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

November 9, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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EXPLOSIVE DEVICES

NEW YORK — The man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump has been indicted on charges carrying a potential penalty of life in prison. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 412 words, photo.

NEW YORK-E-CIGARETTES

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York has a plan to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes, which the Cuomo administration is calling an “emerging public health issue” among young people. By Chris Carola. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

LUXURY CARS-THEFT RING

NEW YORK — A ring of savvy car thieves in New York exploited a bureaucratic weakness by registering many of their ripped-off Lamborghinis and Range Rovers in South Dakota, a state that lets people register out-of-state vehicles by mail and wasn’t thoroughly checking to see if they were stolen, the FBI said. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 367 words.

MTA CHAIRMAN-NEW YORK

NEW YORK — Joe Lhota has resigned as chairman of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Vice Chairman Fernando Ferrer has been named the acting chairman, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

JAPAN-US-OKINAWA

TOKYO — The outspoken governor of Japan’s Okinawa island said Friday he will meet with American officials next week to convey the frustration of residents from hosting U.S. military bases on the southern island. Denny Tamaki said he will meet with officials in Washington and speak at New York University during his Nov. 11-16 trip. By Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 640 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— FENTANYL DEATH-PROSECUTION: A federal jury has found an upstate New York man guilty of a woman’s fatal fentanyl overdose.

— MAN PINNED BY CAR: Police say a man has died after he got pinned under his vehicle while working on it in the driveway of his upstate New York home.

— YWCA-POLICE: The YWCA has issued an apology to an upstate New York police department after accusing it of “blatant racism and brutality” over a recent arrest.

— DOOR FIRE: A New York woman has admitted she set fire to the door of an occupied home on Staten Island.

— OFFSHORE WIND: New York has kicked off the competition for the state’s first large-scale offshore wind development contracts.

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BUSINESS

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MEREDITH-FORTUNE-SALE

NEW YORK — Media and publishing giant Meredith Corp. says it is selling its Fortune brand for $150 million in cash to Fortune Media Group. Sent: 207 words, photo.

— WALMART JOBS-TRANSFER: Walmart Inc. is transferring 570 finance and accounting employees at its Arkansas headquarters to a New York based company that will help manage part of the retailer’s financial operations.

— TOPS-BANKRUPTCY: Western New York’s Tops grocery chain says it expects to emerge from bankruptcy “shortly,” after a court approved its restructuring plan.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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BLOOMBERG GRANT-ARTIST WORKSPACE

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is awarding a $1 million grant to Anchorage to convert an empty downtown building into a workspace for artists and designers. SENT: 256 words.

— BERNSTEIN TRIBUTE-COLLEGE: Two musicians who performed in a Leonard Bernstein “Young People’s Concerts” in the early 1960s are reuniting at a New York college for a performance celebrating the centennial of the composer-conductor’s birth.

— REVOLUTIONARY WAR KNAPSACK-DISPLAY: A rare military knapsack carried by a Connecticut soldier during the American Revolution is going on display this weekend in honor of Veterans Day.

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SPORTS

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HKN--RANGERS-RED WINGS

DETROIT — The Rangers try for their fifth straight win when they take on Detroit. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.

BKN--NETS-NUGGETS

DENVER — At 9-2, the Denver Nuggets are off to one of their best starts in franchise history. They take a 6-0 home mark into the game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET.

FBN--LAFAYETTE-ARMY PREVIEW

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Army matched a school record last year with 10 wins and with seven victories is on track to reach double figures again behind its triple option. The Black Knights host FCS foe Lafayette on Saturday at Michie Stadium, where Army has won 11 games in a row. By Sports Writer John Kekis. SENT: 760 words, photo.

FBN--SAFETY RANKINGS

NEW YORK — Minnesota’s Harrison Smith has been voted the NFL’s top safety in voting by a panel of 10 football writers for The Associated Press. He finished second on one ballot and third on the other to easily outdistance the New York Giants’ Landon Collins. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 834 words, photo.

FBC--T25--LOUISVILLE-SYRACUSE

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey plays his last game in the Carrier Dome for the No. 13 Orange on Friday night, and he plans to go out a winner. By Mark Frank. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Games starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--T25-BUFFALO-WEST VIRGINIA

No. 13 West Virginia opens the season against defending Mid-American Conference champion Buffalo. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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