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

November 11, 2018

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NEW YORK — In a history-making election, plenty of new and unexpected faces — many of them black and brown, many of them female — will now be taking their first steps into their congressional futures. For inspiration and example, the list of winners that includes Ayanna Pressley, Lucy McBath, Jahana Hayes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and others might want to turn to the past and learn from the lessons of Shirley Chisholm, the Brooklyn, New York, native who made history 50 years ago this week as the first African-American woman elected to Congress. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 900 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Marching bands played patriotic songs and onlookers waved American flags as the annual Veterans Day Parade made its way through New York City. UPCOMING: 200 words, photos by 4 p.m.


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The deaths of two young Saudi sisters, whose bodies washed up along the New York City waterfront last month, have shined a light on the often secretive and risky journeys Saudi women take to flee their homes, both within the kingdom and abroad. By Aya Batrawy. SENT: 991 words, photo.


From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy. By David A. Lieb and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1277 words, photos.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — An airplane banner criticizing the New York Jets’ gaming deal partnership with casino operator MGM Resorts International circled MetLife Stadium several times a few hours before the team’s game against the Buffalo Bills. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 388 words, photo.


PORTLAND, Maine — Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the source of the decline. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 641 words, photo.


— ENDANGERED RESERVATION: Native American leaders will march in Washington, D.C., to support a Massachusetts tribe’s bid to protect its reservation lands.

— AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS-FUNDING: New York state will invest $6.8 million in existing after-school programs in order to expand the number of children they can reach.

— VETERANS-BATTLEFIELD ARCHEOLOGY: A group of U.S. military veterans will conduct an archaeology project at the site of the Revolutionary War’s Battles of Saratoga.

— WEST POINT BARRACKS: West Point is rededicating a 122-year-old cadet barracks named for a famous World War I general.

— FISHING MONITORS: Federal ocean managers are looking to increase the amount of monitoring that goes on while fishing boats are out at sea.





NEW YORK — The Orlando Magic look for their fourth win in five games when they visit the New York Knicks. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — This isn’t the quarterback matchup anyone could’ve predicted — or hoped for — just a few weeks ago. The struggling Buffalo Bills (2-7) are going with journeyman Matt Barkley in place of the injured Josh Allen and Derek Anderson and the ineffective Nathan Peterman. Meanwhile, the New York Jets (3-6) will have 39-year-old Josh McCown under center instead of rookie Sam Darnold, who’s sidelined with a foot strain. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 1 p.m. EST.

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