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

October 8, 2018

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SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — The driver of a supersized limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people outside an upstate New York country store wasn’t properly licensed, and the limo failed a state safety inspection just last month and shouldn’t have been on the road, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The state ordered the owner, Prestige Limousine, shut down while an investigation continues into what caused Saturday’s wreck in Schoharie. By Michael Hill and Sabrina Casterta. SENT: 1177 words, photos, video.



— LIMOUSINE CRASH-TRAFFIC DEATHS: A limousine carrying 18 people crashed over the weekend in upstate New York, killing all the occupants and two pedestrians, making it among the nation’s deadliest ground-traffic accidents. A look at some others. SENT: 336 words, photos.



Just a day after a United Nations panel issued an urgent call for action on climate change, the Nobel Prize in economics went to one American researcher for his work on the economics of a warming planet — and to another whose study of technological innovation raises hopes that people are creative enough to do something about it. By Paul Wiseman and David Keyton. SENT: 900 words, photos. UPCOMING: New version of 900 words with photos by 5 p.m.


— CLIMATE-AMBITIOUS GOAL — Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet in the next few decades, scientists say (sent).

— NOBEL-ECONOMICS-CARBON TAX — A new international report and Nobel Prizes for two Americans who study the economics of climate change could renew interest in taxes on fossil-fuel emissions. UPCOMING: 750 words with photos by 5 p.m.


ERIE, Pa. — Jury selection began in the homicide trial of a man accused of shooting his wife and tossing her into Lake Erie and then reporting she’d accidentally fallen overboard from his commercial fishing boat. A fisherman found Karen Leclair’s body in July a few miles from Dunkirk, New York. SENT: 297 words.


BOSTON — The streets are quieter these days in East Boston, but the marchers still gather in front of the police precinct house, as they have nearly every Thursday evening for the past four summers, after a rash of brutal killings and attempted murders by the violent street gang MS-13 struck fear into residents of this majority Latin American neighborhood. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 1000 words, photos.


AUBURN, Maine — A vintage commercial airplane is set to undertake a long, slow journey from Maine to New York where it will be turned into a cocktail lounge. The long trip ahead of the Lockheed Constellation, known as the “Connie,” kicked off Monday at a send-off event Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Maine. The plane will depart Tuesday morning and make its way over the next several days to JFK in New York on a tow truck. SENT: 387 words.


— XGR--2018 ELECTION-NEW YORK SENATE: A New York state lawmaker who was defeated in the Democratic primary says he will keep running as a third-party candidate.

— INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY-NEW YORK: An Italian-American association is pushing back against the Rochester mayor’s proclamation recognizing Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day.

— FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL: The names of more than two dozen firefighters are being added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial in downtown Albany.

— MUTED CONCERT: A violinist who has a disorder that makes her sensitive to loud noises will perform an innovative concert in New York City this week, playing quiet music written specifically for her.





PROVIDENCE, R.I. — An offshore wind developer based in Rhode Island is being acquired by the Danish offshore wind company, Orsted. Deepwater is currently developing three wind farms to supply power to Rhode Island, Connecticut, Long Island, New York, and Maryland. Those projects would go ahead as planned, the company says. By Jennifer McDermott. SENT: 380 words.





NEW YORK — Jodie Whittaker calls being cast as the first woman to portray Doctor Who “a step in the right direction” when it comes to gender equality in Hollywood, but doesn’t feel that she’s broken a glass ceiling because there’s more work to be done. By John Carucci. SENT: 465 words, photos, video.


NEW YORK — Actress Amandla Stenberg was named after a 1989 Miles Davis album — a lush, African-tinged funk fusion that takes its name from the Zulu and Xhosa word for “power.” In South Africa under apartheid, “amandla” was — and still is — a rallying cry against oppression. It’s a lot for Stenberg to live up to. Stenberg has already done much to embody her namesake. At 19, she has become the face of a new Hollywood, one that fuses the personal with the political. By Jake Coyle. SENT: 1007 words, photos.





NEW YORK — So, who are these guys? Are the New York Jets the team that looked dominant in victories over Denver and Detroit? Or, the sluggish squad that struggled through three straight losses in between? Well, probably a mix of both. But their next game against the skidding Indianapolis Colts could help provide some clarity. Or, at the very least, some consistency. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 880 words, photos.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants are parting ways with 2015 first-round draft pick Ereck Flowers. Coach Pat Shurmur said Monday the offensive tackle who was the ninth pick overall was going to be cut or traded by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 250 words.


NEW YORK — With the Red Sox and Yankees tied at a game apiece, their best-of-five AL Division Series shifts to New York, where Aaron Judge and the Bronx Bombers are 7-0 the past two postseasons. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:40 p.m.


NEW YORK — Robin Lehner had quite a debut with the New York Islanders in his first regular-season game in more than six months. Lehner stopped 35 shots for his ninth career shutout, leading the Islanders to a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday. By Vin A. Cherwoo. SENT: 819 words, photos.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jack Eichel scored two goals to lead the Buffalo Sabres to their second straight win, 4-2 over the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday. Marco Scandella and Jason Pominville had the other goals and Carter Hutton made 35 saves for the Sabres (2-1-0), who have a winning record for the first time since the third game of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season. By Jonah Bronstein. SENT: 403 words, photos.

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