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Monday, Aug 27, 2012

David Schwimmer Ratchets Up the Anxiety in “Detroit”

David Schwimmer Ratchets Up the Anxiety in “Detroit”

Disparate neighbors try to stave off isolation in a fitful new comedy by playwright Lisa D'Amour

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Baby Fatally Hit by Pickup Truck in Queens: Sources
Baby Fatally Hit by Pickup Truck in Queens: Sources

A 1-year-old child hit by a pickup truck in Queens Thursday night has died, police sources say.  It's not clear what led the driver to hit the baby in the stroller at 23rd Avenue and 94th Street in East Elmhurst at about 9 p.m. Police sources the baby was taken to the hospital, where the baby died.  The driver stayed on the scene. Video shows a stroller askew in the middle of the street, near the wheel of the white pickup truck. Police had the scene taped off. 

Dead Woman Found Wrapped in Sheet Outside, Grandson Arrested
Dead Woman Found Wrapped in Sheet Outside, Grandson Arrested

Police have arrested the grandson of a woman whose bludgeoned body was found wrapped in a bedsheet outside a Brooklyn home Thursday, next to a bloody 35-pound dumbbell and knife, police say.  The body of 70-year-old Joyce Spears was found in front of 1635 Union St. in Crown Heights at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday, police said. Responding officers found the dumbbell and knife outside the apartment window, then discovered a blood trail leading to the apartment on the third-floor landing of the building, police sources said.  When police tried to reach the grandson inside the apartment, he refused to let them in. Emergency Services Unit was called in and police forced their way in; neighbors say they heard a drill as officers tried to get into the apartment.  They finally got in after 6 a.m. and found blood inside the apartment, sources said.  The suspect, 32-year-old Barry James, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder. He wa

Mom Outraged Over School Response to Autistic Boy's Bruises
Mom Outraged Over School Response to Autistic Boy's Bruises

The mother of a severely autistic Bronx boy says she has been stonewalled in her efforts to find out why her 11-year-old non-verbal son came home from a public school with unexplained bruises.

Deportee Nabbed in 'Heinous' NY Attacks on Girl, Women
Deportee Nabbed in 'Heinous' NY Attacks on Girl, Women

A 31-year-old man who had previously been deported four times faces a litany of charges for a series of alleged crimes on Long Island, including a sex attack on a 2-year-old child and brutal stabbings of two women, officials say.

White House, in Gamble, Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote
White House, in Gamble, Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote

Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense day that saw a planned vote on the health care bill scrapped as the legislation remained short of votes amid cascading negotiations among conservative lawmakers, moderates and others.

Sword Killer Used 1st NYC Black Man as 'Practice': Complaint
Sword Killer Used 1st NYC Black Man as 'Practice': Complaint

The white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore accused of killing a black man collecting bottles with a sword on a New York City street has been charged with murder as a hate crime.