Presidential debate

Hofstra Presidential Debate Draws Record Audience

Media watchers had expected record-breaking ratings for the first contest between two nominees who provoke wideranging emotions from a deeply polarized electorate. Despite the strong performance, the 84-million viewership fell significantly short of last February’s Super Bowl—the most viewed television event ever with 118.5 million viewers.
Moynihan Train Hall

Cuomo: LIRR Operation to Leave ‘Dingy’ Penn Station for New Digs

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the new Moynihan Train Hall across the street from Penn Station will house both Amtrak and LIRR ticketing and waiting areas--and be 10 stories high.

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Long-Running Fight Over Downtown Development Finally Turns a Corner

Vacancy rates for stores in Farmingdale are down to just 3 percent. There’s a new buzz of activity with family events and after-work concerts all signaling that this downtown is on the rise. It creates an infectious energy that underpins the growing appeal of Long Island’s latest downtown developments.

The Controversial Truth Behind America’s Never-Ending War

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, America's War on Terror has expanded drastically, and with it, the interpretation of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), which gave the president the initial power to mobilize US Armed Forces against those responsible. Yet, America is no closer to ending that open-ended war than when it began, and its endless state is prompting serious questions about the legality of the recent initiatives waged against ISIS, and whether safeguards are in place to prevent a single person—President Obama or his successors—from committing America to perpetual warfare.

Feds: Suffolk DA Spota Quashed Investigations Into Conservative Party Chair Ed...

Federal prosecutors allege in court papers that Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota quashed investigations into embattled ex-county correction officer and Suffolk County Conservative Party Chair Edward Walsh, who was indicted last year on charges of defrauding taxpayers of more than $80,000 in no-show work.

An Inside Look At How Skelos Trial Exposed Slimy Side Of...

Context was often lost between the pace of coverage and testimony jumping around between dates, blurring significant moments in the timeline of the conspiracy. Seen in full, it offers a revealing look at the raw power that money has in The Empire State's politics, and the abuse of this state's most trusted offices to capitalize on this power toward a lawmaker's personal objectives.

Appeals Court Affirms Ex-Nassau Police Commander’s Conviction

William Flanagan's attorneys plan to ask the state Court of Appeals to hear the case next.
“Shall the president unilaterally use force, and shall we depend on the wisdom of a single person to make war—this is what the American Revolution is about.” — Richard Ackerman, Yale Professor

The Controversial Truth Behind America’s Never-Ending War

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