BC-NY--New York News Digest, ADVISORY, 6 pm Update, NY
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NSA-PHONE RECORDS-ACLU LAWSUIT
NEW YORK _ A civil rights group has sued the U.S. government, saying it needs more information about surveillance of Americans’ phone and financial records to aid the public debate over what happens when a law setting up boundaries expires next year. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 373 words.
ERIE CANAL-BRIDGE REPAIRS
NEW YORK _ New York state will embark next year on a multi-year project that will make tens of millions of dollars in repairs to aging bridges spanning the Erie Canal in western New York. SENT: 370 words.
YE-CREEPING TECH DYSTOPIA _ We may remember 2018 as the year in which technology’s dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook’s role enabling the harvesting of our personal data for election interference to a seemingly unending series of revelations about the dark side of Silicon Valley’s connect-everything ethos. SENT: 1,280 words, photos.
_BRONX SHOOTOUT-STRAY BULLETS: A Bronx woman wounded in a police shootout this month is speaking out about her harrowing experience.
_CRASH-FIREFIGHTER DIES: Firefighters volunteering at deceased comrade’s farm.
_CHARGE REDUCED-DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY: Charge reduced against man who lost diplomatic immunity.
_HAWK RESCUE: Police in New York City have captured an “early bird” at Penn Station.
_MANHATTAN FIRE-SERIOUS INJURY: Authorities say a Christmas Eve fire at a Manhattan apartment has caused life-threatening injuries to one victim.
NEW YORK _ Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 14 rebounds in his Christmas debut, and the Milwaukee Bucks celebrated their return to the holiday schedule by beating the New York Knicks 109-95 on Tuesday. By AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 600 Words.
NEW YORK _ In rookie Kevin Knox, the New York Knicks see their Christmas future. By AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 880 Words.
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