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

February 12, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION

NEW YORK — Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel. Guzman listened to a drumbeat of guilty verdicts on drug and conspiracy charges that could put the 61-year-old escape artist behind bars for decades in a maximum-security U.S. prison selected to thwart another one of the breakouts that made him a folk hero in his native country. By Tom Hays. SENT: 974 words, photos. Will be updated.

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EL CHAPO-PRISON

NEW YORK _ Experts say Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will likely be sentenced to the ADX Supermax in Florence, Colorado, the most secure prison ever constructed in the United States. By Jim Mustian. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3:30 p.m. With photo.

XGR--STATE BUDGET-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Cuomo administration’s top economic development official defended the deal to bring one of Amazon’s second headquarters to Queens, telling lawmakers Tuesday that the project is “unprecedented” in New York state history in terms of jobs it could create and tax revenues it could generate. By Chris Carola. SENT: 506 words.

NEW YORK GOVERNOR-TRUMP

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is traveling to Washington, D.C., to urge President Donald Trump to rethink a provision in the 2017 tax overhaul that Cuomo says is prompting a sharp decline in state revenues. The Democrat will meet with the Republican president Tuesday to discuss the tax law’s $10,000 cap on the federal deduction for state and local taxes. Developing.

HUD OFFICIAL-PUBLIC HOUSING MOVE

NEW YORK — The top federal housing official in New York is temporarily moving into public housing to get an up-close look at the city’s troubled system. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 420 words, photo.

BODY IN SUITCASE

GREENWICH, Conn. _ An arrest has been made been made in the slaying of a 24-year-old New York woman whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in a wooded area in Connecticut, police said Tuesday. SENT: 235 words.

CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS

NEWARK _ A former staffer to former Republican Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal her conviction in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case to the U.S. Supreme Court. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.

DOG SHOW

NEW YORK _ Terriers, sporting groups and more are set to compete on Day Two at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. The event culminates in the best in show competition on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. By Ben Walker. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m. Will be updated with final results around 11 p.m.

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DOG SHOW-RARE BREEDS

NEW YORK _ Every dog breed has its day at the Westminster Kennel show. That day can start by facing off against dozens of dogs — or no others at all. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 783 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ WINTER WEATHER-NEW YORK: Nature’s bag of New York tricks includes snow, ice and freezing rain.

_ GUN CLEANING DEATH: Police have lodged a manslaughter charge against an upstate New York man who shot and killed his wife while cleaning his gun at their home.

_ TRAFFIC AGENT ATTACKED: A New York City man who sucker-punched a traffic agent in an attack captured on surveillance video has pleaded guilty to assault.

_ XGR--STATE BUDGET-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: New York lawmakers will hear from Cuomo administration officials on the governor’s spending plans for economic development projects in the next state budget.

_ XGR--HOMELESSNESS: Advocates for homeless New Yorkers are asking Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers to set aside more money to address a growing crisis across the state.

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BUSINESS

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_ SMOKED FISH COMPANY-EXPANSION: A prominent New York City smoked fish company is looking to expand with a commercial development in Brooklyn.

_ JAB-COTY-ACQUISITION: German conglomerate JAB Holdings is seeking a majority stake in Coty Inc., which makes CoverGirl, Max Factor and Hugo Boss brand cosmetics and fragrances. With photo.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-GLENN CLOSE

NEW YORK _ Glenn Close has emerged as the best-actress front-runner after the early buzz favored Lady Gaga for “A Star is Born.” “The Wife” may be a modest independent film, but the moment feels finely tailored to the 71-year-old Close, the most-nominated living actor never to win an Oscar. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1310 words, photos.

FILM-STUDY-DIVERSITY

NEW YORK _ The top films in 2018 featured more female and people of color in lead roles than ever before, according to a new study from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 310 words, photo.

_ BOOKS-AUTHOR BREAKFAST: Presidential daughters-granddaughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be hosting a breakfast during this spring’s BookExpo convention.

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SPORTS

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HKN--ISLANDERS-SABRES

BUFFALO, N.Y. _ The Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders have won nine of 12 in preparing to travel to play the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EST.

HKN--RANGERS-JETS

WINNIPEG _ The New York Rangers visit the Winnipeg Jets. With photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.

_ FBN--BILLS MOVES: The Buffalo Bills have begun addressing their offensive line needs by signing Spencer Long to a three-year contract.

_ SOC--MLS-RED BULLS-JORGENSEN: The New York Red Bulls have signed Danish forward Mathias Jorgensen to a multi-year contract.

_ BBO--150TH ANNIVERSARY PATCH: Major League Baseball’s 150th anniversary logo features the silhouetted batter created for the 1969 celebration of the first professional baseball team.

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