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

September 14, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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ELECTION 2018-NEW YORK GOVERNOR

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his resounding primary victory over Cynthia Nixon shows that Democrats don’t just want liberal candidates — they want pragmatic ones who can show results. Speaking the day after his win, the governor credited the victory to liberal achievements such as same-sex marriage, gun control and a higher minimum age. He also said some of his success was due to his efforts to take on Donald Trump. By David Klepper. SENT: 330 words, photos, video. Will be updated.

ELECTIN 2018-NEW YORK-LEGISLATURE

NEW YORK — Nearly a century after New York’s legislature expelled all its socialist members for “disloyalty,” voters in Brooklyn are sending one back to the capital after a bruising primary in which her political message was obscured by embarrassing revelations about her personal life and questions about whether she embellished her biography. SENT: 700 words. Will be updated.

CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION-LAWSUIT

NEW YORK — Lawyers from the office of New York’s attorney appear in court to argue that they should be allowed to question U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as part of a lawsuit over inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— CANCER DOCTOR RESIGNS: A leading cancer doctor has resigned from New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center over his reported failure to disclose millions of dollars in payments from pharmaceutical companies.

— CLERGY ABUSE-LONG ISLAND: Nearly 300 people will be compensated by the Roman Catholic diocese on New York’s Long Island for sexual abuse at the hands of priests.

— NEW MED SCHOOL: New York’s Marist College is teaming up with a regional health care company to create a new medical school.

— HOTEL ROBBERIES: A man who admitted robbing 14 hotels in New Jersey and New York is now facing a possible life sentence.

— DEBT COLLECTOR SENTENCED: A former Buffalo debt collector has been sentenced to three years in prison and must pay nearly $1.5 million in restitution after being convicted of tax evasion.

— ROCHESTER-ARENA IMPROVEMENTS: The city of Rochester is planning to make millions of dollars in improvements at its downtown arena.

— STATE CHRISTMAS TREE: It’s still September, but New York is already seeking holiday trees to display outside the state capitol.

— NATIONAL GUARD-AIR SHOW: A contingent from the New York Air and Army National Guard will be heading to Africa this weekend to participate in the continent’s largest air show.

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BUSINESS

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TEC-DATA PRIVACY-BROWSER SAFEGUARDS

NEW YORK — Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what’s becoming an escalating privacy arms race. By Anick Jesdanun. SENT: 840 words, photos.

— HENRI BENDEL-CLOSING: The luxury retailer Henri Bendel, which opened its doors in New York’s Greenwich Village at the end of the 19th century, is closing.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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PEOPLE-RIHANNA

NEW YORK — Rihanna’s Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry’s white-hot and must-attend parties — all while raising money for charity. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 480 words, photos.

MUSIC-RINGO STARR

NEW YORK — It’s the season for Beatles in New York City. Within a week of Paul McCartney playing a surprise show at Grand Central Station, Ringo Starr followed a more old-fashioned path Thursday night. The drummer and singer headlined a two-hour show at Radio City Music Hall, with thousands spending much of the performance standing and cheering along. By Hillel Italie. SENT: 360 words, photos.

GIRL WASH YOUR FACE

NEW YORK — Rachel Hollis says the success of her million-selling book, “Girl, Wash Your Face,” won’t change her. She says she still wants to be thought of by her fans as their girlfriend rather than a guru. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.

NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

NEW YORK — Tayari Jones’ “An American Marriage” and Tommy Orange’s “There, There,” two of the year’s most talked-about novels, are on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 225 words.

— CBS-MOONVES-CHEN: Julie Chen returned to television with an unusual sign-off days after her husband, Les Moonves, resigned as CEO of CBS after sexual misconduct allegations.

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SPORTS

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BBA-BLUE JAYS-YANKEES

NEW YORK — Their lead for the top AL wild card down to 1 1/2 games, the Yankees open their final homestand of the regular season. Masahiro Tanaka (11-5) starts for New York and Marco Estrada (7-11) for the Toronto Blue Jays. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game start 7:05 p.m.

BBO-METS-RED SOX

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox host the New York Mets, with Hector Velazquez facing Noah Syndergaard. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

FBN-GIANTS-JENKINS

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.Y. — A day after missing practice because of a family emergency, cornerback Janoris Jenkins was back at work as the New York Giants prepared for the Dallas Cowboys. By Tom Canavan.

FBN-JETS-DOMINANT D

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets’ defense had a dominant debut to open the season, highlighted by five interceptions of the Detroit Lions. Darron Lee & Co. know that might be a bit unrealistic to expect every week, but they’re looking to build off that performance Sunday when they face the Miami Dolphins. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 7 p.m.

FBC-FLORIDA STATE-SYRACUSE

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Florida State coach Willie Taggart knows what his Seminoles are up against with Eric Dungey. He’s seen Syracuse’s senior quarterback up close before. The teams meet Saturday in the Carrier Dome. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 5 p.m.

FBC-HAWAII-ARMY

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Army coach Jeff Monken called himself “a glutton for punishment,” and why not? After guiding the Black Knights to victory over Liberty last Saturday at Michie Stadium, he retreated to his home and stayed up until the wee hours to watch Hawaii roll to its third straight victory of the young season. Now, he has to figure out a way to stop the Rainbow Warriors. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos, by 5 p.m.

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