Two-term Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano remained defiant Thursday following his indictment on federal corruption charges including bribery, fraud and extortion, telling reporters outside the U.S. courthouse in Central Islip after posting $500,000 bail that he would not step down as the county’s chief elected official.
The Weekend Riot & Latterman rock Revolution Bar & Grill; Rice, Jessie's Girl & Colbie Caillat wow The Paramount; Martin Barre, Kevin Griffin & Rumer Willis floors YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts; Blue Roots grooves Treme Blues and Jazz Club; Young M.A. destroys The Emporium; Lisa Lampanelli cracks up NYCB Theatre at Westbury; among so many more amazing concerts & events all this week!
Many people hear about cancer on TV but never imagine the disease affecting them or their loved ones. I was the same way until it affected my family, not once, but twice. On March 3, 2012, we found out that my mother Frances was diagnosed with breast cancer. Seventeen months later, my family was devastated again when we learned that my older sister Lauren received the same diagnoses, at 24 years old. Their doctors were shocked to have a back-to-back mother-daughter case, and my sister was the youngest patient they had ever operated on.
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.
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.
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.
William Flanagan's attorneys plan to ask the state Court of Appeals to hear the case next.
The Controversial Truth Behind America’s Never-Ending War