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

October 3, 2018

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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed outrage over a New York Times report that he received at least $413 million from his father over the decades, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright fraud. SENT: 675 words, photo.


NEW YORK — Ex-New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver can remain free for at least a few months after a federal appeals court gave him a reprieve on Wednesday while it decides the merits of an appeal of his conviction and seven-year prison sentence. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.


NEW YORK — Prosecutors say the promoter of a failed music festival and phony ticket selling scam should spend over 15 years in prison after his sentencing next week. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.


NEW YORK — A New Jersey financial adviser testifies at a college basketball corruption trial about how he became the bag man for a secret cash payment to a highly prized high school prospect. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 p.m.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — An analysis by The Associated Press shows the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been strictly enforcing deadlines to contest its disaster aid determinations. Nearly 4-out-of-every-5 appeals have been denied during the past couple of years. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 950 words, photos.

— FLOODING-DISASTER AID: President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for upstate New York counties hit by severe flash flooding in August.


WASHINGTON — About 225 million electronic devices across the United States got alerts Wednesday afternoon as the Federal Emergency Management Agency conducts a test. In New York, a federal judge rejected a last-minute effort to block the test. By Colleen Long. SENT: 530 words.


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge have agreed to replace twin 65-year-old crude oil pipes in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes with another that would run through a tunnel far below the lake bed, officials told The Associated Press. By Environmental Writer John Flesher. SENT: 786 words, photos.



— WIND TURBINES-LAKE ONTARIO: A Virginia-based energy company has announced plans to build more than 40 wind turbines along Lake Ontario in upstate New York.


BANGKOK — The 12 village boys who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks are ready to spread their wings, heading out to meet fellow youth players in Argentina and do a brief tour of the United States. SENT: 507 words, photos.


— LONG ISLAND-TORNADO: The National Weather Service has confirmed that a low-grade tornado touched down on Long Island.

— BOY SCOUTS STRUCK: The mother of one of the Boy Scouts hit by a car during a Long Island hike says he’s recovering but traumatized.

— FIRE-LOWER EAST SIDE: Authorities say a stubborn overnight fire in Manhattan’s East Village has left a dozen people with minor injuries and caused two nearby schools to close for the day.

— FORT DRUM-BATTLE ANNIVERSARY: Soldiers at Fort Drum and veterans of the battle depicted in the film “Blackhawk Down” are commemorating the engagement’s 25th anniversary.

— XGR--PRISON BODY SCANNERS: New York state will allow body scanners in prisons in an effort to prevent inmates from hiding weapons.

— HOSPITAL SHOOTING: State police say a captured fugitive who allegedly fired a gun inside an upstate New York hospital had gone there looking for pain medication.

— DISTRICT ATTORNEY-FAMILY DIARY: Former Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau has donated a family diary written in 1842 to a New York City museum of Jewish history.

— HERRING FISHING: Fishing managers in New England are asking the federal government to take action to try to reduce the possibility of overfishing in the herring fishery.

— ERIE CANALWAY TRAIL: A new five-mile section of the Erie Canalway Trail is opening in the Mohawk Valley.

— ADIRONDACKS-MOOSE: Moose are on the move in the Adirondacks and state officials are advising drivers to watch out for them on roadways.





NEW YORK — The first biography of playwright and gay activist Larry Kramer will be written with the full support of the subject himself. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 413 words, photo.


NEW YORK — Stephen Rubin, the publisher of such blockbusters as “Fire and Fury” and “The Da Vinci Code,” has made plans for a successor. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 539 words.

— THEATER-TINA TURNER: Move over, Donna Summer, Carole King and Cher. There’s another diva heading to Broadway — Tina Turner.

— LINCOLN COLLECTION-AUCTION: The sale of a prominent Abraham Lincoln scholar’s collection of material pertaining to the nation’s 16th president brought in nearly $300,000 at a New York City auction.





NEW YORK — Reliever Liam Hendricks starts for the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees and 19-game winner Luis Severino. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 8:09 p.m.


— Sidebar on the losing team.

— BBA--WILD-CARD ROSTERS: Edwin Jackson is the only starting pitcher included on the Oakland Athletics’ roster for their AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees. SENT: 225 words. With photos.


NEW YORK — Defending national champion Villanova will play at least three times at Madison Square Garden during the upcoming season, part of a 2018-19 college basketball schedule that also features Duke, Kentucky and Syracuse visiting what’s been dubbed The World’s Most Famous Arena. SENT: 346 words, photos.

— HKN-SABRES-CAPTAIN EICHEL: Center Jack Eichel has been selected captain of the Buffalo Sabres.

— BUFFALO-NEW STADIUM: The Erie County executive says officials have discussed the possibility of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills football team, but it won’t be coming soon

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