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

June 9, 2018

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NEW YORK — There will be floats, musicians and brightly colored costumes when the Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way along Fifth Avenue this Sunday, as there always are. But amid all the fun and celebration planned on Sunday, organizers and participants want to keep a spotlight on something serious — that months after Hurricane Maria roared over Puerto Rico, and as the next hurricane season arrives, the U.S. island territory is still struggling. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 540 words, photos.


A plan to diversify New York City’s most elite public high schools is drawing fire from the minority group that has come to dominate the schools in recent years: Asian-Americans. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 870 words, photos.


ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York state government news, the state Senate is beset by gridlock as Republicans hold on to power by the thinnest of margins. With one member away on military duty, Republicans are relying on the support of a renegade Democrat to stay in control. But with the chamber split, Democrats have demonstrated that they can shut down work when they choose. Meanwhile, supporters of sports gambling are making a final push in the waning weeks of the legislative session. By David Klepper. SENT: 570 words.


Anthony Bourdain’s culinary passions went far beyond the cuisine he put on a plate. He also was committed to the immigrant workers who toil in his and other kitchens throughout the restaurant industry. Bourdain, who died Friday in France in an apparent suicide at age 61, was an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and a fierce defender of Hispanic workers. By Terry Tang. SENT: 710 words, photos.


Many people thought Anthony Bourdain had the most enviable career in existence. He didn’t deny it. “I have the best job in the world,” the globe-trotting food-taster and culinary storyteller once told the New Yorker magazine, stating the rather obvious. “If I’m unhappy, it’s a failure of imagination.” By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.


PHILADELPHIA — A long-abandoned rail line is open for business again in Philadelphia, transformed into an elevated park and the city’s answer to New York’s High Line. By Kristen de Groot. SENT: 410 words, photos.


— PEOPLE-DANIEL RADCLIFFE: This fall, Broadway-goers will get a chance to see both Harry Potter and “Harry Potter.” Daniel Radcliffe, who played the boy wizard in the J.K. Rowling franchise, will return to Broadway in “The Lifespan of a Fact,” co-starring Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones.

— SMALL PLANE CRASH: A third body has been recovered from a private plane that crashed a week ago off East Hampton, New York, killing four.

— TRAIL REOPENS: A popular state park trail beneath a cliff face offering panoramic views of the Albany area is re-opening after a project to make it safer.

— DATING SCAM SENTENCE: A man from Ghana has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for an internet romance scheme that tricked victims out of money.

—CHILD PORNOGRAPHY-SENTENCING: A 48-year-old woman has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for producing pornography involving three young children.

— OFFICERS ASSAULTED: Police say a 41-year-old man is under arrest for assaulting two officers and three other people on Long Island.

— PLASTIC FOAM CONTAINERS: A judge has ruled in favor of New York City in its battle with the restaurant industry over plastic foam containers.



NEW YORK — Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify tries to become horse racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner and second in four years with a victory against nine rivals in the Belmont Stakes. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from 6:46 p.m. post.



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NEW YORK — Three races at various distances on three different tracks over a span of five weeks. Just 12 horses have swept the Triple Crown, one of the rarest feats in sports. Justify will try to immortalize his name and join such horses as Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Citation and Secretariat when he runs in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. By Beth Harris. SENT: 760 words, photos.


NEW YORK — The New York Mets host the New York Yankees in Game 2 of the subway series. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.


SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Such is the stature of century-old Shinnecock Hills that it seems everyone can’t wait for the U.S. Open. “Shinnecock looks epic,” Russell Knox said after he qualified. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.


SCARSDALE, N.Y. — The United States takes a 4-2 over Britain and Ireland into the second day of the Curtis Cup women’s ammateur matches at Quaker Ridge. UPCOMING: 300 words by 10 p.m.

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