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    Police: Escaped prisoner stole ambulance from LI hospital

    SMITHTOWN, N.Y. — Police say a prisoner escaped from a Long Island hospital and stole an ambulance before crashing it. It happened around 6 p.m. Thursday. Suffolk County police said the woman had been in custody at St. Catherine of Sienna Medical Center in Smithtown when she apparently escaped. After making her way out of the hospital, she hopped into an ambulance and took off. They say she led officers on a short pursuit before crashing the stolen ambulance nearby. […]

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    GM recalls SUVs, tells owners not to use windshield wipers

    DETROIT — General Motors is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the motor to catch fire. The company is recalling nearly 32,000 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia SUVs from the 2016 model to fix the problem. Only 6,400 were sold and the rest are being held at dealerships until they are repaired. Most are in North America. GM says if weather stops owners from taking their SUVs […]

  • NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05:  The  American Apparel logo is displayed outside of a store on October 5, 2015 in New York City. American Apparel has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection nearly a year after the ousting of founder and CEO Dov Charney. In its latest quarter, the youth driven clothing company reported a loss of $19.4 million.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NYC passes law to keep store doors closed when AC is on

    NEW YORK — A new law requires that New York City stores and restaurants keep their front doors closed when their air conditioning is on. The bill, which Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law on Wednesday, goes into effect next summer. The New York Times reports the mayor said leaving doors wide open when air conditioning is blasting is a waste of energy. Violators face fines of $250 for a first offense and up to $1,000 for an egregious […]

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    Four arrested after NYPD canine finds loaded guns inside car

    BROOKLYN— Authorities say an NYPD dog named after a slain officer helped police make four arrests after finding two loaded guns inside the suspects’ vehicle. Police arrested four men on Wednesday after pulling them over for driving with tinted windows and a cover over the license plate. They say officers detected a strong odor of marijuana as they approached the car where they found an open Pringles container with marijuana. K9 Timoshenko, a German shepherd named after Det. Russel Timoshenko […]

  • SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 25:  FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini look on during the Team Seminar ahead of the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Corinthia Hotel on July 25, 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

    FIFA suspends Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 90 days

    ZURICH— FIFA has provisionally banned President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini for 90 days in the wake of a Swiss criminal investigation. The move by the FIFA ethics committee further taints Blatter’s 40-year career at FIFA, including 17 years as president. It also damages the hopes of Platini to replace Blatter in the February election. Swiss authorities turned up at Blatter’s office at FIFA headquarters last month and interrogated him. The criminal case centers on Blatter allegedly misusing […]

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    Families of students who died after principal performs hypnosis receive settlement

    NORTH PORT, Fla. — The families of three North Port High School students who died after being hypnotized by former Principal George Kenney will receive $200,000 each from the Sarasota County School District under a settlement agreement unanimously approved by the School Board. The Herald-Tribune that the agreement was approved Tuesday night. The $600,000 settlement closes a bizarre, yearslong case that began after former North Port High School Principal Kenney admitted he hypnotized 16-year-old Wesley McKinley a day before the teenager […]

  • HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 5:  (L-R) Former professional wrestlers Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and "Rowdy Roddy Piper look on as Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka steps into the ring to battle WWE Superstar Chris Jericho during  WrestleMania 25 at Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bill Olive/Getty Images)

    Ex-wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka going to trial in girlfriend’s death

    ALLENTOWN, Pa.  — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka will be heading to trial in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Defense attorneys agreed Wednesday to bypass a preliminary hearing in Lehigh County in exchange for grand jury transcripts and other evidence in the 1983 death of 23-year-old Nancy Argentino of New York. Seventy-two-year-old Snuka of Waterford Township, New Jersey, is charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. He will remain free pending trial in […]

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    Fairfield cops partner with Chris Hansen to catch 10 men in child sex sting

    FAIRFIELD, Conn.  — Police say 10 men have been arrested in Connecticut after they came to a house intending to have sex with a 12-year-old girl or a 13-year-old boy. Fairfield police partnered in the undercover sting with Chris Hansen, a former reporter from the show “To Catch A Predator.” They say the men were ages 19 to 64. The Connecticut Post reports a 32-year-old math teacher from Harrison, New York, and a 27-year-old Connecticut National Guard member from Stratford […]

  • Healthcare And Medicine

    Agency: New Jersey nurse reused syringes while giving flu shots

    WEST WINDSOR, N.J. — State health officials say a nurse administering flu shots at a pharmaceutical company reused syringes between 67 patients. The Health Department said in a statement Wednesday risk of infection is low. Syringes that hold the vaccine, not needles, were reused. Officials recommend testing for hepatitis B and C and HIV. Officials say it happened Sept. 30 when a nurse with TotalWellness administered vaccines to 67 workers at Otsuka Pharmaceutical in West Windsor. TotalWellness says the nurse was a contractor […]

  • NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees looks on after being struck out in the ninth inning against Luke Gregerson #44 of the Houston Astros during the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 6, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Astros beat Yankees in AL wild-card game, eliminate NY from playoffs

    NEW YORK— Dallas Keuchel pitched three-hit ball for six baffling innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each homered, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in the American League wild-card game. The orange-clad Astros now advance to the AL Divison Series, where they will face the defending AL champion Royals. Game 1 is Thursday night in Kansas City. Keuchel worked 16 scoreless innings against New York in the regular season, and the bearded 20-game winner […]


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