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

March 6, 2019

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WASHINGTON _ Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, on Wednesday turned over documents to the House intelligence committee related to a Trump real estate project in Moscow — a subject he lied to the committee about in 2017. By Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker. SENT: 905 words, photos, video, audio.


NEW YORK _ A three-judge federal appeals panel is considering whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo can remain free while he appeals his conviction on corruption charges. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.


_ POLICE-BODY CAMERAS: The New York Police Department says it has finished equipping all uniformed patrol officers with body cameras, completing a rollout pushed back two months after one exploded last fall.

_ XGR--STATE BUDGET: The state comptroller has come up with a state budget revenue forecast that’s $190 million above what the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo has predicted for New York’s coffers over the next two years.

_ IMMIGRANT COOK DETAINED: A beloved soup kitchen chef in upstate New York who was detained by immigration officials has been released from a detention center.

_ FAMILY PLANNING LAWSUIT: A reproductive rights organization is filing a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Maine health care provider to try to block new rules for family-planning grants that are backed by the Trump administration.

_ CHILD ALONE: The New York Police Department says a 1-year-old boy in a stroller rode alone on a Manhattan subway train after his caregiver became ill.

_ XGR--STATE BUDGET-HIGHER EDUCATION: Student groups and faculty unions gather at the state Capitol to advocate for more higher education funding in New York.

_ MFA ART FAIR: An inaugural New York City art show aims to show off the work of recent graduates of masters of fine art programs.




_ BUZZFEED GOES RETRO: Digital darling BuzzFeed has gone retro chic. With AP Photos.




_ WOMEN’S HISTORY: The New-York Historical Society and IBM have teamed up for a website dedicated to educating students about the achievements of American women.





NEW YORK _ The Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Brooklyn Nets. With photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


PHOENIX _ The New York Knicks visit the Phoenix Suns. With photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. EST.


TAMPA, Fla. _ New York Yankees ace Luis Severino expects to resume a throwing program in two weeks. By Mark Didtler. SENT: 589 words, photo.

_ BOOKS-WILLIE MAYS: Baseball great Willie Mays, who turns 88 this spring, has some advice to share.