AP-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY
AP-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY
Aug. 23, 2018
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NEW YORK — What other dirt might Michael Cohen have on Donald Trump? Cohen's lawyer says the president's former "fixer" has information "on certain subjects that should be of interest" to the special prosecutor beyond his allegations made while pleading guilty Tuesday that Trump directed him to make hush-money payments to fend off damage to his White House bid. By Michael R. Sisak and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 855 words, photos.
NEW YORK — The guilty plea of President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, may not mean it's "case closed" for federal prosecutors in Manhattan. Those prosecutors scrambled to get a plea deal done to avoid appearances that news of it could influence the midterm elections. And they've been mum about what might come next. By Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister. SENT: 690 words, photos.
CAMPAIGNING SEX WORKERS
NEW YORK — When a 41-year-old escort who goes by the name Lana Marciano went door to door in Brooklyn as part of a push for sex workers' rights, she concluded that most people seemed open to some level of decriminalization for prostitution-related offenses. Why? Because no one slammed the door in her face. Marciano was among 35 sex workers and their allies who recently canvassed the trendy Williamsburg neighborhood for a legislative candidate supportive of their cause. By Allison Villarreal. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
CLERGY ABUSE-CATHOLIC WOMEN
NEW YORK — Advocates of ordaining women as Roman Catholic priests cite the church's unfolding sex abuse scandals as powerful arguments for their cause, while acknowledging the high unlikelihood of achieving their goal anytime soon. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 1017 words, photo.
TEN--US OPEN DRAW
NEW YORK — The U.S. Open conducts the draw for the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, which begins Monday. By Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Draw ceremony begins at 2 p.m.
— TOP CHEF-GRAFFITI: Police are investigating after political and religious symbols were painted on "Top Chef" producer and restaurateur Tom Colicchio's home and lawn on Long Island. With photo.
— WIFE SLAIN: A New York man who fatally attacked his wife as she lay in bed has been sent to prison by a judge who called him a "gutless coward."
— SWEENEY-PRIVATE EYE: A private investigator says a former upstate New York congressman hired his firm to tail a woman as part of child custody matter, and then refused to pay the investigator for his services.
— SPEAKER SERIES-BUFFALO: The University of Buffalo says former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak at the school as part of a distinguished speaker series.
— MICHIGAN PIPELINE-LAWSUIT: Two advocacy groups say the U.S. Coast Guard doesn't have an adequate strategy for dealing with oil spills in the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan.
— FATAL CRASH: Authorities on Long Island say one person was killed and four others injured when a minivan and a dump truck collided.
— SCHUMER-SCHOOL SUPPLIES: As children fill their school backpacks with new crayons, markers and notebooks, Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal officials to take immediate steps to protect kids from potentially harmful chemicals in their classroom supplies.
— NEW YORK STATE FAIR: A new 136,000-square-foot expo center has opened at the New York state fairgrounds.
— SOLDIERS RETURN: New York Army National Guard soldiers are returning to the Air Reserve Station at Niagara Falls after participating in a NATO mission to train Ukrainian soldiers.
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