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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Friday, May 3

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    Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Friday, May 3

    What to Know

    • The ringleader of a thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009 was effectively sentenced to time served

    • Amtrak announced the latest round of major track repairs at New York Penn Station that will impact NJ Transit and LIRR commuters

    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is getting some strong reaction on social media after advising people to not wash raw chicken

    Friday, May 3, 2019 

    Happy Friday! It'll be cooler today than Thursday, but highs will still be in the 60s, however, there's a better chance for rain. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. Would-Be NYC Subway Bomber Gets 10 Years for Foiled Plot

    The ringleader of a thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009 was effectively sentenced to time served on Thursday, in what the judge hearing the case called "one unthinkable second chance."

    Najibullah Zazi was sentenced to 10 years behind bars in his long-delayed sentencing, but he's been detained in federal custody since he pleaded guilty to terror charges in 2010.

    It's not immediately clear when the 33-year-old will be released from custody. His lawyer says he hopes his client will be released in a matter of days, but admitted it could take a bit longer.

    Read more here.

    2. NJT, LIRR Reveal Changes Ahead of Summer Amtrak Rail Work

    Amtrak announced the latest round of major track repairs at New York Penn Station that will impact NJ Transit and LIRR commuters in what could be reminiscent of 2017's "Summer of Hell" for some travelers, but at least one railroad says not to worry.

    The latest round of work, also believed to be the last phase, will constitute the replacement of two underground interlocking which directs Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT trains heading east and west from the East River Tunnels.

    The work is believed that it will have a bigger effect on LIRR, but it will still bring major changes to the direct service of NJ Transit.

    Read more here.

    3. 'Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken': CDC Warning Sparks Online Debate

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is getting some strong reaction on social media after advising people to not wash raw chicken.

    In a recent tweet, the CDC urged consumers to avoid washing raw chicken saying that "During washing, chicken juices can spread in the kitchen and contaminate other foods, utensils, and countertops."

    According to the CDC, raw poultry is often contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria like Campylobacter, and, less frequently, Salmonella and Clostridium perfringens.

    Read more here.

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