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

May 27, 2019

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BOY SCOUTS-SURVIVING ABUSE

NEW YORK _ Sharing their stories doesn’t come easily for these middle-aged men. At times, their eyes well up or their voices crack as they describe being sexually abused in the Boy Scouts and suffering from emotional damage long afterward. “I was real gung-ho about getting my badges — fishing and campfires and all of that,” said Darrell Jackson, now a 57-year-old New Yorker. “It was good at the beginning.” By David Crary. SENT: 1,480 words, photos.

COLLEGE-DOG DEGREE

COBLESKILL, N.Y. _ Tennis balls and dogs willing to work for them are key parts of the curriculum in a new bachelor’s degree program grooming students for careers in canines. The four-year program in “canine training and management” officially launches this fall at the State University of New York at Cobleskill. By Mary Esch. SENT: 770 words, photos.

TRUMP DONOR-NUCLEAR POWER

WASHINGTON _ Real estate mogul Franklin Haney contributed $1 million to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and all he’s got to show for the money is the glare of a federal investigation. Haney’s hefty donation is being scrutinized by federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating the committee’s finances. By Richard Lardner. SENT: 970 words, photos.

ABORTION-BLUE STATE DIVIDE

PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ Abortion opponents in Republican-led legislatures have had a highly successful year, passing measurers that would ban or significantly limit abortions beginning early in a woman’s pregnancy. So what about the states controlled politically by Democrats? The answer is mixed and reflects how the abortion debate has not played out neatly in the Democratic Party, much to the disappointment of abortion-rights supporters. By Jennifer McDermott a David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,400 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ BOATERS RESCUED: Authorities say two boaters have been rescued from a cabin cruiser that was sinking in a lake in western New York.

_ MISSING STUDENT FOUND DEAD: A University at Albany student who was reported missing on May 7 has been found dead in the East River near the foot of the Manhattan Bridge.

_ DERAILMENT-LONG ISLAND: The Long Island Rail Road says train service to the Hamptons has resumed after a derailment halted service for two days.

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BBN-METS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES _Clayton Kershaw takes the mound as the Dodgers open a seven-game homestand against the Mets and Jacob DeGrom. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts at 3 p.m. EDT

BBO-PADRES-YANKEES

NEW YORK _ Matt Strahm (2-3) starts for the San Diego Padres, who become the 29th team to play at new Yankee Stadium. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, starts 1:05 p.m.

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