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  • Bridgehampton Big Waves

    Rip current risk easing but swimmers still urged to be careful

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The rip current risk is easing as Hurricane Cristobal moves deeper into the North Atlantic after a week that saw the death of a swimmer and the closures of some Long Island beaches. As the Labor Day holiday weekend gets underway, the National Weather Service says there’s a moderate risk Friday for rip currents at beaches in Kings, southern Queens, southwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, and southern Nassau counties. Swimmers are advised to still be cautious. Rough […]

  • Denny’s pops the cork on its first Manhattan diner

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Grand Slam breakfast is moving into a pricey neighborhood. Denny’s is opening its first Manhattan location today, in the Financial District. The diner is offering an upscale Grand Slam for the occasion. For $300, patrons can get a Grand Slam with a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne. There are also $11 cocktails alongside hash browns, bacon and pancakes.

  • Travelers Return From Holiday Weekend

    Cops: Angry passenger attacks worker at LaGuardia Airport

    NEW YORK (AP) - Police say an angry passenger punched and kicked an airline employee while looking for his bag at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Port Authority police say Antonio Sappleton attacked the United Airlines employee about 8 p.m. Wednesday, sending him to a hospital with a split lip and loose teeth. Police say Sappleton became agitated when the 23-year-old employee asked for his checked bag ticket. They say he punched the employee repeatedly and kicked him multiple times once he […]

  • New York Commemorates The 12th Anniversary Of The September 11 Terror Attacks

    In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks’ anniversary this year. It marks the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date. The plaza will be closed to the public during the remembrance ceremony and much of the rest of the day. But memorial President Joe Daniels said in an email Thursday to victims’ families that the plaza will open to all […]

  • Knock-off heroin drug, ‘Krokodil’ can cause skin to rot off

    Fatal heroin overdoses rise in New York City

    NEW YORK (AP) –€” New York City’s health department says figures from 2013 show the largest number of heroin fatalities in a decade. The New York Times reports heroin overdose deaths in the city last topped 400 in 2003. Last year, there were 420. It says the toll has more than doubled over the last three years. Many of the addicts are older. But experts say younger users are increasingly in the mix. The city’s health commissioner, Dr. Mary T. Bassett, […]

  • Murder charge for child care worker in boy’s death

    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City child care worker has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of a toddler she was watching. The district attorney says a grand jury charged Athena Skeeter of the Bronx with second-degree murder and first- and second-degree manslaughter. He said she admitted throwing 20-month-old Cardell Williamson to the floor and repeatedly stepping on his stomach. The indictment was announced just hours after Skeeter’s lawyer said in court Thursday that she […]

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    Dangerous rip currents shutter Long Island beaches

    NEW YORK (PIX11/AP) – Beachgoers looking to take advantage of the beautiful holiday weekend weather are being warned of dangerous rip currents, and told to stay away from three ocean beaches on Long Island. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected at Atlantic Ocean-facing beaches through Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. Restrictions were issued Thursday for the Jones Beach, Robert Moses and Hither Hills state parks, the New York Parks Department said. The beaches will remain […]

  • Tony Stewart to return to competition Sunday

    Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Aug. 9, when he hit Kevin Ward Jr. at a sprint car event in upstate New York. Stewart hastily pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen the next morning, then skipped races at Michigan and Bristol Motor Speedway. Stewart […]

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    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt quietly marry in France

    NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in France, a spokesman for the couple said. Jolie and Pitt, who have been together since 2005 after meeting on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends. In advance of the non-denominational civil ceremony, 50-year-old Pitt and 39-year-old Jolie obtained a marriage license from a local California judge. The judge conducted the ceremony at […]

  • Omaha police say officers' gunfire killed 'Cops' TV crewman, robbery suspect at restaurant.

    ‘Cops’ crew member killed when police open fire on robbery suspects

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP/PIX11) — Omaha police say officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery killed a crew member with the “Cops” television show and the suspect, who was carrying a pellet gun. In the aftermath of the shootout, both the armed robber, 32-year-old Cortez Washington,  and 38-year-old Bryce Dion, an audio operator for “Cops,” are dead from police fire. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Wednesday that witnesses and officers thought the robbery suspect’s Airsoft handgun was real, but that […]

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