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CCTV cam: Moment of blast in central Baghdad, at least 10 killed, dozens injured

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Iraqi officials say a car bombing at a popular ice cream shop in Baghdad killed at least 10 and wounded dozens. Hospital and police officials say the blast happened late Monday night, just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the blast in central Baghdad was caused by a parked car. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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At least 10 killed, dozens injured in bomb blasts in central Baghdad

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Iraqi officials say a car bombing at a popular ice cream shop in Baghdad killed 10 and wounded 22. Hospital and police officials say the blast happened late Monday night, just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the blast in central Baghdad was caused by a parked car. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.RT LIVE http://rt.com... Read More
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PlayStation tops ranking of the game industry’s most-watched TV ads

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On TV, “PlayStation Vue” had a whole new meaning between April and May, as the console brand captured 16 percent of the gaming industry TV ad impressions in the last 30 days GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversation analytics from 10 million smart TV screens, to bring you a monthly report on the TV ad impressions generated by the gaming industry’s biggest campaigns. These are the ads, and by extension the games, that game makers are putting major muscle behind. Below are the top five most-seen gaming industry brands from April 16 through May 15. iSpot.tv found 1.4 billion total TV ad impressions from gaming industry commercials in that perio... Read More
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New waterslide remains closed after 10-year-old flies off it

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The boy tumbled onto the concrete after going down the 80-degree drop, sending him to the hospital with scrapes and bruises.SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK... Read More
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Coram Man Killed in Car Crash

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A car crash in Commack left an 88-year-old Coram man dead and injured two others on Sunday evening. Suffolk County police said Frank Stengl was a front-seat passenger in a Nissan Altima being driven westbound on the North Service Road of the Long Island Expressway when the car collided with a Ford van while the car was making a left turn at 5:20 p.m. Stengl was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Nissan and the rear-seat passenger, Joan Walsh were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver of the can was not injured and remained at the scene. Second Squad detectives impounded the vehicles, are continuing the and ask anyone... Read More
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Lyme Isn’t the Only Disease Ticks Are Spreading This Summer

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It started with vomiting and a fever. But a few days later, five-month old Liam was in the emergency room, his tiny body gripped by hourly waves of seizures. X-rays and MRIs showed deep swelling in his brain. When an infectious disease specialist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center diagnosed Liam with Powassan virus in November, he became the first recorded case in state history. Doctors think Liam picked up the rare neurological disease from a tick his father brought back after a deer hunting trip.The toddler survived with some scar tissue—but not everyone who gets Powassan, POW for short, is so lucky. With no treatment available, half of all people who contract the virus suffer permanent brain damage; 10 percent die. A... Read More
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South Korean Youth Struggle To Find Jobs After Years Of Studying For Tests

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Enlarge this image Students try out a Samsung Electronics Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone at a shop in Seoul, South Korea, on April 27. Many post-college grads in South Korea spend years studying for tests in the ... Read More
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Uber CEO’s mother killed in boating accident, father hospitalized

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Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, died Friday evening in a boating accident outside Fresno, Calif. Donald Kalanick, Travis’s father, suffered “moderate injuries” as a result of the accident, and is currently hospitalized in Fresno, according to a report by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office received a report of the accident slightly before 5 p.m. Friday. Deputies with the office’s boating enforcement unit already patrolling the lake went to investigate, along with deputies aboard the department’s helicopter. They later found Donald and Bonnie ... Read More
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Second Teen Dies After Manorville Crash

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A second teenager has died a week after the vehicle he was a passenger in crashed in Manorville. Suffolk County police said 17-year-old Tyrese Ramseur of Bellport was riding in a Mitsubishi that hit a tree on North Street near the corner of South Street on May 20. He was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he died of his injuries, police said Friday. A second passenger, 17-year-old Isaiah Perez of Shirley, was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue on the night of the crash, police have said. The driver, 17-year-old Edenilson Trejo, also of Shirley, was hospitalized for treatment of serious injuries. Police are continuing the investigation into the cause of... Read More
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States Try To Keep Nursing Homes From Kicking Out Less Lucrative Patients

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Enlarge this image Vincent Galvan first went to a nursing home in 2012 after his right leg was amputated. He was evicted after complaining about his care. Mariah Woelfel/WVIK... Read More
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Raw: Manhunt in California, Deputy Hospitalized

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A Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy was airlifted to a hospital after a shooting in Coachella, California, southeast of Los Angeles. Police were searching for a suspect late Thursday night. (May 26)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world t... Read More
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A $2.5M ‘bot in the arm for Southside Hospital

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A state-of-the-art surgical robot is bringing new options to Southside Hospital patients requiring a laundry list of minimally invasive procedures. Named for the innovative15th-to-16th century Italian artist, scientist and engineer, the $2.5 million da Vinci Xi Surgical System offers unparalleled precision for cardiac, thoracic, gynecologic and urologic procedures, as well as surgical oncology and other general surgeries. ... Read More
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Young Manchester Survivor Describes Attack

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Wearing an Ariana Grande T-shirt, Millie Robson recounted from her hospital bed, in a calm voice, the night the explosion went off in the Manchester Arena as she was leaving the venue to meet her father. (May 25)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner ... Read More
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Horrifying crash aftermath: 13 dead, 21 injured in oil tanker-truck collision in China

