New York

Pentagon Ends Ban On Transgender Troops In MilitaryDefense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change Thursday, saying it's the right thing to do.
4th Of July 2016: Best (And Worst) Times To Travel In NYCHere's a list of the best times to travel this weekend in NYC, according to AAA.
1010 WINS: 98 Degrees Gets Nostalgic, Talks Future Ahead Of MY2K TourThe group is slated to headline the upcoming MY2K tour alongside other 90s pop sensations O-Town, Ryan Cabrera and Dream.
Search Continues For Suspect In Upper East Side Feces AttackPolice said a man was seen on video grabbing a woman from behind before shoving a bag of feces down her pants.
VIDEO: Naked Man Taunts Police, Shouts 'I Am Mother Earth,' Before Jumping From TKTS Booth In Times SquareA naked man taunted police officers before jumping from the top of the TKTS booth in Times Square.
Man Busted For Riding Horse Across Outerbridge Crossing ArrestedPolice say Tod "Doc'' Mishler, of Ulster Park, was taken into custody Thursday morning, three days after riding his horse across the Outerbridge Crossing.

New Jersey

NJ Senate Faces Decision On Christie's Gas Tax ProposalThe Democrat-led chamber returns Thursday for a final voting session before the end of the fiscal year.
Man Busted For Riding Horse Across Outerbridge Crossing ArrestedPolice say Tod "Doc'' Mishler, of Ulster Park, was taken into custody Thursday morning, three days after riding his horse across the Outerbridge Crossing.
Christie Touts Transportation Plan, Agrees To Raising Gas Tax In New JerseyFor the first time in decades, a governor of New Jersey has agreed to a deal to raise the gas tax.
Police: Man Caught With More Than 6,300 Fireworks In NewarkA man was busted with more than 6,300 fireworks in Newark this week.
White Oak Tree, Believed To Be Oldest In The Country, Showing Signs Of Decay In NJA New Jersey community is trying to save a piece of the past as what is believed to be the oldest white oak tree in the country shows signs of decay.
Top 5 Oldest Trees In The United StatesA roundup of the oldest recorded trees in the United States.

Connecticut

4th Of July 2016: Best (And Worst) Times To Travel In NYCHere's a list of the best times to travel this weekend in NYC, according to AAA.
Volkswagen Settles Emissions-Cheating Cases For $14.7 BillionVW admitted to installing software that turned on pollution controls during emissions testing then turned them off when the cars were on the road.
Gov. Malloy Warns Of 'Very Dangerous Situation' In New Haven Amid Heroin Overdose SpikeOfficials say more than a dozen overdoses were reported on Thursday. City spokesman Laurence Grotheer says that at least one overdose was fatal.
Police: Conn. Woman Holds Up Dunkin' Donuts, Rides Off On BicycleA worker at a Willimantic Dunkin' Donuts called 911 at 3 a.m. Thursday to report that he had been robbed by an armed woman who was whisked away on a bike.
Judge Hears Arguments On Gun Maker's Bid To Dismiss Newtown LawsuitA Connecticut judge is set to hear arguments on whether to dismiss a lawsuit against the maker of the semiautomatic rifle used by the shooter in them 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Senate Votes Won't End Election-Year Stalemate On GunsDemocrats are expected to vote Monday to block two Republican amendments, saying they don't do enough. Republicans are expected to block two Democratic amendments, saying they threaten the rights of gun owners.

Entertainment

'Daily Show' Facing Backlash For 'Go Knock Someone Up In Texas' Abortion Ruling Tweet"The Daily Show'' is facing backlash on social media for a tweet about the Supreme Court's decision on Texas abortion laws.
Upright Citizens Brigade Teams Up With Seeso For 18th Annual Del Close MarathonThis past weekend, thousands of performers from around the world set foot on nine NYC stages to do just that during the 18th annual Del Close Marathon.
First Lady Michelle Obama To Join James Corden For 'Carpool Karaoke'The first lady announced the appearance with Corden as she launched her Snapchat account, "MichelleObama."
'I Made A Big Mistake:' Selma Blair Apologizes For Airplane OutburstThe actress says in a statement to Vanity Fair that she mixed alcohol with medication which caused her to black out and make statements that she regrets.
Frank Ocean's Emotional Reflection On Orlando: 'Many Hate Us'Frank Ocean is offering an emotional reflection more than a week after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, left 49 dead and dozens more wounded.
Millions Eligible For Free Tickets Through TicketmasterIf you bought a ticket through Ticketmaster between late 1999 and early 2013, you could be eligible for free tickets to a number of events.

Politics

Missouri Candidate Selling 'ISIS Hunting Permits' To Raise Campaign CashMissouri Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens is selling so-called "ISIS hunting permits'' to raise money.
Officials: Al Gore's Daughter Arrested In Pipeline Construction ProtestKarenna Gore, 42, was among demonstrators that tried to block construction activity on the site by lying in a trench.
Mayoral Counsel Maya Wiley To Leave Post, Take Over As CCRB ChairMayoral counsel Maya Wiley will soon be leaving her post to take over as chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
U.S. Senate Passes Financial Rescue Package For Puerto RicoThe U.S. Senate on Wednesday has passed a financial rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, sending the measure to President Barack Obama.
Long Island Primary Race Between Throne-Holst, Calone Too Close To CallIt appears it's going to take absentee ballots to decide the outcome of a hard-fought Democratic primary on the eastern end of Long Island.
State Sen. Espaillat Declares Victory In 9-Way Dem Primary Race For Rangel's Congressional SeatState Sen. Adriano Espaillat declared victory in a nine-way Democratic primary race in retiring Rep. Charles Rangel's New York City district.

Health & Well Being

FDA Issues Cookie Dough Warning Over E. Coli ConcernsThe agency also warns against using dough for play clay or homemade ornaments.
Minimally-Invasive Pump Could Be A Life Saver For Heart Attack PatientsWhen you hear the words artificial, implantable heart pump, you probably think major surgery and a very large device.
'Moonshot Is All Of You:' Joe Biden Hosts Summit For Cancer Research, InnovationScientists, oncologists, donors and patients plan to gather at Howard University for the daylong event.
‘Eye Mites’ Not Allergies May Be To Blame For Inflamed, Irritated Eye LidsIf your eyes often itch in the morning, or if you wake up with inflamed eye lids, you could be suffering from eye mites.
Teen Pricked By Needle At Jones Beach Will Require Series Of Blood TestsA Long Island teenager will have to get a series of blood tests after she said she laid on a needle at Jone Beach.
Eye Doctors Transform Donated Jumbo Jet Into ‘Orbis’ The World’s First Flying Eye HospitalWhat do you get when you combine a huge jumbo jet with a state of the art operating room and classroom? The world's first flying eye hospital.

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