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Monday, Feb 3, 2014

Theaters Dim To Honor Hoffman

Theaters Dim To Honor Hoffman

Plus another “Spider-Man” lawsuit appears, “Queen of the Night” opens, and “Pageant” returns.

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2 Trains Sideswipe in Penn Station, No Serious Injuries
2 Trains Sideswipe in Penn Station, No Serious Injuries

An Amtrak train bound for Washington, D.C., bumped an NJ Transit train as it departed New York's Penn Station at the height of Friday's morning rush, shattering windows and causing a minor derailment but no serious injuries, authorities said.

Man Found Dead in Pool of Blood at Ransacked NY Home
Man Found Dead in Pool of Blood at Ransacked NY Home

A man was found dead inside his ransacked home in Farmingville, and authorities are calling the death suspicious.

April the World-Famous Pregnant Giraffe Is Such a Tease
April the World-Famous Pregnant Giraffe Is Such a Tease

Is today the day? Some think so, but the zoo isn't so sure.

'Repeal and Replace' in the Balance Ahead of House Vote
'Repeal and Replace' in the Balance Ahead of House Vote

The House steered toward a climactic vote Friday on the Republican health care overhaul, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress. Debate began hours after White House officials told fractious GOP lawmakers at a Thursday night Capitol meeting that Trump was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and would move on to the rest of his agenda, win or lose. In a morning tweet, Trump targeted the House Freedom Caucus, whose hard-right members have been the core of opposition to the GOP legislation and have come under intense pressure from the White House and party leaders to fall into line.

Pickup Truck Crushes Stroller in Crosswalk, Kills Baby: Cops
Pickup Truck Crushes Stroller in Crosswalk, Kills Baby: Cops

A pickup truck making a right turn at a Queens intersection hit and killed a baby girl in her stroller Thursday night, police say. The baby's mother was pushing the stroller across 23rd Avenue in East Elmhurst when the truck turned from 94th Street and hit the stroller, police say.  The driver stayed on the scene. Police identified him as 44-year-old Wallace Ramirez of Massachusetts. Authorities charged him with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care.  Witness Reese Fluellen, who knows the mother because their children play together, says he'd said hello just seconds earlier.  "As I turn the corner, I was walking maybe 10, 15 seconds, I hear a loud crunch, I hear brakes from the truck," he said. "I hear screaming, 'You ran over my baby, You ran over my baby.'"  Fluellen immediately ran back, along with other bystanders who tried to help. The baby, identified as Skylar Perkins of Queens, was unresponsiv