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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

Congress Shouldn’t Compromise a Key Missile Defense Program

BY REBECCA GRANT To trim the budget, lawmakers may suspend a critical element of America’s missile defenses. But gutting this core national security technology — the “Exoatmospheric…

For a shot at the White House, Paul needs to hammer at Clinton’s foundation

BY MICHAEL RICONDA It is no secret that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on the short list for Democratic candidates to replace President Barack Obama.…

World

ISIL: STRAIGHT FROM HELL

ISIL militants claim to have executed captured American reporter Militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released a propaganda video on Tuesday showing…

Iraq political crisis deepens as Maliki slams president, resists calls to resign

As Iraq’s government forces continue to battle Sunni militants in the country’s north and west with the help of American airstrikes, the country’s parallel political crises deepened…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

PUDDIN’ DON’T

Puddin’ Don’t is a creation of Jake Barlow, inspired by all manner of silliness, like Berkeley Breathed’s Bill the Cat, Chuck Norris Facts, The movie Machete, and…

The King of Pop is Startin’ Somethin’ at Empire City Casino

Chance to play “Michael Jackson Slots” The King of Pop is back for an encore at Empire City Casino. Bally Technologies Inc. has unveiled a follow-up to…

Nation

Houston man uncovers surprising scam by city cops

THE BLAZE A Houston police officer handed another man a speeding ticket and probably didn’t realize that the offender he was citing was also a cop. What…

Tropical Storm Iselle makes landfall on Hawaii

The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore in the overnight hours Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while a second system close…

Sports

MMO Exclusive: Dilson Herrera Goes From Big Dreams To Big Leagues

From Mets Merized Online Wow, what a dramatic change of events for the Mets on Thursday night, first Daniel Murphy goes on the DL and then the Mets catch…

Meeting the Challenge: The Touching Bases adult league baseball serves disabled athletes

BY BOB BAIRD Back in 1993, when I was a Suffern Little League board member, it was my honor to be among a group of dedicated people…

Local

Legislature partially rejects county executive’s cost-saving layoff plan

BY MICHAEL RICONDA NEW CITY – The Rockland County Legislature has proven persistent in its fight to preserve the jobs of county employees, equally persistent to County…

Meeting the Challenge: The Touching Bases adult league baseball serves disabled athletes

BY BOB BAIRD Back in 1993, when I was a Suffern Little League board member, it was my honor to be among a group of dedicated people…