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LOS ANGELES _ Some immigrant youth looking to start over in the United States after fleeing abusive homes are seeing their applications for green cards rejected because the Trump administration says they’re too old. Immigrant advocates have filed lawsuits in New York and California and say hundreds of young people could be affected. By Amy Taxin and Deepti Hajela. SENT: 1018 words, photos.
NEW YORK _ Former University of Southern California assistant basketball coach Tony Bland pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery, admitting to accepting $4,100 in cash to steer players at the school to certain financial advisers and business managers. Bland’s plea in Manhattan federal court makes it likely he’ll spend little or no time in prison after he is sentenced April 2. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 389 words, photos; will be updated.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don’t bet on it. By Wayne Parry and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1008 words, photos.
_ ONEIDAS-SPORTS BETTING: The Oneida Indian Nation says it will offer sports betting in partnership with Caesars Entertainment after a federal review and enactment of state regulations.
ELECTION 2020-ANDREW CUOMO
ALBANY, N.Y. — Of all the Democrats considered potential candidates for president in two years, former Vice President Joe Biden makes the “best case,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. SENT: 233 words.
_ THREE-COUNTY CHASE: Authorities say a vehicle that a man drove while being pursued by police in three central New York counties has been found.
_ MOVING TRENDS: Vermont’s population is among the smallest in the U.S., but a study from United Van Lines indicate people are moving to the New England state.
_ DOUBLE SHOOTING: Police in Rochester say a man is dead in a shooting that authorities are calling the city’s first homicide of 2019.
_ HARTFORD STABBING: A man police say stabbed his girlfriend 30 times and kidnapped her 6-year-old son on New Year’s Day has been captured in New York City.
_ TEACHERS-POTTY TRAINING BACKLASH: A Buffalo teachers’ union is calling on the public school system to create a potty training policy, arguing teachers are not contracted to change diapers.
_ ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE-FUNDING: Seven organizations across New York state are splitting more than $3 million in state funding to curb gun violence and help people impacted by shootings.
_ FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT: Authorities have released the names of two men who died during a New Year’s Eve fishing trip in a suburban New York reservoir.
_ HOUSE FIRE-LONG ISLAND: Fire officials say an unattended candle caused the house fire on Long Island that killed a 68-year-old woman and her 4-year-old granddaughter.
LORD & TAYLOR-FLAGSHIP CLOSING
NEW YORK _ After 104 years, the countdown is on for the last hours of Lord & Taylor’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue. The venerable department store famed for its animated holiday windows is shutting down on Wednesday. By Verena Dobnik. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo by 4 p.m.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. _ General manager Dave Gettleman discusses the New York Giants’ future heading into the offseason with his biggest decision being whether to keep Eli Manning as his quarterback after 15 seasons, two Super Bowls but one playoff berth in the last seven seasons. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 700 words, photo.
NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have obtained a low-cost infield replacement, agreeing to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 390 words, photo.
NEW YORK _ Sidney Crosby looks to keep up his point-scoring binge as the Pittsburgh Penguins try for their seventh straight win when they visit the New York Rangers. By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
NEW YORK _ The New Orleans Pelicans visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. With photos.
WEST POINT, N.Y. _ Bucknell plays Army at Christl Arena. Game starts at 7 p.m.
_ FBN--BILLS-CASTILLO FIRED: A person familiar with the Buffalo Bills’ decision confirms the team has fired offensive line coach Juan Castillo.