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

July 10, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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SENATE LEADER-TRIAL

NEW YORK — A former New York state Senate leader, Dean Skelos, got business executives to arrange no-show jobs for his son in a brazen “family shakedown” that corrupted the senator’s office, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at the retrial of the pair on bribery and extortion charges. By Tom Hays. SENT: 482 words.

SHARING ECONOMY-CAMPING

BERLIN, N.Y. — A land-sharing start-up called Tentrr matches landowners looking for extra cash with vacationers yearning for solitude under the stars. The Manhattan-based company’s CEO, Michael D’Agostino, says it’s like Airbnb for the great outdoors. By Mary Esch. SENT: 647 words, photos.

BUFFALO BILLION-CORRUPTION TRIAL

NEW YORK — Closing arguments continue in a trial over alleged corruption in New York state’s Buffalo Billion economic development program. UPCOMING: 275 words developing from day’s court session.

IN BRIEF:

— STATEN ISLAND MAYHEM: The New York Police Department says one person is dead and another is badly injured after shots were fired and a vehicle plowed into a Staten Island home.

— GRANDMOTHER STABBED: Police say a 17-year-old western New York boy broke into his grandmother’s house and stabbed her while she was sleeping.

— ALBANY-SHOOTINGS: The founder of the New York City-based Guardian Angels says he’ll head upstate with members of his neighborhood patrol group to help Albany residents quell a recent spate of gun violence.

— FALSE RAPE REPORT: Police in upstate New York say a woman falsely accused someone of rape for not giving her a ride home.

— FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT: Authorities say a 12-year-old central New York boy has died in a boating accident on an Adirondack lake.

— HEALTH CARE-FRAUD SETTLEMENT: Federal authorities say a New York health care provider and its subsidiary hospital have agreed to pay more than $15 million to the U.S. government and state in a false claims lawsuit settlement.

— COMMUNITY COLLEGE-DORM SALE: An upstate New York community college says it plans to sell its dorms to a buyer who plans to use them as a campus for people struggling with opioid addictions, mental illness and homelessness.

— BLOODSTAINS-AGE: A University at Albany chemistry professor says technology that makes it possible to distinguish a person’s age range based on bloodstains could be used to fight crime.

— XGR--SPEAKER’S TOUR: The speaker of the New York state Assembly is heading to the North Country as part of his annual upstate tour.

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BUSINESS

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EARNS-PEPSICO

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo’s second-quarter was weighed down by a higher tax rate, but its adjusted profit beat Wall Street expectations and revenue improved. SENT: 376 words, photos.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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PEOPLE-HASAN MINHAJ

NEW YORK — Fresh off a breakout year in 2017, comedian Hasan Minhaj is ready to turn his wit to diagnosing the larger issues facing America. Minhaj, a correspondent with “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, is kicking off a North American tour starting in August and this fall will host his own weekly comedy show for Netflix. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 502 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BBA--YANKEES-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE — Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka comes off the disabled list to face the Baltimore Orioles, who enter in last place in the AL East and with a dismal 25-66 record. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

BBN--PHILLIES-METS

NEW YORK — Both starting pitchers will be making their major league debut when the Phillies play the Mets at Citi Field. Philadelphia plans to call up 22-year-old Enyel De Los Santos from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he was 9-3 with a 1.89 ERA in 16 starts. New York will bring up 28-year-old Drew Gagnon from Triple-A Las Vegas, where he was 1-4 with a 4.67 ERA in 17 starts. By Scott Orgera. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

— SOC--MLS-RED BULLS ASSISTANT: The New York Red Bulls have added C.J. Brown to the coaching staff.

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