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ELECTION 2018-NEW YORK-GOVERNOR
ALBANY, N.Y. — A final look at Thursday’s Democratic primary matchup between two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo and liberal activist and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon and and a preview of other races to watch. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon.
NEW YORK — Lawyers for six women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct appear in court for arguments in their lawsuit, which claims his use of his film company to pursue and silence women amounted to racketeering. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. Developing from 2:30 p.m. hearing.
ERASING MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS
NEW YORK — Over 3,000 low-level marijuana cases are expected to be tossed out on Wednesday as Manhattan’s top prosecutor furthers a shift away from arresting and prosecuting many people for small-time pot offenses in the nation’s biggest city. By Jennifer Peltz. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m.
NEW YORK — A painting by Renoir that was stolen by the Nazis from a bank vault in Paris in 1941 will be returned to the Jewish family that was forced to give it up. By Deepti Hajela. UPCOMING: 550 words by 4 p.m. Developing from 11 a.m. event.
SOCIALIST-SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIM
NEW YORK — A candidate for New York’s state senate said Tuesday she was sexually assaulted five years ago by a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, an accusation the man denies. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 676 words, photo.
MISSING MOON ROCKS
SALT LAKE CITY — A strange thing happened after Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew returned from the moon with lunar rocks: Many of the mementos given to every U.S. state vanished. Now, after years of sleuthing, a former NASA investigator is closing in on his goal of locating the whereabouts of all 50. In recent weeks, two of the rocks that dropped off the radar after the 1969 mission were located in Louisiana and Utah, leaving only New York and Delaware with unaccounted-for souvenirs. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 723 words, photos.
TOY HALL OF FAME
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The National Toy Hall of Fame will announce its 12 finalists Wednesday, Sept. 12. Two or three iconic toys will be inducted later in the fall. By Carolyn Thompson. UPCOMING: 500 words at 10 a.m.
— BUFFALO POLICE-SHOOTING: Police say a suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Buffalo, New York.
— TEEN STABBED: Police in upstate New York are searching for a suspect who they say stabbed a 16-year-old boy during a fight.
— BIOTECH EXPANSION: An Albany-area biotech firm is planning a big expansion that it says could create as many as 1,500 new jobs.
— JUDGE SANCTIONED: An embattled New York judge has been indicted on a weapons charge while she remains on probation for a drunken driving conviction.
— YWCA-POLICE: Officials with a YWCA in upstate New York say police officers used “inexplainable and outrageous” excessive force during an arrest.
— LINCOLN COLLECTION-AUCTION: A leading Abraham Lincoln scholar’s extensive collection of images, documents and artwork pertaining to the nation’s 16th president is being auctioned in Manhattan later this month.
— INVASIVE INSECT: New York officials say an invasive insect from Asia called the spotted lanternfly has been spotted in two upstate counties.
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