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Thirteen people died in a traffic accident inside a tunnel in north China's Hebei Province on Tuesday. An oil tanker rear-ended a coal truck in a highway tunnel linking the cities of Zhangjiakou and Shijiazhuang. The collision took place 30 meters (98ft) from the tunnel exit, causing an explosion and subsequent fire that damaged nine vehicles. Rescuers confirmed the 13 deaths at the site, and three seriously injured people were sent to hospital. The explosion and subsequent fire also damaged 43 nearby homes, injuring 17 residents and one rescue worker.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscri... Read More
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Here are the microbes you can pick up at the hospital — and those you leave behind

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Here are the microbes you can pick up at the hospital — and those you leave behind - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Ch... Read More
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Northwell, St. Joseph’s partner

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St. Joseph’s College and Northwell Health have formed an educational partnership that includes discounts from the school for the system’s employees and internships for the school’s students. St. Joseph’s, with campuses in Patchogue and Brooklyn, said it will offer “a generously discounted tuition” to Northwell Health employees who enroll as well as internship opportunities. Gail Lamberta, associate dean of community development and chair of the school’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, said St. Joseph’s has “been proactive in developing partnerships with a number of corporations.” Lamberta said St. Joseph’s has formed numerous educational partnerships that ”provide quality opportu... Read More
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Melania Trump Visits Rome Children’s Hospital

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Following a visit with Pope Francis, First Lady Melania Trump visited the Vatican's children's hospital Wednesday, meeting with patients, painting pictures with them and taking selfies. (May 24)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas

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Anna Devane lies in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors, one of whom just told her she has cancer. “It’s a scary word, right? We can all admit that,” says a second doctor, Robin Scorpio, who also happens to be Devane’s daughter. This cancer is rare, says the first doctor, and somewhat different. People with the condition, called polycythemia vera, make too many blood cells. This, adds a third doctor, explains Devane’s recent migraines.“So how do we treat it? Is it … radiation? Chemo?” Devane’s voice cracks. Remarkably, no. The first doctor, a husky-voiced practitioner named Hamilton Finn, tells Devane she needs only a prescription blood thinner and regular phlebotomy—blood letting. Anna shows relief, then irr... Read More
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Calif. Man Gets 25 Years for Killing Ex-wife’s Boyfriend

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A California man was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting his estranged wife’s 34-year-old boyfriend in Valley Stream two years ago. Deon Ewers, 51, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., was convicted of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon at Nassau County court in March. “This defendant flew across the country, senselessly murdered an innocent man in a jealous rage, and fled the scene,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. Prosecutors said Ewers visited his ex-wife’s home to surprise her and his son, but he instead confronted Majid Morris in an upstairs bedroom, where Ewers gunned the victim down shortly before 7 a.m. Nov. 6, 2015. The gunma... Read More
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One Man Died After Contracting Botulism From Contaminated Nacho Cheese Sauce

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Published on May 23, 2017One man has died after contracting Botulism from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce. Nine others have been hospitalized. Martin Galindo-Larios Jr. died on May 18, in a San Francisco hospital Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Doctors say they’re running out of baking soda — and the shortage is putting life saving operations

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The shortage of baking soda solution is hitting hospitals nationwide and life-saving operations are being put on hold, the New York Times reports. A hospital in Alabama recently postponed seven open-heart operations and one doctor said that he tried mixing his own solution to combat the deficit. Besides the baking soda medicine shortage, there are currently 50 different drugs in short supply, according to the FDA.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: ... Read More
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California Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Killing Estranged Wife’s Boyfriend

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Deon Ewers shot the man within an hour of arriving on a cross-country flight MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a California man was sentenced today to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting his estranged wife’s boyfriend in a Valley Stream home in November 2015. Deon Ewers, 51, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, was found convicted by a jury on March 28 of Murder in the 2nd Degree (an A-I violent felony) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (a C violent felony). Th... Read More
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Northwell Health partners on new cardio device

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Northwell Health is partnering with Manhattan-based Peerbridge Health to develop and deploy remote medical monitoring systems using wireless that patients wear. Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling called the collaboration “part of our overarching strategy to introduce disruptive technologies that will help shape the future of health care delivery. The nonprofit invested an undisclosed sum in the company and helped the firm conduct a small clinical trial with 13 outpatients at Lenox Hill hospital. Northwell Helath plans to help conduct a broader clinical trial at its hospitals to better measure the performance and make more widely available the firm’s ... Read More
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Northwell strategy cuts to the heart of $4.5B industry

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Referencing “the future of remote medical monitoring,” Northwell Health is trying on a little wearable technology. Make that a big wearable technology – as in, the Peerbridge Cor, a portable electrocardiogram monitor produced by Peerbridge Heath Inc. ... Read More
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Pot luck: Hound Labs raises $8.1 million to combat stoned drivers with cannabis breathalyzers

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Law enforcement agencies have been using breathalyzers to test motorists’ sobriety for decades, but a new startup is staking a claim to bring its cannabis version of the technology to market. So far, the only reliable ways to test for cannabis use have been through saliva, blood, or urine, which aren’t always practical in a roadside setting. But more than that, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is known to remain detectable in the system long after a user would be impaired from its use. This is why Hound Labs is developing its breathalyzer, given that THC is detectable in the breath for only a few hours after marijuana use. Oakland-based cannabis breathalyzer startup Hound L... Read More
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No. 218: Kaushansky rising, moguls go tech and getting to know your sodium

