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BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

December 30, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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NEW YEAR’S EVE SECURITY

NEW YORK _ The NYPD is adding a fleet of aerial drones this year to the security forces it uses to protect the huge crowds celebrating New Year’s Eve in the city. By Michael R. Sisak. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF

_FARMLAND PROTECTION GRANTS: Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a record $35 million has been awarded to 40 farms across the state to protect 13,000 acres of land.

_ WWII VETERAN LAWMAKER: A New York politician who’s believed to be one of the last World War II veterans serving in a state legislature is about to retire.

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SPORTS

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FBN-JETS-PATRIOTS

FBN--Jets-Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. _ The New England Patriots hope to clinch a first-round bye and a chance a the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a victory over the New York Jets. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

FBN-COWBOYS-GIANTS

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. _ The Dallas Cowboys warm up for next weekend’s wild-card playoff game when they face the New York Giants in what might be quarterback Eli Manning’s final start with the club after 15 seasons and two Super Bowl titles. UPCOMING. By Tom Canavan. 700, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m.

BKC--COLUMBIA-NORTHWESTERN

EVANSTON, Ill. _ Vic Law and Northwestern look to get back to winning when they host Columbia. The Wildcats lost in overtime to Oklahoma on Dec. 21 even though Law scored 23 points. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.

BKC--BINGHAMTON-MICHIGAN

ANN ARBOR, Mich. _ No. 2 Michigan tries to stay unbeaten in its final nonconference game before resuming Big Ten play. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at noon.

BKC-LIU BROOKLYN-FORDHAM

NEW YORK _ LIU Brooklyn plays Fordham at Rose Hill Gymnasium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--DREXEL-HOFSTRA

Drexel plays Hofstra at David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex - Hofstra Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--NAVY-CORNELL

Navy plays Cornell at Newman Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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