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

January 26, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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LIONS-PLAYER ARRESTED

NEW YORK _ Trevor Bates, a linebacker for the Detroit Lions, was arrested Saturday in New York on charges that he failed to pay a taxi fare and then punched a police officer, who suffered a concussion. By Verena Dobnik. SENT: 265 words, photos.

TRUMP-IMMIGRANT WORKERS

NEW YORK _ A dozen immigrant workers at one of President Donald Trump’s golf clubs in New York who are in the U.S. illegally were fired earlier this month even though managers knew about their legal status for years, a lawyer for the workers said Saturday. By Bernard Condon. SENT: 180 words.

CAPITOL WATCH

ALBANY, N.Y. _ In New York state government news, the gender mix of Albany’s often-criticized “three men in a room” method for reaching spending and legislative agreements has been shaken up. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the new Senate majority leader, joined Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a meeting of fellow Democratic leaders at the Capitol this week. By Chris Carola. SENT: 785 words.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-NEW YORK

NEW YORK _ New York airports forced to cut down flights during the government shutdown returned to normal Saturday, but some museums and historical sites run by the National Park Service remain shuttered as officials scramble to bring back staff. By Verena Dobnik. SENT: 380 words, photos.

TRANSGENDER MILITARY SERVICE

NEW YORK _ Long term, lawyers and activists battling to ensure that transgender people can serve openly in the U.S. military are convinced they will prevail. Short term, they are braced for anguishing consequences if the Trump administration proceeds with its plan to sharply restrict such service. By David Crary. SENT: 1,075 words, photos.

_ BABY ELEPHANT-ZOO: A pair of Asian elephants have produced a second calf at the Rosamund Gifford Zoo in Syracuse.

_ RIGHT TO DIE: Advocates for legislation that would allow New Yorkers with terminal illnesses to seek life-ending medication from their physician are launching another effort in Albany.

_ ROCKEFELLER CENTER-PROTEST: Nine environmentalist protesters have been arrested after a “die-in” at the New York City’s Rockefeller Center skating rink.

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SPORTS

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BOX-THURMAN-LOPEZ

NEW YORK _ Keith Thurman fights for the first time in 22 months, returning from a pair of injuries to defend his welterweight title against Josesito Lopez. By Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Main event starts about 10:30 p.m.

BKC-T25-SYRACUSE-VIRGINA TECH

BLACKSBURG, Va. _ No. 10 Virginia Tech looks to bounce back from a blowout loss at No. 11 North Carolina when it hosts surging Syracuse at Cassell Coliseum. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

_ BKC-LIU BROOKLYN-CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE: BKC--LIU Brooklyn-Central Connecticut State: LIU Brooklyn plays Central Connecticut State at William H. Detrick Gymnasium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

_ BKC-WAGNER-ROBERT MORRIS: BKC--Wagner-Robert Morris: Wagner plays Robert Morris at North Athletic Complex. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

_ BKC-HARTFORD-ALBANY: BKC--Hartford-Albany: Hartford plays Albany at SEFCU Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

_ BKC-CORNELL-COLUMBIA: Cornell plays Columbia at Francis S. Levien Gymnasium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

_ BKC-VERMONT-STONY BROOK: Vermont plays Stony Brook at Island Federal Credit Union Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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