<![CDATA[NBC New York - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usSat, 03 Dec 2016 11:08:07 -0500Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:08:07 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Thief Steals Car With Kids Inside When Mom Stops at Wendy's]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:13:59 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/carjacking+new+jersey.jpg
A carjacker allegedly stole a mother's keys as she walked into a New Jersey Wendy's Friday morning, then hopped into her car and drove off with her three children inside as she clung from the steering wheel in a...

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<![CDATA[9 Killed; 25 Unaccounted For in Horrific Oakland Blaze]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:01:30 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/201*120/12-3-16+Oakland+Fire.JPG
Fire officials say nine people have been confirmed dead, and that 25 others are unaccounted for after a fire broke out at a warehouse in Oakland late Friday night.The fire broke out at about 11:24 p.m.

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<![CDATA[NYC Man Steals Bus to Go for a Joyride (Again)]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:51:16 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mta+bus+ridership.jpg
Police arrested Ellias, 24, of Staten Island, for stealing an MTA bus from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George sometime between midnight and 3 a.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Sandy Hook Group Begins Violence Warning-Signs Campaign ]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:09:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sandyhookmemorialIII.jpg
A group formed by families who lost children in the Sandy Hook school shooting has started a new public service campaign designed to teach people to recognize the warning signs of someone who may be...

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<![CDATA[New Brunswick Suspends Utility Employees in Criminal Probe]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:22:31 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Police+Siren+Generic+123.jpg
The city of New Brunswick suspended two employees of its local water utility as part of a criminal investigation, the city said Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Seek Rockville Centre Bank Robber]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:15:20 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/207*120/Rockville+Centre+Robbery+Suspect.jpg
Police are searching for a man who robbed a Capital One Bank branch in Rockville Centre Friday afternoon, threatening a teller with a gun before fleeing.

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<![CDATA[Professor Stabbed to Death at USC]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:04:09 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bosco-tjan-120216.png
A professor stabbed to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday was identified as psychology Professor Bosco Tjan, university officials said.Tjan was killed Friday...

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<![CDATA[Sarah Palin Warns of ‘Crony Capitalism’ After Trump Deal ]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:22:49 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/el-factor-palin.jpg
An unexpected dissenting voice came out Friday against a Trump administration brokered deal to keep a Carrier plant in Indiana and save around 1,000 jobs, NBC News reported.Former Republican vice presidential...

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<![CDATA[Fireworks Accompany Bryant Park Christmas Tree Lighting]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:07:44 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bryant+park+tree+lighting+2016.jpg
In the 2016 "Tree Lighting Skate-tacular" at Bryant Park, acclaimed skaters take to the ice before the 50-foot Norway Spruce is lit during a fireworks display Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Pedestrian Hit, Critically Injured by Driver in Bronx: NYPD]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:06:51 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bronx+pedestrian+hit1.jpg
A man is in critical condition after a driver hit him in the Bronx Friday evening, police say. The driver hit the74-year-old pedestrian in front of 1180 East Gun Hill Rd.

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<![CDATA[Man Caught Molesting Women at Rockefeller Center Tree: DA]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:24:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/generic+handcuffs.jpg
Eagle-eyed police officers stationed at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree cuffed a man after they noticed him groping four different women on the plaza Thursday evening, authorities...

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<![CDATA[Pet Parrot May Serve As Witness In Murder Case]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:45:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_murderparrot0603_1920x1080.jpg
In Michigan, one pet owner may rue the day she adopted her parrot. Glenna Duram is currently on trial, charged with murdering her 45-year-old husband Martin on May 12, 2015. Bud, her African grey parrot,...

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<![CDATA[In 2015, Health Spending Surges in the U.S. ]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:00:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/170*120/AP_16320836144895-doctor.jpg
In 2015, Americans spent $3.2 trillion on medical expenses, up by 5.8 percent since 2014, NBC News reported.Experts say there are also indications that health spending increased because people sought...

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<![CDATA[How to Share Your Wish for 2017 on Times Square NYE Confetti]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:08:59 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TS2017-Wishing-Wall_11.jpg
The countdown to New Year’s Eve has begun and those hoping to share a positive message for 2017 have a unique way to play a role in the festivities.The Times Square Alliance and Countdown...

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<![CDATA[Sandy-Devastated Community Mulls Floodgates to Protect Homes]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:36:12 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NOVINI+CALL+FOR+FLOOD+GATES+LI+PKG+530+-+00004415_WNBC_00000001.jpg
Some residents in a Long Island community say floodgates need to be built on two waterways to prevent devastating floods like what they saw during Sandy. As Rana Novini reports, it may be easier said than done.]]>
<![CDATA[Neighbors Fume as 'Zombie Mansion' Becomes Hit Online]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:23:28 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GLORIOSO+ZOMBIE+HOUSE+PKG+5PM+-+00014227_WNBC_000000014100596.jpg
In affluent Colts Neck, New Jersey, where dozens of homes are on the market for more than $1 million, city leaders and residents are aghast that a mansion abandoned since 2011 has become a viral...
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<![CDATA[Moose Wanders Onto Vermont Farm, Attempts to Befriend Cows]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:26:51 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/179*120/Vermont+Sharyn+Abbott.jpg
A farm in northern Vermont got quite a surprise this past weekend when a moose snuck into a cow pasture and appeared to try to befriend the animals there.Cattle ranchers Sharyn and Tim Abbott were returning to...