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It’s Tuesday again: Hope your week is going swimmingly. Give a hearty Innovate welcome to new readers Jennifer, Jenifer, Clarkie, Nora and PR. Glad to have you aboard, folks. Don’t forget to send news, tips, press releases, promotions, birthdays, carps, criticisms and corrections to john.kominicki@innovateli.com. Kansas City-based Laugh-O-gram Films was incorporated on this day in 1922. It declared bankruptcy a year later, and the firm’s 20-year-old founder was forced to sell the studio’s only camera to buy a train ticket to California. He did keep sketches he’d made ... Read More
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ACTION ON FISTULA TO TRANSFORM 4,500 LIVES BY 2020

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Tokyo, May 23, 2017 – Astellas Pharma Inc. (President and CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, “Astellas”) on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, Astellas pledges its support to the Fistula Foundation as the second phase of Action on Fistula launches with an ambitious target to treat 4,500 women with obstetric fistula in Kenya by 2020. Action on Fistula, supported by a grant from an affiliate of Astellas Pharma Inc., Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. (with Astellas Pharma Inc. correctively referred to as "Astellas"), is a programme set up by the Fistula Foundation in 2014 to transform the lives of more than 1,200 women in Kenya living with fistula: an injury caused by prolonged obstructed labour, lea... Read More
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Witnesses heard “huge bang” near Manchester Arena stage

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Witnesses at the Manchester Arena say they heard a loud band to the right of the concert stage before being evacuated Monday night. Helen Pidd, a reporter for The Guardian, spoke to CBSN with more details from a nearby hospital.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Melania Trump and Sara Netanyahu Visit Hospital

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First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital in Jerusalem on Monday with the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mrs. Trump was introduced to staff before meeting some of the child patients in the garden of Hadassah hospital. (May 22)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsFind the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest press... Read More
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Shirley Teen Killed in Car Crash

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A teenager from Shirley was killed and two other teens were seriously injured in a Manorville crash over the weekend. Suffolk County police said Isaiah Perez was a passenger in a Mitsubishi that was heading westbound on North Street when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree near the corner of South Street at 8:50 p.m. Saturday. Perez was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead. The driver and his other passenger were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where they are being treated for serious injuries. Seventh Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-... Read More
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New MDs Enter Medical Profession in Age of Technology and Globalization

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New MDs Enter Medical Profession in Age of Technology and GlobalizationStony Brook School of Medicine graduates to take momentum of their training to residencies in New York State and Nationwide in July Erika Blaikie, a graphic artist for nearly 20 years before pursuing medicine, was among a number of graduates who had previous careers.  At the doctoral presentation, she is hooded by Dr. Andrew Wackett and Dr. Latha Chandran. Stony Brook, NY – May 22, 2017 – One hundred and twenty-s... Read More
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LIJ Valley Stream closing psychiatry unit

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Long Island Jewish Medical Center at Valley Stream , a 305-bed hospital that is part of Northwell Health, is closing its inpatient psychiatric unit. Northwell said it expects to close the operation on June 7, provided that it receives required state approvals. The system said the decision was “carefully thought out and made in collaboration with the New York State Office of Mental Health and the New York State Department of Health,” which must approve the closure plan. Patients can still go to the LIJ Valley Stream’s Emergency Department for treatment, but they would be admitted to other facilities, as a... Read More
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MindMaze offers VR treatment for stroke victims in the U.S.

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Swiss startup MindMaze, which raised $100 million in funding, has launched its MindMaze Pro virtual reality treatment for stroke recovery patients in the U.S. The launch shows that VR is for more than just games, as it stands at the intersection of neuroscience and entertainment. The launch is the latest example of how VR is spreading far beyond games and entertainment. And that’s important, as consumer VR sales have been slower than expected. Based on a decade of research and t... Read More
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Copiague Man Stabbed to Death at Wedding Party

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A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death while attending a wedding party in his hometown of Copiague on Saturday night. Suffolk County police said. Anyelo Rosario got into an altercation with another man who stabbed him at the party at a home on Amerigo Vespucci Avenue at 8:20 p.m., police said. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other man, whose name police did not release, was also taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation. ... Read More
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Amityville Woman Indicted for June 2016 Double-Fatal Crash in Hicksville

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Elizabeth Stenson is accused of killing a bicyclist and a passenger in her vehicle MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Amityville woman was arraigned today on grand jury indictment charges related to a double-fatal crash in Hicksville in June 2016. Elizabeth Stenson, 58, was arraigned today before Acting Supreme Court Justice Jerald Carter on charges of: Three counts of Murder in the 2nd Degree (an A-I felony) Attempted Murder in the 2nd Degree (a B violent felony)... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky Installed as Chair of GNYHA

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Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky Installed as Chair of GNYHAIn this role, Dr. Kaushansky will help shape policies and advocacy efforts of the Association’s 160 plus member system in the NY Metro Region Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky (right) is greeting by Dr. Steven Corwin, outgoing GNYHA Chair, during Dr. Kaushansky’s installation at the 2017-18 GNYHA Chair at the Association’s annual meeting. Stony Brook, NY – May 19, 2017 – Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences at Stony... Read More
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Copiague Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Car

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A pedestrian was fatally hit by a car in Copiague on Thursday night. Suffolk County police said a man was pushing a shopping cart along Sunrise Highway when he was hit by a westbound Toyota Camry at the corner of Bethpage Road at 9:15 p.m. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead. His identity was not immediately known. The 18-year-old driver was not injured and received a summons for violation of learner’s permit restriction. First Squad detectives impounded the car and are continuing the investigation. ... Read More
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Stony Brook’s Susmita Pati Receives National Recognition for Innovative Pediatric Program

