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

November 12, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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AMAZON HQ-TWO CITIES

The communities said to be favored to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers. But there are plenty of differences between New York’s Long Island City and Crystal City in northern Virginia. By Jennifer Peltz and Matthew Barakat. SENT: 1128 words, photos.

EPISCOPAL DIOCESE-SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

ALBANY, N.Y. — The bishop of the Albany Episcopal Diocese has issued a directive banning same-sex marriages in the diocese, saying that the church has been “hijacked by the ‘Gay Rights Agenda.’” By Michael Hill. SENT: 350 words.

SPORTS BETTING-COMMUTERS

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Sports betting is all over the airwaves, billboards, train station ads and publications in the New York area. But in order to place a legal sports bet, gamblers have to be within New Jersey’s borders. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 914 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FLIGHT 587 ANNIVERSARY: New York City’s mayor says the tragedy of Flight 587 has resulted in “deep bonds” of love, friendship and respect among those left to mourn.

— HEATING ASSISTANCE: New York state residents will be able to apply for $372 million in federal home heating assistance starting this week.

— FATAL BARBELL ATTACK: A former New York City correction officer and his 21-year-old girlfriend have been charged in the fatal beating of the woman’s mother on Long Island.

— FOOD CARTS-GRADING SYSTEM: New York City officials say food carts and trucks will soon receive letter grades similar to the grades given to city restaurants.

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BUSINESS

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— COTY-CEO: The top executive at the New York cosmetics maker Coty is leaving less than a week after revealing that significant supply chain problems sapped revenue during the first quarter. With photo.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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PEOPLE MIRA SORVINO

NEW YORK — Mira Sorvino believes the key to eradicating sexual misconduct lies more in preventative education than in “naming and shaming” the perpetrators. By John Carucci. SENT: 499 words, photo. Video planned.

— LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA: “Hamilton” playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda and prize-winning visual artist Carrie Mae Weems are set for a public chat next month.

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SPORTS

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HKN--CANUCKS-RANGERS

NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers look to extend their season-high point streak to seven games as they host the Vancouver Canucks. New York is 5-0-1 in its last six, its longest such streak since a six-game win streak Oct. 31 to Nov. 11 last season. Vancouver, playing its fourth in a stretch of six straight on the road, has also earned points in six straight (4-0-2). UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

FBN--NFL--ICYMI

Time to start the “Which coaches are on the way out?” watch in the NFL, and all eyes are on Todd Bowles of the New York Jets at the moment. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 791 words, photos.

FBN--NFL--ICYMI

Time to start the “Which coaches are on the way out?” watch in the NFL, and all eyes are on Todd Bowles of the New York Jets at the moment. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 791 words, photos.

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