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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Monday, May 6

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    Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Monday, May 6

    What to Know

    • A Russian airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, and at least 40 people died

    • A man pretending to be a ride-share driver held a woman at knifepoint and sexually assaulted her near the University of Delaware, police say

    • The Tribeca Film Festival wrapped up Sunday with two films taking home the coveted audience award

    Monday, May 6, 2019 

    Happy Monday! We finally dry and get back into some sunshine today and highs will reach right around 70 degrees. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. At Least 40 Dead in Russian Plane's Fiery Emergency Landing

    A Russian airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport Sunday evening, and at least 40 people died, officials said.

    The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 73 passengers and five crew members on board when it touched down and sped down a runway spewing huge flames and black smoke.

    Elena Markovskaya, a spokeswoman for Russia's Investigative Committee, said early Monday that 41 people were killed. But Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said later that 38 survived, implying the death toll was 40.

    Read more here.

    2. Fake, Knife-Wielding Rideshare Driver Sexually Assaults Woman

    A man pretending to be a ride-share driver held a woman at knifepoint and sexually assaulted her near the University of Delaware, police said.

    The man picked up the 21-year-old victim in the area of South Chapel Street and Delaware Avenue around 1:15 a.m. Saturday before brandishing a knife and sexually assaulting her, Newark Police Department Lt. Andrew Rubin said.

    The man was described as having a medium build, short hair and spoke in broken English, Rubin said. Police said he is about 40 years old. He was driving a four-door, silver GMC pickup with a toolbox in the bed.

    Read more here.

    3. Tribeca Film Festival Wraps Up

    The Tribeca Film Festival wrapped up Sunday with two films taking home the coveted audience award. 

    "Gay Chorus Deep South" won for best documentary and "Plus One" won for best narrative. 

    Both winners get $10,000. 

    Read more here.

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