Wintry Mix Hits New York Area

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A Winter Storm Warning is currently in effect for the New York City area, as a system of wintry mix of precipitation is moving east. Snow accumulations will be less in the south.

Northern New Jersey is likely to get more than hakf-foot of snow.

New York City Schools are open, and so are their after-school programs, but field trips have been canceled.

Drivers are being warned to be extra cautious and leave extra time. Alternate side parking regulations have been suspended for snow removal Monday.

Mayor Bill De Blasio issued a severe weather warning and hazardous travel advisory for Monday.

Long Island Railroad, Metro-North, MTA, working on normal weekday schedule as extra crews are keeping platforms clear of snow and ice.

It is advised for riders to take extra time for morning and evening commutes.

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Champions; HEAT Dominates Thunder

The king finally has his crown. Two years ago, LeBron James chose to team up with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in Miami and build an instant basketball dynasty. The Heat fell two wins shy of beginning that reign in 2011. On Thursday, Miami’s rule over the NBA official started.

The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami.

Finally an NBA champion, it’s all worth it now.

James had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, and got the kind of help that was worth leaving home for, leading the Heat in a 121-106 rout of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to win the NBA Finals in five games.

Best player in the game, best team in the league.

James has found it all since taking his talents to South Beach.

“It means everything,” James said moments after the win. “I made a difficult decision to leave Cleveland but I understood what my future was about … I knew we had a bright future (in Miami). This is a dream come true for me. This is definitely when it pays off.”

He left the game along with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for good with 3:01 remaining for a round of hugs and the start for a celebration he’s been waiting for since arriving in the NBA out of high school as the No. 1 pick of the 2003 draft.

James hopped up and down in the final minutes, shared a long hug with opponent Kevin Durant, and watched the confetti rain down from the rafters.

The Heat took control in the second quarter, briefly lost it and blew it open again in the third behind their role players, James content to pass to wide-open 3-point shooters while the Thunder focused all their attention on him.

Bosh and Wade, the other members of the Big Three who sat alongside James as he promised titles at his Miami welcoming party two summers ago, both had strong games. Bosh, who broke down in tears as the Heat left their own court after losing Game 6 last year, finished with 24 points and Wade scored 20. The Heat also got a huge boost from Mike Miller, who made seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points.

The disappointment of losing to Dallas in six games last year vanished in a blowout of the demoralized Thunder, who got 32 points and 11 rebounds from Durant.

That made it easier for James, the most heavily scrutinized player in the league since his departure from Cleveland, when he announced he was “taking his talents to South Beach” on a TV special called “The Decision” that was criticized everywhere from talk shows and water coolers straight to the commissioner’s office. James has said he wishes he handled things differently, but few who watched the Cavaliers fail to assemble championship talent around him could have argued with his desire to depart.

He found in Miami a team where he never had to do it alone – though he reminded everyone during his sensational postseason run that he still could when necessary. He got support whenever he needed it in this series, from Shane Battier’s 17 points in Game 2 to Mario Chalmers’ 25 in Game 4.

In the clincher it was Miller, banged-up from so many recent injuries that he practically limps from the bench to scorer’s table when he checks in. He made his fourth 3-pointer of the half right before James’ fast-break basket capped a 15-2 run that extended Miami’s lead to 53-36 with 4:42 remaining in the first half. James had 15 points, five rebounds and five assists at halftime, with the Heat ahead 59-49.

Durant added 11 rebounds for the Thunder, who made a remarkably early trip to the NBA Finals just three years after starting 3-29. With Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and James Harden all 23 or younger, the Thunder have the pieces in place for a lengthy stay atop the Western Conference.

But their inexperience showed in this series, a few questionable decisions, possessions and outright mistakes costing them in their franchise’s first playoff appearance since Seattle lost to Chicago in 1996. Westbrook scored 19 but shot only 4 of 20, unable to come up with anything close to his 43-point outing in Game 4, and Harden finished a miserable series with 19.

Nothing they done could have stopped James, anyway.

Read more of this story on MSNBC Sports.

Man Kicks Knife Out of Robber’s Hand at Florida

ABC News’ Connor Burton reports:

Orange County, Fla. – A customer at an Orlando 7-11 stopped an armed robbery attempt by kicking a knife out of the robber’s hand and chasing him out of the store with a wine bottle.

Surveillance video shows a man wearing a white bandana over his face entering the 7-11 and pulling out a knife and demanding money from the customer and the store clerk.

