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BC-New York News Digest

February 17, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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OBIT-LEE RADZIWILL

NEW YORK _ Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who found friends, lovers and other adventures worldwide while bonding and competing with her sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. She was 85. SENT: 775 words, photos.

CHINATOWN-LUNAR NEW YEAR

NEW YORK _ New York City’s Chinatown neighborhood hosts a parade and festival celebrating the start of the Year of the Pig. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos, AP Video.

MANHOLE FIRES

NEW YORK _ Broadway shows including “Jersey Boys” and “Avenue Q” were resuming Sunday after manhole fires spurred the evacuation of a theater complex while performances were under way Saturday night. SENT: 200 words.

FASHION-RACIAL INSENSITIVITY

NEW YORK _ Retailers and top fashion brands like Gucci and Prada keep apologizing for products that smack of racial insensitivity. The big question is: Why does it keep happening? By Retail Writer Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 825 words, photos.

NUCLEAR PLANTS-BAILOUTS

HARRISBURG, Pa. _ Four decades after Three Mile Island became shorthand for America’s worst commercial nuclear power accident, financial rescues of nuclear power plants are stirring the highest levels of government. In Pennsylvania, nuclear power plant owners have been working for two years to build support for the kind of financial packages already approved by New York, New Jersey and Illinois. By Marc Levy. SENT: 750 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ PEOPLE-DON CHEADLE: Don Cheadle delivered some political messages along with jokes as he hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the first time.

_ HIGHWAY CRASH: Police say a chain-reaction wreck on a Long Island highway has injured 11 people, including a motorist charged with drunken driving.

_ SHUTDOWN-FOOD STAMPS: All recipients of food stamps in New York will receive their March benefits a week earlier than scheduled.

_ SNOW GOOSE HUNT: The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says the state’s spring snow goose hunt will take place from March 11 through April 26. Seven other states in the so-called Atlantic Flyway, including New York, will hold similar hunts this year.

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SPORTS

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HKN--SABRES-DEVILS

NEWARK, N.J. _ After winning the final game on a three-game road trip, the New Jersey Devils return home to face the Buffalo Sabres at the Prudential Center. The Sabres lost to the Rangers on Friday. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:05 p.m.

HKN--RANGERS-PENGUINS

PITTSBURGH _ The Pittsburgh Penguins play for the second time in as many days when they host the New York Rangers on Sunday. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 12:30 p.m.

BKN --ALL-STAR GAME-PREVIEW

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Anthony Davis isn’t completely sure if he’s going to play in Sunday’s All-Star game. He doesn’t know how much the New Orleans Pelicans will have him play the rest of this season. Or where he’ll play next season. Or where he’ll play the season after that, either. Davis confirmed that there was a list of teams, including the New York Knicks, on his preferred get-traded-to list. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

BKC--QUINNIPIAC-SIENA

ALBANY, N.Y. _ Quinnipiac plays Siena at the Times Union Center. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts 2 p.m.

BKC--VILLANOVA-ST. JOHN’S

NEW YORK _ Villanova plays St. John’s at Madison Square Garden. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts 5 p.m.

BKC--MANHATTAN-CANISIUS

BUFFALO, N.Y. _ Manhattan plays Canisius at Koessler Athletic Center. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts 2 p.m.

BKC--ALBANY-MAINE

BANGOR, Me. _ Albany plays Maine at Cross Insurance Center. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts 5 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts 1 p.m.