<![CDATA[NBC New York - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usFri, 01 Jul 2016 20:26:21 -0400Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:26:21 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Storms Sweep in Amid Tornado Watch]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:10:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tree+down+cedar+grove.jpg
Powerful storms swept into the region Friday afternoon as much of the tri-state, including all of New York City, remains under a tornado watch into the night.The National Weather Service watch --...

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<![CDATA[Child Falls Out Window in Westchester: Police]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:23:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ambulance_generic3.jpg
A 9-year-old child tumbled out a second-story window in Westchester Friday afternoon but is expected to be OK, police say.The child fell out of a second-story window at 35 Highland Ave.

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<![CDATA[Mega Millions Hopefuls Flock to Staten Island Deli]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:07:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000012184219_1200x675_717115971803.jpg
Someone could spend their July 4th weekend almost half a billion dollars richer. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to the 10th largest in U.S. history: $415 million. Many are placing their bets at a Staten...]]>
<![CDATA[Nickerson Beach Cabana Lottery Explodes in Popularity, Despite Rising Price Tag]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:03:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000012184634_1200x675_717112899573.jpg
The summer ritual of entering the cabana lottery at Nickerson Beach has kicked off, and it's exploding in popularity despite a rising price tag. Greg Cergol reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Sharon Tate's Sister Says Ex-Manson Follower Shouldn't be Paroled]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:14:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mkt-AP_247374227510.jpg
The sister of slain actress Sharon Tate said she’s doing what she can to make sure convicted Manson Family follower Leslie Van Houten dies behind bars. Debra Tate told NBC News she has delivered 138,700...

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<![CDATA[Democrats Move Left With New Party Platform]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:24:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Sanders-Clinton-feb2016.jpg
Democrats are considering approving what is being called the most progressive platform in the party's history, though supporters of Bernie Sanders are still not satisfied with provisions on trade and some other...

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<![CDATA[New Jersey Beach Town Teaming Up With Uber]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:17:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/jersey+shore+holiday+uber.jpg
Point Pleasent Beach teaming with Uber to prevent drunk driving. Brian Thompson Reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Contest Winner to Nominate Clinton at Convention]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:18:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ClintonSupporters-AP_16173657362901.jpg
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is holding a contest to select a supporter who will give a speech on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to formally nominate her as the party’s presidential...

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<![CDATA[Health Officials Widen Flour Recall After 4 More People Get Sick]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:16:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Flour-recall-General-Mills.jpg
Federal health officials on Friday widened an already big recall of flour after four more people got sick from food poisoning linked to the flour, NBC News reports.No one has died or developed the most...

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<![CDATA[NYC Street Closures for 4th of July Fireworks Show]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:55:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/macys+fireworks2.jpg
The New York City Department of Transportation says the following streets will be closed Monday from 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. for the Macy's 4th of July fireworks show:Where to Watch the 2016 Fireworks...

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<![CDATA[NYPD: Tight Security, DWI Patrols for July 4th]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:40:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/armed+nypd+units.jpg
New Yorkers will see heavy police presence across the city over the holiday weekend, many in helmets and vests and armed with long guns, officials say. A new critical response team, specially...

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<![CDATA[2 Top ISIS Commanders Killed in Air Strike: Pentagon]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:54:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/217*120/AP_817556148506.jpg
Two senior ISIS commanders were killed in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to the Pentagon, NBC News reported. Basim Muhammad Ahmad Sultan al-Bajari, the terror group's...

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<![CDATA[Man Jailed for Wanting Sex W/Kids]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:17:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Joel-Wright-AP_248233168746.jpg
A former Ohio seminary student, who pleaded guilty to trying to adopt and buy baby girls in Mexico so he could molest them, was sentenced in San Diego Friday to more than 15 years behind bars.In April,...

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<![CDATA[Suspected Manhattan Feces Flinger: 'God Did It']]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:03:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/feces+suspect+-+15384826_WNBC_000000012187676.jpg
The man arrested for attacking at least two women with feces in Manhattan says a "dog did it" and rambled to reporters while in cuffs Friday.

