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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. —Donald Trump said Saturday he finds it “inconceivable” that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy model’s account of having an affair with Trump. By Zeke Miller. SENT: 610 words, photos.
ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making his fifth visit to Puerto Rico following last year’s devastating hurricanes. The Democrat will travel there Monday, joined by a group of state university students, labor leaders and elected officials who will participate in rebuilding projects. By David Klepper. SENT: 530 words.
PORTLAND, Maine — As Donald Trump’s presidency stretches into its second year, democratic socialism has become a significant force in Democratic politics. Its rise comes as Democrats debate whether moving too far left will turn off voters. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Congress’ only self-identified democratic socialist, campaigned Friday with the movement’s newest star, New York City congressional candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old former bartender who defeated one of the most powerful House Democrats last month. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.
— BROOKLYN-COMMUNITY GARDENS: New York state will spend $3.1 million on community gardens in Brooklyn.
— POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH: The New York Police Department has begun disciplinary proceedings against a white officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man who gasped, “I can’t breathe.”
— OFF-DUTY OFFICER-SHOOTING: Police say an off-duty police officer from Long Island has accidentally shot himself in the leg while firing at men who assaulted him in the Bronx.
— CUOMO-KAVANAUGH NOMINATION: Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on the U.S. Senate to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because of his expansive interpretation of gun rights and the Second Amendment.
NEW YORK — The Mets are expected to trade close Jeurys Familia heading into the middle Subway Series game against the Yankees, who have dropped 5 1/2 games behind in the AL East. Steven Matz (4-7,) starts for the Mets and Sonny Gray (6-7,) for the Yankees. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 1:05 p.m.
NEW YORK — A day after saying he may need surgery on both heels that would require an eight-to-10-month recovery, Yoenis Cespedes was out of the Mets’ starting lineup Saturday because of body soreness and New York’s front office did not publicly comment on his startling health revelation. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 670 words, photos.