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Medical marijuana: Where Long Island officials stand

data.newsday.com — See what your elected officials said about medical marijuana.

Man gets 30 months in prison in cyberstalking case

newsday.com — DETROIT - (AP) -- A young Republican activist from New York was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Wednesday for stalking and extortion after hacking into online accounts of 15 women and finding nude photos of them. U.S.
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RT @edwhiteAP: 30 months in prison for NY cyberstalker who worked for Romney, Gingrich campaigns. Demanded nude photos from women nwsdy.li/1igpcxw

Phil Jackson won't coach Knicks, but Steve Kerr might

newsday.com — GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Phil Jackson said he plans to speak with Steve Kerr about the Knicks' coaching vacancy before the end of the month and that the two "have a strong connection" philosophically. Kerr is the leading candidate to replace Mike Woodson, who was fired Monday.

Phil Jackson: With or without Carmelo Anthony, Knicks will move forward

newsday.com — GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Phil Jackson hopes that Carmelo Anthony "is true to his word" and takes less than a maximum contract to re-sign with the Knicks. Jackson said he will talk to Anthony and try to convince him that if he gives up some money, then he could have better supporting players around him.
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Phil Jackson didn't take a discount when he signed with the Knicks, but he wants Carmelo Anthony to take one: newsday.com/sports/basketb…
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Central Islip shooting, chase, crash, leads to manhunt, cops say

newsday.com — A confrontation on the streets of Central Islip Wednesday escalated into a shooting, a chase, a crash and a police manhunt for suspects, authorities said. The incident started about 12:50 p.m. near Suffolk Avenue and Allyn Court between four occupants of one vehicle and a motorist in another, Suffolk police said.
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Joe Girardi lashes out at ESPN camera, files a protest

newsday.com — BOSTON -- Joe Girardi believes ESPN was out of line and took it out on the mobile camera the network had perched on the dugout railing. After Michael Pineda's ejection, the camera swung around and focused in the tunnel. There, Pineda was engaged in a discussion with trainer Steve Donohue and pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

Facebook earns $642 million in first quarter; CFO to step down

newsday.com — Facebook's first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue. The social network said Wednesday that it earned $642 million, or 25 cents per share, in the January-March quarter, up from $219 million, or 9 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.

Joan Rivers apology sought by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, women held captive in Ohio

newsday.com — CLEVELAND - Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced. Rivers and her daughter were discussing their reality show Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show when she complained about her living arrangements, saying, "Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space."
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Jets, Giants face challenging schedules

newsday.com — The Jets figure to find out early in the 2014 season just how good they are. They'll face five playoff teams from last season in their first nine games. That includes a Week 2 matchup in Green Bay and games against the Chargers, Broncos and Patriots in Weeks 5-7.

NFL schedule 2014

newsday.com — A full look at the 2014 NFL schedule. All Times Eastern (x-Subject to Change) AMERICAN CONFERENCE Baltimore Ravens Sept. 7 Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Sept. 11 Pittsburgh, 8:25 p.m. Sept. 21 at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Sept. 28 Carolina, 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Nets out-rebounded 97-67 in series by big, young Raptors

newsday.com — It's not as if he was whistling the catchy Mister Softee tune that fills neighborhood streets on those warm summer evenings, trying to drive home his point. But when Paul Pierce essentially called the Nets something akin to two-ply toilet paper after Tuesday's 100-95 loss to the Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series, he was pointing to two alarming areas: defense and rebounding.
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Don't forget the preseason schedule!

newsday.com — The Giants also announced the finalized dates and times of their preseason schedule for 2014. It will look like this: Sun., Aug. 3 vs. Buffalo 8 p.m. (HOF Game in Canton, Ohio) Sat., Aug. 9 vs. Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 16 at Indianapolis 7 p.m. Fri., Aug.

Tom Coughlin discusses 2014 Giants schedule

newsday.com — The Giants have known who they were playing in 2014 for a long time now, since the 2013 season ended in fact. But they just learned when they'll be playing them, and some of those dates came as a surprise.

2014 schedule peppered with former Giants

newsday.com — Osi Umenyiora and Hakeem Nicks are two of the marquee former Giants who pop up on the 2014 schedule, but they're not the only ones. Below is a list of players who have ties to the Giants - some as star players, others simply as practice squadders - but are now playing on teams that will face Big Blue in the upcoming season.