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

December 5, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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HONG KONG OFFICIAL-BRIBERY CHARGES

NEW YORK — A federal jury in New York convicted a Hong Kong businessman Wednesday of bribing the presidents of two African nations to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 560 words.

CBS-MOONVES

NEW YORK — An internal investigation of former CBS chief Les Moonves has turned up more evidence of sexual misconduct as well as lying and destruction of evidence, throwing into jeopardy his $120 million severance package, The New York Times reported Wednesday. By Mae Anderson. SENT: 580 words.

SNOW STORM-BLAME GAME

NEW YORK — So, that was a bit of a disaster. New York City’s mayor on Tuesday faced up to the botched firing of the city’s emergency management chief, saying miscommunication and his own hands-off approach muddled a decision that was made weeks ago and wasn’t related to the response of a recent snowstorm. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 749 words.

ELECTION 2020-STEYER-BLOOMBERG

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in Iowa on Tuesday that he would do everything he can to make climate change the defining issue of the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating campaign, despite resistance in regions of the country that his party would likely need to recapture the White House. By Juana Summers and Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 786 words, photos.

MICHIGAN PIPELINE

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to facilitate a deal to replace a contentious 65-year-old oil pipeline in the Great Lakes, approving legislation to empower a new authority to oversee the construction and operation of a utility tunnel that would encase the new pipeline. By David Eggert. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ ABANDONED BUILDING-FATAL FIRE: Authorities say a fire that killed four people seeking shelter in an abandoned Hudson Valley house appears to have been started accidentally.

_ PARTY DEATH-LUXURY APARTMENT: A man will spend up to life in prison for the beating and stabbing death of a party guest at his luxury Manhattan apartment.

_ NIAGARA FALLS-BLACK WATER: The wastewater treatment plant blamed for a high-profile sewage discharge that discolored the water of the Niagara River near the base of Niagara Falls is getting a $27 million upgrade.

_ BREASTFEEDING-DENTAL OFFICE: An upstate New York dental office is getting criticism after a dentist allegedly reprimanded a mother trying to breastfeed her child.

_ GIULIANI-TWITTER: A typographical error in a tweet written by one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers has linked to an anti-Trump prank.

_ VACATION HOME-SCAM: An upstate New York man has been sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay back more than $100,000 he bilked out of people in a vacation home rental scam.

_ OPIOID ADDICTION: An upstate New York man has been sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay back more than $100,000 he bilked out of people in a vacation home rental scam.

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BUSINESS

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_ FARMS-RENEWABLE ENERGY: New York farmers are getting some help from the state to make their operations more energy efficient and develop renewable energy projects.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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FASHION-CHANEL

A shiny and glamorous version of ancient Egypt ruled the evening — with entertainment royalty on the runway, too — as Chanel brought its traveling fashion show to New York and the famed Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 560 words, photos, video.

_ R KELLY DOCUMENTARY SCREENING-EVACUATED: A screening of an upcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against singer R. Kelly was evacuated after phone threats were made to the Manhattan location where it was being held.

_ MET OPERA-NEZET-SEGUIN: Yannick Nezet-Seguin took the rare step of bringing the entire orchestra on stage for curtain calls following his first performance as just the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera’s 135-year-history.

_ APOLLO THEATER-PERFORMANCE SPACES: New York City’s Apollo Theater plans to build two new performance spaces to incubate works by up-and-coming artists.

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SPORTS

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BKN--THUNDER-NETS

The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

_ FBN--JETS-DARNOLD’S FOOT: Sam Darnold was a full participant at practice, putting him on track to start for the New York Jets at Buffalo against the Bills on Sunday.

_ FBN--OFFICIAL PLACED ON LEAVE: The NFL Referees Association is questioning why the league isn’t focusing more attention on Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes for threatening umpire Roy Ellison following Buffalo’s game at Miami last weekend.

_ BOX--HALL OF FAME: Two-division champions Donald Curry, Julian Jackson and James “Buddy” McGirt have been selected for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

_ FBN--GIANTS-COLLINS: New York Giants safety and leading tackler Landon Collins is going to miss Sunday’s game against Washington with a shoulder injury that may require surgery.

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