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

March 3, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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PAID VACATION

New York’s mayor wants the city to become the first place in the 50 states to make it mandatory for private businesses to give workers paid time-off with pay. He says it is a next frontier in workers’ rights. Some city business owners say the proposal, coming on top of minimum wage increases and a paid sick leave requirement, goes too far. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 865 words, photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE

WASHINGTON _ Declaring it’s “very clear” President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House committee in charge of impeachment says the panel is requesting documents Monday from more than 60 people from Trump’s administration, family and business as part of a rapidly expanding Russia investigation. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the House Judiciary Committee wants to review documents from the Justice Department, the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. and Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg. Former White House chief of staff John Kelly and former White House counsel Don McGahn also are likely targets, he said. By Hope Yen. SENT: 863 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ XGR-STATE BUDGET-LYME DISEASE: A New York state senator is urging her colleagues to set aside more state money for the fight against Lyme disease.

_ FRONTIER TOWN CAMPGROUND: Campers can now reserve sites at New York’s new Frontier Town state campground in the eastern Adirondacks.

_ CAB DRIVER KILLED: The New York Police Department is looking for the attacker of a 27-year-old for-hire cab driver who was found fatally stabbed in his car.

_ HOUSE FIRE-CHILD KILLED: Officials say an early morning blaze at a two-story home left an 8-year-old boy dead and six others with minor injuries.

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SPORTS

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BKN--KNICKS-CLIPPERS

LOS ANGELES _ The New York Knicks, the NBA’s second-worst team and winner of just seven road games, visit the Los Angeles Clippers. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 3:30 p.m. EST.

HKN--CAPITALS-RANGERS

NEW YORK _ Alex Ovechkin and the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals will bring their three-game winning streak into Madison Square Garden as they face the Rangers, who are wrapping up a three-game homestand. By Simmi Buttar. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 12:30 p.m.

HKN--FLYERS-ISLANDERS

The New York Islanders look to keep pace atop the Metropolitan Division as they host the rival Philadelphia Flyers. The islanders are tied with Washington with 81 points, but hold the tiebreaker with a game in hand. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 3 p.m.