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

August 11, 2018

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NEW YORK — In an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican was charged with insider trading. Collins released a statement Saturday morning saying his will suspend his campaign and finish the rest of his term. Collins was indicted Wednesday on charges he passed inside information about a biotechnology company to family members so they could profit from illicit trades. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 525 words, photos.



ALBANY, N.Y. — Despite promises to debate their opponents, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, have yet to set a date with only a month to go before New York’s Democratic primary. Their opponents — Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams — are effectively calling them chicken. By David Klepper. SENT: 590 words.


—BIKE CRASH-TOURIST KILLED: A garbage truck driver has been arrested on drunken driving charges after a bike rider visiting New York City from Australia was fatally struck by his truck.

— TEENAGE SUSPECT SHOT: Police say a 15-year-old gunman fired into a crowd in New York City and was shot by officers when he didn’t drop his weapon.

— MAN SLAIN-THREE CHARGED: Authorities say they’ve charged three men in the slaying of a 29-year-old man in a Mohawk Valley community last month.

— CONTRABAND CIGARETTES: A 48-year-old northern New York man has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay more than $3 million for failing to maintain required records regarding the manufacture and sale of cigarettes.

— PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT: A coalition of clergy members, labor unions and people whose criminal convictions were overturned are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would create a panel to investigate prosecutorial misconduct.



MIAMI — Corey Oswalt is scheduled to start for the Mets on Saturday at Miami against Dan Straily. By Christopher Stock. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game scheduled to begin 7:10 p.m.


NEW YORK — A day after becoming the first rookie to homer three times in a game against the Yankees, Ronald Guzman and the Texas Rangers take on New York. Guzman has hit six home runs in just 15 at-bats vs. the Yankees this season. By Charles O’Brien. Game starts 1:05 p.m.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J— The New York Jets’ already intriguing quarterback competition just got a lot more interesting. Thanks to a poised Sam Darnold. And a sharp and healthy Teddy Bridgewater. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 820 words, photos.

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