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

December 14, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION

WASHINGTON _ Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned about how their stories of alleged affairs with him “would affect the election.” By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 942 words, photos.

WITH:

_ TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION-THE LATEST

TRUMP-INAUGURAL PROBE

NEW YORK _ Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and whether foreigners made illegal contributions to its events. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that prosecutors are investigating whether some donors made contributions in exchange for political favors. The inaugural committee says it is not aware of any investigations. A White House spokesman says the president isn’t involved. SENT: 780 words.

FISHY BUSINESS

NEW YORK _ That wild sockeye salmon in the refrigerated aisle may be straight from the fish farm. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood says in a report released Friday that more than one-fourth of the seafood her office sampled in a statewide supermarket survey was mislabeled. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 420 words.

MEDIA-CBS MORNING

NEW YORK _ CBS News is replacing the top executive at “CBS This Morning,” which has struggled to maintain its footing since Charlie Rose was fired a year ago on sexual misconduct charges. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 562 words, photo.

_ SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-CBS: CBS is pledging $20 million in support of 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves. By Alexandra Olson. SENT: 334 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ LEGISLATIVE PAY RAISE: A pay raise for New York lawmakers that will give them the highest state legislative salaries in the nation is being challenged in court.

_ DOGS THROWN FROM VEHICLE: State police say they’re looking for the people who tossed two dogs from a moving vehicle on an upstate New York highway.

_ JAPAN-US MILITARY-CRASH-NEW YORK: Flags on all New York state government buildings will be lowered to half-staff in honor of a Hudson Valley Marine and five other Marines killed when two U.S. military planes collided off the coast of Japan last week.

_ MURDER SENTENCE: A former attorney convicted of killing his mother on the Big Island delivered a bizarre, rambling statement to the court during sentencing, telling the judge he had “attained immortality” and is the Antichrist.

_ SCHUMER-COUNTY TOUR: Sen. Chuck Schumer is wrapping up his annual tour of all 62 counties in New York state.

_ FARM BILL-NEW YORK BARLEY: Barley farmers supporting New York’s craft beer industry will get some help under an amendment to the federal Farm Bill passed by the House and Senate.

_ SUBWAY-WOMAN PUSHED: Police say a man pushed a woman onto the subway tracks in New York City.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-MENTALLY ILL WOMAN: New York City has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman who was fatally shot by a police officer inside her bedroom in 2016.

_ BRONX-POLICE SHOOTING: New York City police say a suspect wounded by a plainclothes officer in the Bronx was fleeing after shooting a man during a beef about getting bumped at a grocery store.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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YE--BREAKTHROUGH ENTERTAINERS-AWKWAFINA

LOS ANGELES _ Awkwafina became a household name this summer, stealing scenes from the likes of Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in the heist movie “Ocean’s 8” and then as a standout in the cultural phenomenon that was “Crazy Rich Asians.” But even considering her blockbuster summer, the 29-year-old New York native, born Nora Lum, whose dad wanted her to be an air traffic controller, still feels pretty normal. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 486 words, photos, video.

YE-TOP BOOK MOMENTS

NEW YORK _ The publishing world made headlines in 2018, and not always by design. A wave of best-sellers offered damaging accounts of Donald Trump’s White House, a million-selling memoir by Michelle Obama had readers longing for the previous administration and a political thriller by former President Bill Clinton had some taking a closer look at a White House scandal from the 1990s. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 1091 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BKN--WIZARDS-NETS

NEW YORK _ The Washington Wizards visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

BKN--KNICKS-HORNETS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ The Hornets look for their fourth straight win when the Knicks come to town for the first game of a back-to-back for Charlotte. By Solange Reyner. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game begins at 7 p.m. EDT.

HKN--COYOTES-RANGERS

NEW YORK _ The Arizona Coyotes visit the New York Rangers. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BOX--ALVAREZ-FIELDING

NEW YORK _ In an odd way, there is more pressure on Canelo Alvarez when he fights Saturday night against unheralded Rocky Fielding than there was in his two matchups with Gennady Golovkin. By Sports Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 715 words, photo.

FBN--JETS-CROWELL IR

NEW YORK _ The New York Jets have placed running back Isaiah Crowell on season-ending injured reserve with a toe injury. By Sports Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 421 words, photo.

_ FBN--GIANTS-BECKHAM: New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss his second straight game with a quad injury.

_ BBO--YANKEES-RED SOX-LONDON: The World Series champion Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will open Major League Baseball’s first series in Britain with a night game and conclude the next day in the afternoon.

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