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

April 10, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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MEASLES-NEW YORK

NEW YORK _ New York City’s effort to halt a measles outbreak by ordering mandatory vaccinations in one Brooklyn neighborhood could run into some opposition. Lawyers for parents opposed to vaccinations are promising to file a lawsuit challenging the order by Friday. Meanwhile, health officials say they will take a measured approach to enforcement, hoping that people who have resisted vaccines so far comply voluntarily. By Karen Matthews. SENT: UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m.

With:

_ MED--MEASLES-Q&A: How measles is making a return in New York and elsewhere. SENT: 864 words, photo.

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS-PRINCIPAL SUPPORT

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ More than a dozen principals from U.S. schools impacted by shootings have formed a support network for the next colleagues who join their unenviable ranks. “What better group of people to do it than the folks who have experienced it?” said Michael Bennett, a former principal who was shot in the leg by a student in 2004 when he was a teacher at Columbia High School in East Greenbush, New York. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 674 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ SUNY CHAIRMAN-RETIREMENT: H. Carl McCall, the chairman of the board of trustees of the State University of New York, has announced his retirement after nearly eight years in the appointed post.

_ AFGHANISTAN-US TROOPS-VICTIMS: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in memory of two Marine Corps reservists from New York who were killed in Afghanistan.

_ BATHTUB DEATH-SENTENCING: A New York man will spend decades in prison for killing his estranged wife, who was found strangled in the bathtub of her luxury Manhattan apartment.

_ RURAL WATER CHEMICALS: The state of Vermont has reached a settlement with a plastics company to ensure hundreds of people in the Bennington area have access to clean drinking water.

_ JEWISH GROUPS-THREATS: A former journalist from St. Louis who terrorized his ex-girlfriend and made bomb threats in her name to Jewish groups must be resentenced.

_ DISABILITIES-INVENTIONS: College engineering students from across New York state are in Albany to demonstrate inventions they’ve designed to help people with disabilities perform their jobs.

_ HEALTH PROVIDERS-SUPPORT: The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is giving more than $15 million to an effort to help support health care providers.

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BUSINESS

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SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-NOT HIRING

NEW YORK _ Small business owners wary of what they see as signs of a weaker economy have been scaling back hiring in recent months and finding ways to get work done without new employees. By Business Writer Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: 924 words, photos.

BIG BANKS-CONGRESS

NEW YORK _ The heads of seven of the largest banks in the U.S. fielded sometimes contentious questions from a House committee Wednesday, some dealing with current risks to the financial system and other focused on more politically charged topics. By Business Writer Ken Sweet. SENT: 553 words, photos.

MACY’S-STORY-CONCEPT

NEW YORK _ A year after buying startup Story, Macy’s is bringing the retail concept to life in 36 stores in 15 states including its Manhattan flagship. By Retail Writer Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 423 words, photos.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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BOOKS-NIKKI HALEY

NEW YORK _ Nikki Haley, the former UN ambassador and South Carolina governor, has a book deal. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 525 words, photo.

_ PEOPLE-LENA DUNHAM: Lena Dunham is celebrating one year of sobriety. With photo.

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SPORTS

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HKN--PENGUINS-ISLANDERS

UNIONDALE, N.Y. _ Anders Lee and the New York Islanders open their Eastern Conference playoff series at home against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. Pittsburgh, in the playoffs for the 13th straight season, has win three Stanley Cups in that stretch. The Islanders have one postseason series win since 1993. By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

BKN--HEAT-NETS

NEW YORK _ The Brooklyn Nets look to clinch the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference when they host the Miami Heat in Dwayne Wade’s final NBA game. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

BKL--WNBA DRAFT

NEW YORK _ The Las Vegas Aces have the top pick for the third year in a row in the WNBA draft. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. Draft starts at 7 p.m. With photos.

BKN--PISTONS-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ The Detroit Pistons can lock up the last remaining available playoff spot with a victory over the New York Knicks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

BBA--YANKEES-ASTROS

HOUSTON _ Collin McHugh will start for the Astros as they look to complete a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees and extend their winning streak to six games. James Paxton pitches for New York. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:40 p.m. EDT.

BBO--TWINS-METS

NEW YORK _ Noah Syndergaard makes his third start for the Mets, trying again for his first win, when he faces Jake Odorizzi and the Twins. By Ben Walker. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.