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Friday, Nov 30

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Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska state government

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Control of Alaska state government, at least for the next two years, could hinge on a mystery ballot that an election worker found on a table in a Fairbanks voting precinct more than three weeks ago

Long Island researchers: Gene therapy helps with Parkinson's

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An experimental form of gene therapy designed to treat Parkinson's disease apparently causes the brain to "rewire" itself and improves patients' ability to move more fluidly , a team of Long Island researchers has found.

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Islip Town Board moves to protect buildings at Dowling College in Oakdale

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The Islip Town Board voted unanimously Thursday to protect buildings and landmarks at Dowling College's Oakdale campus by rezoning it to a landmark preservation district.

Trying to acquire Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz makes a lot of sense for MetsÂ

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Trying to calculate the odds of Robinson Cano landing in Flushing? Look no further than the shot-callers positioned on opposite coasts.

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Behind Cohen plea: Trump's longtime dream of a Moscow tower

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Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum.

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Cohen's flip for Mueller rips covers off Trump's Russki business

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Lies! And if not, so what? The "America First" candidate now says he was hedging his bets in case he lost. While Donald Trump was wrapping up the Republican nomination, the Trump Organization was pushing until at least June 2016 to get a…

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying about Russia real estate deal

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The president's former lawyer said he made false claims to Congress on the Moscow proposal to be consistent with Trump's "political messaging."

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Witness: Mexican cops helped Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's drug operation

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The alleged Mexican drug lord had so many corruption hooks in his native country that federal police there would help unload planes arriving from Colombia laden with cocaine, a former Colombian drug kingpin testified.

Good reasons for panel to deny Albany pay hikes

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A raise is wrong if it doesn't reduce the temptation of influence peddling in scandal-wracked Albany.

Few LIRR riders weigh in on planned fare hike at only LI hearing

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Long Island commuters sounded off Thursday on the MTA's latest proposed fare hike, which many said was especially unwarranted given the Long Island Rail Road's woeful service as of late.

LaGuardia Airport's rebuilt Terminal B opening 11 of 18 new gates

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The new, 225,000-square-foot concourse features a 55-foot ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows shining light onto new restaurants and shops.

Suffolk police campaign aims to attract more minority applicants

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"We understand a police force that is fully reflective of the people it serves is more effective," Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said.

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LI man sentenced to 10 years for crash that badly injured Suffolk officer

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Moments before sending a lifelong drug-addicted thief to prison for 10 years, a Suffolk judge drew a stark contrast between him and the Suffolk police officer whose bones he broke earlier this year in a head-on crash while driving a stolen…

Islanders are revved up to be playing at Nassau Coliseum again

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Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets will be the first of 21 there this season.

Weinstein lawyers reveal more affectionate emails from alleged victim

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Defense lawyers for disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein revealed more affectionate emails on Thursday from one of his alleged sex-assault victims in court papers that could raise new doubts about the credibility of his accusers in the…

Long Island Rail Road: Equipment failure causing eastbound delays

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Eastbound LIRR trains are experiencing 15- to 20-minute delays due to one train's equipment failure during the Thursday evening commute, officials said.

Mets in talks to acquire Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz from Mariners, sources say

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The Mets and Mariners are engaged in talks about a potential blockbuster trade that would send star second baseman Robinson Cano, All-Star closer Edwin Diaz or both to Queens, sources said, but no deal was close to completion as of…

ICE fails to detain felon for deportation when released from Suffolk jail

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The Bay Shore man was apprehended 13 days after his release, of which the federal agency said it had not been notified. But the county jail said it was, citing his file.

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Felix Sater: A key figure in the Trump investigation

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Felix Sater, the former Port Washington resident and key figure in the Trump investigation, had led a life in the shadows of organized crime and terrorism over 10 years as an FBI informant, according to federal court records and media…

Don't let predictable fall leaves stall Long Island Rail Road

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Johnny Mercer likely wasn't thinking about train cars when he wrote sweet lyrics about what happens "when autumn leaves start to fall." But at least the songwriter knew that leaves fall -- every autumn.

East End police chiefs express concern about Rave app costs

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They're worried about unbudgeted funds -- startup costs of as much as $25,000 per town, plus annual console fees -- required for the system that would alert them to active shooters in schools.

LI female CEOs advise businesswomen to 'always keep your toe in the game'Â

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Women thinking of leaving the workforce to start a family or raise children should strive to "always keep a toe in the game," a panel of female executives said at a forum in Commack Thursday.

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TSR Inc. rejects takeover offer from Texas shareholder QAR IndustriesÂ

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The board of the company said that the $6.25 a share offer "does not reflect the fair value of the common stock."

Trump cancels planned meeting with Putin at G-20 summit

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that was expected to occur during the G-20 economic summit because of an ongoing naval conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

Thursday, Nov 29

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Long Island Rail Road: Expect eastbound delays out of Penn Station

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A broken rail on tracks near the Woodside LIRR station is causing delays averaging around 10 minutes -- and may prompt some cancellations on eastbound trains originating at Penn Station Thursday evening, officials said.

Preservation advocate frustrated over failed efforts to get funding from Riverhead board

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Conservation proposals for protecting farmland require environmental studies, but the town board did not provide $100G sought for them, the committee co-chairman said.

LI student basketball players to make 1,000Â sandwiches for the hungry

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Student athletes who play on Long Island's Rising Stars Youth Foundation basketball teams plan to make up to 1,000 sandwiches to help feed the Island's homeless and underfed during the third annual Hearts and Hoops event Monday in…

Writers' group won't honor prosecutor tied to Central Park 5

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NEW YORK -- The Mystery Writers of America withdrew a major honor Thursday from author Linda Fairstein after other writers condemned the ex-prosecutor's role in New York's notorious "Central Park Five" case.

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German antitrust agency opens Amazon investigation

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Germany's antitrust agency said Thursday it has begun an investigation of online retailer Amazon over complaints it's abusing its position to the detriment of sellers who use its "marketplace" platform.