of the state’s insurance law, including failures to maintain adequate compliance controls and train employees, said the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). In a consent order, the regulator also singled out Zenefits founder and former Chief Executive Parker Conrad for writing software in 2013 that let employees evade insurance broker education requirements. It said this... Read More
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Work crew, officers pull unconscious man from New Jersey house fire

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HILLSIDE, New Jersey (WABC) -- A crew from the Department of Public Works helped police officers make a daring rescue from a fire in New Jersey Tuesday morning.The workers noticed smoke pouring from a house on Columbia Avenue in Hillside and quickly leaped into action, calling 911 and telling residents to get out of the two-family home. Police arrived, and an officer used force to break down the back door and pulled an unconscious man to safety.A woman and a child on the second floor were able to escape the flames on their own. The victim was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital in unknown condition, but he is expected to survive.The fire, which was intense at times, was extinguished. The cau... Read More
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Maryland Lawmakers Vote To Allow Beekeepers To Shoot Black Bears That Threaten Hives

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Enlarge this image Honeybees are seen inside a colony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Md., in 2007. Maryland lawmakers approved a bill this week permitting beekeepe... Read More
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After Unsatisfying Answers, United Offers 'Deepest Apology' For Violent Video

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Enlarge this image A United Airlines Boeing 737 is parked outside the Boeing 737 Delivery Center in Seattle in 2015. A passenger was forcibly removed from a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Ky., on... Read More
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Report: Homeland Security fields 1,000 sex abuse complaints

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FILE - In this May 26, 2010 file photo a man detained at the Otay Mesa immigration detention center looks out from a room in San Diego. An advocacy group said Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog fielded more than 1,000 complaints of sexual assault or abuse from people in custody at immigration detention centers. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- An advocacy group said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's ... Read More
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Donald Trump, Long Island and the war on science

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By GREGORY ZELLER // There’s worry, if not panic, among the scientists at the heart of the Long Island innovation economy. Certainly, none are surprised that President Donald Trump, in his first proposed budget, took square aim at the federal funding that is the lifeblood of the nation’s scientific research programs. This is, after all, a president who calls climate change a hoax, champions coal and selected a former ExxonMobil CEO as his secretary of state; who wrote that renewable-energy research is “an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about themselves;” who has repeatedly, ignorantly suggested that measles and mumps vaccinations cause autism; who chose an Environmental Protection Agency... Read More
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‘I Love Long Island’ Campaign Tackles Harmful Lawn Fertilizers

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A local environmental group is taking the fight against water pollution straight to Long Islanders’ lawns through a new “I Love Long Island” campaign meant to curb the use of potentially harmful high-nitrogen fertilizers. The ambitious project, spearheaded by the nonprofit Grassroots Environmental Education, coincides with Earth Day, which is on April 22. To raise awareness about pesticides and high-nitrogen fertilizer, Doug Wood, associate director of Grassroots Environmental Education, founded ILo... Read More
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SelectUSA Delivering on the Promise to Create Jobs

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Fred W. Volcansek is the Executive Director for the Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA Program. It is my great honor to serve the American people – and the business investors who support job creation across the nation – as the Executive Director of SelectUSA, a program that I see as among the most exciting in the U.S. government. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said on his first day in office that the United States is entering a period of economic revival. Our team at SelectUSA will be on the forefront of this revival—working to attract business investment in the United States and create opportunities for American workers. Sele... Read More
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Construction laborers union recruits apprentices

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Stock photo: Fotolia The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Laborers Local Union 731 will conduct a recruitment from May 9 through May 22 for 30 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today. Applications will be available online at ... Read More
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The many lives of plastic bottles

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NEW YORK -- In New York City, recycled plastic bottles experience an interesting life.After they are picked up by a Department of Sanitation truck, they are taken to a Sims Municipal Recycling Facility. Next, the bottles are put on a barge and taken to the Sims Materials Recovery Facility. At the recovery facility, the plastic bottles are loaded onto a conveyor belt, along with recycled glass and metals. Scanners help distinguish and separate the different types of plastic bottles from each other.Next, the plastic bottles are bundled into 1,000 pound bales and sold to plastic recyclers. When the bottles arrive at these plastic bottle factories, they have their labels removed and are then washed and chopped in... Read More
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Who really takes out the garbage, where does it go?

