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

November 15, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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LIBERTY’S TORCH

NEW YORK — The original torch on the Statue of Liberty, which was removed in 1984 and replaced by a replica, is moved into its permanent home at a new museum on Liberty Island. By Karen Matthews. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m., photos.

JOHN LENNON’S KILLER-PAROLE HEARING

ALBANY, N.Y. — The man who killed John Lennon told a parole board he feels “more and more shame” every year for gunning down the former Beatle outside his Manhattan apartment in 1980. “Thirty years ago I couldn’t say I felt shame and I know what shame is now,” Mark David Chapman said. “It’s where you cover your face, you don’t want to, you know, ask for anything.” By Michael Hill. SENT: 399 words, photo.

EXPLOSIVE DEVICES

NEW YORK — The Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges carrying a potential mandatory penalty of life in prison. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 380 words.

EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION

NEW YORK — A former Mexican cartel member who is testifying for the U.S. government at the trial of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman detailed Thursday how the Sinaloa cartel paid bribes, preferably in U.S. dollars, to high-ranking police and other officials to protect its operation. By Tom Hays. SENT: 294 words, photo. Will be updated.

WINTRY WEATHER

NEW YORK — One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, causing deadly traffic crashes and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama. Sent: 484 words, photos.

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WINTRY WEATHER-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

— IDENTITY THEFT-CHILDREN: New York State Police say a couple racked up nearly $10,000 in unpaid utility bills and credit card debts using the man’s son’s name, destroying his credit rating.

— BRANDED WOMEN: The leader of a New York-based self-improvement group who is accused of branding women and forcing them into unwanted sex has again filed a request to be released on bond.

— PROSECUTOR-MISCONDUCT CHARGE: The New York state attorney general’s office has filed to reinstate felony perjury and misconduct charges against a district attorney in connection with a fatal police shooting.

— WEAPONS CACHE-CORNELL: A 21-year-old former Cornell University student has pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges for having a homemade bomb and cache of illegal weapons.

— ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES: A city in Westchester County has unveiled the state’s first all-electric school buses.

— TOWN COUNCIL-MURDER CHARGE: A former upstate New York sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for killing a man to keep his double life a secret.

— ISLAMIC STATE-ARREST: A New York City man has admitted to trying to aid the Islamic State group by helping a co-conspirator travel abroad to fight for the militant group in the fall of 2015.

— NEW MEXICO TOURISM-FUTURE: The “New Mexico True” tourism brand, which uses images of New Mexico’s popular tourist attractions in billboards and commercials in Texas, Arizona, New York and Illinois, may be expanded.

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SPORTS

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HKN--RANGERS-ISLANDERS

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers visit the crosstown-rival Islanders in a matchup of surprising teams near the top of the Metropolitan Division standings. The second-place Islanders have won six of their last nine, and the third-place Rangers have are on a season-best 6-0-1 stretch. By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 775 words, photos.

FBN--JETS-BYE

NEW YORK — The New York Jets hit their bye-week break with lots of uncertainty and plenty of disappointment. At 3-7, they’ll be hard-pressed to even match the 5-11 finishes of the last two seasons — and that leaves coach Todd Bowles’ job status in serious doubt. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 886 words, photos.

FBC--T-25-NOTRE DAME IN NYC

NEW YORK — Notre Dame’s famous Four Horsemen rode through upper Manhattan in 1924 and Knute Rockne implored the Fighting Irish to “Win one for the Gipper” in the Bronx in 1928. The Fighting Irish played Army every season from 1923-46, all but once in New York City, cultivating a huge following of so-called Subway Alumni. By College Football Writer Ralph Russo. SENT: 851 words, photos.

— BKC--UCONN SIGNEES: UConn coach Dan Hurley has announced his first signings for next season, guards from New York and New Jersey.

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