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Suffolk police union settle suit over release of personnel records

newsday.com — Suffolk's largest police union has settled a lawsuit it filed last year that sought to force county officials to uphold a state law forbidding public disclosure of personnel and internal affairs investigations of its police officers. County attorney Dennis Brown confirmed this week that the suit was settled in June.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @candiceruud: Suffolk police union settles suit with county insuring that personnel records can't be released, writes @taniaelopez nwsdy.li/UGkQ8U

Aug 01, 2014

RT @candiceruud: Suffolk police union settles suit with county insuring that personnel records can't be released, writes @taniaelopez nwsdy.li/UGkQ8U

Aug 01, 2014

RT @MikeBalsamo1: PBA prez says he filed lawsuit to bar release of officers' personnel files because Newsday might have had access: newsday.com/long-island/su…

Medical examiner rules a police choke hold killed Eric Garner

newsday.com — A police chokehold, as well as chest compression, were the causes of death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died two weeks ago in a confrontation with police, the city medical examiner's office said Friday.
Aug 01, 2014

#NYC Medical examiner rules a police chokehold and chest compression killed man in Staten Island case - @Newsday nwsdy.li/UG2i8P

Aug 01, 2014

RT @nicolefuller: Medical examiner rules a police choke hold killed Eric Garner - Newsday @Newsday nwsdy.li/UG2i8P

Aug 01, 2014

Medical examiner rules a police choke hold killed Eric Garner - Newsday @Newsday nwsdy.li/UG2i8P

Mets decide to stand pat at trading deadline

newsday.com — Entering the Mets' clubhouse and seeing all the familiar faces Friday, a day after baseball's non-waiver trade deadline, was comforting to his players, manager Terry Collins said. Except for one. Travis d'Arnaud wasn't all that comfortable. Not after arriving at Citi Field, walking to his locker and finding it empty, with his nameplate removed.
Aug 01, 2014

#Mets pleased Sandy Alderson decided to stand pat at trading deadline, though d'Arnaud had a scare -- Newsday nwsdy.li/1sdN9Zm

Sweater maker weighs sites in NJ, LI

newsday.com — A manufacturer of women's knit sweaters is weighing whether to open a factory on Long Island or in New Jersey, executives said. Two-One-Two New York Inc., based in Manhattan, must by Sept. 30 move the production operation it has had in Glendale, Queens, for 17 years because it cannot obtain a new building lease.

Matt Harvey feels 'fine' after throwing 15 pitches

newsday.com — Matt Harvey "felt fine'' after throwing 15 pitches Friday, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said, and will begin a throwing program Tuesday in Florida. All reasons for optimism. But the Mets, manager Terry Collins reiterated, "aren't counting on anything out of him'' this season.

French hospital opens wine bar for terminally ill patients

newsday.com — Ah, the French. If the Internet is to believe, they just do everything a little bit cooler, don't they? A quick search will reveal how the French raise children better, eat better, look better and now .... take care of their terminally ill better.
Aug 01, 2014

French hospital builds wine bar for terminally ill patients. THAT is palliative care nwsdy.li/1nccyfG

Aug 01, 2014

How the French do things better, Part IXVIIVMIX (thats a bajillion in Roman numerals) nwsdy.li/1ogV02s

Stephen Hill has looked like a real catch so far

newsday.com — CORTLAND, N.Y. - Stephen Hill went from being a breakout star against the Bills in his first NFL game to being considered a bust by a majority of Jets fans. He's endured relentless boos from Jet Nation and endless media questions about his lack of production and propensity for injury.
Aug 01, 2014

Timely story, eh? RT @NewsdaySports: #JETS: Stephen Hill has looked like a real catch so far nwsdy.li/1u86tqu

New sparring in Moreland controversy

newsday.com — ALBANY -- After a federal prosecutor reportedly warned a state corruption commission to report any "any attempts to tamper with a witness," Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo confirmed he had talked with "relevant parties" to correct what he called false claims that he had interfered with the panel.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @YanceyRoy: ICYMI: Cuomo hires defense lawyer, acknowledges he contacted parties regarding #morelandcommission newsday.com/news/region-st…

Aug 01, 2014

ICYMI: Cuomo hires defense lawyer, acknowledges he contacted parties regarding #morelandcommission newsday.com/news/region-st…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return in an updated mutation

newsday.com — For fans of the famed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- whether you were hooked on the quirky crime-fighting quartet via the TV cartoon, live action movies or the original comics -- there are certain elements that darn well better be included in any new tale dreamed up in Hollywood.
Aug 01, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return in an updated mutation: For fans of the famed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... nwsdy.li/1qA3Gnp

Kiwanuka had stingers when he returned from neck injury, too

newsday.com — Mathias Kiwanuka said he experienced several stingers and burners the year he returned from a neck injury. "The first year coming back was tough," he said. "It was a tough adjustment. Some symptoms that continued on, but it's been awhile since I've had those same kinds of symptoms so I feel good about where I'm at now."
Aug 01, 2014

Kiwanuka had stingers when he returned from neck injury too, says Wilson probably will never be 100% healed - nwsdy.li/UGapST

Giants starters, whoever they are, to get 'minimal' snaps

newsday.com — Tom Coughlin said his starters will play a "minimal" amount of snaps on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Game against the Bills. The thing is, not all of his starters are really starters yet. "There are many positions that we're trying to establish who that is," Coughlin said after Friday's practice.
Aug 01, 2014

Giants starters, whoever they are, to get 'minimal' snaps - Newsday @Newsday nwsdy.li/UG6YeT

1-800-Flowers outsourcing 220 customer service jobs

newsday.com — Carle Place-based 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. is outsourcing its network of home-based customer service agents, the floral and gift retailer said in a state regulatory filing posted Friday. The network's 220 employees, including about 30 in New York state, will be offered jobs with Sutherland Global Services Inc., a Pittsford, N.Y.-based company that will take over those jobs, said 1-800-Flowers.com spokeswoman Yanique Woodall.

Victor Cruz used to be a second-half preseason player

newsday.com — One way Victor Cruz is able to put perspective on the arc of his career is to look at his role in preseason openers. "It's changed drastically to go from a guy who gets in in the second half and is trying to get as many reps as possible to a guy that will probably only get 15 to 20 snaps on Sunday," the wide receiver said on Friday.
Aug 01, 2014

It wasn't too long ago that Victor Cruz was a second-half preseason player - Newsday @Newsday nwsdy.li/1zDH3ny

Giants offensive line irons out West Coast wrinkles

newsday.com — Thursday's practice ended with an exciting play. Eli Manning took a quick drop and fired a pass intended for Victor Cruz in the end zone. Before the ball got to its target, though, linebacker Jacquian Williams jumped in the air. The pass struck Williams in the helmet and caromed up before fellow linebacker Jameel McClain grabbed it for an interception.
Aug 01, 2014

Justin Pugh: Issue of batted passes has been ironed out - @Newsday nwsdy.li/WRG4T8

In the Ebola epidemic, humanity at its best

newsday.com — Just when you're starting to give up on the human race, a Dr. Kent Brantly shows up. They don't make heroes like Brantly anymore. Then again, I guess they do. Brantly is the 33-year-old Texas doctor who packed his young family off to Africa to give free health care to the poor.
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