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KUSHNER COS-UNPAID FINES
NEW YORK — The Kushner family real estate firm has amassed over half a million dollars in unpaid fines for various New York City sanitation and building violations, with much of that bill incurred while President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner was running the company. City figures compiled for The Associated Press by a tenant watchdog group show that most of the fines — $350,000 — stretched over the past five years. And just last month the company was fined $210,000 for filing false construction documents. By Business Writer Bernard Condon. SENT: 870 words, photos.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HANDLING COMPLAINTS
HARTFORD, Conn. — A wave of sexual harassment complaints that accompanied the #MeToo movement is straining many of the state and local offices tasked with policing workplace discrimination of all kinds. Places such as New York City and Massachusetts have added resources to deal with the surge in complaints, but human rights agencies elsewhere say their small staffs are struggling to keep up with growing caseloads. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 941 words, photos.
— JUDGE SANCTIONED: New York’s highest court will hear the case of a Rochester judge who’s trying to keep her job after a state judicial panel said she should be removed from the bench because of her behavior.
— SCHOOL ZONE SPEED CAMERAS: Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a law to reactivate 140 speed cameras in New York City school zones.
— FATAL CRASH: New York State Police say a Pennsylvania woman is dead following a crash in New York’s Southern Tier.
— BUSINESS OWNER ARRESTED: A black restaurateur says in a civil rights lawsuit that he was wrongfully arrested while trying to help a white patron who was ailing.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
NEW YORK — NBC’s news chairman sent an exhaustive defense of the network’s handling of Ronan Farrow’s investigation of Harvey Weinstein to his staff members, saying any speculation that the disgraced Hollywood mogul had any role in the network’s rejection of the story was baseless. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 577 words, photos.
— NBC-WEINSTEIN-THE LATEST
BANNON-NEW YORKER FESTIVAL
NEW YORK — Facing widespread outrage, The New Yorker has dropped plans to interview Steve Bannon during its festival next month. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 751 words, photo.
NEW YORK — Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens can give the United States two U.S. Open semifinalists, a year after an all-American women’s final four. And for the first time since 2006, the host country can have a man there, too.
— TEN--US OPEN-THE LATEST
OAKLAND, Calif. — J.A. Happ, a 15-game winner, starts Tuesday night for the Yankees against the Oakland Athletics. Happ is 5-0 with a 3.38 ERA over six starts since joining New York from the Blue Jays before the trade deadline. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. PDT.
LOS ANGELES — t time since 2013. Vargas is 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA over his last four starts. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. PDT.
— FBN--JETS-WEBB: The New York Jets have signed former Giants quarterback Davis Webb to their practice squad.
— RAC--SARATOGA-SEASON: Saratoga Race Course has ended its 150th season with its second highest all-sources handle while topping 1.1 million in attendance for the third consecutive year.