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

October 6, 2018

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ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York state government news, the challengers hoping to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo say the Democrat is dragging his feet on debates. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon.





WASHINGTON — Remember Anonymous? One month ago, the White House was consumed by a furor over an anonymous Trump administration official who authored an op-ed for The New York Times and claimed to be undermining portions of President Donald Trump’s agenda. But since then, little has happened. The investigation, which existed more in name than in practice, stalled. A move to clean house never occurred. The leakers’ identities remain a mystery. By Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 880 words, photo.


NEW YORK — The government has dropped its appeal of a ruling that freed an Ecuadorean immigrant from an immigration detention camp after his delivery of pizza to an Army installation led to his lockup. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 315 words.


AUSTIN, Texas — Texas athletics director Chris Del Conte said Friday a university review into possible rules violations found nothing to substantiate claims made in testimony at a college basketball corruption trial in New York federal court. SENT: 370 words.


NEW YORK — NBC’s Chuck Todd, who is running a “Meet the Press” film festival this weekend, says news executives are going to have to discuss before the 2020 election the extent to which President Donald Trump will dominate their coverage. Trump has proven, both in his 2016 campaign and presidency, the ability to crowd other stories out of the news. By Media Writer David Bauder.

SENT: 507 words, photo.


— NEWSPAPER-VANDALISM: Vandals have defaced the offices of a New York newspaper with anti-media graffiti including the word “liars.”

— 2018 ELECTION-NEW YORK GOVERNOR: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has accepted the ballot line of the liberal Working Families Party in next month’s general election.

— SUV JUMPS CURB-WOMAN KILLED: New York City police say an SUV jumped a curb in Manhattan, striking and killing an 84-year-old woman before slamming into a scaffolding.

— CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENT-BURNS: Two teenage girls have suffered burns in a chemistry experiment at a New York City high school.

— LEGIONNAIRES’ CLUSTER: New York City health officials are investigating a second cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in the same Manhattan neighborhood where more than 20 people were infected with the disease in July.

—SHOE COMPANY CLOSING: A western New York shoe manufacturer founded by two Civil War veteran brothers more than 150 years ago has closed, putting its 82 employees out of work.

— TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT: The federal government is moving to take control of the Trump Tower condo of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

— CBS--DONATION-METOO: CBS has hired the consulting firm Rally to help disperse $20 million to groups dedicated to supporting #MeToo and promoting workplace safety and equality for women.

— MOTHER STABBED-SON SHOT: An Albany police officer has been cleared by a grand jury in the fatal shooting of a man who was stabbing his mother in front of officers.

— MINE EXPLOSION-WORKER KILLED: Authorities say a worker from Ohio has been killed in a gas explosion in a zinc mine in northern New York.

— FBI AGENT-IMPROPER PHOTOS: Authorities say a former FBI special agent has admitted he illegally took photos of a 22-year-old woman with his cellphone while she was in a dressing room at a New Jersey clothing store.

— HOTEL WORKERS STRIKE-YANKEES: The New York Yankees are drawing boos in some corners of Boston, but not for their bitter rivalry to the Red Sox. Yankees players were seen crossing a labor union picket line in front of the downtown Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Thursday.

— PHARMACY SCHOOL-OPERATIONS SUSPENDED: Stony Brook University on Long Island has suspended operations at its pharmacy school before any students were admitted.

— MONICA LEWINSKY-BULLYING: Monica Lewinsky is teaming up with celebrities for an anti-bullying campaign that targets name-calling.

— THEFT SCHEME-QUADRIPLEGIC: Prosecutors in upstate New York say a Brooklyn man who masterminded a scheme to plunder a quadriplegic’s trust fund has been sent to prison.

— DRUG BUST-SENTENCING: An Arizona man who was accused of mailing more than 50 packages of meth from his state to New York has been found guilty.

— MAIL THEFTS: Authorities say two men who worked as postal contractors in upstate New York have been arrested for stealing mail.

— FATAL SHOOTING-CHARGES: An upstate New York man who police say killed another man last month has been charged.

— POLICE BRUTALITY-SETTLEMENT: An upstate New York city is set to pay out $360,000 to settle a lawsuit with a woman who said two police officers slammed her head into a bench.

— NOSEDIVE-CAR CRASH: Police in upstate New York say a 90-year-old man suffered injuries when his car plunged over the edge of an abandoned railroad tunnel.

— SYRACUSE-ZOO: Syracuse’s Rosamond Gifford Zoo has again achieved accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.





BOSTON —Chris Sale waited eight years to make his first postseason start and then another 365 days for a chance to put that memory behind him. The Red Sox left-hander will start Game 1 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees on Friday night, one year after he was bombarded by the championship-bound Houston Astros in his playoff debut. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 880 words, photos. Game starts 7:32 p.m.




FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The folks at the NFL are gloating. It’s hard to blame them. What they apparently want is points. And more points. Through four weeks of the schedule, the 3,030 points scored were the most in NFL history, easily surpassing the 2,986 in 2012. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 825 words, photos. For weekend use.


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets will have to stop the Denver Broncos’ offense without their No. 1 cornerback. Trumaine Johnson was ruled out for Sunday’s game because of a strained quadriceps. He was hurt during practice Thursday and sat out Friday. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 490 words, photo.


FLORHAM PARK, N .J. — Sam Darnold wants the same thing New York Jets fans are hungry for: victories, and starting now. The rookie quarterback wrote an open letter that was posted on the team’s official website Thursday in which he talks about his transition to the NFL, how the first four games of his career have gone and his visions for the future. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 498 words, photo.

— FBN-JETS MOVES: The New York Jets have claimed linebacker Tarell Basham off waivers from Indianapolis and waived defensive lineman Bronson Kaufusi.


PITTSBURGH — Syracuse coach Dino Babers believes the culture within his program is changing. That the days of the Orange settling for simply being competitive are gone. By Sports Writer Will Graves. SENT: 842 words, photo.

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