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Human remains found on Long Island, N.Y.updated: Sat Feb 18 2012 18:54:00

Human skeletal remains have been found on Long Island, New York, authorities said Saturday. The same police department has been involved in the discovery of at least 10 other sets of human remains about 40 miles from the latest site.

Homeless teen finds success, sees future in scienceupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 04:13:00

For two and a half years, Samantha Garvey has immersed herself in New York's Long Island salt marshes -- prodding, examining and questioning, all in the name of science.

Firebombing suspect faces arraignment; questions linger over competency updated: Wed Jan 04 2012 18:36:00

The 40-year-old unemployed tow-truck driver who confessed to a firebombing spree on New Year's Day is apparently no stranger to confinement.

Mother of Shannan Gilbert asks FBI to take over serial killer caseupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 16:59:00

The mother of Shannan Gilbert said Tuesday that police botched an investigation into her daughter's death and the apparent murders of other victims on Long Island, New York, and she threatened to file a lawsuit against Suffolk County Police if the FBI doesn't take over the case.

Long Island killings done by one person?updated: Wed Dec 07 2011 18:59:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti takes a look at a new theory about a string of unsolved murders on Long Island, New York.

Police: Pocketbook of missing woman found on Long Islandupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 18:59:00

The pocketbook of a New Jersey woman whose disappearance in 2010 led authorities to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains across two Long Island, New York, counties has been found, police said Wednesday.

Police say one serial killer to blame for Long Island killingsupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 05:28:00

After a nearly year-long investigation, police say they now believe 10 sets of human remains uncovered along a desolate stretch of Long Island, New York, beach are linked to a single killer.

SAT scandal shows tyranny of standardized testingupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 18:32:00

As education scandals go, the news that students at some of the best high schools on Long Island paid others to take their College Board tests seems mild. The Long Island scandal pales behind the sex scandal at Penn State.

Seven arrested in SAT cheating scandalupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 18:32:00

A college student is accused of accepting thousands of dollars to take the SAT exam for New York high school students.

Flooding hits Baltimore a day after record-breaking rain in New Yorkupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 18:56:00

A sudden downpour in Baltimore shut down Amtrak train service Monday morning and brought reports of flash floods that isolated emergency vehicles and caused at least one neighborhood evacuation.

Link between unsolved murders?updated: Sun Jul 31 2011 08:32:00

Kaj Larsen explores a possible link between unsolved murders in Atlantic City and Long Island.

Police arrest Long Island man in pharmacy killingsupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 22:57:00

Police have arrested Long Island resident David Laffer in the deaths of four people shot inside a pharmacy Sunday morning.

Long Island police search for suspect in pharmacy shootingupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 19:44:00

New York authorities are searching for a gunman wanted in the killings of four people shot to death inside a Long Island pharmacy, police said.

Police raise reward in Long Island serial killer caseupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 18:05:00

Suffolk County Police have upped the ante in their search for a killer or killers who apparently dumped their victims along a remote stretch of beach in Long Island, New York.

Wind blows away bounce houseupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 06:20:00

Thirteen people were injured after high winds sent a bounce house airborne. This video has no audio.

Multiple Long Island killers?updated: Mon May 09 2011 18:31:00

An official says four new sets of human remains discovered on a Lond Island beach aren't linked to a serial killer.

Official: 4 sets of Long Island remains aren't linked to serial killerupdated: Mon May 09 2011 18:31:00

The four sets of human remains most recently discovered on a Long Island beach don't appear to be related to four others discovered nearby that have been linked to a suspected serial killer, the Suffolk County district attorney said Monday.

Police dive teams scour NY bay in probe over 8 bodiesupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 17:16:00

Police divers returned to a section of a Long Island, New York, bay on Wednesday in their search for clues in the mysterious deaths of at least eight people.

Bone fragment found in probe of N.Y. beach deaths turns out not humanupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 14:04:00

A bone fragment found by divers during an investigation into the discovery of at least eight bodies on Long Island is not from a human, police said Tuesday.

