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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Wednesday, May 8

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    Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Wednesday, May 8

    What to Know

    • An NYC woman is suing over an explosion she blames on a can of household cooking spray that ignited her hair and left her horribly burned

    • Drivers for Uber and Lyft are set to go on strike Wednesday morning — and commuters may need to adjust their travel plans

    • Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 

    Happy Wednesday! It stays dry today with highs in the 70s, but more rain is on the way soon. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. Popular Cooking Spray Blamed for NYC Explosion, 5 Others

    A New York City woman is suing over an explosion she blames on a can of household cooking spray that ignited her hair and left her horribly burned.

    Five similar lawsuits involving plaintiffs across the country were also filed Tuesday, though all those named food packaging giant Conagra as the defendant.

    Most of the six separately filed lawsuits involve PAM, though the brand allegedly involved in Maria Mariani's case was different and possibly made by another company. She bought it at a major retailer.

    Read more here.

    2. Uber, Lyft Drivers Set to Go on Strike During Morning Rush

    Drivers for Uber and Lyft are set to go on strike Wednesday morning — and commuters may need to adjust their travel plans.

    Instead of taking fares during the morning rush between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., many drivers will lead a procession of ride-share vehicles over the Brooklyn Bridge for two hours, ending with a rally outside the company’s New York City headquarters in Long Island City.

    Customers will still be able to log onto the app during the strike times, but should anticipate possible longer wait times before getting a ride.

    Read more here.

    3. Amazon Opens First Go Store That Accepts Cash in NYC

    Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out.

    Now it's adding a decidedly low-tech feature: accepting cash.

    Its new store opened in New York City Tuesday, and is the first Amazon Go store to do so. At its other shops, customers can only enter with an app that links to a credit card or an Amazon account.

    Read more here.

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