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

August 8, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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CONGRESSMAN-STOCK INDICTMENT

NEW YORK — Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of western New York state was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology company to his son, helping themselves and others dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential losses. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 565 words; will be updated from 2:30 p.m. court appearance.

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— CONGRESSMAN-STOCK INDICTMENT-RYAN: Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he was removing an indicted congressman from the House Energy and Commerce Committee and prodded his chamber’s ethics panel to pursue “a prompt and thorough investigation” of the lawmaker.

HOSPITAL GUNFIRE

VALHALLA, N.Y. — A man shot a patient to death in her bed at a suburban New York hospital Wednesday and then killed himself, police said. The two, who were in their 70s, were found in a fourth-floor room after gunfire rang out at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, a major medical campus about 35 miles north of Manhattan. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 630 words. With photos.

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TAXI TURMOIL

NEW YORK — New York’s city council is set to vote on proposals that would seek to temporarily reign in the fast growth of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, amid complaints that unregulated competition has crippled the traditional taxi industry and left too many drivers competing for too few fares. By Karen Matthews. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m. Developing from 1:30 p.m. council meeting.

NYC JAILS-GUARD UNION PROBE

NEW YORK — The star witness in the corruption trial of the once-powerful head of New York City’s jail guards union is expected to testify about his effort to win the favor of Mayor Bill de Blasio through a large contribution to his mayoral campaign. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.

BODY IN BASEMENT

PHILADELPHIA — A missing New York City woman was found shot to death in a Philadelphia basement, and a man found driving her car last week is in custody in Virginia, authorities said Tuesday. SENT: 222 words.

IN BRIEF:

— JAILS-VOTER REGISTRATION: New York City has launched a voter registration drive in its jails.

— LONGHORNED TICK-NYC: An invasive tick species native to Asia that’s been spreading across the eastern United States has been found for the first time in New York City.

— MISTAKEN RIDE-DEATH: A Florida man who knocked on a New York City car window because he apparently thought it was his Uber ride has died after the driver got out and punched him.

— MANHUNT-NY: Federal authorities say they’ve charged a North Carolina man believed to be still on the run after pulling a gun on a New York police officer three weeks ago.

— CAT HIT TWICE SURVIVES: A cat named Harley has used up two of its nine lives after surviving being hit by two vehicles on an upstate New York road.

— HISTORIC FOUNTAIN VANDALIZED: Police have accused an upstate New York man of vandalizing a historic fountain that dates back nearly 150 years.

— WOMAN SLASHED: Police in New York City are searching for a man who they say slashed a woman in the face.

— MILITARY PROJECTS-FUNDING: Four U.S. military sites will be splitting nearly $200 million in federal defense funds for improvement projects.

— NEWSPAPERS-DIGITAL: Niagara County historians say they’ve helped preserve the story of the region by digitizing 28,000 newspaper pages dating to the 1800s.

— LOW COST POWER: New York state will provide low-cost electricity to 22 businesses, non-profits and other organizations around the state in exchange for promises to create or retain jobs.

— HUNTING LICENSES: New York hunting and trapping licenses for the upcoming season are now on sale.

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SPORTS

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BBA--YANKEES-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO — Luis Severino tries to get back on track when the New York Yankees go for a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox. Severino has lost his last three starts. Lucas Giolito pitches for the White Sox. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.

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