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Stony Brook’s Susmita Pati Receives National Recognition for Innovative Pediatric Program Susmita Pati, MD, MPH STONY BROOK, NY, May 19, 2017 -- Susmita Pati, MD, MPH, Chief of the Division of Primary Care Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, received the Academic Pediatric Association Healthcare Delivery Award for Stony Brook C... Read More
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Riverhead Man Set Girlfriend on Fire, Cops Say

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A Riverhead man was arrested for allegedly setting his 33-year-old girlfriend on fire while she slept in a tent in the woods on Wednesday night, Riverhead Town Police said. Ryan Osborne was charged with assault and arson for the attack on the victim, with whom he had a domestic relationship. Police said Osborn poured an unknown accelerant onto the woman’s body and the tent she was sleeping in near Forge Road and ignited it at 9 p.m. The victim, who extinguished the flames on her body, suffered burns to her lower extremities, face and hands. She was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center and later transported to Stony Brook University Hospital. Her name was not released. The fire extended to the wooded area. Riv... Read More
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Remembering a visionary, Spectronics co-founder Bill Cooper

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Bill Cooper was ahead of his time, coming up with ideas for products made with ultraviolet light long before they caught on. He came up with using ultraviolet light to detect counterfeit bills and to detect air conditioning leaks in cars. Those products caught on worldwide, as he helped turn ultraviolet light into a tool for safety and efficiency – and helped grow his firm to about 180 employees – with jobs currently open for another ten. Cooper, the co-founder and CEO of Spectronics and a visionary entrepreneur whose products are used around the world from automobiles to counterfeit detection, died recently. A Lloyd Harbor resident whose firm is based in Westbury, Cooper passed away on March 27 of heart failu... Read More
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Long Beach Man Gets 20 Years for Fatal Shooting

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A gunman was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for shooting a 28-year-old man to death when the assailant opened fire into a group of people in Long Beach in 2014. Antonio Webb, 24, had pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon in March at Nassau County court. “This defendant’s unconscionable recklessness cost a man his life and left his two young children without a father,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. Prosecutors said Webb was armed with a pistol when he fired several shots into a tattoo party at the Channel Park Homes on Birch Court in Long Beach at 12:40 a.m. on Sept. 27, 2014. Tyrenzo Brown was shot multiple times and taken to So... Read More
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Long Beach Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Fatal Shooting Near Public Housing Project

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The shooting was the result of a dispute over a woman MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach man was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison and five years’ post release supervision for fatally shooting another man at a party in September 2014. Antonio Webb, 25, pleaded guilty during trial on March 6 in front of Acting Supreme Court Justice Teresa Corrigan to charges of Manslaughter in the 1st Degree (a B violent felony) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (a C violent felony). “This defendant’s unconscionable recklessness cost a man his life and left his two young children witho... Read More
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Information Security Buzz

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Following the news that the suspicious emails / phishing is unlikely to be cause of the global, WannaCry cyber attack, IT security experts from Corero Network Security, Nexsan, Commvault, FalconStor, Alert Logic, ... Read More
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North Patchogue, Port Jefferson Armed Home Invasions Probed

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Suffolk County police are investigating a pair of armed home invasions in which the victims were assaulted in North Patchogue and Port Jefferson this week, authorities said. In the first case, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, kicked in the door of a Pint Court home in North Patchogue while a woman and her adult son were home on Sunday night, police said. A scuffled ensued between the assailants and the victims, one of whom suffered minor injuries, before the duo fled the scene with stolen property, police said. In the second case, three men entered a home on Sheep Pasture Road in Port Jefferson, where they assaulted the homeowner and stole money and a pickup truck at 11:50 p.m. Monday, police said. The victim ... Read More
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Suffolk Cop Sexually Assaulted Woman, Lawsuit Claims

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A Suffolk County police officer allegedly forced a woman he arrested to perform oral sex on him in an interrogation room two months ago, the woman claimed in a new federal lawsuit. Officer Christopher McCoy is accused of forcing himself on the woman at the First Precinct station house in West Babylon after he pulled her over on Straight Path in Wyandanch in March, according to the suit, which was filed Tuesday at Central Islip federal court. Afterward, the woman filed a complaint with the FBI because she feared Suffolk police wouldn’t properly investigate the allegations, according to the suit. “Our Internal Affairs Bureau has assisted the FBI in its criminal investigation,” Assistant Police Commissioner Justin Meyer... Read More
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Denying Health Care to Diabetics Makes Just About Zero Sense

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Last week, the Trump administration made a new enemy: the American Diabetes Association. During a panel discussion at a forum for health care luminaries at Stanford University on Thursday, Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney told an audience that the GOP bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would take care of people with pre-existing conditions, but only to an extent. “It doesn’t mean we should be required to take care of the person who sits home, drinks sugary drinks, doesn’t exercise, eats poorly, and gets diabetes,” he said.Diabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans, most of whom did not take kindly to the jab. Almost imm... Read More
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Teenager Dies From Drinking Too Much Caffeine Too Quickly

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Published on May 16, 2017The South Carolina teen was considered healthy by all accounts, but the high school sophomore collapsed last month and later died at a nearby hospital. CBS2's Elise Finch reports. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Police chief shot in Orange County; standoff continues with police

