Two children killed in Georgia home invasion: police
NEW YORK Two children were killed early on Saturday in a home invasion in a small Georgia city, police said.
NEW YORK Hurricane Irene's impact on New York City remains to be seen, but it's a certainty that Broadway will be dark this weekend, with all Saturday and Sunday performances canceled.
The Broadway League announced the closure on Friday as the East Coast braced for the storm. Earlier in the day, the 40 theaters that light up the Great White Way had indicated they would remain open, but they reversed that position after the city mandated evacuations of coastal neighborhoods.
In an unprecedented step, New York is shutting down its public transit system on noon Saturday and has ordered the evacuation of about a quarter-million residents of low-lying areas in the city's five boroughs.
"The safety and security of theatergoers and employees is everyone's primary concern," Paul Libin, Chairman of The Broadway League, said in a statement.
The League, which represents the Broadway theater industry, noted that refund procedures are in place for ticket-holders, with Telecharge and Ticketmaster prepared to generate automatic refunds within 10 business days.
(Reporting and writing by Sheri Linden; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)
More than 80 protesters were arrested on Saturday after clashing with police near a pipeline construction site in North Dakota, according to the local sheriff's department, which said pepper spray was used on some demonstrators.
NEW YORK A singer knelt while performing the national anthem at a Miami Heat basketball game on Friday and opened her jacket to reveal a shirt that read "Black Lives Matter," a variation on a protest that has punctuated many U.S. sporting events since the summer.