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

May 28, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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MICHAEL AVENATTI-CHARGES

NEW YORK _ The embattled attorney Michael Avenatti has pleaded not guilty to accusations that he defrauded his most famous client, porn star Stormy Daniels. Later Tuesday, Avenatti is scheduled to appear before two more judges, including one handling separate charges that Avenatti tried to extort money from Nike, the sportswear company. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 420 words. Will be updated.

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_MICHAEL AVENATTI-CHARGES-THE LATEST

BOY SCOUTS-SURVIVING ABUSE

NEW YORK _ Sharing their stories doesn’t come easily for these middle-aged men. At times, their eyes well up or their voices crack as they describe being sexually abused in the Boy Scouts and suffering from emotional damage long afterward. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 1480 words, photos, video.

VACCINE EXEMPTIONS-SCHOOLS

COLUMBUS, Ohio — States are heatedly debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but schoolchildren using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those who give no excuse at all for lacking their shots. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 1065 words, photos.

MICHIGAN STATE-PRESIDENT

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University in New York for nearly a decade, was named Tuesday as the next president of Michigan State University in the wake of the most extensive sexual abuse scandal in sports history. By David Eggert. SENT: 657 words, photo.

FLOOD BUYOUTS

MOSBY, Mo. _ Some property owners who accepted a buyout from the federal government because their homes are prone to regular flooding say they’ve grown frustrated with the long wait times to get their checks. An AP analysis shows those buyouts have been getting more expensive, with many of the costliest coming in the last decade after strong storms pounded heavily populated coastal states such as Texas, New York and New Jersey. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1425 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ ANDREW CUOMO-FOURTH TERM: Democrat Andrew Cuomo plans to seek a fourth term as governor.

_ ELECTION 2020-BILL DE BLASIO: Feminist icon Gloria Steinem says Mayor Bill de Blasio is one of her top four choices for president and “the only male human being” on the list.

_ POLICE OFFICER-ASSAULT: A police officer has been found guilty of assault for using excessive force during an arrest in western New York.

_ LAKE ONTARIO-FLOODING: Regulators say Lake Ontario will likely exceed record water levels set two years ago.

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BUSINESS

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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SOLD

NEW YORK _ Sports Illustrated magazine has been sold for $110 million to a company that specializes in managing fashion, entertainment and sports brands, including marketing rights to Shaquille O’Neal and Muhammad Ali. SENT: 317 words, photo.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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TONY WATCH-LILLI COOPER

NEW YORK _ If rising Broadway star Lilli Cooper needs a bit of career advice, she knows where to turn: Her father has been there, seen that and done that. Cooper, who earned her first Tony Award nomination this month in “Tootsie,” is the daughter of Chuck Cooper, the Tony-winning actor of some 15 Broadway shows. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 995 words, photos, video.

PULITZERS-ARETHA FRANKLIN

NEW YORK _ The late Aretha Franklin is honored with a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BOOKS-MATTIS

NEW YORK _ Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has a book coming out this summer, but he warns that it will not be a “tell-all” about President Donald Trump. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 411 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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BBN--METS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES _ Steven Matz takes the mound for the New York Mets against Rich Hill and the Los Angeles Dodgers in a match-up of consistent left-handers. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. EDT.

BBO--PADRES-YANKEES

NEW YORK _ San Diego plays New York at Yankee Stadium. With photos. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.

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