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Thursday, Jan 17, 2013

"Picnic": What the Critics Thought

"Picnic": What the Critics Thought

New York critics lauded the performances of stage veterans Ellen Burstyn, Reed Birney and Mare Winningham, but wanted more “sizzle” between the two leads

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Jewish Israeli Is Primary Suspect in JCC Bomb Threats
Jewish Israeli Is Primary Suspect in JCC Bomb Threats

An 18-year-old dual United States-Israeli citizen living in Israel has been arrested in connection with a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S., the FBI confirmed to NBC News. Israeli police said they arrested the Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in threats targeting JCCs and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in a case that stoked fears across the United States. FBI and Justice Department officials told NBC News he made all the calls from his bedroom and it did not appear his motive was anti-Semitism because he is Jewish.

SUV Driver Dozes Off, Smashes Into NYC School: Police
SUV Driver Dozes Off, Smashes Into NYC School: Police

An SUV driver dozed off and smashed into a Brooklyn middle school Thursday morning, police say, leaving a gaping hole in the building.

Target Goes Photoshop-Free in New Swimsuit Campaign
Target Goes Photoshop-Free in New Swimsuit Campaign

This Summer, retail giant Target is going bold and embracing every body in its new swimsuit campaign. The company launched #TargetSwim which celebrates positive body image and features real women of different body types. But, what makes this campaign even more special is that the photos of the models are not photoshopped.

NY Zoo of April Fame Announces Birth of Twins (Not Giraffes)
NY Zoo of April Fame Announces Birth of Twins (Not Giraffes)

We have new life at the Animal Adventure Park -- just not a giraffe calf.

GOP Health Bill on the Brink Hours From House Showdown Vote
GOP Health Bill on the Brink Hours From House Showdown Vote

The GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. Short of support, GOP leaders looked to President Donald Trump to close the deal with a crucial bloc of conservatives, in the first major legislative test of his young presidency.

Alleged Sword Killer Cops Say Hated Black People Faces Judge
Alleged Sword Killer Cops Say Hated Black People Faces Judge

The white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore accused of killing a black man collecting bottles on the street with a sword is due to face a judge Thursday.