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

June 11, 2018

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NEW YORK — Some companies regret turning to Michael Cohen for help, but a Florida immigration firm appears to have gotten nearly everything it wanted. When Nicholas Mastroianni II hooked up with the president’s personal attorney last year, his business was threatened by a looming crackdown on a federal program offering foreigners visas if they invest in certain U.S. real estate projects. After Cohen referred Mastroianni to a lobbying firm, efforts to scale back the program failed to win approval. By Business Writer Bernard Condon. SENT: 1166 words, photos.


NEW YORK — The president’s company is hoping a new clubhouse opening at a Trump golf resort in New York City will revive its fortunes, one of several of his courses posting disappointing numbers recently. Donald Trump’s two adult sons are cutting the ribbon on a clubhouse at the Trump Golf Links in the Bronx on Monday with hopes it will attract more visitors. By Business Writer Bernard Condon. SENT: 466 words; will be updated.




NEW YORK — New York City will likely pay $2 billion to settle claims that the nation’s largest public housing agency has too often left tenants to contend with lead paint, malfunctioning elevators and rats. In some cases, staff at troubled buildings hid conditions from inspectors, including shutting off water to apartment building so they wouldn’t see leaking pipes. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m.


NEW YORK — The first debate between the two men running in a no-holds-barred Republican Congressional primary was heated and at times hostile. Incumbent Congressman Dan Donovan on Monday accused his opponent, former Rep. Michael Grimm, of “betraying” the people’s trust over his felony conviction for tax fraud, and Grimm told Donovan he looked “like a fool” for not admitting he offered to help Grimm try to get a presidential pardon over that conviction. Both spoke of their support for President Donald Trump, and getting his agenda accomplished. The 11th Congressional District covers conservative Staten Island as well as a slice of Brooklyn. By Deepti Hajela. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


ALBANY, N.Y. — A New York state ethics panel said it found no evidence to back a woman’s claims that a former Cuomo administration appointee sexually harassed and assaulted her after finding her a place to live and helping her land a job with the state. By Chris Carola. SENT: 392 words.


ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo began a school bus tour of New York state Monday intended to build support for a proposal to allow parents or teachers to petition a judge to remove guns from the homes of troubled students. By David Klepper. SENT: 351 words.


NEW YORK — A New York judge says the retrial of a former top New York lawmaker will not be moved elsewhere despite claims that pretrial publicity makes finding fair jurors impossible. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — The government is recommending a 15-year sentence for an upstate New York man who traveled to Turkey to try to join the Islamic State group. By Carolyn Thompson. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.


ATLANTA — Dorothy Cotton, a civil rights pioneer who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. Cotton remained active in civil rights and education after King’s death, later serving as an administrator at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. SENT: 299 words, photo.


NEW YORK — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following Monday’s formal repeal of Obama-era internet protections. By Technology Writer Mae Anderson. SENT: 695 words, photo.


— NURSES-STAFFING LEVELS: Registered nurses across New York are pushing the Republican-led state Senate to pass legislation that would require hospitals and nursing homes to ensure there are enough nurses on duty to care for patients.

— CRAIGSLIST FOUNDER-JOURNALISM DONATION: Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is donating $20 million to the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.

— XGR--SCHOOL BUS CAMERAS: A New York state senator wants to use cameras to catch motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.

— TOXIC ALGAE-NY: The number of pollution-fed toxic algae blooms is climbing in New York.

— TRASH TRUCK CRASH: The New York Police Department says a garbage truck driver wrecked multiple cars and crashed into a building before attempting to flee the scene.

— UNKNOWN DAUGHTER-ESTATE: A woman who claims to be the long lost daughter of a dead developer is seeking a claim to his $94 million estate.



CUTCHOGUE, N.Y. — Whether you like your wine-tasting intimate or raucous, you can find your style at the 39 wineries in the unique viticultural area on Long Island’s North Fork, which stretches 23 miles from Riverhead to Greenport. By Sally Carpenter Hale. SENT: 829 words, photos.

— ANTHONY BOURDAIN-DAUGHTER: Anthony Bourdain’s 11-year-old daughter performed in a concert just days after her father died of an apparent suicide in France.

— MUSIC-SUMMER JAM: Recent Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Meek Mill helped the famed Summer Jam music event celebrate its 25th anniversary with jam-packed performances.



As Tiger Woods docks his yacht near Shinnecock Hills this week he’s still a golfing enigma of sorts. His scores are decent, if not spectacular, but he’s yet to win and has only been in serious contention once in nine tournaments this year. Is the real Tiger finally back? By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 950 words, photos.


— GLF--US OPEN-KEY ANNIVERSARIES. SENT: 1007 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Looking to spark their stagnant lineup, the New York Mets are making a change at first base. Slumping veteran Adrian Gonzalez was released following a 2-0 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night, and the Mets will recall Dominic Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday when they begin a 10-game road trip in Atlanta. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 290 words.


NICE, France — Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira was hired as manager of the French club Nice on Monday after leaving as coach of New York City FC.

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