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MAYBROOK, Orange County (WABC) -- A police chief has been rushed to the hospital after he was shot in Maybrook.According to a law enforcement source, Town of Montgomery Police Chief Arnold Amthor was shot Tuesday morning and was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh.The chief was struck in the upper shoulder, and the injury appears to be non-life threatening, according to the State Police. The chief was conscious and alert when he was taken to the hospital. The shooting occurred on Abbey Avenue in Maybrook, where someone continued to be barricaded inside a house Tuesday afternoon.State police said they were responding to a domestic incident around 9:30 a.m., and while interviewing ... Read More
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Police officer shot in Orange County; standoff continues with police

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MAYBROOK, Orange County (WABC) -- A police officer has been rushed to the hospital after he was shot in Maybrook.According to a law enforcement source, the police officer was shot Tuesday morning and was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. The shooting occurred on Abbey Avenue in Maybrook, where someone continued to be barricaded inside late Tuesday morning.State police said they were responding to a domestic incident around 9:30 a.m., and while interviewing the suspect, there was an exchange of gunfire.The officer was struck in the upper shoulder, and the injury appears to be non-life threatening, according to the State Police. The officer was conscious and alert when he was ta... Read More
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Montgomery police chief shot in Orange County; standoff continues with police

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MAYBROOK, Orange County (WABC) -- A police chief has been rushed to the hospital after he was shot in Maybrook.According to a law enforcement source, the police chief of the town of Montgomery was shot Tuesday morning and was taken to St Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. The chief's condition is unknown.The shooting occurred on Abbey Avenue in Maybrook, where someone continued to be barricaded inside late Tuesday morning. New York State Police troopers, state investigators and a negotiator are on the scene.The Alternative Learning Center in Maybrook, because of its proximity to the scene, has been placed on lockout.Maybrook is 70 miles northwest of New York City and has a population of... Read More
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Sponsored: What Is Head and Neck Cancer?

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NEW YORK -- Screening is the critical first line of defense in early detection of Head and Neck cancer.Dr. Tom Thomas, medical director of head and neck reconstructive and transoral robotic surgery at the hospital's Leonard B. Kahn Head & Neck Cancer Institute, is a nationally recognized expert in this field. He says: "The importance of screening is that you can diagnose the cancer in an early stage, and earlier stages of head and neck cancer are curable." Knowledge is power, and when it comes to our health, having access to information can mean the difference between life and death. The American Cancer Society, projects that 63,000 new cases of head and neck cancer will be diagnosed in this country in 2017. At... Read More
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Sponsored: Head and Neck Cancer – answers from the experts at Morristown Medical Center

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NEW YORK -- Head and Neck Cancer Series IntroductionThe American Cancer Society projects that 63,000 new cases of head and neck cancer will be diagnosed this year, which can occur anywhere in the head and neck area, including the jaw, tongue or tonsil area and, especially in smokers, the larynx, where the vocal cords are. Sexually transmitted HPV (human papillomavirus) can also develop into oral cancer decades after infection. While these cancers used to occur mostly in those aged 60+, recently that has shifted to people in their late 30s, 40s and 50s. In response, Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, has developed outreach programs offering free oral, head and neck cancer screenings ... Read More
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Police officer in Orange County shot; standoff continues with police

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MAYBROOK, Orange County (WABC) -- A police officer in Maybrook has been rushed to the hospital after he was shot in the chest.According to a law enforcement source, a Village of Maybrook police officer was shot Tuesday morning and was taken to St Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. The officer's condition is unknown.The shooting occurred on Abbey Avenue in Maybrook, where someone continued to be barricaded inside late Tuesday morning. New York State Police troopers are on also the scene.Maybrook is 70 miles northwest of New York City and has a population of 3,000. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Maybrook, NY, police officer shot

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A police officer in Maybrook has been rushed to the hospital after he was shot in the chest.According to a law enforcement source, a Village of Maybrook police officer was shot in chest Tuesday morning and was taken to St Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. The shooting occurred on Abbey Avenue in Maybrook. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Man holding human head stabs Oregon grocery store worker

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ESTACADA, Ore. -- A man carrying what appeared to be a human head walked into a grocery store in Oregon and stabbed an employee just minutes before authorities discovered a woman's body in a home in a nearby town.The two incidents were connected, authorities said. The gruesome and bizarre chain of events began Sunday afternoon when the man entered the Thriftway grocery store covered in blood and with "what looked like a large kitchen type of knife," Ernie Roberts, interim police chief in nearby Sandy, Oregon, said Monday in a phone interview. Sandy provides police services for Estacada, which has just 2,600 residents.He was also carrying something that appeared to be a severed human head, Clackamas County ... Read More
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2 men on Long Island arrested after dogs found starving

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MASSAPEQUA, Long Island (WABC) -- Police arrested two men after their dogs were found very thin and malnourished.Thomas Skuza and Thomas Skuza Jr. of Massapequa, were arrested, accused of failure to provide proper sustenance, officials said. The Nassau County SPCA detectives said Tuesday that the men deprived their two dogs, Romeo and Damian, of food and water. Detectives said the dogs were dehydrated, and emaciated with ribs, spine and hips showing.Romeo and Damian were taken to an animal hospital and will need extensive care. A veterinarian found both to be underweight, and Romeo had metallic items in his stomach, according to the SPCA. He will likely need surgery to remove them. ... Read More
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SUV in Bronx crashes into building

