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

May 24, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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_ CONGRESS-NADLER-MEDICAL EPISODE: U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler was getting medical attention after he appeared to swoon during a news conference in New York City. Developing.

BRANDED WOMEN

NEW YORK _ A close-knit family from Mexico ventured to upstate New York in the early 2000s to seek the spiritual guidance of Keith Raniere. Prosecutors say Raniere tore apart the family by sexually exploiting two sisters starting in their teens and confining one to a bedroom for two years when she defied him. Their tale is a compelling subplot at a trial accusing Raniere of being a sinister con man masquerading as a self-help guru. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m.

WWII-CLASSMATES-THREE CAME BACK

ALBANY, N.Y. _ Airplane wreckage on the ocean floor near a Japanese island is from a fighter-bomber flown by an American pilot who died in a 1945 crash and is still officially listed as missing in action, although U.S. military personnel reportedly recovered human remains from the wreck site more than 30 years ago, according to a World War II researcher. By Chris Carola. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-BATALI

BOSTON — Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali’s food empire included such high-end eateries as Babbo in Del Posto in New York City as well as restaurants in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Singapore. Batali announced in March that his longtime partner, Joe Bastianich, and others had bought out his share in his restaurants. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 487 words, photos, video.

FACEBOOK FUGITIVE

TORRINGTON, Conn. — Police in a Connecticut city were still searching Friday for a fugitive who failed to honor an agreement and surrender once enough people responded positively to his wanted poster on social media. Jose Simms has seven arrest warrants and is being sought as a fugitive after failing to appear in court on charges that range from breach of peace to risk of injury to a child. He is believed to be somewhere in New York. SENT: 377 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE SHOOTING: The New York Attorney General’s office says it will investigate a fatal state police shooting.

_ SUBWAY BRAKE MYSTERY: New York City police have made an arrest in their investigation into a series of subway emergency brake activations.

_ SEXUAL HARASSMENT: New York lawmakers are holding a hearing on sexual harassment and what the state can do to combat the widespread problem in the public and private sectors.

_ ASIAN CARP-GREAT LAKES: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ commanding officer has endorsed a $778 million plan for upgrading a lock-and-dam complex near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

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BUSINESS

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EARNS-FOOT LOCKER

NEW YORK — Shares of Foot Locker tumbled in early trading Friday on weak profit and revenue numbers. The shoe retailer also cut its outlook for the year. SENT: 355 words, photo.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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PEOPLE-BRANDON MAXWELL

NEW YORK _ Lada Gaga’s multiple fashion reveals were a big moment at the Met Gala. They were also a sweet one for her friend Brandon Maxwell, the designer by her side who peeled off all her layers on the pink carpet. By Gina Abdy. SENT: 420 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BBA--YANKEES-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The New York Yankees open a three-game set against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. By Kollin Miller. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:15 p.m. EDT.

BBO--TIGERS-METS

NEW YORK _ Noah Syndergaard pitches for the Mets in the opener of a three-game interleague series against the skidding Detroit Tigers, who are coming off an 0-9 homestand. New York just finished a four-game sweep of Washington. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

CAR--INDY 500-STEINBRENNER

NEW YORK _ George Steinbrenner IV still remembers the feeling of driving down the Major Deegan Expressway and seeing Yankee Stadium, the old ballpark in the Bronx seemingly rising from the horizon. It’s the same feeling he experiences when he turns off Georgetown Road, passes through the tunnel beneath the front stretch and sees the pagoda rising above Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 22-year-old son of Yankees chairman Hank Steinbrenner joined Indiana businessman Mike Harding late last year as a partner in Harding Steinbrenner Racing. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. SENT: 879 words, photos.

BKL--STEWART-WNBA AMBASSADOR

NEW YORK _ A person familiar with the decision says that Breanna Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season and be paid by the league after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles over the winter and is out for the year. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 450 words.

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