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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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6 Rescued from Water in Central Park: FDNY

6 Rescued from Water in Central Park: FDNY

Authorities say seven people were rescued after falling into an ice-covered pond in Central Park. It happened just before 6 p.m. Monday at the southern end of the park near 59th Street. Police say the kids, between 15 and 16 years-old, were on the ice when it gave way.  Police and fire rescue units, including divers, responded to the scene and found five people already on shore when they arrived.  Five of the seven people rescued were taken by FDNY to Lenox Hill, Bellevue, and Cornell hospitals, all with hypothermia-related injuries. Two were transported by Central Park volunteer ambulance service. A police spokesman says the teens are expected to be OK.

Security Breach at JFK, 11 People Not Screened: Officials

Security Breach at JFK, 11 People Not Screened: Officials

Authorities are investigating a security breach at John F. Kennedy Airport Monday morning in which 11 people went through checkpoints at John F. Kennedy Airport without being screened Monday morning, with three of them setting off metal detectors, TSA and Port Authority officials say.

Girl Plays 1st Game on Boys Basketball Team After Expulsion

Girl Plays 1st Game on Boys Basketball Team After Expulsion

A New Jersey seventh grader finally hit the hardwood with her school's boys basketball team on Sunday after her parents took her school to court fighting for her right to play.

Trump Taps Lt. Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

Trump Taps Lt. Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump has picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to succeed Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, Trump said Monday. He made the announcement at Mar-a-Lago, flanked by McMaster and the acting adviser, retired Army Gen. Keith Kellogg. Kellogg will stay on as McMaster's chief of staff, Trump said. "He's a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience," Trump said of McMaster. "He is highly respected by everybody in the military." The president, who has no military experience, has shown a preference for generals in the top security roles.

Minivan Crashes Into Mobil Mart in NYC, Pinning Customer

Minivan Crashes Into Mobil Mart in NYC, Pinning Customer

A minivan plowed into a Mobil Mart in the Bronx on Sunday, pinning a customer inside between shelves that were pushed together in a freak crash that was captured on video.

Lobbyist Charged in Port Authority Shakedown Dies in NJ

Lobbyist Charged in Port Authority Shakedown Dies in NJ

Jamie Fox, one of New Jersey's best-known political operatives who was charged in an alleged shakedown involving the former Port Authority chairman, died Monday from a long-standing illness.