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

March 9, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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ARGUING OVER ISRAEL

NEW YORK _ For Congress, the allegations of anti-Semitism directed toward Rep. Ilhan Omar have no precedent. Yet on college campuses, in state legislatures and in many other venues nationwide, the polarized debate about Israel is a familiar conflict and likely to intensify in the months and years ahead. By David Crary. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

CAPITOL WATCH

ALBANY, N.Y. _ There are growing indications that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats in the Legislature may not be able to reach an agreement on the next New York state budget by an April 1 deadline. The state Assembly and Senate have shown an ability to work fast, starting the session by passing a bevy of measures that had been hung up for years while Republicans controlled the Senate. By Chris Carola. UPCOMING: 670 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ BAR SHOOTING-POLICE: Police say a man has been shot and wounded by a police officer after he shot another man outside a New York City bar and refused orders to drop his weapon.

_ NATIONAL GUARD-IRISH BRIGADE: Members of the New York Army National Guard will pay tribute to New Yorkers who fought in the Union Army’s Irish Brigade during the Civil War.

_ PUPPY MILS: Two Democratic state lawmakers from New York City are pushing to prohibit pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits from large commercial breeders.

_ FARMS-GRANTS: Another round of funding is available for New York farmers to help them reduce their impact on the environment.

_ POSTAL THEFT: The last of three New York men accused of stealing cash and gift cards from the mail has admitted his guilt.

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SPORTS

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BKN--KINGS-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ The Sacramento Kings visit the New York Knicks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

BKN--NETS-HAWKS

ATLANTA _ D’Angelo Russell and Brooklyn try for their third straight win as the Nets visit Atlanta. Trae Young and the Hawks have dropped three of four. By George Henry. UPCOMING. 600 words with photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

HKN--FLYERS-ISLANDERS

UNIONDALE, N.Y. _ The New York Islanders return home to host the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum. By Christian Arnold. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

HKN-RANGERS-OILERS

EDMONTON, Alberta _ The New York Rangers visit the Edmonton Oilers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

HKN-SABRES-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ The Colorado Avalanche will face Buffalo on Saturday without captain Gabriel Landeskog, who’s sidelined four-to-six weeks with an upper-body injury. It’s a big blow for an Avalanche team trying to get back into playoff contention. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 3 p.m.

BKC-ST JOHN’S-XAVIER

CINCINNATI _ Xavier (16-14, 8-9) hosts St. John’s (10-10, 8-9) in a regular season finale that will help break a five-way tie for third place in the Big East. By Joe Kay. Tip-off 5 p.m.

BKC-SYRACUSE-CLEMSON

CLEMSON, S.C. _Syracuse plays Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit.