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Friday, Aug 16, 2013

"Spider-Man" Back on B'way Day After Actor Hurt in Show

"Spider-Man" Back on B'way Day After Actor Hurt in Show

The Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will be performed as scheduled Friday night, a day after an actor playing the comic book hero was badly injured during the show.

Friday, Aug 16, 2013

"Spider-Man" Broadway Actor Hurt During Show: Officials

"Spider-Man" Broadway Actor Hurt During Show: Officials

An actor was seriously hurt on the set of Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" during the show Thursday night and the performance was cancelled, a spokesman for the production said.

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Man With Knives Attacks Customer at NYC Deli: Police
Man With Knives Attacks Customer at NYC Deli: Police

Surveillance video shows a man walking into a Bronx deli and pulling out large knives after attacking a customer he had been arguing with, police said.

Family Questioned After Woman's 'Suspicious' Death: Sources
Family Questioned After Woman's 'Suspicious' Death: Sources

Family members of a Brooklyn woman found dead in her home were being questioned at an NYPD stationhouse, sources told NBC 4 New York.

Pregnant Giraffe Continues to Enchant Droves of Fans
Pregnant Giraffe Continues to Enchant Droves of Fans

The 15-year-old giraffe named "April," who has captivated millions of people across the world in a live stream as she prepares for the birth of her fourth calf at an upstate New York zoo, is still pregnant and doing well as her legions of fans continue to check in.

Trump Looks to Refocus His Presidency in Address to Congress
Trump Looks to Refocus His Presidency in Address to Congress

With his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that helped him get elected. His allies hope it will help him move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that he has dealt with so far. "All I can do is speak from the heart and say what I want to do," Trump said in an interview that aired early Tuesday on Fox. The White House said Trump has been gathering ideas for the prime-time speech from the series of listening sessions he's been holding with law enforcement officials, union representatives, coal miners and others. Aides said he was still tinkering with the speech Monday night. Trump's advisers say he will use his address Tuesday to declare early progress on his campaign promises, including withdrawing the U.S. from a sweeping Pacific Rim trade pact, and to map a path ahead on thorny legislative priorities, including health care and infrastructure spending.

Suspected Car Thief Arrested After Bronx Chase: Sources
Suspected Car Thief Arrested After Bronx Chase: Sources

A man with a long rap sheet for robbery, drugs and assault on cops was taken into custody after a police chase in the Bronx Monday, law enforcement officials say.  It began when officers tried to pull over a van they suspected was stolen near Tiffany and East 165th streets just before 6 p.m., law enforcement officials said. The driver backed up and hit the patrol car, then took off. The car finally stopped at East 175th Street and Marion Avenue, and police took the suspect into custody. Chopper 4 was over the scene and exclusively captured the arrest.  The suspect, Jimmy Alvardo, has a history of 31 arrests dating back to 1987, authorities said. He was on parole for his most recent conviction of hitting an officer.  In September 2006, he hit a uniformed officer while driving, and the cop was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital with a leg injury, officials said.  He's also failed to answer summonses for vehicle infractions 115 times,

Subway Strangers Find Bottle of Bubbly, Drink It Together
Subway Strangers Find Bottle of Bubbly, Drink It Together

When two straphangers found a full bottle of wine on their subway car, they decided to toast to the occasion.  Colleen Hagerty captured the New York moment, which took place on an uptown 6 train between Union Square and Grand Central at about 1 a.m. Sunday.  Hagerty tweeted the photo with the caption, "A full bottle of wine just rolled out from under a subway seat and now these 2 strangers popped it open & are drinking it. This is peak NYC."  A friend of Hagerty who witnessed the occasion detailed on Reddit: "The bottle did, legitimately, roll out from under the seat. The man in the suit, confused, picked it up and proceeded to pop it. He offered some to the man next to him, who grabbed an empty Hennessy bottle from under his seat (not sure it was his) and the man in the suit poured him some wine into the empty Hennessy bo