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Nassau OTB withdraws plans to build gaming parlor at vacant Fortunoff store

newsday.com — The Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corp., facing mounting opposition from a growing chorus of local, county and state officials, has abandoned its pursuit of the vacant Fortunoff building in Westbury to build a casino-style gaming parlor, Newsday has learned.
Jan 31, 2015

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Jan 31, 2015

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Jan 31, 2015

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How accurate is the groundhog?

data.newsday.com — Every year on Groundhog Day attention turns to the tiny beasts to see if spring will come early or if we have six more weeks of winter to look forward to. A local groundhog, Malverne Mel, began forecasting in 1996, followed by Holbrook Hal three years later.
Jan 31, 2015

@TimothyBHealy: As #GroundhogsDay approaches, how accurate are critters in predicting weather? See for yourself: nwsdy.li/1CXDHPA

Silver submits resignation, effective Monday

newsday.com — Spin Cycle News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics. ALBANY - Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver tendered his resignation Friday, according to a spokesman, ending his run as one of New York's most powerful politicians over the last two decades. The resignation becomes effective Monday, Silver spokesman Michael Whyland said.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @YanceyRoy: Posted: Silver submits resignation as Assembly Speaker, effective Monday. Keeps Assembly seat newsday.com/long-island/po… #SheldonSilver

Jan 30, 2015

RT @YanceyRoy: Posted: Silver submits resignation as Assembly Speaker, effective Monday. Keeps Assembly seat newsday.com/long-island/po… #SheldonSilver

Jan 30, 2015

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Skelos calls WNBC report that he's under federal investigation 'irresponsible'

newsday.com — ALBANY -- Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on Friday criticized as "irresponsible" a WNBC-TV report that he is under investigation by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. WNBC, citing sources, reported Thursday night that Bharara is looking at Skelos' ties to the real estate industry regarding his outside sources of income.
Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

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Eddie Huang a fresh voice in ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

newsday.com — Minutes before Eddie Huang was to face the Television Critics Association for the first time last month, he was getting briefed on what not to say. "ABC's press people were like, 'Don't talk about race. Don't talk about immigration. Stay positive,' "" he recalls.

Ashley Moss, Richard Sherman's girlfriend, says Sherman will play in Super Bowl

newsday.com — PHOENIX - Richard Sherman's very pregnant girlfriend told a TV station that the Seahawks cornerback will play in Super Bowl XLIX, but if she goes into labor on Sunday he'll be out the door before the confetti hits the turf. Ashley Moss, who is due on Feb.
Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

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Peyton Manning stays quiet on DeflateGate

newsday.com — SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. -- Peyton Manning has followed the "DeflateGate" story involving the Patriots, who were found to have played the first half of their 45-7 AFC Championship Game win over the Colts with under-inflated footballs. But the Broncos quarterback didn't have much to say about the controversy.
Jan 30, 2015

Peyton Manning: "I'm really kind of unfamiliar with air pressure." #deflategate via @Newsday nwsdy.li/1BERwQX

Nets rally from 17 down, but fall to Raptors in OT

newsday.com — Tired of his team's sluggish performances in their building and understanding the significance of entrenching a rugged home mentality into their makeup, Lionel Hollins figured it was time to switch things up. So he held a morning shootaround at the Barclays Center for the first time all season, hoping it would do the job and awaken their slumbering shooting strokes.
Jan 30, 2015

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Darrelle Revis limited in practice, appears on Patriots' injury report

newsday.com — PHOENIX - Darrelle Revis appeared on the Patriots' injury report after their final practice of the season, but the cornerback is not injured. Instead, the team listed him as limited in the workout and said he was simply being rested. It is the first time Revis has been listed with such a designation this season.

Bellport's Arella Guirantes scores 2,000th career point

newsday.com — Bellport's Arella Guirantes became the 18th Long Island girl to score 2,000 career points, reaching the milestone Friday night. The senior had 31 points, 16 rebounds and five assists as the Clippers defeated host Eastport-South Manor, 51-36, in a Suffolk League IV game.

Brooklyn bunny trained to deliver beer

newsday.com — Beer in Brooklyn is getting hoppy. Ben Ahles taught his girlfriend's pet rabbit an invaluable skill: beer delivery. "I met Wallace a little over a year ago when my girlfriend and I began dating," Ahles recalls. "She had already owned Wallace for a couple years and for the first few months [of us dating] he was indifferent/scared of me.

Meet Hemingway, New York's Puppy Bowl XI star

newsday.com — Meet Hemingway, New York's starting lineup player in this year's Puppy Bowl. In October, the 16-week-old Great Pyrenees-mix pup made the trip from Green Dogs Unleashed shelter in Virginia to New York to participate in the taping of Animal Planet's 11th annual puppy football game.

Cuomo rejects bill to give Nassau OTB revenue cut from Belmont

newsday.com — Spin Cycle News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics. ALBANY - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has rejected a bill that would have allowed Nassau County Off-Track Betting Corp. to get a share of revenue from a local competitor -- Belmont Park.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @YanceyRoy: . @NYGovCuomo rejects bill that would have given Nassau OTB a share of Belmont Park simulcasting $$$ newsday.com/long-island/po…

Jan 30, 2015

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Cuomo nixes bill that would have altered police discipline

newsday.com — ALBANY - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has nixed a controversial bill that would have altered disciplinary procedure for cops by taking it out of the hands of local police commissioners. Cuomo, a Democrat, executed a "pocket veto" of the measure by not acting on it by midnight Thursday, an official confirmed.
Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

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Carmelo Anthony feels bad for Kobe Bryant, his 'brother'

newsday.com — Kobe Bryant's unavailability to play at the Garden takes all of the luster from the Knicks-Lakers Super Bowl Sunday matinee and hits home for Carmelo Anthony on many levels. Bryant had season-ending surgery Wednesday to repair a torn right rotator cuff.

Long Island cheerleading's top teams to compete at weekend event

newsday.com — The best of Long Island cheer will take to the mat Saturday and Sunday in a final Long Island Cheerleading Coaches Association showdown -- one of the last few transitions from club competition as cheerleading continues its ascension to a state-recognized varsity sport.
Jan 30, 2015

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Chris Weidman withdraws from UFC 184 due to injury

newsday.com — Chris Weidman has pulled out of his title defense next month against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184. A rib injury during training forced Weidman, from Baldwin, to postpone defending his UFC middleweight title on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles. This is the second time the Weidman-Belfort bout was postponed by injury to the champion.

Mick Foley booted for cheating at Wing Bowl

newsday.com — PHILADELPHIA -- Professional wrestling star Mick Foley has been ejected from Philadelphia's Wing Bowl eating

Peyton Manning undecided on playing in 2015

newsday.com — SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. - Peyton Manning hasn't decided yet whether he'll return for the 2015 season, but the Denver Broncos quarterback said Friday he won't drag out the decision for very long. "I haven't made a decision.
Jan 30, 2015

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