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<![CDATA[Climber Cuffed Again After Video Shows Him Atop Building]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:58:58 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GEORGE+WTC+TEEN+CLIMBER+CHARGED+BROLL+AND+LAWYER+SOT+-+21512314.jpg
The daredevil who pleaded guilty to scaling to the top of One World Trade Center as a teen in 2014 turned himself into police Friday after more video surfaced of him climbing New York City skyscrapers.

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<![CDATA[Parking Spot-Seeker Covers Hydrant With Construction Barrel]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:21:48 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/barrel.gif
Orange-and-white construction barrels are common sights across city streets and sidewalks, but what lies beneath may surprise New Yorkers. A viewer tip led NBC 4 New York to investigate why a...

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<![CDATA[Victim Posts Video of Woman Stealing Package on Facebook]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:15:37 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/VILLEDA+PACKAGE+THEFTS+NJ+430P+PKG+-+00001715_WNBC_000000014099.jpg
Police in a New Jersey community are warning residents to be extra alert for package thieves around this time of year.Woodbridge resident Jason Terranova became one of the first victims of the package...

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<![CDATA[3 on Subway Call Muslim Woman Terrorist, Chant 'Trump': NYPD]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:51:13 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/muslim+hijab1.jpg
A Muslim woman wearing a religious headscarf was harassed on the subway by three men who allegedly called her a terrorist and chanted "Donald Trump" to her, police say.

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<![CDATA[Thief Rips ATM From Queens Gas Station, Drives Off: NYPD]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:13:16 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ATMMachines.jpg
A man stole an ATM from a gas station and chained it to his truck before fleeing onto the highway Friday morning in Queens.The suspect backed his black Jeep into an ATM outside a BP gas station near...

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<![CDATA['Changed My Life': Michaels Employee Thanks Donors After Viral Tirade]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:47:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/212*120/michaels+rant.png
Supporters have rallied around a Michaels store manager after video of an incident at a Chicago location the day before Thanksgiving went viral.The footage, which has been viewed more than 590,000 times as of...

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<![CDATA[Naked Cowboy, Senator Share Elevator at Trump Tower]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:04:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/naked-cowboy-trump-tower.jpg
What happens when a North Dakota senator and The Naked Cowboy walk into an elevator at Trump Tower?

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<![CDATA[Former Officer: Gen. Mattis Left 'My Men to Die']]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:05:31 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/James_Mattis_2.jpg
A former Army Special Forces officer is accusing retired Marine General James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to be defense secretary, of "leaving my men to die" after they were hit by friendly fire...

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<![CDATA[Unstable Construction Facade Probed at Brooklyn Brownstone]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:33:51 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fort+greene+building+cornic.jpg
Authorities are responding to a report of an unstable construction facade outside a brownstone in Fort Greene, not far from Brooklyn Tech High School.

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<![CDATA[Deep Learning: Teaching Computers to Predict the Future]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:16:02 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/atlas-computer.jpg
Researchers have configured computers to predict the immediate future by examining a photograph, NBC News reported. A program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has analyzed 2 million videos to see how...

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<![CDATA[Teens Beat up 2 Men on 6 Train Platform in Manhattan: NYPD]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:34:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SubwayAssaultFlatiron.jpg
A pair of teens assaulted two men on a subway platform in the Flatiron District on Thursday evening, leaving both battered and bruised.The suspects approached the victims, a 35-year-old man and a...]]>
<![CDATA[Inventor of General Tso's Chicken Dies at 98]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:16:38 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GeneralTsoPlate.jpg
Chef Peng Chang-kuei, the inventor of the world-famous Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken, died at the age of 98 on Wednesday. He named the dish in honor of Tso Tsung T'ang, a respected Hunan war general.]]>
<![CDATA[Trader Joe's Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Concerns]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:13:44 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/joes+hummus.jpg
Bakkavor Foods USA is recalling two kinds of Trader Joe's hummus over concerns about possible Listeria contamination, which can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in young children and the elderly.

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<![CDATA[When the Guards Look Away: Silly Photos at The Met]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:50:27 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/crop+for+cover.jpg
Sometimes, we just can't help ourselves. Despite our best intentions, visiting the museum -- with all its nakedness and drama -- can bring out our silly sides. This is what happens when the guards look away...]]>