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

September 6, 2018

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state as part of an investigation into the handling of sex abuse allegations. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.


NEW YORK — Pushing back against explosive reports his own administration is conspiring against him, President Donald Trump lashed out against the anonymous senior official who wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times claiming to be part of a “resistance” working “from within” to thwart the commander-in-chief’s most dangerous impulses. By Zeke Miller, Catherine Lucey and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,360 words, photos, video.




NEW YORK — It was an extraordinary decision at a tense time for editors at The New York Times: a senior official at the Trump administration wanted to tell the world that some who work for the president try to blunt his worst instincts, but wanted the cover of anonymity to avoid being fired. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 929 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara moderates a debate with New York’s four Democratic candidates for attorney general. The debate at history-steeped Cooper Union includes Fordham University law professor and liberal activist Zephyr Teachout; New York City Public Advocate Letitia James; U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the first openly gay Congress member from New York; and Leecia Eve, a former aide to Hillary Clinton. Developing; debate starts at 7 p.m.


NEW YORK — A New York state Senate candidate seeking to join a wave of progressive challengers topping incumbents was arrested in 2011 on allegations of fraudulently trying to access the bank account of baseball great Keith Hernandez’s former wife. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m.


NEW YORK — A lawsuit against the New York City Ballet charges that the company tolerated a “fraternity-like” atmosphere where male dancers abused women and shared nude photos of female dancers with each other. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 300 words.


NEW YORK — Former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden and his wife meet wounded veterans who lay a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial while completing their 1,000-mile walk across the country. By Stephen R. Groves. Developing from 11:30 a.m. wreath-laying and 12:30 p.m. remarks.


— PLANE-SICK PASSENGERS: The New York City mayor’s office says 10 people hospitalized after a large commercial jet arrived from Dubai have tested positive for influenza.

— EX-UN-SECRETARY-GENERAL-RELATIVES ARRESTED: A nephew of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been sentenced to six months in prison in a bribery case.

— FIRE-TWO KILLED: Authorities have released the names of the two people who died in a fire at a Hudson Valley home.

— ISLANDERS-COLISEUM: The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency has approved tax breaks for the New York Islanders’ planned renovations at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum.

— BOOKS-PATTERSON PLEDGE: James Patterson is on Round IV of his donations to classroom libraries.

— KNIFEPOINT BANK ROBBERY: A New York City man who admitted robbing a New Jersey bank at knifepoint last year has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison.

— STATE PARK-BROOKLYN: A new state park under construction in Brooklyn will be named in honor of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.




NEW YORK — Narciso Rodriguez, one of America’s most talented designers for two decades, is good at many things — but not at getting through acceptance speeches without breaking down in grateful, tearful silence. It happened again this week as he was honored by the Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Rodriguez sat down with The Associated Press to discuss career, family and fame. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 900 words, photos.


NEW YORK — New York Fashion Week has opened its glamorous tent wider to feature models with disabilities wearing adaptive clothing designs by Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Target. By Ragan Clark. SENT: 420 words, photos and video.


NEW YORK — Gigi Hadid took a dramatic twirl on the runway and Cardi B took a seat on Tom Ford’s front row as he kicked off New York Fashion Week with a ready-to-wear collection that was both romantic and hard-edged. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 480 words, photos.

— BOOKS-PATTERSON PLEDGE: James Patterson is on Round IV of his donations to classroom libraries



NEW YORK — Serena Williams enters her U.S. Open semifinal against No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia knowing full well this is the round in which she’s lost in her past two appearances in the tournament. The other women’s semifinal Thursday night is No. 14 Madison Keys of the U.S., last year’s runner-up, against No. 20 Naomi Osaka of Japan. Women’s semifinals start at 7 p.m. ET. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

— With:

— TEN--US Open-Men. A lookahead to Friday’s men’s semifinals. By Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m. ET.

— TEN--US Open-The Latest. Real-time updates throughout the day.

— TEN--US Open Glance.

— FBC--SYRACUSE-FOOTBALL ENHANCEMENTS: Syracuse University is stepping up its efforts to improve the fan experience for home football games.

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