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Suffolk lawmakers from both political parties are bracing for repercussions from County Executive Steve Bellone's decision to ignore a signed agreement that would keep sheriff's deputies on highway patrols for another five years. Bellone recently announced that Suffolk police officers would soon reclaim jurisdiction over the Long Island Expressway and Sunrise Highway as part of a pending 10-year contract with the Police Benevolent Association.
Andrew Garfield as 'The Amazing Spider-Man:' Big responsibility
With great box office comes great responsibility -- and after director Sam Raimi's three "Spider-Man" movies grossed nearly $2.5 billion, the filmmakers behind the reboot "The Amazing Spider-Man," opening Tuesday, had a responsibility to keep web-spinning pulp into gold. And beyond that, they say, they felt a responsibility to the Marvel superhero whose 50-year canon attests to his relevance and adaptability.
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The sustainability story is as big as Wal-Mart and as a local as a neighborhood coffee shop. So, where do you begin? This basics package is your guide for coverage tips and story ideas. | More Beat Basics Author Maria Perez is director of news operations at ProfNet, a free service that helps journalists find sources.
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MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James scored 29 points and 14 rebounds, and the Miami Heat rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-85 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night.
'Goodfellas' former gangster Henry Hill dies in LA
LOS ANGELES - Henry Hill, who went from small-time gangster to big-time celebrity when his life as a mobster-turned-FBI informant became the basis for the Martin Scorsese film "Goodfellas," died Tuesday. He was 69 Longtime girlfriend Lisa Caserta told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Hill died of complications from longtime heart problems related to smoking.
'Madagascar 3,' 'Prometheus' team for big weekend
LOS ANGELES - Circus animals and space beasts have lifted Hollywood to a huge weekend. The cuddly critters of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" led the weekend with a $60.4 million debut domestically, followed by a big opening for Ridley Scott's alien saga "Prometheus" at No.
Robinson Cano working hard and heating up
All last week, Robinson Cano was one of the first Yankees to arrive at Yankee Stadium, coming into the clubhouse a full five hours before the start of a game. The stadium was empty and still when he walked out to home plate a full hour before the rest of his teammates begin filing in.
Kevin Garnett keeps drinking from the Fountain of Youth
An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett At the end of January, it looked like it was time to stick a fork in Kevin Garnett. The 17-year veteran was averaging just 13.5 points per game -- on pace for the lowest average since his rookie year, when Garnett came off the bench for half the season -- on worse than 50 percent from the floor.
Tyson Chandler doesn't make All-Defensive First Team
An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett Wrap your head around this one: Tyson Chandler, the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, didn't make the NBA's All-Defensive First Team. The voting panel, which consists of the league's 30 head coaches, gave Dwight Howard the nod over Chandler as the starting center for the first team.
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LEVITT CAPE IS JUST RIGHT The History Channel will capture a piece of Long Island history June 19 on "United Stats of America," when comedians and statistics buffs Randy and Jason Sklar use the little beauty pictured above -- a one-bedroom, one-bathroom Cape in Levittown -- to explore how the homes of typical American families have grown and changed over the decades, and why.
Former Newsday columnist Michael McGrady dies
Mike McGrady, an award-winning columnist for Newsday who was the architect of one of the silliest literary spoofs of all time -- the best-selling novel "Naked Came the Stranger" -- died Sunday in Shel