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

September 25, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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EX-ASSEMBLY SPEAKER TRIAL

NEW YORK — The former leader of New York’s Assembly can stay out of prison until a judicial panel decides whether he can remain free on bail while he appeals his sentence for public corruption, a federal judge said Tuesday. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m. With photo.

TRUMP-UNITED NATIONS

UNITED NATIONS — Promoting his aggressive “America First” agenda, President Donald Trump delivered a sharp rebuke of global governance at the United Nations on Tuesday, drawing headshakes and even laughter from fellow world leaders as he boasted of America’s economic and military might. By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller. SENT: 1249 words, photos, video, audio.

IN BRIEF:

— BROADWAY THEATER-3-D GUN: A former puppet specialist with the Broadway musical “The Lion King” is accused of printing a 3-D gun in the theater’s prop room.

— NANNY-HIDDEN CAMERA: A former CNBC television director has been sentenced to five years’ probation for spying on his family’s nanny with a hidden camera in his suburban New York home.

— LONG ISLAND SOUND-WATER QUALITY: A new environmental report says Long Island Sound’s water quality is improving.

— TOWN JUDGE DISCIPLINED: A town court judge in upstate New York has agreed never to serve as a judge again after pleading guilty to grand larceny.

— MAN FATALLY SHOT: Rochester police say a 22-year-old man has been shot and killed on a city street.

— TOWN HOUSE-FATAL FIRE: Sheriff’s deputies have identified the woman killed in an early morning fire this week in an upstate New York hamlet.

— BUFFALO DIOCESE-SEX ABUSE: A priest in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has been placed on administrative leave following a complaint of abuse.

— MARIJUANA SENTENCING: A 41-year old Canadian man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for conspiring to smuggle thousands of pounds of marijuana into the United States through the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation in northern New York.

— SOUTHERN TIER-ENERGY COMPETITION: The winner of a $1 million sustainable energy contest is set to be announced in Binghamton.

— WWII VETERAN-BRIDGE NAME: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that names a bridge on a western New York highway in honor of a local World War II veteran who flew more than 50 missions in the Pacific.

— BURIED BODY-CHARGES: A 62-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting a man last year and burying the victim on his Adirondack property.

— MAN STARTS DELI FIRE: New York City police are searching for a man they say tried to set a Bronx deli on fire following a dispute with an employee.

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BUSINESS

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VERSACE-SALE

NEW YORK — Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion (1.83 billion euros), continuing its hard charge into the world of high-end fashion. The deal Tuesday comes just 14 months after the New York handbag maker spent $1.35 billion adding to its portfolio Jimmy Choo, the shoemaker that rocketed to fame on the high heels of “Sex and the City.” By Anne D’Innocenzio and Michelle Chapman. SENT: 545 words, photos.

HERRING FISHING

The little herring is one of the most important fish on the East Coast, and federal fishing managers on Tuesday consider a host of potentially major changes to the industry that harvests the species. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 396 words. Mid-afternoon update planned.

— EEOC-NEW YORK EMPLOYER: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says an upstate New York company turned a blind eye to blatant racism and sexual harassment in the workplace.

— LABOR GRANT-NEW YORK: The New York State Department of Labor will receive $8 million in federal grant money to train dislocated workers.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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BOOKS-ROTH MEMORIAL

NEW YORK — Friends and admirers gather on Tuesday at the New York Public Library for a tribute to Philip Roth, who died in May. By National Writer Hillel Italie. UPCOMING: 600 words by 10 p.m.

HOMES-CHIPPENDALE EXHIBIT

NEW YORK — A small but elegant exhibit tucked amid the American period rooms on the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the little-known story behind Chippendale furniture, and how one young man’s bold idea to create a detailed manifesto about chairs and tables for the British elite transformed his name into an enduring style. By Katherine Roth. SENT: 779 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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HKN--ISLANDERS PREVIEW

NEW YORK — As they begin their first season without John Tavares, the New York Islanders are certain to be a different team. They believe they can be better, too. By Sports Writer Vin Cherwoo. SENT: 768 words, photos.

HKN--SABRES PREVIEW

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An offseason of soul-searching led forward Kyle Okposo to realize a roster overhaul alone wasn’t going to improve the Buffalo Sabres’ fortunes. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. SENT: 751 words, photos.

BBA--YANKEES-RAYS

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

BBN--BRAVES-METS

NEW YORK — The Mets plan to reinstate captain David Wright from the 60-day disabled list then they host NL East champion Atlanta. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

— BOX--LOMACHENKO’S RETURN: Vasiliy Lomachenko will return from shoulder surgery when he faces Jose Pedraza on Dec. 8 at Madison Square Garden in a lightweight unification fight.

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