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Politics

WORLD GONE MAD: Senator Carlucci & Leaders Against Drug Abuse Denounce Lewd Marketing Campaign that Celebrates Heroin Use

NANUET- Clothing store Urban Outfitters is now featuring a hair salon in a New York City store called “Hairroin,” where shoppers have been receiving promotional hypodermic needle…

Astorino says to Cuomo: “YOU BROKE THE LAW”

Calls for impartial state prosecutor to be appointed  GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino is upping the ante of the Moreland Commission scandal, claiming Andrew Cuomo likely broke…

World

Shells Hit UN School in Gaza, Kill 15

Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two…

Israel strikes symbols of Hamas’ control in Gaza, shuts down power plant

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel stepped up its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Star-Studded Gala Raised $25 Million For Endangered Animals

Agence France Press Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has raised more than $25 million (18 million euros) at a charity gala in France for his foundation which aims…

Jon Stewart Runs Andrew Cuomo Through The Wringer Over Anti-Corruption Panel

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo got the full treatment on Thursday night’s “Daily Show,” and not the kind reserved for a beloved celeb or a guest pushing a new…

Nation

US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of…

Florida resident dies from flesh-eating bacteria, officials confirm

A Florida resident has died after contracting “flesh-eating bacteria,” officials confirmed Tuesday. The unidentified patient was middle-aged and had chronic health problems, a Florida Department of Health…

Sports

Former basketball star Charles Barkley offers to pay for funerals of Philadelphia carjacking victims

The man known to basketball fans around the world as “Sir Charles” has offered to perform a truly noble act, offering to pay for the funerals of…

Optimism is a fragile travel companion for Mets

Jacob deGrom pitching like deMan BY JOE RINI In recent years, optimism has not exactly been a frequent flyer companion for the New York Mets on flights…

Local

Astorino says to Cuomo: “YOU BROKE THE LAW”

Calls for impartial state prosecutor to be appointed  GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino is upping the ante of the Moreland Commission scandal, claiming Andrew Cuomo likely broke…

Judge rules Ramapo ward system petitions valid, orders referendum

By Michael Riconda NEW CITY – Ramapo voters might soon have the opportunity to decide on a much-discussed ward system, thanks to a ruling by state Supreme…