How Doctors And Nurses Cope With The Human Toll Of Gun Violence

Gun violence has become a part of everyday life in America and of the work lives of doctors, nurses and first responders, too. After the National Rifle Association told doctors to "stay in their lane" in response to a policy proposal from the American College of Physicians for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths, there was a backlash . Health care professionals shared heart-wrenching stories about treating people harmed by firearms. How do doctors and nurses cope with their regular...

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How Brexit Looks To Someone Who Lived Through World War II

COVENTRY, England You probably cant tell because of my American accent, but the Brexit story is close to home for me. My father is English, born here. My grandmother still lives in the house where my dad grew up so did my grandfather until he died a few years ago. I went to preschool in England, studied in London during college and have visited nearly every year of my life. My grandmother didnt vote in the Brexit referendum, but I have no doubt that if she had, she would have voted to leave...

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Suffolk OTB Renews Interest In Medford Casino

The Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting corporation wants to turn a vacant 32-acre site in Medford into a casino just two years after a similar proposal failed.

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Votes are still being counted in several House races. But the AP has now called another race in New Jersey, projecting Democrat Andy Kim the winner in the suburban Philadelphia 3rd Congressional District over incumbent Republican Tom MacArthur.

That means, more than a week after Election Day, Democrats have increased their House gains to a net of 34 seats — and, when all the vote is counted, they may get to 39.

Make no mistake: That is a very big wave.

Elaine Thompson / AP

Amazon’s decision to open one of its regional headquarters in Queens could have a large impact on Long Island’s economy.

A new statement from the state agency tasked with investigating a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black security guard in suburban Chicago suggests the officer could not have known the man wasn't a threat.

Updated at 9:30 a.m. ET

Vice President Mike Pence had strong words for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a regional summit being held in Singapore, calling out her country's brutal military campaign against minority Rohingya Muslims and the imprisonment of two prominent journalists.

Pence told Suu Kyi that he wanted to hear about progress in resolving the continued persecution of the Rohingya in the country's northern Rakhine state – an army-led crackdown that the United Nations has labeled ethnic cleansing.

An Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip that sparked a round of rocket fire and retaliatory air strikes appears to have been quieted after both sides agreed to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.

Hamas said in a statement that "the Egyptian efforts have resulted in re-enforcing the ceasefire with the Israeli occupation." The statement thanked "the efforts of Egypt, Qatar, Norway, and UN exerted to stop the Israeli attack."

The holiday dinner conversations are going to be intense in several high-profile Democratic households in the coming weeks, as potential candidates near decisions on whether to run for president in 2020.

Even as their staffs and political advisers have already begun scouting out office space, interviewing potential aides, and plotting out strategy for the 2020 presidential election, most haven't completely made up their minds about entering what's expected to be one of the most crowded primary contests in history.

Hans Pennink / AP

One of the first items expected to be voted on when the state legislature convenes for the 2019 session is the Reproductive Health Act. It would codify the abortion rights in the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into New York State law.

Islip officials will seek $60 million in federal funds to build a new concourse and upgrade existing facilities at the Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

On Monday U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York called for renewed federal oversight of predatory lenders who target veterans.

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