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CLAREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- An SUV crashed into a building in the Claremont section of the Bronx.At 8:11 a.m. Tuesday, an SUV hit a barber shop on East 174th Street, according to the New York City Fire Department. One person was taken to St Barnabas Hospital with minor injuries.It is unclear if the victim was in the SUV or in the barber shop. Several stores in the one-story building were evacuated, including a deli and laundromat near the barber shop. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Car in Bronx crashes into building

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CLAREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- A car crashed into a building in the Claremont section of the Bronx.At 8:11 a.m. Tuesday, a car hit a barber shop on East 174th Street, according to the New York City Fire Department. One person was taken to St Barnabas Hospital with minor injuries.It is unclear if the victim was in the car or in the barber shop. Several stores in the one-story building were evacuated, including a deli and laundromat near the barber shop. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Svelte Medical Systems Announces Sustained Outstanding Outcomes in Clinical Studies

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First-in-Man Study Using the World’s First Drug-Eluting Stent-on-a-Wire Completes 5-Year follow-up with 0% Major Adverse Cardiac Events; No Additional Revascularizations through 3 Years in DIRECT II Study PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2017– Final 5-year outcomes from the DIRECT first-in-man study were presented at the EuroPCR symposium today, with 0% clinically-driven Target Lesion Revascularization (TLR), Target Vessel Failure (TVF) and Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACE) reported. The DIRECT single-arm study enrolled 30 patients at 4 centers in New Zealand to assess the feasibility of the Svelte drug-eluting coronary stent-on-a-wire Integrated Delivery System (IDS) in pat... Read More
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Man holding human head stabs grocery store worker

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ESTACADA, Ore. -- A man carrying what appeared to be a human head walked into a grocery store in Oregon and stabbed an employee just minutes before authorities discovered a woman's body in a home in a nearby town.The two incidents were connected, authorities said. The gruesome and bizarre chain of events began Sunday afternoon when the man entered the Thriftway grocery store covered in blood and with "what looked like a large kitchen type of knife," Ernie Roberts, interim police chief in nearby Sandy, Oregon, said Monday in a phone interview. Sandy provides police services for Estacada, which has just 2,600 residents.He was also carrying something that appeared to be a severed human head, Clackamas County ... Read More
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Triple shooting in Mount Hope, Bronx; victims all shot in their backs

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MOUNT HOPE, Bronx (WABC) -- Three people were shot in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx on Monday night.It happened in front of 1970 Walton Avenue around 8:15 p.m. The victims were rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, suffering from gunshot wounds to their backs.One person is in serious condition, and the other two victims are in stable condition.All of the victims are considered to have injuries that are non-life threatening. It is not yet known what led to the shooting.There is an active police investigation underway. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Triple shooting in Mount Hope, Bronx

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MOUNT HOPE, Bronx (WABC) -- Three people were shot in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx on Monday night.It happened in front of 1970 Walton Avenue around 8:15 p.m. The victims were rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital.One person is in serious condition, and the other two victims are in stable condition.All of the victims are considered to have injuries that are non-life threatening. It is not yet known what led to the shooting.There is an active police investigation underway. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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4 fraternity brothers plead guilty to manslaughter in the death of a Baruch college student

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STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- Four men facing the most serious charges in a brutal fraternity hazing ritual that resulted in the 2013 death of a New York City college student pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter.Fraternity members at Pi Delta Psi admitted they physically abused Chun "Michael" Deng, a Baruch College student, then tried to cover it up as the 19-year-old lay dying in their rented house in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, about 100 miles west of New York. Defense attorneys had called Deng's death a fraternity prank gone horribly awry.The four defendants, Kenny Kwan, Charles Lai, Raymond Lam and Sheldon Wong, had been charged with third-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to felony manslaughter ... Read More
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Brit IT Expert Who Cracked Virus: ‘I’m No Hero’

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The British man who halted a cyberattack said he's no hero but was just "doing his job." IT expert Marcus Hutchins was hailed a hero after finding the "kill switch" for the malware which attacked Britain's hospital network on Friday. (May 15)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, un... Read More
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NYPD: Suspect in Queens school fight hid razor blades in her hair; 3 hurt

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KEW GARDENS HILLS, Queens (WABC) -- Three teenage girls were injured during a slashing in a Queens high school fight that authorities say started when a female student pulled razor blades out of her hair.The incident happened inside Queens North Community High School on 77th Road in Kew Gardens Hills. Police say the 17-year-old girl who was hiding the blades attacked another 17-year-old girl, and both were hurt during the melee. A third 17-year-old who apparently tried to break up the fight was identified as the other victim.The first teen was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital of Queens with bruises and lacerations, while the other girl in the fight was taken to Queens Hospital Center with similar i... Read More
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WannaCry Ransomware: What We Know Monday

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Enlarge this image A world map shows where computers were infected by WannaCrypt ransomware since Sunday, as recorded by MalwareTech.com. ... Read More
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Global cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more

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LONDON -- The "ransomware" cyberattack that has crippled companies and governments around the world ebbed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the virus could emerge.Thousands more infections were reported Monday, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck Friday. The cases were more contained, however, than the systemic outbreak that last week paralyzed computers running factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems around the world. Many of the 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries were still struggling to recover from the first attack of the so-called "WannaCry" virus.Tips to protect your internet privacy from cyber ... Read More
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Long Island mom killed protecting daughter from out-of-control car: ‘She was everything to us’

