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

January 22, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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XGR--ABORTION RIGHTS

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers take up bill to codify abortion rights guaranteed by Roe v. Wade, a legal backstop long sought by Democrats worried that the Supreme Court could overturn the landmark ruling. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 450 words by 9 p.m.

MUSLIM COMMUNITY-PLOT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. _ Three Rochester-area men are accused of plotting to use explosives to attack Islamberg, a rural Muslim enclave west of the Catskills. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION

NEW YORK _ One of the closet associates of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman testified on Tuesday that he met Guzman when he was security chief at a prison where the kingpin was locked up. At a U.S. trial, Damaso Lopez said that after Guzman escaped the lockup in 2001, Guzman hired him to help run the Sinaloa cartel’s drug operation. By Tom Hays. Upcoming: 400 words by 5 p.m.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-WEINSTEIN

NEW YORK _ Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein appear before a federal judge to argue that they should be able to use emails he exchanged with several women to defend himself against a civil suit alleging that he serially abused women. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 p.m.

COLLEGE CORRUPTION

NEW YORK _ Former University of Arizona assistant coach Emanuel Richardson on Tuesday became the latest person to plead guilty in a federal prosecution that exposed corruption in college basketball recruiting. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 297 words, photo.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-POLICY EXTREMES

NEW YORK _ Welcome to the 2020 presidential primary. Almost no policy is too liberal for Democrats fighting to win over their party’s base, which is demanding a presidential nominee dedicated to pursuing bold action on America’s most pressing challenges. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1092 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-GUNS

WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City’s prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits. Sent: 342 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ NEW YORK TRANSIT: An agreement has been reached to build four new Metro-North Railroad stations that would connect the eastern Bronx to Penn Station on Manhattan’s west side.

_ WINTER WEATHER-NEW YORK: Bitter cold temperatures compounded by sub-zero wind chills have caused school closings and delays around western New York.

_ MANHATTAN ELEVATOR ACCIDENT: A construction elevator accident caused debris to fall in midtown Manhattan.

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BUSINESS

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_ AIRBNB REGULATIONS: A new report from critics of Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms claims New York City could lose nearly 11,000 housing units if new regulations on the companies don’t go forward.

_ EUROPE-MASTERCARD: The European Commission has fined Mastercard 570 million euros ($648 million) for stopping retailers from looking for better card payment terms at banks around Europe.

_ STARBUCKS-DELIVERY: Starbucks is expanding its delivery service and aims to offer it at nearly one-fourth of its U.S. company-operated coffee shops. With photo.

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SPORTS

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BBO--HALL OF FAME

NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he did of opposing batters, and could even set another record when voting is announced Tuesday: for highest percentage of ballots. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 1154 words, photos.

HKN--ISLANDERS-TROTZ’S CHANGES

Barry Trotz is beginning to change the culture for the Islanders like he did with the Capitals before winning the Stanley Cup. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1037 words, photos.

HKN--ISLANDERS-BLACKHAWKS

CHICAGO _ The New York Islanders visit the Chicago Blackhawks. With photos. Game starts at 8:30 p.m. EST.

BKC--T25-BUFFALO-NORTHERN ILLINOIS

DEKALB, Ill. _ No. 14 Buffalo looks to improve to 18-1 when it visits Northern Illinois. Buffalo is led by C.J. Massinburg, averaging 17.8 points. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EST.

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-FLORES

PHOENIX _ Wilmer Flores endeared himself to New York Mets fans when he got emotional during a game in 2015 after believing media reports he had been traded. About 3½ years later, a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks suits him just fine. By Sports Writer John Marshall. SENT: 393 words, photo.

_ RUN--NY ROADRUNNERS-JERSEY CITY: The New York Road Runners are coming to New Jersey.

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