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

November 7, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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ELECTION 2018-LEGISLATURE-NEW YORK

NEW YORK — After seizing control of the state Senate in Tuesday’s elections Democrats now have a firm grip on the levers of power in New York state, potentially clearing the way for universal health care, marijuana legalization and election reform. But Democrats may find it harder to implement some of these priorities when they begin to hash out the details with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m.

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— ELECTION 2018-VOTECAST-NEW YORK: A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots in New York said the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. By Michelle R. Smith. SENT: 1091 words, photo.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-NEW YORK

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The races of two Republicans in upstate districts were too close to call Wednesday. Chris Collins’ Democratic challenger, Nate McMurray, was saying he wants to fight on for every vote, despite earlier conceding, while Democrat Anthony Brindisi held a slim lead over Claudia Tenney. By Carolyn Thompson. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION

NEW YORK — A jury has been picked for the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.

SHOOTING-TWO KILLED

SODUS, N.Y. — Two Texas law enforcement officers are now charged in connection with a double homicide in upstate New York. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— UNIVERSITY-ANTI-SEMITIC MESSAGES: Officials at the University of Rochester say dozens of anti-Semitic flyers have been found on campus.

— STOCK SCAM-PLEA: Federal prosecutors in western New York say a man from the United Kingdom has pleaded guilty to being part of an international boiler room operation that scammed 250 investors out of nearly $3 million.

— K-9 FAREWELL: The New York Police Department gathered about 20 saluting officers and held an aviation flyover to honor an Emergency Services K-9 just before she died. With photo.

— ROLEX WATCHES-THEFT: Police have charged a Detroit man with stealing multiple Rolex watches worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from a New York jewelry store.

— ACTRESS-CHILD KILLED: Authorities say a woman who lost control of her car and fatally struck the child of a Tony Award-winning Broadway actress and another toddler in a Brooklyn crosswalk has died of an apparent suicide.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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MUSIC-SONGWRITERS HALL

NEW YORK — Missy Elliott, one of rap’s greatest voices and also a songwriter and producer who has crafted songs for Beyonce and Whitney Houston, is one of the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 440 words, photo.

— BROOKLYN RESTAURANT-MICHELIN: A quickly-changing neighborhood in New York City’s Brooklyn now has a Michelin star to its name.

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SPORTS

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HKN--KNICKS-HAWKS

ATLANTA — Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks host Enes Kanter and the New York Knicks in a matchup of two young teams. By George Henry. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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