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TRUMP-GIULIANI

WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani's decision to join President Donald Trump's legal team could backfire on the former New York mayor if potential clients of his international consulting business view him as too erratic and go elsewhere for representation. Giuliani has stunned Trump's aides by making confusing and at times contradictory statements that could cause even more legal headaches for the White House. By Richard Lardner. SENT: 973 words, photo.

PET LEASING

How much is that maltipoo in the window? It could end up costing twice what it says on the price tag if the buyer is enticed to sign a lease contract. New York would join Nevada and California in banning pet leasing under legislation proposed in the Assembly at the urging of animal welfare groups who say it often costs unwary consumers thousands of dollars. By Mary Esch. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1 p.m.

TURKEY-US-CORRUPTION TRIAL

NEW YORK — Defense lawyers say a Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions deserves leniency, but prosecutors want him locked up for at least 15 years. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 130 words; will be updated to 450 words. Developing from 10 a.m. hearing. With courtroom sketch and video.

STORMY WEATHER

NEW YORK — Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least three people dead and more 200,000 homes and businesses without power. SENT: 274 words, photos, video. Will be updated.

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— SEVERE WEATHER-NY

BBO--YANKEES-NATIONALS

WASHINGTON — The Yankees and Nationals try to resume a game suspended because of rain in the sixth inning a night earlier, then play a second game with two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer pitching for Washington against New York's CC Sabathia. But the forecast calls for more rain Wednesday. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. First game scheduled to resume at 5:05 p.m.; second game scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m.

BBO--BLUE JAYS-METS

NEW YORK — Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ faces Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler in the afternoon finale of their interleague series. New York's bats broke out Tuesday night in a 12-2 rout of Toronto, with new acquisition Devin Mesoraco having a huge home debut in Queens. By Jake Seiner. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— OLDEST LIVING DETECTIVE HONORED: The New York Police Department detectives' union is paying tribute to its oldest living retired detective, who originally joined the force in 1953.

— DINER-NOROVIRUS: Health officials in suburban New York say they've confirmed that the illness that shut down a Westchester County diner last week was the highly contagious norovirus.

— GAMBLING ADDICTION-FUNDING: New York state is investing $1.4 million in efforts to fight gambling addiction.

— HIDDEN SHOTGUN: Police in upstate New York say a man now facing weapons charges attempted to hide a sawed-off shotgun in his pants.

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