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Fire kills 19 in NYC; several others with grave injuries

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors are working to save the lives of several people gravely injured when smoke from a fire knocked them out or trapped them in their apartments in a New York City high-rise building. Nineteen people, including nine children, died in the blaze. Dozens of people were in the hospital Monday, and as many as 13 were in critical condition. Sunday's fire in the Bronx is already […]

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Entertainment

Giant Christmas tree outside Fox News headquarters set afire

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man is facing charges including arson for setting fire to a 50-foot Christmas tree in front of Fox News headquarters in midtown Manhattan. The artificial tree outside of the News Corp. building that houses Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post caught fire shortly after midnight Wednesday. No injuries were reported. A 49-year-old man was arrested on charges including […]

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Entertainment

Rare first printing of US Constitution sells for record $43M

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare first printing of the U.S. Constitution has sold at Sotheby's in New York for $43.2 million, a record price for a document or book sold at auction. The anonymous winning bidder at Thursday night's sale outbid a group of 17,000 cryptocurrency enthusiasts from around the world who crowdfunded to buy it over the last week. The document offered for sale was one of 13 […]

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Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audience members

NEW YORK (AP) — COVID-19 vaccinations and masks will be required for all Broadway audience members when theaters reopen in the coming weeks. The Broadway League announced Friday that audience members will have to wear face coverings and show proof they're fully vaccinated when they enter the theaters. There'll be exceptions to the vaccine rule for children under 12 and for people with a medical condition or religious belief that […]

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Entertainment

Carnegie Hall reopens in October after 19-month closure

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall will resume performances in October following a 1 1/2-year closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic but with a limited schedule of recitals and small ensembles until large orchestras return in January. The Hall initially intended to open the season with a virtual gala, but Carnegie executive and artistic director Clive Gillinson said planning is underway for a live opening concert following New York Gov. […]

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Artist

Grammy Museum in Los Angeles to reopen on May 21

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Museum will reopen next month after being closed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The museum in downtown Los Angeles announced Tuesday that it will be open to the public on May 21. The museum will launch with three new exhibits — "Motown: The Sound of Young America," "Dave Matthews Band: Inside and Out" and "Y Para Siempre… Marco Antonio […]

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