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LINDENHURST, Suffolk County (WABC) -- The brother of a Long Island woman killed while protecting her teenage daughter from an out-of-control car on Mother's Day spoke out about the family's loss Monday.Diane Aluska, 55, and her 16-year-old daughter Jenna had just left Sunday Mass at a church on Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst when they were struck by an 80-year-old woman who had accidentally left her vehicle in reverse. "She had thought that she put it in drive," Suffolk County police officer James Murphy said. "(She) left it in reverse, hit the gas, started speeding backwards, los... Read More
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Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more

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The “ransomware” cyberattack that has crippled companies and governments around the world ebbed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the virus could emerge. Thousands more infections were reported Monday, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck Friday. The cases were more contained, however, than the systemic outbreak that last week paralyzed computers running factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems around the world. Many of the 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries were still struggling to recover from the first attack of the so-called “WannaCry” virus. Carmaker Renault said one of its French plants, which employ... Read More
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Stomach & jaws of steel: Man eats glass & peels coconut with his teeth

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Disrrael Acosta, a 47-year-old Cuban resident, has a strange addiction. He eats glass and peels coconuts with his teeth. He began eating glass to ‘eliminate gastric juice’ while in hospital. The physician who treated him reportedly gave him the go-ahead.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE ... Read More
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WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For ‘Stockpiling’ Vulnerabilities

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Enlarge this image After the WannaCry cyberattack hit computer systems worldwide, Microsoft says governments should report software vulnerabilities instead of collecting them. Here, a ranso... Read More
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Akonni Biosystems Closes $4M Bridge Round, Announces Series D Institutional Fundraising Round

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$4M raised to accelerate key initiatives including first FDA submission Series D round to be led by Greenwich, Ct. investment bank, MM Dillon & Co. FREDERICK, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 15, 2017– Akonni Biosystems, a molecular diagnostics (MDx) company that develops, manufactures, and intends to market advanced MDx systems, today announce... Read More
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Police cruiser hits bicyclist while responding to assault in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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EAST WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A police cruiser struck a bicyclist while responding to a report of an assault in the East Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.The officers struck the bicyclist at the intersection of Morgan Street and Stagg Avenue just before 2 a.m. Monday. The vehicle had its lights and sirens activated when the cruiser struck the bicyclist, who was riding against the flow of traffic.The bicyclist was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in serious but stable condition. The officers were not injured. The crash is under investigation. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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A Cunning Adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

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Cyber chaos spreads as ransomware affects computers in 150 countries

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LONDON -- Global cyber chaos was spreading Monday as companies booted up computers at work following the weekend's worldwide "ransomware" cyberattack.The extortion scheme created chaos in 150 countries and could wreak even greater havoc as more malicious variations appear. The initial attack, known as "WannaCry," paralyzed computers running Britain's hospital network, Germany's national railway and scores of other companies and government agencies around the world. As a loose global network of cybersecurity experts fought the ransomware hackers, Chinese state media said 29,372 institutions there had been infected along with hundreds of thousands of devices.The Japan Computer Emergency Respo... Read More
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1 dead, 5 injured after tree falls during backyard party in Passaic, New Jersey

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PASSAIC, New Jersey (WABC) -- A falling tree limb killed a man and injured five other people during a Mother's Day barbecue in New Jersey.The tree crashed down during the gathering on Paulison Avenue in Passaic Sunday afternoon. A fast-moving storm with strong winds and heavy rains was pounding the area at the time.The 28-year-old father of two who died was right underneath the tree as it fell. His wife was also injured and is now in the hospital in stable condition.It was a holiday celebration for Mother's Day, filled with relatives and church members.They were in th... Read More
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Mother killed protecting daughter from out-of-control car in Lindenhurst

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LINDENHURST, Suffolk County (WABC) -- Diane Aluska and her 16-year-old daughter, Jenna had just left Sunday mass at a church on Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst, and crossed the street to walk on the sidewalk.Police say 80-year-old Ann Riolo had parked her Toyota in a spot on the street, went into a bakery, got back in her car, and pulled out of the space. "She had thought that she put it in drive - left it in reverse, hit the gas, started speeding backwards, lost control and jumped the sidewalk," says Suffolk County Police officer James Murphy.Aluska saw the car coming, and then mother of three pushed her daughter, Jenna out of the way. "The one that was lying over there on the ground, she was lookin... Read More
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Lighting Strikes Tree; Branch Kills Man In Passaic

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Published on May 14, 2017A quick moving storm blew in and the branch came crashing down on a crowd of people, killing one man and sending five others to the hospital. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Lindenhurst Mom Fatally Hit by Car on Mother’s Day

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A 55-year-old woman was fatally hit by a car while walking with her 16-year-old daughter in their hometown of Lindenhurst on Mother’s Day. Suffolk County police said Diane Aluska and her daughter, Jenna, were walking on the sidewalk on South Wellwood Avenue when they were struck by a Toyota Corolla that was backing out of a parking spot at 9:10 a.m. Sunday. Diane was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where she was pronounced dead. Jenna Aluska and the driver taken to the same hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. First Squad detectives impounded the car, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8152. ... Read More
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Man shoots girlfriend in the head in Flushing, Queens, police say

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FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- Police say a man is in custody after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in Queens Sunday morning.The shooting happened at about 10 a.m. at a garden apartment complex on 78th Road in Flushing. According to the NYPD, the 32-year-old woman was shot in the head and taken to Jamaica Hospital, where she is reported to be in stable condition.The 43-year-old boyfriend remained at the scene and was taken into custody. Police do not yet know the motive for the shooting. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Northern State Parkway Crash Leaves 3 Dead

