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

July 31, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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CUSTODY DISPUTE SLAYINGS

NEW YORK — A murder-suicide that left four people dead in New York City, including a 6-year-old boy, may have stemmed from a trans-Atlantic custody fight. Police found suspect James Shields; his son, Jimmy; and two women dead in a Queens apartment around 9 p.m. Monday. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs identified one of the women as the boy’s 47-year-old mother. By Michael R. Sisak. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. With photos.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATE-TRIAL

NEW YORK — New York City Council member Jumaane Williams is mounting an insurgent campaign for lieutenant governor against an incumbent fellow Democrat. But first he is going on trial on charges related to his arrest at an immigration protest. By Stephen R. Groves. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m., photo.

CYBERSECURITY

NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is creating a center aimed at protecting banks, electric companies and other critical infrastructure against cyberattacks — a threat that now exceeds the danger of a physical attack against the U.S. by a hostile foreign group, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday. By Colleen Long. SENT: 494 words, photos.

TRUMP-3D GUNS

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has spoken with the National Rifle Association about downloadable directions others want to provide for people to make 3D-printed guns, adding that the idea “doesn’t seem to make much sense!” SENT: 478 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— LOGGING TRUCK-FATAL CRASH: New York State Police say the driver of a tractor-trailer hauling logs has died after his rig crashed and overturned on an Albany-area highway.

— SHOOTING VICTIMS-FAMILY: An upstate New York family who’d gathered to mourn a gun violence victim learned that another relative had just been shot and wounded.

— GAS STATION-ARSON: Police are looking for a man who started a fire at a New York City gas station, a blaze that seriously injured a man nearby.

— SHOTGUN DEATH: A mother and son have pleaded guilty in the shotgun death of the woman’s boyfriend in western New York.

— ZOO-BABY RED PANDAS: Officials at an upstate New York zoo have announced the birth of twin red pandas, an endangered species found in Asia. With photo.

— GRASSLAND BIRDS-PRESERVE: New York is buying 180 acres to expand a wildlife area that’s a popular destination for birders looking for snowy owls and other rare birds of prey.

— DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION-AUBURN: The city of Auburn is the latest winner of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $10 million downtown revitalization contest.

— WWI CENTENNIAL-NY SOLDIERS: A group that includes a member of the New York Army National Guard will be touring European battlefields where two New Yorkers earned the Medal of Honor a century ago.

— GOVERNOR-AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: New York state is moving to prevent health insurers from raising premiums because of the repeal of a federal requirement for most people to carry insurance.

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BUSINESS

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EARNS-PFIZER

New York based Pfizer’s second-quarter profit surged 26 percent, thanks to a 4 percent increase in medicine sales, higher income from partnerships and lower tax expenses. By Medical Writer Linda A. Johnson. SENT: 540 words, photo.

EARNS-RALPH LAUREN

NEW YORK — Profit surged 83 percent at Ralph Lauren in the second quarter with the company able to roll back some of the discounts it had been using to drive sales. SENT: 230 words.

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SPORTS

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BBA--ORIOLES-YANKEES

NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka (8-2) is 6-0 in 12 starts since mid-April going into Tuesday’s series opener against the Orioles and Yefry Ramirez (1-3). By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

BBN--METS-NATIONALS

WASHINGTON — The two-time defending NL East champion Washington Nationals are in third place and a game below .500 as they open a three-game series against the New York Mets. By Harvey Valentine. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

FBN--JETS-ENUNWA COMEBACK

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Quincy Enunwa was coming off a breakout season when his NFL career came to an abrupt halt a year ago. The New York Jets wide receiver injured his neck during a training camp practice and missed the entire season. Enunwa is now nearly all the way back and is looking forward to being a major part of New York’s offense again. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.

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