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<![CDATA[Firework Blows Up in Long Island Man's Hand, Severs 2 Fingers: Police]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:52:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fireworks-sale-generic.jpg
A Long Island lost two fingers and nearly severed another when a firework detonated in his hand Thursday evening, police say.]]>
<![CDATA['I Gotta Plead Ignorance Here': Dad's Outfit For Baby Goes Viral]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:27:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/line-of-babies-73230106.jpg
One dad's interesting wardrobe choice for his 7-month-old daughter has become a viral social media sensation, Today.com reports.

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<![CDATA[WNBC Celebrates 75 Years on the Air]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:24:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lowell-thomas-news-0701.jpg
Today, WNBC celebrates 75 years on the air as the nation's first commercial TV station.

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<![CDATA[Obama Says He Expects Congress to Move on Zika Virus]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:41:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ZIKA_GettyImages-537671534.jpg
About $25 million was dispensed by federal health officials Friday to help states at risk from Zika defend against its spread — cash taken from other programs because Congress has not approved fresh funding...

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<![CDATA[Riders Stuck on Roller Coaster]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:48:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/stuck-roller-coaster.jpg
About a dozen people were on a roller coaster that became stuck on the tracks at Six Flags Over Texas Friday morning.The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster — formerly known as The Shockwave — stopped...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Maintains Edge in New NBC Battleground Map]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:18:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/split2-trump-clinton-june7.jpg
With both parties now having their presumptive nominees and with new battleground-state polling and maneuvering to chew on, NBC News updated its battleground map. The result: Hillary Clinton maintains her...

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<![CDATA[Wanted Woman Captured]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:16:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Shanika+Minor+Pics.jpg
The Milwaukee woman added to the FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" list for the killing of a pregnant woman was captured early Friday, authorities said.Shanika Minor, 24, was taken into custody in Fayetteville,...

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<![CDATA[What to Know Now about Strike at Trump Taj Mahal]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:59:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TAJ_MAHAL_GettyImages-529697300.jpg
Atlantic City's main casino workers union went on strike Friday morning against the Trump Taj Mahal casino. Here's a look at what led to the strike, and what to expect during it:WHO'S...

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<![CDATA[Owner of Famed Brooklyn Pizzeria Gunned Down at Home]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:11:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/louis+barbati+killed.jpg
The owner of the famed Spumoni Gardens restaurant in Brooklyn was shot and killed outside his home while holding a bag containing a large amount of cash, but the money wasn't taken, police say.]]>
<![CDATA[Kenny Chesney, Meghan Trainor to Perform at 'Fireworks Spectacular']]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:42:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fireworks-479518210.jpg
The annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" will light up the sky over New York City for the 40th year this weekend. "Today" co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall will return to host the two-hour...

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<![CDATA[July 4: How Americans Will Celebrate 240 Years of Independence]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:55:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/macys+fireworks1.jpg
Every year, Americans honor the country's independence on the Fourth of July by celebrating freedom with fireworks, barbecues and beach getaways. July Fourth has only been a federal holiday since 1941,...

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<![CDATA[Boy’s Near-Drowning Prompts Cruise Ship to Return to NJ]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:49:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/JacobTrippin.jpg
A Caribbean-bound cruise ship that departed New Jersey on Thursday returned to shore after a boy nearly drowned in one of the boat’s pools, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Trump's Reddit Fan Club Faces Crackdown, Civil War]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:46:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump-muslim-ban.jpg
Donald Trump's presidential campaign isn't the only thing being shaken up. His leading fan site on the online message board Reddit has been plagued by constant infighting among moderators, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Istanbul Victim Was Trying to Save Son From ISIS]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:04:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fathi-Bayoudh-istanbul-attack.jpg
One of the dozens of people killed in an attack on an Istanbul airport Tuesday was a doctor on a mission to save his son from the terror group ISIS, officials and friends said.Fathi Bayoudh, a Tunisian...

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