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A 28-year-old driver from Queens and two of his passengers were killed when he crashed his car on the Northern State Parkway early Saturday morning. New York State police said Raihan Islam, of Jamaica, was driving his Honda Accord eastbound when his vehicle exited the roadway and struck a tree west of exit 31 at 4:45 a.m. Pronounced dead at the scene were 61-year-old Mohamed Alam and 34-year-old Ataur Dulal, both of Jamaica. Islam and a third passenger, 36-year-old Al A. Mollah, also of Jamaica, were taken to Winthrop University Hospital where Islam was pronounced dead and Mollah was listed in critical condition. New York State Police ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-756-3300. ... Read More
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Mother killed, daughter injured after being struck by out-of-control car in Lindenhurst

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LINDENHURST, Suffolk County (WABC) -- Police on Long Island are investigating after an elderly driver lost control of her vehicle, killing a woman and injuring her teenage daughter as they were walking on a sidewalk Sunday morning.Diane Aluska and her 16-year-old daughter, Jenna, were walking in front of 225 South Wellwood Avenue when they were struck by a 2005 Toyota Corolla, Suffolk County police say. The Corolla was backing out of a diagonal parking spot along the side of southbound South Wellwood Avenue when it drove onto the sidewalk, in reverse, struck the pedestrians and then struck the Lindenhurst Fire Department. Diane Aluska, 55, of Lindenhurst, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center... Read More
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Police: Mom hits son who didn’t give her Mother’s Day card

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SPARTANBURG, South Carolina -- Police in South Carolina say a woman has been arrested for hitting her young son after he gave a Mother's Day card to his grandmother but not to her.A Spartanburg Police Department report says Shontrell Murphy is charged with cruelty to children for hitting her son on the head Thursday. His age was not given. He was treated and released from a local hospital.According to the report, the boy's sister told police that Shontrell Murphy hit the boy hard because he gave his grandmother a card but not her. She then tore the card up.Police say Shontrell Murphy has been released from the Spartanburg County Detention Center. It wasn't clear Sunday if she has an a... Read More
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Tiempo on May 14, 2017: Part 3

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2 nurses taken hostage during hospital standoff; suspect fatally shot New York considers 'textalyzer' to combat distracted driving Interviews well underway for new FBI director to replace Comey North Korea launches missile; launch being assessed ... Read More
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Tiempo on May 14, 2017: Part 4

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2 nurses taken hostage during hospital standoff; suspect fatally shot New York considers 'textalyzer' to combat distracted driving Interviews well underway for new FBI director to replace Comey North Korea launches missile; launch being assessed ... Read More
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Man shoots girlfriend in the head in Flushing, Queens, police say

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FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- Police say a man is in custody after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in Queens Sunday morning.The shooting happened at about 10 a.m. at a garden apartment complex on 78th Road in Flushing. According to the NYPD, the 32-year-old woman was shot in the head and taken to Jamaica Hospital, where she is reported to be in stable condition.The 43-year-old boyfriend remained at the scene and was taken into custody. Police do not yet know the motive for the shooting. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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2 men shot, 1 fatally, in front of home in Rosedale section of Queens

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ROSEDALE, Queens (WABC) -- Two men were shot, one fatally, in front of a home in Queens Sunday morning.EMS received the 911 call of the shooting at 8:30 a.m. and responded to 144th Avenue and 227th Street in the Rosedale section. According to the NYPD, one of the shooting victims, a 38-year-old male who was twice shot in the head, died of his wounds at Jamaica Hospital.The second victim, a male in his 40's who suffered a gunshot wound to the torso, is listed in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital. The identities of the men have not yet been released.So far police have no suspects, and no information on a motive. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Mother killed, daughter injured after being struck by out of control driver in Lindenhurst

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LINDENHURST, Suffolk County (WABC) -- A motorist lost control of her car Sunday morning and ran into a mother and daughter near the Lindenhurst firehouse.The mother was killed and the daughter was injured, according to police.The accident happened at about 9:15 a.m. on South Wellwood Avenue. Witnesses say the driver, an elderly female, lost control of her 4-door subcompact and backed over the victims, pinning one of them against the Lindenhurst firehouse building.The victims were both transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. The driver of the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Driver goes out of control, hits 2 pedestrians in Lindenhurst

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A motorist lost control of her car Sunday morning and ran into a mother and daughter near the Lindenhurst firehouse, according to a local firefighter.The accident happened at about 9:15 a.m. on South Wellwood Avenue. Witnesses say the driver, an elderly female, lost control of her 4-door subcompact and backed over the victims, pinning one of them against the Lindenhurst firehouse building.The victims were both transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. Stay with abc7NY for updates on this developing story. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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At least 100,000 groups in 150 countries hit by ransomware in cyberattack

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LONDON -- An unprecedented global "ransomware" attack has hit at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, Europe's police agency said Sunday - and predicted that more damage may be seen Monday as people return to work and switch on their computers.The attack that began Friday is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, spreading chaos by locking computers that run Britain's hospital network, Germany's national railway and scores of other companies, factories and government agencies worldwide. Jan Op Gen Oorth, spokesman for the Netherlands-based Europol, said the number of individuals who have fallen victim to the cyberextortion attack could be much higher.He said it was too e... Read More