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Severe Thunderstorms Moving Thruogh NJ, NY
Severe Thunderstorms Moving Thruogh NJ, NY

A large swath of New York and New Jersey was under severe thunderstorm watches and warnings on Saturday as a fast-moving storm moves through the region.

Students Warned After Shooting, Stabbing Near Rutgers Campus
Students Warned After Shooting, Stabbing Near Rutgers Campus

A man was killed during a robbery on Saturday and two people were injured in a shooting near Rutgers University, police said.

Woman Stabbed to Death in Manhattan Apartment, Police Say
Woman Stabbed to Death in Manhattan Apartment, Police Say

A woman was stabbed to death inside a Washington Heights apartment early Saturday morning, police say.

Song and Dance, Protest and Politics to Mingle at Oscars
Song and Dance, Protest and Politics to Mingle at Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards should be a very schizophrenic affair: equal parts pomp and politics. The only thing expected to take the stage more often than the frothy front-runner "La La Land" at Sunday's ceremony is protest (and probably some punchlines) over the policies of President Donald Trump. For largely liberal Hollywood, his election has proven a rallying cause-celebre throughout an awards season that has otherwise been a parade of honors for Damien Chazelle's celebrated musical. Just how political things are going to get at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles may be the biggest question of Sunday night's show, to be broadcast by ABC beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST, with red carpet coverage starting earlier. The current forecast for Sunday is only a slight chance of rain, though the inside of the Dolby Theatre is expected to be far stormier.

Popular NYC Eatery Shuttered by Fast-Moving Blaze: FDNY
Popular NYC Eatery Shuttered by Fast-Moving Blaze: FDNY

An elderly woman was injured in a quick-moving fire Friday night that spread across two buildings on the Upper West Side, including one that houses a popular restaurant. The fire started on the third floor of 509 Amsterdam Ave., then got into a shaft and shot up through the fifth floor, then spread to the building next door, no. 511, FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard said.  With a firehouse around the corner, firefighters were able to get there in three minutes. At the height of the blaze, 170 firefighters were on the scene, Leonard said.  Cellphone video taken by a neighbor across the street showed flames engulfing an entire apartment on the upper floor and shooting straight through the roof. Leonard said several rooms were burning when firefighters got there.  Fires inside aging buildings like those -- over 100 years old, by Leonard's estimate -- can be difficult to fight, but the firefighters' speedy response and familiarity with th

Status Check: 'April' the Giraffe Doing Well, Still Pregnant
Status Check: 'April' the Giraffe Doing Well, Still Pregnant

The 15-year-old giraffe named "April," who has captivated millions of people across the world as they watch a live stream in anxious anticipation of the birth of her fourth calf at an upstate New York zoo, is still pregnant and doing well.