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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Wednesday, Feb. 20



    Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Wednesday, Feb. 20

    What to Know

    • Amazon canceled plans to build a headquarters in NYC and will not look for another location — a stunning reversal after a year-long search

    • Cold water was thrown on reports 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett staged his attack in response to his character being written off the show

    • The MTA boldly declared its love for commuters in a Valentine’s Day message on Twitter — only to have its feelings crushed by riders

    Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 

    1. Another Wintry Mess Moves in Wednesday as Volatile Temperature Swings Continue

    Tri-state residents are bracing for yet another wintry mix of snow and rain expected to hit the region Wednesday afternoon through the overnight hours, potentially making the Thursday morning commute a bit slick for some.

    Clouds are expected to build in late after a sunny day Tuesday, paving the way for the next storm system, Storm Team 4 says. The first part of Wednesday should stay dry; precipitation associated with this system is expected to begin as snow in the afternoon, then quickly change to rain as temps rise above freezing.

    Read more here.

    2. Meghan Markle Spotted in NYC As ‘Secret’ Baby Shower Reports Swirl

    Meghan Markle was spotted leaving New York's The Mark hotel Tuesday as rumors swirled about when -- and who might be attending -- her 'secret' baby shower.

    Read more here.

    3. Winners of Biggest-Ever NY Lotto Prize ($437M) Come Forward

    A group of 23 co-workers in Long Island claimed the largest jackpot in New York Lottery history — one totaling $437 million!

    The group claimed the prize Tuesday for the Jan. 1 Mega Millions drawing through the New Life 2019, LLC, opting to take the cash value of the annuitized prize, a single lump sum payment totaling $262,213,914, according to the New York Lottery. The group will receive a net check of $176,155,308 after required state and federal withholding.

    Read more here.

    4. Magical Winter Rooftops

    Lauren checks out The Lodge at STK Rooftop, Ophelia's Snowglobe in the Sky, and the PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown's "Midwinter Night's Dream." These beautiful and cozy escapes will make you feel on top of the world.

    See more here.

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