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BC-NY--New York News Digest,ADVISORY, 4 pm Update, NY

November 8, 2018

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NEW YORK — The special prosecutor investigating former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that she couldn’t bring criminal charges over allegations he physically abused women he dated, in part, because current state law doesn’t explicitly outlaw such behavior. By Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 888 words, photos.




WASHINGTON — Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump’s business dealings — his tax returns — House Democrats are prepared to use their new majority and subpoena power to go after financial records that could back up their claims that he’s using his presidency to enrich himself and his family. By Tami Abdollah and Stephen Braun. SENT: 927 words, photos.


ALBANY, N.Y. — Hundreds of New York interstate highway tourism signs at the center of a yearslong spat between the federal government and the Cuomo administration are being removed and relocated, state transportation officials said Thursday. By Chris Carola. SENT: 345 words.


NEW YORK — A Brooklyn man accused of overseeing the Mad Stone Bloods, a violent street and prison gang, was arrested last week on charges of racketeering and interstate drug trafficking, according to newly unsealed court records. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 330 words.


— ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-NEW YORK: There’s still no official winner in two Congressional races in upstate New York.

— EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION: A judge says the Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo” can’t hug his wife at his upcoming U.S. trial.

— MAD STONE BLOODS GANG: The FBI has arrested a New York man it describes as the “global chairman” of the violent Mad Stone Bloods street and prison gang.

— TODDLER DIES-ARREST: A self-proclaimed mommy blogger in upstate New York has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the death of a 2-year-old girl.

— GROUP HOME-WOMAN DIES: Two former employees of a state agency that operates group homes for people with disabilities have been sentenced for the 2017 death of a client residing at a western New York facility.

— ROAD RAGE HOMICIDE: A jury has found a western New York man guilty of murder in a fatal road rage shooting.

— SHOOTING-TWO KILLED: A grand jury will hear the case of a Texas woman charged along with her husband and another Texas man in a double homicide in upstate New York.

— STORE SHOOTING-BROOKLYN: Authorities say a man was shot and killed at a Brooklyn Target store when a late-night dispute involving five men turned violent.

— SWASTIKAS-BINGHAMTON: Police have arrested two people who they say spray-painted swastikas on a New York high school and the surrounding area.

— SOLICITOR GENERAL-NEW YORK: New York’s current attorney general, who’s been leading legal challenges against Republican President Donald Trump, says she’ll return to her prior role as state solicitor general when Letitia James takes charge of the office in January.

— TEEN-GANG SLAYING: A Syracuse teenager is facing 18 years in prison for the shooting death of another teen who prosecutors say was in a rival gang.

— LGBT FLAGS STOLEN: Police in Long Island say a 21-year-old man stole a number of LGBT pride flags from a local church.

— UNDERAGE ALCOHOL STING: New York state officials say they have cited 141 businesses for selling alcohol to minors as part of a sting operation

— GOLISANO-PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: Billionaire Tom Golisano says he’s taking back a $25 million pledge he made over a year ago for a proposed performing arts center in downtown Rochester.





ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Magic 8 Ball and Uno fans can count on infinitely more fun, along with pinball players whose quarters have powered the arcade classic through the rise of gaming apps. The three make up the National Toy Hall of Fame’s class of 2018, recognized Thursday for their staying power and influence. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 434 words, photo.

— ROCKEFELLER CHRISTMAS TREE: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has been cut down in upstate New York and is being readied for transport to Manhattan where it will be erected this weekend.





EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Two struggling AFC East rivals with uncertain quarterback situations square off when the Buffalo Bills (2-7) and New York Jets (3-6) meet on Sunday. By AP Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— FBC--T25-LOUISVILLE-SYRACUSE PREVIEW CAPSULE: No. 13 Syracuse, unbeaten at home, hosts Louisville looking to bolster case for major bowl


TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning try to extend their winning streak to four games, hosting the New York Islanders in a matchup of division leaders. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.


MONTREAL — The Buffalo Sabres, 1-2-2 in their past five, travel to play the Montreal Canadiens in an Atlantic Division match-up on Thursday night. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.


CARLSBAD, Calif. — New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow has earned a promotion to Triple-A Syracuse. SENT: 241 words, photos.

— FBO--XFL-WHALEY: The XFL says former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley has been hired as the league’s senior vice president for football operations.

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