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Smoke billows from the burning German embassy in Khartoum as a policeman stands next to a man preparing to extinguish the fire that was caused by protesters in Sudan demonstrating against a low-budget film mocking Islam on September 14, 2012. (Photo credit: ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/GettyImages)

Bloomberg Saddened, Not Surprised Over Middle East Uproar

Speaking Friday on his weekly WOR radio show, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said reaction from an anti-Islam film is “exactly what you should have expected.”

09/14/2012

Cpl. Juan Dominguez at his new home (credit: CBS 2)

Stephen Siller Foundation Helps Build House For Triple-Amputee Veteran

After viewing CBS’s coverage of the Tunnel To Towers Run, a businessman donated nearly half a million dollars to the Tunnel To Towers Foundation.

09/11/2012

Army Private Danny Chen (credit: Handout/CBS 2)

Soldier Pleads Guilty In Hazing Case Of Pvt. Danny Chen

A soldier was sentenced Monday to about three months in prison and demoted to private for his role in the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen, who authorities say killed himself because he was hazed over his Chinese ancestry.

08/28/2012

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.

08/27/2012

Members of a military police brigade wish loved ones goodbye before being deployed to Afghanistan. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Army National Guard Members Wish Families Goodbye Before Deployment To Afghanistan

One hundred members of a military police brigade wished loved ones goodbye at a time when the death toll for Americans in the Afghan conflict is climbing.

08/23/2012

Thomas Kennedy holds his twin children (credit: Kennedy's Angels)

Don Bosco Grads Raise Funds For Family Of Fallen Soldier

Graduates of Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey have been raising money for the family of one of their own killed in action in Afghanistan.

08/21/2012

Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. Funeral (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Marine Killed In Afghanistan Laid To Rest

The killing, and others like it, has prompted U.S. military leaders to call for drastic new action to stop deadly insider attacks where allies turn their guns on Americans.

08/19/2012

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Slain L.I. Marine’s Family Speaks Out After Another Deadly Incident Carried Out By Afghan Recruit

A training program designed to put guns in the hands of 340,000 Afghan policeman and security personnel is part of the U.S. withdrawal strategy. Increasingly, though, some of those weapons are being turned on their trainers.

08/18/2012

F-15 refuels in mid-air. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Air Force Week Brings Flyovers To NYC

Air Force week officially returns to New York City this Sunday with a long list of events that are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

08/16/2012

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

Platoon Sergeant Faces Court-Martial In Death Of Pvt. Danny Chen

A platoon sergeant from Texas is facing a court-martial at Fort Bragg in connection with the death of a 19-year-old soldier in Afghanistan last year.

08/16/2012

Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy (credit: DOD)

Funeral Set For New City Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Maj. Thomas Kennedy was one of four Americans killed along with an Afghan civilian in a suicide attack on Aug. 8.

08/15/2012

Pvt. Danny Chen (credit: CBS 2)

Second Soldier’s Gets 6-Month Sentence In Death Of Pvt. Danny Chen

Spc. Ryan J. Offutt of Greenville, Pa., pleaded guilty Monday to one count of hazing and two specifications of maltreatment.

08/13/2012

(file / credit: Jose CABEZAS/AFP/GettyImages)

Stories From Main Street: Finding Jobs For Veterans In Stamford

The war in Iraq is over and operations in Afghanistan are winding down. As veterans return home, their next challenge is finding a job.

08/13/2012

Credit CBS 2

Long Island Marine Among Those Killed When Afghan Police Officer Opened Fire On U.S. Troops

A Long Island family that was waiting for their son to return home from Afghanistan,must now plan a funeral.

08/12/2012

Credit:1010 WINS reporter Juliet Papa

Wounded Warriors Softball Team Gives Injured Veterans A Chance To Return To An Active Lifestyle

A group of Wounded Warriors has spent the last 15 months traveling the country playing softball, and they recently stopped on Long Island to take on the Sag Harbor All-Stars.

08/11/2012

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