The customer then kicks the knife out of the robber’s hand and chases him out of the store while the clerk calls 911.

The brave customer did not want to be identified, but described the details of the incident to ABC News affiliate WFTV.

“I know he wasn’t kidding because he came after me,” said the customer. “I ain’t going to let that dude stab me, so I am like, ‘Boom!'”

When asked about the potential danger he was putting himself in, the Good Samaritan said he really didn’t think about himself being harmed.

“It is what it is. You know what I am saying? You don’t think about it at the time because he’s like, ‘Yo, robbing the place give me all your money,’ and I am like, ‘Are you serious?'” the customer said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said that a similar event involving a knife wielding robber occurred last month.

Weather update Wednesday June 6

Good Morning everyone we’ll start with some weather today.

18 degrees right now in LONDON with cloudy skies. highest 18;

Buen dia BUENOS AIRES, 5 grados y lloviendo en la ciudad y alrededores. Maxima para hoy 8 con lluvias hasta la tarde;

NEW YORK 57 degrees and partly cloudy right now. Highest 72 with possibilities of thunderstorms in the afternoon;

Warm up on the way for the cities of DETROIT, BOSTON, CHICAGO and NEW YORK. On Saturday these cities will have temperatures above 80;

Texas experiencing flooding in some parts of the state. Cool weather for SEATTLE 59 the highest. SAN FRANCICO fair, 65. ORLANDO showers, 88;

4 Tornadoes reported in Montana (MT avg 10/yr). Severe weather possible for today in some parts of CO, WY and NE;

All the recent fire and wind warning in the west have been canceled as the storm that brought 80 mph winds moves east;

IT’S WEDNESDAY JUNE 6, 2012. MIERCOLES 6 DE JUNIO 2012. How’s the weather by you?

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ABC News y Noticias Univision Planean Unir Fuerzas Para Los Hispanos En USA

La principal compañía de medios de comunicación al servicio de la comunidad hispana en EE.UU. y el líder global en noticias de televisión abierta se proponen servir y empoderar al grupo demográfico de más rápido crecimiento de  EE.UU., compuesto por 50 millones de personas

La oferta de contenido en inglés para transmisión al aire y plataformas digitales brindará información con relevancia cultural, presentada por conductores, periodistas y corresponsales de ABC News y Noticias Univision.

ABC News y Noticias Univision anunciaron hoy que han acordado, en principio, formar una empresa conjunta multiplataforma, de amplio alcance, dedicada a informar, aumentar el poder e inspirar a los hispanos en Estados Unidos, en inglés, brindando cobertura consecuente de los sucesos de actualidad con una perspectiva única.  El acuerdo histórico aprovecharía el liderazgo y la experiencia de Noticias Univision en captación de audiencia hispana, y el liderazgo de ABC en noticias globales, para servir a más de 50 millones de hispanos, el grupo demográfico más joven y de más rápido crecimiento de losEstados Unidos. La nueva cadena 24/7 estará compuesta por el primer canal estadounidense dirigido a hispanos angloparlantes y bilingües, con contenido en inglés, además de plataformas digitales y sociales integradas. La cadena entregará contenido noticioso de especial importancia para la comunidad hispana, focalizado en temas de actualidad y asuntos relacionados con estilo de vida y cultura, y presentado por los confiables y galardonados periodistas de ABC News y Noticias Univision. Ahora, por primera vez, los hispanos en Estados Unidos tendrán una opción para acceder a cobertura consecuente de temas de actualidad y estilo de vida , con un punto de vista latino, en inglés.  La transacción está sujeta a la finalización de acuerdos definitivos.

Actualmente, los hispanos representan el 16 por ciento de la población total de Estados Unidos, cifra que se estima se duplicará al 30 por ciento para el año 2050. Los hispanos conforman el segmento de más rápido crecimiento de la población, manejan un notable poder adquisitivo de más de mil millones de dólares, y tienen un impacto cada vez mayor en las tendencias sociales, económicas y políticas en el país.

“Esta excitante empresa conjunta representa el más reciente ejemplo de nuestra estrategia a largo plazo para ampliar el alcance de ABC.  Nuestra poderosa marca emblemática, combinada con la principal compañía de medios hispana del mundo, creará el primer canal de noticias y estilo de vida dirigido a esta importante comunidad en rápida expansión”, dijo Anne Sweeney, copresidenta de la Junta Directiva de Disney Media Networks y presidenta deDisney/ABC Television Group.

Lee mas sobre esta historia en ABC News.