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

September 24, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP-UNITED NATIONS

UNITED NATIONS — — Confronting the dangers of North Korea’s nuclear threat, President Donald Trump arrived at the United Nations on Monday striking a far less ominous tone than a year ago, announcing he likely will hold a second summit with Kim Jong Un “quite soon.” By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller. SENT: 1119 words, photos, video, audio.

TRAFFICKING ACT-SEX WORKERS

NEW YORK — Recent crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry have reduced the number of commercial ads on the internet and helped fight online trafficking. But activists and police say the efforts may have had unintended consequences — landing women and girls back on the streets, where dangers also lurk. By Alexandra Villarreal. SENT: 903 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— NORTHWAY-FATAL CRASH: New York State Police say the driver killed in a weekend crash on the Adirondack Northway was a suspect in an armed robbery who was driving the wrong way while trying to elude troopers.

— MEDICAL SCHOOL PRESIDENT-PAY: The former president of a New York state academic medical center has pleaded guilty to illegally padding his compensation by nearly $250,000.

— ONONDAGA COUNTY EXECUTIVE: Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney says she’ll step down before her term ends to take a job with New York state.

— TOWNHOUSE-FATAL FIRE: The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says one person has died in an early morning fire in an upstate New York hamlet.

— TODDLER DIES-ARREST: Police in upstate New York say a 2-year-old girl has died and a self-proclaimed mommy blogger is a suspect in the girl’s death.

— HATE CRIME-ATTACK: New York City police are searching for a man they say injured two other men in an anti-gay attack in Brooklyn.

— POLICE LOT-DWI CRASH: Police in Albany didn’t have to go far to respond to a crash over the weekend: it occurred in the parking lot of the department’s downtown station.

— AMBASSADOR WOLF DIES: An Arctic wolf that had long served as a wildlife ambassador for a conservation center in suburban New York City has died at the age of 16.

— STOLEN NECKLACE-GRANDMOTHER’S ASHES: A woman is asking for help to find a necklace containing the ashes of her grandmother that was stolen from her home in Buffalo, New York.

— CLIMATE ADAPTATION CONFERENCE: A conference at the University of Michigan is bringing together experts to share ideas on dealing with a warming climate in the Great Lakes region.

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BUSINESS

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SIRIUSXM-PANDORA

NEW YORK — Subscription radio company SiriusXM says it’s buying music streaming service Pandora Media Inc. in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion that will allow it to expand its service beyond cars and into mobile devices and homes. SENT: 350 words, photo.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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— PEOPLE-RICHARD GERE: Patrons and employees of a diner in the upstate New York village where actor Richard Gere grew up got a surprise over the weekend when he stopped by the restaurant with his new wife and father.

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SPORTS

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HKN--GIONTA RETIRES

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Brian Gionta has retired after 16 NHL seasons, two Olympic appearances and a Stanley Cup title with the New Jersey Devils in 2003. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. Developing. With photos.

FBN--ON FOOTBALL-BREATHING EASIER

They’re breathing easier in New Jersey, Seattle, and the Motor City, and taking in some rarefied air in western New York. That’s what happens when your hapless, helpless and hopeless football teams suddenly turn nasty, effective and victorious. Most shocking, no doubt, was what the Bills did to the Vikings. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 855 words, photos.

YANKEES-RAYS

TAMPA — New York plays Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

— FBN--T25-CLEMSON-QUARTERBACK: Clemson has named freshman Trevor Lawrence its starting quarterback for the Tigers’ game against Syracuse this Saturday.

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