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NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon will square off in what's expected to be their only debate ahead of the Sept. 13 Democratic primary. Cuomo is expected to tout liberal accomplishments such as a higher minimum wage, gun control and same-sex marriage, along with his aggressive opposition to President Trump, while Nixon will look to rattle Cuomo and paint the two-term governor as an insider who has failed to take on corruption or income inequality. By David Klepper. SENT: 130 words; will be updated to 600 words by 9 p.m., photo. Debate starts at 7 p.m.


NEW YORK — President Donald Trump has been accused of dishonesty, spreading falsehoods, misrepresenting facts, distorting news, passing on inaccuracies and being loose with the truth. But does he lie? It's a loaded word, and some Trump critics believe major news organizations are too timid to use it. Many news organizations resist using the word because of the question of intent. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 935 words, photo.


NEW YORK — Former Argentine soccer official Juan Napout is set for sentencing for his conviction last year in the FIFA bribery scandal. By Tom Hays. SENT: 130 words; will be updated to 450 words by 11 a.m. With photos, video.


LOS ANGELES — With the multibillion-dollar U.S. marijuana industry beginning to flower, the cannabis industry is pushing hard to dispel the idea that everyone who tokes up these days is a slacker living on their parents' couch. The upscale pot shop MedMen, for example, has launched a $2 million anti-stoner campaign featuring average folks who get lit. The company has dispensaries in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. By John Rogers and Krysta Fauria. SENT: 1040 words, photos, video.


BOSTON — The New York man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod this month said on Tuesday he escaped by punching the powerful predator in the gills after it clamped down on his leg. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 662 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Patty Schnyder came back to tennis in her late 30s for nights like this — facing Maria Sharapova at the U.S. Open under the lights in a 14,000-seat arena. Schnyder had not appeared at a Grand Slam tournament since 2011. The 39-year-old was the oldest qualifier at a major in history. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 592 words, photos.


Will they start? If not, when will they play? While there are many scenarios that can dominate the spotlight as the NFL season kicks off, with five teams there is only one. The first-round rookie quarterback. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 1104 words, photos.


— CHILD'S DEATH-VEHICLE: Police on Long Island say the death of an 11-year-old girl found in a vehicle appears to be a heat-related tragedy.

— MARIJUANA-ASSEMBLY HEARINGS: The state Assembly will seek public input on legalizing marijuana in New York at four hearings this fall.

— LANDMARKS-CANCER: More than 100 buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada will be awash in colors in support of cancer research.

— HUMAN REMAINS FOUND: Police say human remains have been found in a park in the Bronx just days after human remains were found in a Queens park.

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