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

July 14, 2018

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ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York state government news, tops Democrats are ratcheting up the pressure on Senate Republicans to return to Albany. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie say the Senate’s Republican leaders should immediately reconvene to take up measures codifying abortion rights in state law in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. By David Klepper. SENT: 750 words, photos.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A northern New Jersey horse racing track has brought legal sports betting to New York City’s doorstep. The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford began taking sports bets on Saturday morning. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 600 words, photos.


— TURTLE RESEARCHER-RACY PHOTOS: A scientists’ group has rescinded an award to a turtle researcher who included pictures of scantily clad female students doing field research in his speech at a New York conference.

—HUDSON RIVER ESPLANADE: The city of Rensselaer is opening a new public esplanade along the Hudson River.

— WEWORK-NO MEAT: Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events.

— CONVICTION OVERTURNED: New York man who spent 24 years in prison has been freed after a judge overturned his conviction.

—FAKED CANCER: A woman who collected $51,000 in donations by claiming she was dying of cancer has been sentenced in New York to two years in federal prison.

— NORTHEAST CORRIDOR-RAIL BRIDGE: A woman who collected $51,000 in donations by claiming she was dying of cancer has been sentenced in New York to two years in federal prison.



NEW YORK — Zack Wheeler is scheduled to pitch for the New York Mets against All-Star slugger Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. By Charles O’Brien. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 4:10 p.m.


CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians host the New York Yankees. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.

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