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SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JULY 05:  Goalkeeper Tim Krul of the Netherlands celebrates with teammates after making a save in a penalty shootout to defeat Costa Rica during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at Arena Fonte Nova on July 5, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Netherlands Beats Costa Rica In Penalty Shootout

Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals.

07/05/2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Costa Rica players celebrate with head coach Jorge Luis Pinto after their teams third goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 14, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Third Day Of World Cup In Brazil Lives Up To Its Samba Billing

The small Central American nation with a minor World Cup pedigree came from behind to shock 2010 semifinalist Uruguay 3-1. Then Mario Balotelli _ who else? _ scored the decider for Italy in a 2-1 win over England.

06/14/2014

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Riding Impressive Winning Streak, U.S. National Team Heads Into Hostile Costa Rican Territory

Costa Rican fans have said they will block the Americans from reaching the National Stadium on Friday.

09/06/2013

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Local Catholics React To Pope John Paul II Being Cleared For Sainthood

Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.

07/05/2013

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announces charges in online money laundering scheme (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Feds Announce Takedown Of Online ‘Bank Of Choice For The Criminal Underworld’

Federal prosecutors charged seven people Tuesday with running what amounted to an online bank that handled $6 billion for drug dealers, child pornographers, identity thieves and other criminals around the globe.

05/28/2013

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Mother’s Day Celebrations From Around The World

Ever wanted to know how and when Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world? We take a look at the annual traditions of five countries to find out.

04/29/2013

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Seen At 11: Westchester Man Saves Wife’s Life With CPR Following Vacation Accident

Bill and Hillary are both experienced divers, they were on a trip with their three sons in Costa Rica last April when their dive took a dangerous turn.

02/18/2013

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City School Employee Fired Over Death Hoax

Usually it’s the students who make excuses to get out of school. Joan Barnett, a parent coordinator at the Manhattan High School of Hospitality Management, concocted a complex hoax to get out of work.

01/08/2012

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Customs Officers: Smugglers Hid Coke In Soccer Ball, Sandals

Customs officers at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Airport say they seized some unusually heavy soccer balls from a Peruvian man’s luggage.

12/27/2011