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BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

December 27, 2018

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Looking ahead, governors in New York and New Jersey are pushing to legalize recreational pot in their states. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.


BEIJING _ China’s former deputy intelligence chief, Ma Jian, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for corruption. A court said in a statement online that Ma used his political power to aid the business operations of Guo Wengui, a New York-based real estate billionaire wanted by Chinese authorities. SENT: 250 words, photos.


KINSHASA, CONGO _ He wants to run Africa’s second-largest country, one of vast mineral wealth, sprawling poverty and vicious fighting that has cost millions of lives. Noel Tshiani Muadiamvita’s chances are slim to none, but the former New York banker is convinced he’s perfect for the job. By Khaled Kazziha. SENT: 725 words, photos.


_ FIRE-TEEN KILLED: Fire marshals are working to determine what caused a Queens apartment blaze that killed a teenage girl and seriously injured two women.

_ HOLIDAYS-DWI CRACKDOWN: State officials say a crackdown on impaired driving on New York roads will continue through New Year’s Day.

_ MINIMUM WAGE HIKE: An ad campaign is being launched to raise awareness of the new minimum wage across New York state.

_ DEER HUNTING: For white-tailed deer hunters in New York state, 2018 was the third year in a row of increased harvest.




NEW YORK _ The fireworks start early this New Year’s Eve at the Metropolitan Opera, where two jealous divas locked in a deadly rivalry will be setting off sparks in a new production of Francesco Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur.” By Mike Silverman. SENT: 800 words, photo.




UNDATED _ The way football is televised today went in motion 25 years ago this month when Fox won rights to broadcast NFL games for $1.6 billion over four years. Besides its personalities the network has given us the scorebox, audio that brings viewers closer to the game, the one-hour pregame show, and a big production feel to sporting events. By Joe Reedy. SENT: 1,400 words, photos.


MILWAUKEE _ The New York Knicks visit the Milwaukee Bucks. AP Photos planned.


NEW YORK _ The Columbus Blue Jackets visit the New York Rangers. AP Photos planned.


ST. LOUIS _ The Buffalo Sabres visit the St. Louis Blues. AP Photos planned.


VICTORIA, British Columbia _ The United States rallied to beat Slovakia 2-1 on Wednesday night to open the World Junior Championship. In Group A at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, defending champion Canada routed Denmark 14-0. Maxime Comtois _ the lone returning player for the title team a year ago in Buffalo, New York _ had four goals. SENT: 400 words, photos.

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