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

July 29, 2018

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NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein is locked in a messy battle with insurance companies over his steadily mounting legal bills. The insurance giant Chubb and others carriers that wrote liability policies for Weinstein and his film company are arguing in court that they shouldn’t have to pay for his defense against allegations of rape and sexual harassment. By Tom Hays. SENT: 600 words, photos.


BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump met with the publisher of The New York Times to discuss media coverage of his administration, including his oft-repeated accusation that the media is the “enemy of the people,” Trump and the newspaper said Sunday. The meeting with A.G. Sulzberger occurred July 20, the White House and Times said. By Darlene Superville. SENT: 470 words.


— HIGHWAY CHASE-CRASH: Authorities say two people wanted in Pennsylvania are in custody after leading police on a highway chase that ended in a crash in western New York.

— CRASH-DRIVER KILLED: Police say one person is dead after a one-car crash on a central New York road outside Syracuse.

— BOATING-PROPELLER GUARDS: A Long Island county where a 12-year-old boy died during a boating safety lesson now has a new law aimed at preventing such tragedies from happening again.

— FOOD STAMPS-FARMERS MARKETS: Food stamp recipients will be able to use their benefits at farmers’ markets across New York state under an agreement the state and the Farmers Market Federation have reached with a mobile application vendor.

— FLINTKOTE-SUPERFUND: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing excavating soil at 26 homes near an upstate New York Superfund site.

— HOUSING COMPLEX-POWER OUTAGE: Power has been restored at New York City housing development where nearly four dozen buildings lost electricity service for a few hours.

— SHOOTING-MAN SLAIN: The New York Police Department says a 21-year-old Bronx man has been fatally shot on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.





COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Sluggers Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero, reliever Trevor Hoffman and former Detroit teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell are being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m.


NEW YORK — J.A. Happ (10-6) makes his New York Yankees’ debut, three days after he was acquired from Toronto. Burch Smith (1-1) starts for the Kansas City Royals in the finale of a four-game series. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started 1:05 p.m.

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