Investigators test DNA looking for Long Island serial killing linksupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 20:37:00

As they worked to determine if new bones found off Long Island, New York, were human -- and possibly those of victims of a suspected serial killer believed to have targeted sex workers -- tests were underway Monday to match up identities with at least four other sets of discovered remains.

Grisly mystery on N.Y. beachupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 20:37:00

Police scramble to piece together clues from bodies found on a Long Island beach. CNN's Joe Johns reports.

Victim's mom says man claimed to kill daughter in serial killer caseupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 21:30:00

The mother of a woman police identified as one of eight found dead on an isolated strip of waterfront property on Long Island, New York, told CNN that a man using the victim's cell phone made taunting calls and claimed he killed 24-year-old Melissa Barthelemy.

How to track a serial killerupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 21:30:00

CNN's Jason Carroll meets up with a former detective who helped find one of America's most infamous serial killers.

Police hack through brush on NY beach in possible serial killer caseupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 15:43:00

Police and FBI agents finished searching 18 "spots of interest" in Long Island, New York on Thursday without uncovering additional evidence in their investigation of a possible serial killer.

Man describes seeing victim aliveupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 15:43:00

CNN's Allan Chernoff talks to a man who says he saw Shannan Gilbert alive when she came pounding on his door for help.

L.I. serial killer knows area wellupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 16:32:00

Criminologist Casey Jordan talks about serial killings on Long Island, New York. What do clues say about the killer?

'Crazy' killings scare some in beach townsupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 16:32:00

As police on New York's Long Island were sending dive teams to search for clues in a string of suspected serial killings Wednesday, area residents were trying to come to terms with the grisly crimes.

9th body found on Long Island beachupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 10:01:00

While the hunt continues for a Long Island, New York, serial killer, police have recovered the remains of a ninth body. Long Island Serial Killer: Will He Strike Again?updated: Wed Apr 13 2011 07:49:00

"He's got to come up with a new plan," says an expert; as many as 10 bodies were found

Police: Skull, remains found on Long Island are humanupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 05:44:00

Remains found Monday on Long Island, New York, have been identified as being human, police said Tuesday.

Remains connected to serial killer case?updated: Tue Apr 12 2011 18:30:00

Police searching a New York beach for evidence in a suspected serial-killer case say they discovered a set of bones.

Remains may be killer's 5th victimupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 21:04:00

Police are investigating remains found on Long Island near where the corpses of four women were discovered last year.

Found human remains could be fifth victim in serial killer caseupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 21:04:00

Police say they have discovered more human remains on a Long Island, New York, beach near where the corpses of four women were discovered last year.

Serial killer targeting prostitutes?updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 20:29:00

Police in New York believe the four women found dead in Long Island are the work of a serial killer.

Police identify three bodies found on Long Island beachupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 18:48:00

Police say they have identified three bodies found on Long Island, New York, last month, and the deaths may be the work of a serial killer.

Hepatitis A warning issued after Christmas communion on Long Islandupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 20:03:00

Hundreds of people might have been exposed to hepatitis A while receiving communion on Christmas Day, Long Island officials said Monday.

Gas leak repaired following evacuations in Long Island townupdated: Sun Jan 02 2011 10:33:00

A propane gas tank leak that prompted the evacuations of an estimated 900 homes in Shirley, New York, was contained, officials said Saturday night.

Remains found on Long Island aren't those of missing womanupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 20:58:00

Searching for clues to the disappearance of a missing woman, authorities made a grisly discovery: the bodies of four women in various stages of decomposition, stuffed into bushes along an isolated strip of waterfront property on Long Island.

Dead bodies found on beachupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 05:16:00

Police have found the remains of four people on a secluded Long Island beach.

'The Next Big Story' from Soledad O'Brienupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 11:22:00

Below is an excerpt from Soledad O'Brien's memoir "The Next Big Story," published November 2 by Penguin Books. This excerpt is from the first chapter of the memoir. Read another exerpt from the book.

My not drinking bothers friendsupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 11:42:00

At a recent dinner party, my friend's roommate poured guests another glass of white wine. It smelled crisp, cold, and juicy -- clearly the sort of wine that prickles the gums, softens the face and transforms a summer evening into one soft-hued hum.

