Vincent Ambrico dies; former aviation executive served in WWII

Vincent Ambrico of East Northport, a longtime Long Island aviation industry executive, died at his home Saturday. He was 96. The cause of death was natural causes, according to his son Vincent J. Ambrico, of Orlando. “He had a long career in the aircraft industry,” said Mary Clark, Ambrico’s daughter. “That was his passion.” The …

Key UN panel urges US to reject racist hate speech, crimes

A top U.N. body on racial discrimination has taken the unusual step of urging the United States to “unequivocally and unconditionally” reject racist hate speech and crimes after a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Its chairwoman called for President Donald Trump to take the lead. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination pointed Wednesday …

Live details from the launch

Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Note 8 in a return for the high-end smartphone brand, which was recalled last year in a worldwide debacle that cost billions of dollars.  The new 6.3-inch device has an “infinity display” that wraps around the edges of the phone and Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant, the virtual aide that launched in the UK …