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NEW YORK -- Who really takes out the Garbage?New York City produces 25,000 tons of garbage and recyclables a day. Fortunately, the city has a good collection system that is composed of the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and private collection agencies. The DSNY collects 10,500 tons of garbage and 1760 tons of recyclables from residential, government, and nonprofit agency buildings every day, whereas private carters collect 13,000 tons of garbage from businesses.For the 2016 fiscal year, the DSNY is expected to cost taxpayers over $1.5 billion.For more info, visit: ... Read More
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Maragos: County Juvenile Detention Center Vendor Staff Lacked Required

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Certifications and Child Abuse Clearances. JDC Errors Lost $1.3M Mineola, NY- Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos released an audit of the Nassau County Juvenile Detention Center (“JDC”) which provides mandated housing and educational services, to youths, from 10 to 17 years of age. The audit covering the period from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014, highlights that mandated educational services, provided by a contracted third party, were not adequately monitored and most employees did not have NYS education certification. Furthermore, employee clearances for child abuse were mostly not performed prior to hire. Additionally, errors and misclassifications in financial reporting for state reimbursement resulted in a los... Read More
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Google refutes charges, says there is no gender pay gap

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Google said it’s “taken aback ” by the government’s claim that it doesn’t compensate women fairly. The company said it conducts “rigorous analyses” that its pay practices are gender-blind and found “no gender pay gap” in 52 major job categories it analyzed last year. Google added that analysts who calculate suggested pay don’t have access to employees’ gender data. Google also said that beyond gender pay equity, the company recently expanded the analysis to cover race in the U.S. as well. The U.S. Department of Labor ... Read More
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Groups sue for White House visitor records

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The Department of Homeland Security and the White House haven't responded to three watchdog groups' Freedom of Information Act requests.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68397/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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County Executive Bellone Announces Community Outreach Campaign To Promote First-Ever Septic Improvement Program In Suffolk

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Septic Improvement Program Would Offer Grants and Low-Interest Financing to Help Homeowners Afford to Replace Outdated Septic Systems. Suffolk County, NY - April 11, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced a community outreach campaign as part of a coordinated effort to promote his administration’s proposed Septic Improvement Program.  In the coming weeks, a series of town halls will be held across the county so that residents can hear directly from water quality experts and officials in their own communities on how they would benefit from the program if enacted.  ... Read More
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Cybersecurity startup Synack raises $21.25 million led by Microsoft Ventures

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Synack, a cybersecurity startup that helps businesses prevent and counter security breaches, announced today new funding of $21.25 million, led by Microsoft Ventures. Synack’s core product, Hydra, scans a business or organization’s IP and alerts researchers of possible vulnerabilities, changes, or unknown events. Researchers then validate known vulnerabilities or investigate potential attack vectors. [embedded content] Synack’s cofounder and CEO, Jay Kaplan, claims to have an edge over other cybersecurity companies — a global network of vetted hackers. “We have an extremely rigorous vetting appr... Read More
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Google explains its equal pay methodology in response to ‘gender pay gap’ accusations

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With the U.S. government recently accusing Google of systematically paying women less than their male counterparts, the internet giant has come out guns a-blazin’ as it looks to quell The crux of the issue stems from an ongoing lawsuit that the Department of Labor (DOL) filed against Google in January, seeking access to the company’s compensation data. Testifying in court last Friday, DOL regional director Janette Wipper said that the government had “found systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much acros... Read More
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Google releases pay methodology in attempt to prove no gender gap exists

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Margaret Atwood, the Prophet of Dystopia

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When Margaret Atwood was in her twenties, an aunt shared with her a family legend about a possible seventeenth-century forebear: Mary Webster, whose neighbors, in the Puritan town of Hadley, Massachusetts, had accused her of witchcraft. “The townspeople didn’t like her, so they strung her up,” Atwood said recently. “But it was before the age of drop hanging, and she didn’t die. She dangled there all night, and in the morning, when they came to cut the body down, she was still alive.” Webster became known as Half-Hanged Mary. The maiden name of Atwood’s grandmother was Webster, and the family tree can be traced back to John Webster, the fifth g... Read More
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Mangano Honors Alejandra Alvardo Of Island Park As Social Services Employee Of The Month

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano presented Alejandra Alvarado of Island Park with a citation as Employee of the Month for her 9 years of exemplary service in the Department of Social Services, on Monday, April 10th at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. “I would like to congratulate Alejandra for being selected as Department of Social Services employee of the month,” said County Executive Mangano. “The work that the employees of DSS do is crucial to helping those in need. With your standards of integrity, respect, excellence, accountability, customer service and hard work, you have proven to be an invaluable member of our Nassau County family.” P... Read More
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The clock starts ticking: Riverhead signs letter of intent with Luminati

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<a href="http://riverheadlocal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017_0410_Luminati_plane-1.jpg" data-caption="A solar-powered ultralight "pilot optional" plane flown by Luminati pilot Rob Lutz at a demonstration event last June in Calverton. Photo: Denise Civiletti">A solar-powered ultralight "pilot optional" plane flown by Luminati pilot Rob Lutz at a demonstration event last June in Calverton. Photo: Denise Civiletti Riverhead S... Read More