The Dark Side prevails? Darth Vader holds up Long Island bankupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 11:49:00

Long Island may be far from the Death Star, but that didn't stop Darth Vader from paying a less-than-friendly visit to a bank in East Setauket, New York.

Beached whale found near Long Islandupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 08:47:00

A 25-foot dead whale washed ashore on New York's Jones Beach Island on Thursday morning, a New York State Parks official said.

Small plane crashes into Long Island office buildingupdated: Sat Jun 05 2010 22:46:00

The pilot of a small aircraft was practicing landing when the plane crashed into an office building and burst into flames in Long Island, New York, Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

The radicalization of an all-American kidupdated: Sat May 22 2010 07:33:00

The young al Qaeda fighter must have stood out among the others creeping up a mountain on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, trying to get a good vantage on a U.S. base.

'Revolution Muslim' rallyupdated: Sat May 22 2010 07:33:00

A Revolution Muslim rally on the streets of New York in October 2009.

Long Island man guilty in hate crime caseupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 17:02:00

Jurors on Monday convicted a Long Island man of manslaughter as a hate crime in the death of an immigrant from Ecuador.

Closing arguments begin in Long Island hate crime trialupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 13:27:00

Closing arguments are under way in the trial of a Long Island man charged with murder as a hate crime in the death of a Latin American immigrant.

Three die in Long Island boating crashupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 09:05:00

Three people have been killed after a boat ran aground off Long Island, New York.

Long Island's North Fork an easygoing wine tripupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 14:56:00

If the two forks of Long Island's East End were sisters, the North Fork would undoubtedly be the innocent, modest one.

CNNMoney: Staff cuts: 'This was the last resort'updated: Thu Sep 03 2009 13:12:00

Wall Street has been on a tear in the past few months, but Main Street is facing a much more jagged road to recovery. While small companies are not cutting staff as quickly as they had been, the job losses continue to mount.

5,000-pound shark washes ashore on Long Islandupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 00:16:00

A 26-foot-long dying shark washed ashore Tuesday on a Long Island beach, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation said.

Coffee and careersupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 10:26:00

Landing a job is the aim of the Long Island Breakfast Club but its approach is unconventional. Christine Romans reports.

Car crashes into Hanukkah festivalupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 20:36:00

An elderly man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a Long Island building where a Hanukkah festival was under way.

Dangerous currentsupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 03:59:00

At least seven people have been swept away by strong ocean currents in the New York City-Long Island area. 3 Dead, 3 Missing in NY Ocean Watersupdated: Sun Jul 27 2008 01:00:00

Three swimmers drowned and three were missing Saturday in two days of treacherous ocean currents at Long Island and New York City beaches WORLD EXCLUSIVE: See Jennifer Lopez's Twins!updated: Sun Mar 23 2008 11:45:00

Get a sneak peek at the pop star posing with Max and Emme on the cover of this week's PEOPLE

CNNMoney: Survey: Gas prices rise 9 cents in 2 weeksupdated: Sun Mar 09 2008 17:15:00

Gas prices rose more than 9 cents over the past two weeks, to a national average of $3.20 per gallon of self-serve regular, a survey said Sunday.

Student's death likely caused by staph infectionupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 12:59:00

A middle school student from Brooklyn died Thursday, probably from the staph infection MRSA, according to the New York City Health Department.

Med student struggles to preserve her idealismupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 23:40:00

"Two minutes!" yells our course coordinator. In the no-frills MLL, stars sacrifice to play the gameupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 22:08:00

Tim Kelly, the general manager of Major League Lacrosse's Lizards, slumps down on a long metal bench on the sidelines of Long Island's Mitchell Stadium, takes a deep breath and stares into the sky, lit particularly bright by a full moon on this muggy Satuday evening in July. Aerosmith's Sweet Emotion is blaring over the loudspeakers in the background, but the song's title couldn't be further from the reality for Kelly and the Lizards, who have seen any hopes they had at earning a wildcard playoff bid vanish when the Denver Outlaws capped their dramatic comeback victory with a two-point goal in sudden-death overtime.

