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

September 22, 2018

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UNITED NATIONS-SECURITY PRECAUTIONS

NEW YORK — Authorities in New York City are facing a security and logistical challenge of epic proportions with the arrival next week of President Donald Trump and other world leaders for United Nations General Assembly. By Tom Hays. SENT: 580 words, photos.

CAPITOL WATCH

ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York government news, candidates for statewide office are taking their message to the state’s leading business advocacy organization. The Business Council of New York State has invited Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger Marc Molinaro as well as contenders for attorney general and comptroller to address its annual conference upstate this week. By David Klepper. SENT: 585 words.

MEDIA-BILLIONAIRES

NEW YORK — The Washington Post. Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times. All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury’s still out. Still, for beleaguered news organizations the prospect of a deep-pocketed savior — even from the very same tech industry that has kneecapped the media’s traditional business model — is all but irresistible. By Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 900 words, photos.

IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

MIAMI — The drama of parents being separated from their children at the border dominated the headlines this year, but thousands of immigrant families are experiencing a similar frustration: the increasing hurdles they must surmount to take custody of sons, daughters and relatives who crossed the border on their own. By Gisela Salomon and Claudia Torrens. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

MUSIC-SIMON’S FAREWELL

NEW YORK — Paul Simon wraps up his farewell concert tour Saturday night at a park in Queens, a bicycle ride across the borough from where he grew up. The 76-year-old singer picked Flushing Meadows Corona Park to say goodbye, an outdoor show on the first night of autumn. The setlist at recent stops has ranged from his first 1960s hit with ex-partner Art Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence,” to selections from a disc released weeks ago. By David Bauder. SENT: 300 words, photos. Will be updated after concert scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— RAILROAD-DISABILITY CLAIMS: Federal disability payments for Long Island Rail Road employees are way down since widespread disability fraud was uncovered a decade ago.

— CYCLIST KILLED: Police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested for driving while impaired by drugs after he struck and killed a bicycle rider on Long Island.

— CATSKILL RESORT: Opponents of a proposed large-scale Catskill Mountains resort have lost their legal challenge, but they say they’ll continue to scrutinize the project.

— DRONE TECHNOLOGY: Central New York’s drone technology industry is growing.

— NEW YORK GUARD-TRAINING: Members of New York state’s uniformed volunteer defense force are gathering at a Hudson Valley military post for their annual weeklong training.

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SPORTS

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FBN-BILLS-VIKINGS

MINNEAPOLIS — Kirk Cousins showed why the Vikings gave him that big contract with his performance on the road against the rival Packers last week. Josh Allen looked a lot like a rookie for the Bills in his first career start, at home against the Chargers. The quarterbacks in the Buffalo-Minnesota game are in much different places. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BBA-ORIOLES-YANKEES

NEW YORK — The Yankees could clinch their second straight AL wild card with a win over Baltimore and a loss by Tampa Bay in Toronto. Lance Lynn (2-2) starts for the Yankees and David Hess (3-10) for the Orioles. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

BBN-METS-NATIONALS

WASHINGTON — New York’s Corey Oswalt faces Washington’s Austin Voth as the Mets face the Nationals in the third game of their weekend series. By Harvey Valentine. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 4:05 p.m.

FBC-CONNECTICUT-SYRACUSE

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse seeks a sweep of its early three-game homestand when the Orange host UConn on Saturday. UPCOMING: 600 words. By John Kekis. Game starts 4 p.m.

FBC-ARMY-OKLAHOMA

NORMAN, Okla. — It might be strange for longtime college football fans to imagine that Oklahoma’s roster is almost completely unfamiliar with the triple option offense. The Sooners ran it out of the wishbone formation to win national championships in 1974, 1975 and 1985 under coach Barry Switzer. It’s rarely seen today. That made Army’s offense difficult to simulate in practice as the fifth-ranked Sooners prepared to host the Black Knights on Saturday. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game time 8 p.m.

FBC-BUFFALO-RUTGERS

PISCATAWAY, N.J — Rutgers will try to end a two-game losing streak and knock Buffalo from the unbeaten ranks at Highpoint.com Stadium. By Tom Canavan. Kickoff at noon. 600 words; Photos

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