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

May 15, 2018

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NEW YORK — Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of “New Journalism” who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as “The Bonfire of the Vanities” and “A Man in Full,” has died. He was 88. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 1815 words, photos.


— OBIT-TOM WOLFE-ABRIDGED. SENT: 885 words, photos.



ALBANY, N.Y. — The first of two days of public interviews of prospective candidates to serve out the remainder of former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s term begin. Leading off will be Barbara Underwood, the solicitor general who’s serving as acting attorney general. Among the others being interviewed is Assemblyman Daniel J. O’Donnell of Manhattan, actress Rosie O’Donnell’s brother. By Chris Carola. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated; interviews were scheduled to start at 2 p.m.


NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers present their closing arguments Tuesday in the case of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, who is charged in a corruption case that also landed a glancing blow on New York City’s mayor. Developing; timing uncertain.


NEW YORK — The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has designated Brooklyn’s Coney Island boardwalk a Scenic Landmark. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m. Photos.


NEW YORK — A federal appeals court seemed receptive Tuesday to the argument that a jury that convicted a London imam on terrorism charges four years ago should not have been told that he was convicted in England previously on solicitation-to-murder charges. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.


— TRASH INCINERATOR: Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he opposes plans for a massive trash incinerator in the Finger Lakes region.

— CUOMO-ISRAEL: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is putting off a planned trip to Israel amid ongoing violence on the Gaza border.

— MEGAN LEAVEY-VETERANS HALL OF FAME — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the military dog she served with during the Iraq War have been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Photo.

— UNIVERSITY STABBING: A Binghamton University student has been indicted in the stabbing death of a fellow student in a campus dormitory.

— BURIED SAFE: A couple of urban island-dwellers have found buried treasure in their backyard — but so far the pirates are nowhere in sight.

— STATUE OF LIBERTY-LIGHTS: Workers will be turning off some lights for repairs to the Statue of Liberty’s electrical system. With photo.

— GRASS KILLER: Police in Long Island say they are offering $5,000 to find a man suspected of killing lawn grass in the area of Suffolk County.

— ERIE CANAL: The Erie Canal is opening for another season.

— XGR--VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER: Lawmakers in the New York state Senate have approved new criminal penalties for motorists whose careless driving causes the injury or death of a construction worker on a road or highway project.

— FIREFIGHTERS-CANCER REGISTRY: Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the House of Representatives to pass legislation creating a national firefighter cancer registry.



NEW YORK — A glowing Taraji P. Henson is talking about how she first fell for her new fiance, Super Bowl winner Kelvin Hayden. By Alicia Rancilio. SENT: 380 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Expect “Roseanne” to cool it on politics and concentrate on family stories when it returns for the second season of its revival next year. Developing. With photos.

— U2-APOLLO THEATER: U2 will put on a special one-night show at New York’s historic Apollo Theater.



WASHINGTON — Masahiro Tanaka heads to the mound for the New York Yankees as they open a two-game interleague series against Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals. These have been two of the best teams in the majors lately: The Yankees have won 19 of their last 22 games, the Nationals 13 of 15. By Patrick Stevens. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


NEW YORK — Mets ace Noah Syndergaard pitches against the team that drafted and traded him when New York hosts the Toronto Blue Jays in an interleague game at Citi Field. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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