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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Wednesday, May 30

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 

Hump Day is upon us once again! We're looking at a cooler day today as the highs only reach the low 70s in the city. It is expected to stay dry, as well. As always, get the latest forecast at

1. ABC Cancels 'Roseanne' After Barr's Racist Tweet

ABC has pulled the plug on their hit revival of "Roseanne" after the show's biggest star, Roseanne Barr, blasted out a racist tweet. 

The actress' tweet suggested former Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett was the product of the Muslim brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes." Roseanne deleted the tweet and apologized, but the damage was already done. 

In addition to the show being canceled, Barr was also dropped from her talent agency, ICM. 

Read more here.

2. Catch Another Glimpse of Manhattanhenge 

Did you get to experience Manhattanhenge on Tuesday?

That is the phenomenon when the setting sun aligns perfectly with the Manhattan street grid causing the light to illuminate both the north and south sides of every cross street in the borough. 

If you missed it, there is one more chance to catch a glimpse of the only-in-New York sunset on Wednesday.

Read more here.

3. Beware of a Very Contagious Dog Flu Going Around NYC

There is a very contagious strain of dog flu going around the Big Apple. 

At least three dozen dogs in Brooklyn have been infected in less than a month and a few cases have popped up in Manhattan. The airborne virus can be transmitted through contact with other dogs, but also through water bowls and toys. 

The virus poses no threats to humans. 

Read more here.

4. Massive Literary Events Coming to New York City This Week

Manhattan will turn into a book lover's paradise this week. 

The 2018 Book Expo kicks off Wednesday at the Javits Center. It is a big one-stop shop for aspiring writers to learn about the publishing industry. 

If you are more of a reader, head to the BookCon, which makes its way to NYC this weekend. 

Read more here

For the latest entertainment news and things to do, tune in to New York Live, Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. on NBC 4 New York. 

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