<![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-usFri, 28 Oct 2016 06:45:22 -0400Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:45:22 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dirt Bikers Fight for Right to 'Skill Sport' Amid Crackdown]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:41:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dirt+bike+iteam.jpg
The NYPD says it is cracking down on illegal dirt bikers: Seizures are up 52 percent over last year, with 1,817 illegal bikes and ATVs confiscated around the city as of late October, according to police...

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<![CDATA[Biden Said to Be Considered for Secretary of State If Clinton Wins]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03:41:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ClintonBiden-AP_16228679390421.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden is under consideration for secretary of state if Hillary Clinton wins the White House, a trusted source confirmed to NBC News Thursday night.Politico first reported that Biden is...

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<![CDATA[Man Attacks Straphanger in Stolen Phone Ruse: NYPD]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:30:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/assault+bed+stuy+suspect.jpg
Police say an attempted robber accused a sleeping man of stealing his phone before rummaging through his pockets and punching him in the face.]]>
<![CDATA[Long Island Residents Dealing With Leaky Pipe Mystery]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:25:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/leaky+pipe+mystery.jpg
On Thursday, angry homeowners confronted officials about a problem that's damaging their homes and costing them money. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Elderly Man Saved by 'Angel' Firefighter in Dramatic Rescue]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:57:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/firefighter+james+lee.jpg
An 81-year-old man says he’s alive today because an “angel” firefighter scaled down a wall of flames to rescue him from a raging inferno on the Upper East Side.

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<![CDATA[Queens' 'Boulevard of Death' Safer, But Neighbors Gripe ]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:14:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/queens+boulevard+vision+zero.JPG
Queens Boulevard seems to be on its way to shedding the nickname nobody liked: the Boulevard of Death.]]>
<![CDATA[Ancient Burial Ground Found on Long Island]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:52:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000013641758_1200x675_795209795725.jpg
A big piece of New York history uncovered at a Long Island cemetery, where a high tech tool has revealed hundreds of unmarked graves. Greg Cergol reports.]]>
<![CDATA[And the Most Coveted Dining Reservation in NYC Is ... ]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:36:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mini+tacos.jpg
Good luck securing a reservation at David Chang's Momofuku Nishi — it's the most coveted reservation on this year's list.

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<![CDATA[City Council Campaign Sign Kicked Down]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:48:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/campaign+signs+destroyed.jpg
An Emerson, NJ council woman says her competitor was caught on camera kicking down her campaign sign. Brian Thompson Reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Museum Teaches NYC Students About Presidential Process]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:43:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/children+presidential+exhibit.jpg
Days to go before the presidential election, young students got a real-life lesson on how the process works. Wale Aliyu reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Science Explains Why Fear Can Be Fun]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:52:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/212*120/NC_fear1027_1920x1080.jpg
Every year around Halloween, millions of people all across the country pay to have other people scare the living daylights out of them, leading us to ask one very important question: Why?

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<![CDATA[Teen Stabbed Outside Brooklyn High School: Officials]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:46:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ambulance_generic3.jpg
A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest outside a Brooklyn high school just after dismissal Thursday afternoon, officials say. Two teens have been arrested in the stabbing in front of W.H.

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<![CDATA[NY Woman Who Needs Meds Hasn't Been Seen in 10 Days: Police]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:12:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/missing-woman-yonkers-1027.jpg
Officials are looking for a missing Yonkers woman who hasn't been seen since in nearly two weeks ago.]]>
<![CDATA[High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault: Prosecutor]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:52:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NJTeacherSexAssault.jpg
A high school teacher has been arrested on sexual assault charges, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said.Leo Donaldson, formerly known as Leo Inglima, was arrested Thursday by members of the...]]>
<![CDATA[US Brothers Released After Tunisia Terrorism Probe]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:52:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/jendouba+Tunisia+map.jpg
Two American brothers arrested in Tunisia on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organization were released without charge Thursday, NBC News reported.Officials interrogated the brothers — both aged in their...

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<![CDATA[Putin Praises Trump, Denies Meddling in US Election]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:12:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/putin3.jpg
Russian President Vladimir Putin, while continuing to deny the Kremlin has sought to meddle in the United States election, praised Donald Trump on Thursday for energizing American voters "tired of the elites,"...

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<![CDATA[Man Steals $1,200 From Midtown East Bank: NYPD]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:17:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SantanderBankRobber.jpg
Police are on the hunt for a man who robbed a Manhattan bank Monday morning.The suspect walked into a Santander Bank between East 44th and 45th Streets near Third Avenue and approached a teller at...]]>
<![CDATA[USDA Recalls Nearly 3,900 Pounds of Bologna Made in NJ]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:18:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/chicken-bologna-recall.jpg
A New Jersey bologna-maker is recalling nearly 3,900 pounds of pork and chicken after inspectors found that some of the products were full of nonfat dry milk.]]>
<![CDATA[Coast Guard Seizes Nearly Three Tons of Cocaine]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:16:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/10-27-16-coast-guard-coke-seizure1.jpg
US Coast Guardsmen seized more than 5,600 pounds of cocaine and arrested five suspected drug smugglers in the Pacific Ocean off the Central American coast, and plan to offload 39,000 pounds of the contraband on...

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<![CDATA[1 Dead, 16 Hurt as Inferno Devours 3 Manhattan Buildings]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:40:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Cvw0YQTWAAAWZQj.jpg
One man was killed and 16 people were hurt, one of them with life-threatening injuries, in a fire that overtook three Upper East Side apartment buildings and sent flames shooting 20 feet into the air on Thursday...

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<![CDATA[ISIS Forcing Civilians to Be Human Shields in Mosul: Reports]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:04:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16301520674555.jpg
ISIS is reportedly forcing civilians living in their self-declared caliphate to move to Mosul, in what appears to be preparation to use them as human shields ahead of a planned allied assault on the city.The...

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<![CDATA[Missing Beyoncé Dancer Thanks NJ Cops for Search Efforts]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:52:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/shirlene+quigley+cops.jpg
Quigley, who lives alone in North Bergen, thanked the North Bergen Police Department for their tireless efforts in trying to locate her.

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<![CDATA[Voters More Worried About Drug Prices Than Obamacare]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:40:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/obamacare2.jpg
Health care does not rank among voters' top issues and when asked about health priorities for the next president and Congress to address fewer people mentioned repealing Obamacare or weakening the law than other...

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<![CDATA[Zagat 2017: Top NYC Restaurants and New Dining Trends]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:43:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/zagat+lead.jpg
Where there are great eateries and hungry (hangry?) people, there are great Zagat categories.

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<![CDATA[Officials Probe Twitter Account Showing School Brawls]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:11:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fight-video-1028.jpg
Officials in one Jersey Shore town said they are working to curb violence at schools after a local newspaper discovered a Twitter account that published several videos of what appeared to be students fighting on...

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