Regional Briefs – December 13, 2016

34,000 Customer Accounts Of Quest Diagnostics Hacked

NEW YORK – Medical laboratory operator Quest Diagnostics was hacked on Nov. 26, exposing names, dates of birth, lab results and numbers of 34,000 people, The Associated Press reported. The company has notified affected clients by mail and has set up a dedicated number: 888-320-9970.

NJ Out of Running to Station F-35, Latest Fighter Jet

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The U.S. Air Force took New Jersey out of consideration to station its most sophisticated jet to date, the new F-35A stealth fighter, The Associated Press reported. The base in Egg Harbor was not one of the five selected as finalists last week. Two bases will eventually be chosen.

Fiscal Chief Seeks Oversight On Cuomo’s Programs

ALBANY – The ongoing bribery and bid-rigging scandal roiling Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration shows more scrutiny is needed for state economic development programs, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Tuesday. The Democrat wants to restore his office’s oversight over state universities.

Two Lost Hikers Found Alive In Adirondack Region

KEENE, N.Y. – Two hikers were found alive Tuesday after spending two days lost in the Adirondacks amid deep snow and sub-freezing temperatures, The Associated Press reported. Madison Popolizio, 19, and Blake Alois, 20, were hiking up the state’s second-highest mountain.

Two Peopls Survive Small Plane Crashes Off Long Island

SHOREHAM, N.Y. – A small plane crashed into the water off Long Island Sunday but the two people on board stood on the aircraft’s wings before it submerged, Newsday reported. They then clung to a nearby rock before being rescued.

Midtown’s Citicorp Center Designated as a Landmark

NEW YORK – The Landmarks commission voted to landmark the former Citicorp Center, one of NYC’s most recognizable skyscrapers, The Associated Press reported. The building was completed in 1978 and is notable for its slanted top.