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BC-NY--New York News Digest, ADVISORY, NY

February 28, 2019

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WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump’s former lawyer returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday for hours of closed-door questioning after publicly branding his former boss a racist and a con man who lied about business dealings in Russia and directed him to conceal extramarital relationships. Cohen was speaking privately Thursday to the House intelligence committee, the last of three appearances before Congress this week. By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker and Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 1367 words, photos, video, audio.


WASHINGTON _ The House oversight hearing with President Donald Trump’s former attorney, coming in advance of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, heralds what Democrats in Congress view as the long days ahead providing checks and balances on the Oval Office. For some, the outcome may — or may not — lead to grounds for impeachment. For others, impeachment cannot come fast enough. By Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples. SENT: 1138 words, photos.


_ TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION: A court in New York is a step closer to releasing documents relating to the law enforcement raids last year of Michael Cohen’s home and office.


HERKIMER, N.Y. _ Those fur-trimmed parkas so common on city sidewalks have become a boon to backwoods trappers. Coyote fur pelts are in big demand to provide the lush, silvery or tawny-tinged arcs of fur on the hoods on Canada Goose coats and their many global imitators. By Michael Hill. SENT: 697 words, photos.


NYACK, N.Y. _ A pregnant mother of six who police say was killed when a driver intentionally hit her family outside a convenience store was mourned and celebrated Thursday for her kindness and generous spirit. SENT: 366 words.


ALBANY, N.Y. _ Lawmakers in New York have voted to join 41 other states in criminalizing revenge porn. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.


NEW YORK _ Federal prosecutors have recommended multiyear prison sentences for three men convicted of fraud for channeling secret payments to the families of top-tier basketball recruits to influence where the players went to school. SENT: 319 words.


NEWARK, N.J. — A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be resentenced next month for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. SENT: 216 words.


_ BOHEIM-FATAL ACCIDENT: A New Yorker who was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by Syracuse University’s basketball coach is being remembered as family man who loved life. With photo.

_ NY CORRUPTION-MANGANO: A federal jury is deliberating at the corruption retrial of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and his wife.

_ ADDICTION TREATMENT-PRISONS: drug policy experts and advocates for inmates are urging New York lawmakers to pass legislation requiring prisons and jails to provide medication-assisted treatment to inmates struggling with opioid addiction.

_ FISHERY SHUTDOWN: Federal fishing regulators say they are slowing down the catch of a species of fish that has declined in harvest over the years.

_ INTERSECTION RENAMED: A New York City intersection has been renamed for a Bronx teenager who was killed in a brutal gang attack.

_ PEOPLE-DOLORES HUERTA: Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta says she’s in “awe” of Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio and freshman Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because of conversations they are sparking in the U.S. With photos.





NEW YORK _ The New York City Ballet has chosen two former dancers to lead the company after the scandal that ended with the retirement of longtime artistic director Peter Martins. Developing.


NEW YORK _ Dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. have been forced to abandon productions of “To Kill a Mockingbird” under legal threat by Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin. The combative move has prompted calls for a boycott of Rudin’s work. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 566 words, photo.


Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop ‘n’ blues moonlighting lessened his stature, died Thursday. He was 89. By Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 1300 words, photos.

_ FREDERICK DOUGLASS CARVING-CORRECTION: A more than 100-year-old mistake in the spelling of 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ last name on his stone carving at the New York state Capitol has been corrected. With photo.

_ BOOKS-BEST AMERICAN ANTHOLOGIES: Prize-winning authors Anthony Doerr, Carmen Maria Machado and Jonathan Lethem are among this year’s guest editors of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s venerable “Best American” anthologies.

_ BOOKS-EDIE WINDSOR: A posthumous memoir by gay rights pioneer Edie Windsor will be released in October.





NEW YORK _ The Cleveland Cavaliers visit the New York Knicks. With photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


TAMPA _ Pittsburgh plays New York at George M. Steinbrenner Field. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.


NEW YORK _ The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the New York Islanders. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.