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Apple and Amazon may be pushing to expand in Saudi Arabia. Apple is in talks to open a retail store in the kingdom, according to Reuters. Amazon's focus is on its cloud services business. Saudi Arabia has been easing restrictions on foreign companies operating in the region as it tries to diversify its oil-based economy.

Instagram quietly added a new feature called “Recommended for You." It shows photos in your feed from people and brands you're not following. Users previously had to go to the "Discover" tab to see different posts.

Starbucks is going black tie for New Year's, brewing up limited edition Black and White mocha drinks to celebrate 2018 in style. The drinks are made with dark and white chocolate mocha, topped with a line of "sparkly chocolate sequins to resemble a black tie." The drinks are available now through the first week of January.

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    Police: 1 dead, 1 injured in North Bellport shooting

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:17 AM EDT2018-06-18 13:17:18 GMT
    According to police, officers responded to a 911 call reporting a fight outside the residence located on Doane Avenue around 11:25 p.m.According to police, officers responded to a 911 call reporting a fight outside the residence located on Doane Avenue around 11:25 p.m.

    According to police, officers responded to a 911 call reporting a fight outside the residence located on Doane Avenue.

    According to police, officers responded to a 911 call reporting a fight outside the residence located on Doane Avenue.

  • Man arrested in fatal stabbing at Holtsville construction yard

    Man arrested in fatal stabbing at Holtsville construction yard

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:36:46 GMT

    According to police, Francisco Lopez and Florentino Epifanio were involved in an altercation at a construction yard located on Long Island Avenue on Sunday around 7:50 p.m.

    According to police, Francisco Lopez and Florentino Epifanio were involved in an altercation at a construction yard located on Long Island Avenue on Sunday around 7:50 p.m.

  • Officials: Grill to blame for Valley Stream house fire

    Officials: Grill to blame for Valley Stream house fire

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:24 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:24:34 GMT

    According to officials, the grill started the fire which spread to the home on Shaw Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

    According to officials, the grill started the fire which spread to the home on Shaw Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

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  • Backstage at BLI Summer Jam 2018 at Jones Beach

    Backstage at BLI Summer Jam 2018 at Jones Beach

    Backstreet Boys backstage with News 12’s Elisa DiStefano at BLI Summer Jam at Jones Beach.Backstreet Boys backstage with News 12’s Elisa DiStefano at BLI Summer Jam at Jones Beach.

    Another year in the books for BLI’s yearly Summer Jam at Jones Beach. Check out these photos from backstage with some of the bands that hit the stage on June 15.

    Another year in the books for BLI’s yearly Summer Jam at Jones Beach. Check out these photos from backstage with some of the bands that hit the stage on June 15.

  • Dog Day Fridays for June 15

    Dog Day Fridays for June 15

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    This week's dogs are up for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh. Their phone number is (516) 785-5220.

    This week's dogs are up for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh. Their phone number is (516) 785-5220.

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup Photos

    2018 FIFA World Cup Photos

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

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