Teens charged with attack plotupdated: Sat Jul 14 2007 01:12:00

Teens charged with attack plot

Teens charged in alleged plot to kill studentsupdated: Fri Jul 13 2007 22:38:00

Police said a teenager wrote in a journal, "I will start a chain of terrorism in the world," and outlined a plot to detonate a bomb and kill students at his high school in Bohemia, New York.

CNNMoney: Gas prices hit record highupdated: Sun May 06 2007 15:10:00

The price of gasoline has hit a new record high, averaging $3.07 for a gallon of self-serve regular in the United States, a survey reported Sunday.

Top 10 beaches for shellsupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 09:39:00

Winter storms stir up a bounty of prize shell specimens on the shore. Coastal Living magazine rounds up 10 of the best beaches to hunt for them.

FSB: Offbeat Schoolsupdated: Fri Nov 03 2006 09:21:00

Some people go back to school to study the great books. Others would rather learn how to throw a 14-inch knife, or hammer yellow-hot steel into semi-useful shapes or whip up a chocolate ganache tha...

FSB: 6 offbeat schoolsupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 09:54:00

Throw knives! Be a spy! Learn some unusual skills in these classes.

CNNMoney: Gas edges lower, further declines seenupdated: Sun May 21 2006 15:49:00

Retail gasoline prices fell nearly 1.5 cents during the past two weeks, to $2.93 a gallon of self-serve regular, a national survey said Sunday.

Fortune: Real Estate Tips: If you're a seller or speculatorupdated: Mon May 08 2006 09:42:00

Each day brings fresh evidence of peaking home prices. But, with the right strategies, sellers can still command top dollar.

CNNMoney: 'Take this house and shove it'updated: Mon Dec 05 2005 16:32:00

Many residents of high-priced housing markets around the country are cashing out and moving to more affordable areas.

Long Island: 72 holes in 72 hoursupdated: Wed Aug 31 2005 11:18:00

Golfing in the Hamptons -- sounds pretty hoity-toity, doesn't it? And well it should.

Animal attractions keep motorists gawkingupdated: Fri Jan 28 2005 11:30:00

I don't want to alarm anyone, but gigantic animals are invading the nation. Hundreds of enormous beasts-turned-advertisements are stalking the nation's highways and byways, and they're beaconing travelers to enter gift shops, restaurants and other destinations.

Three teen cousins killed in fiery accidentupdated: Mon Apr 12 2004 10:26:00

A sport utility vehicle slammed into a tree and burst into flames, killing three teenage cousins attending a weekend religious retreat.

CNNMoney: Happily ever afterupdated: Tue Mar 23 2004 10:13:00

Dear Armchair Millionaire: I'm getting married early next year and would like to know exactly what my future spouse and I should be doing to make sure that we combine our finances properly. -- C.A., Long Island

Fortune: Inside Operation Boris It looked like a routine traffic accident on a wet Long Island highway. But it led investigators to a gigupdated: Mon Dec 08 2003 00:01:00

There was a shortage of regular guys on the road. At least that's how it seemed to six young Russians driving on the Southern State Parkway. They had left the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn--kn...

Fortune: Celebrity Leniencyupdated: Mon Nov 11 2002 00:01:00

Who says celebs get off easy? Lizzie Grubman was just locked up on Long Island for her Mercedes mistake, and the SEC handed Martha notice of a suit (criminal charges may follow), Then there's forme...

Fortune: Ye Olde Base Ball No absurd salaries, no labor strife, no steroids--heck, there aren't even gloves.updated: Mon Sep 02 2002 00:01:00

If you're going to dislocate your shoulder, there's no better place to do it than Schmitt Field in Rochester, Minn. It's a stone's throw from the Mayo Clinic, which is where Brent "Skinny" Peterson...

Fortune: The People's Open The 2002 U.S. Open is the first to played at a lowly municipal course--Bethpage Black, on New updated: Mon Jun 10 2002 00:01:00

Dave Catalano, the director of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., and the gatekeeper of its acclaimed Black course, should be getting combat pay. It's 5:23 P.M. on a recent Friday, and inste...

