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

July 29, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-WEINSTEIN

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein is locked in a messy battle with insurance companies over his steadily mounting legal bills. The insurance giant Chubb and others carriers that wrote liability policies for Weinstein and his film company are arguing in court that they shouldn’t have to pay for his defense against allegations of rape and sexual harassment. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 600 words by 10 a.m., photos.

VATICAN-CARDINAL RESIGNATION

VATICAN CITY — In a move seen as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal’s title following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. The Vatican announced Saturday that Francis ordered McCarrick to conduct a “life of prayer and penance” before a church trial is held. By Frances D’Emilio. SENT: 1100 words.

DAPPER DAN

NEW YORK — In hip-hop’s golden era, the artists responsible for rap’s distinctive sound went to Harlem fashion designer Dapper Dan for the period’s equally distinctive look. Now the fashion groundbreaker, who spent more than two decades out of the public eye, is back. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 750 words.

IN BRIEF:

—MOLINARI-FUNERAL: Rudy Giuliani says the late New York City politician and power broker who convinced him to run for mayor was his “staunchest ally” and “greatest defender.”

—SUBWAY-GUN SCARE: Authorities say a gun scare sent panicked passengers stampeding through a New York City subway station, with some losing shoes and tearing bags in the chaos.

—STEAM LEAK-MANHATTAN: Most of the buildings closed because of a steam pipe explosion in Manhattan last week have been reopened, city officials said Saturday.

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SPORTS

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METS-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams outdueled Jacob deGrom, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-0 win over the New York Mets on Saturday. Williams (9-7) allowed five hits in six innings with five strikeouts and three walks. He hasn’t allowed a run in 17 straight innings since he surrendered three in the third inning of a 17-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on July 6. By Wes Crosby. SENT: 550 words.

JIM DANDY STAKES

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Tenfold apparently likes to see himself on television. Distracted at the top of the stretch by the infield television and drifting far to the right as he challenged for the lead, Tenfold recovered nicely under jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and held off Flameway by three-quarters of a length on Saturday to win the 55th running of the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. By John Kekis. SENT: 800 words.

GIANTS APPLE

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Coming off a troubling season, New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple seemingly has grown up. A bad attitude led to a suspension for the final game of the 2017 season and a couple of benchings earlier in the campaign has been replaced by a business-like approach. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 680 words.

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