Fortune: Backyard Vintners Winemaking sure looks as if it would be fun.updated: Mon Sep 03 2001 00:01:00

Want a hobby that enables you to learn a craft, spend time outdoors, and impress your friends? You have a lot of company. The number of wineries in the U.S. has doubled in the past 20 years to more...

Money Magazine: Send It Back When you eat out, don't be afraid to demand your rights.updated: Fri Oct 01 1999 00:01:00

In early August, I was out to dinner with my husband and two other couples at a trendy place on Long Island. We'd had a good time, and an even better meal, and we were busily scraping up the last c...

Fortune: God Bless Those Timid Workersupdated: Mon Mar 29 1999 00:01:00

Our Valentine's Day getaway didn't quite work out as planned. Like thousands of other Americans, my wife and I were victims of the sickout by American Airlines pilots. I've been stranded by strikes...

Fortune: Papers Lose Tweedy 'Tude, Find Black Ink THE TRIUMPH OF OLD MEDIA, PT. 1updated: Mon Jun 08 1998 00:01:00

Newspapers should have been dead by now. They lost nearly 5.5 million subscribers between 1986 and 1996, and pundits declared the end was near. Young people didn't read, they said. The Net would re...


Muriel Siebert, the doyenne of discount equities brokers, was driving out onto Long Island one Friday night when her car, a vintage Mercedes 350SL, got a flat tire. She pulled to the side of the ro...

Fortune: MEET RICH. HE'LL LOOK INTO IT.updated: Mon Oct 02 1995 00:01:00

Some people think the term "investigative reporter" is redundant, that all reporters should, by definition, be investigators. But in the real world of journalism, that's not the way it works. Just ...

Money Magazine: The MONEY/Nordby Cities Indexupdated: Tue Nov 01 1994 00:01:00

Stocks of companies based in Cincinnati outperformed those of 23 other metropolitan areas in the third quarter, according to the exclusive MONEY/ Nordby Cities Index. It is composed of a series of ...

Money Magazine: STOCKS IN PHOENIX TOP THOSE IN 23 OTHER MAJOR U.S. CITIESupdated: Sat Jan 01 1994 00:01:00

One of the tenets of sound investing is to buy what you know. And the new, exclusive MONEY/Nordby Cities Index of leading stocks in 24 major metropolitan areas shows how great the opportunities can...


The houses are identical: four bedrooms, 2,600 square feet and located in neighborhoods where families typically have incomes of about $75,000 -- roughly the median for MONEY subscribers. One is in...

Fortune: HOME BUYERS ARE LEADING THE WAYupdated: Mon May 20 1991 00:01:00

From California to New York's Long Island, this land is once again made for home buyers and sellers. You may not see strong evidence in the next sales statistics -- it takes 45 to 90 days for the d...

Fortune: HIRING THE HANDICAPPEDupdated: Mon Sep 26 1988 00:01:00

As a good-will gesture, Irv Klein and Jonah Kaufman hired several mentally handicapped adults to work in their 13 McDonald's restaurants on Long Island, New York, last year. The experience was so s...

Fortune: Terminal illnessupdated: Mon Jun 20 1988 00:01:00

Legislation aimed at protecting workers who use video display terminals (VDTs) may have finally found a home in Suffolk County, on New York's Long Island. If signed into law by the county executive...

Fortune: In vino paupertasupdated: Mon Apr 25 1988 00:01:00

The number of bonded wineries in the U.S. has more than doubled, to over 1,400, in the past dozen years, partly because burned-out executives have been trading in the big-city life for pastoral toi...

Fortune: Hot new employee benefit: a houseupdated: Mon Mar 28 1988 00:01:00

With the average price of a first house at $81,000, many Americans feel locked out of the American dream. The percent of annual income that first-time home buyers must fork over for mortgage costs ...

Fortune: Where will the garbage go?updated: Mon May 25 1987 00:01:00

The wandering bargeload of Long Island garbage that took an unexpected Caribbean cruise recently was no anomaly. The U.S. is rapidly running out of safe dump sites, and stiff government regulations...

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