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

April 5, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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ANTHONY WEINER-SEXTING

NEW YORK _ Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner was ordered Friday to register as a sex offender as he nears the end of a 21-month prison sentence for having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 447 words, photo.

RADIO HOST ARRESTED

NEW YORK _ Sports radio personality Craig Carton has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison by one of his longtime listeners _ the judge _ for a ticket reselling scam that ended his decade-long broadcast partnership with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason. Carton blamed his crime on a gambling addiction he said grew from his effort to cope with childhood sexual abuse. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m., photos.

SOCIAL MEDIA-VACCINE WARS

NEW YORK_ Like health officials facing measles outbreaks, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at quarantine are falling short. The digital scrapbooking site Pinterest _ which has been a leading online repository of vaccine misinformation _ in 2017 took the seemingly drastic step of blocking all searches for the term “vaccines,” affecting even legitimate searches for information. It was part of the company’s enforcement of a broader policy against health misinformation. By Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 1,150 words, photo.

MEASLES-NEW YORK

NEW CITY, N.Y. _ Several dozen parents are challenging a suburban New York county’s emergency order banning children from public places unless they’ve been vaccinated against measles. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

SAVING BROOKLYN’S PROMENADE

NEW YORK _ New York faces a challenge: how to fix a crumbling, decked highway that’s a main traffic artery while preserving the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, a landmark park built over expressway with romantic views of the Manhattan skyline long popular with city denizens, filmmakers and tourists. By Verena Dobnik. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.

AUDIT-HEALTH INSPECTIONS

ALBANY, N.Y. _ Food safety inspectors in New York state failed to take action in response to hundreds of serious health code violations, according to a state audit published Friday. SENT: 388 words.

IMMIGRANTS-LEGAL SERVICES:

ALBANY, N.Y. _ State leaders have announced a $10 million expansion to a two-year-old program that provides free legal services for immigrants. By Chris Carola. Developing.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS

NEW YORK — Democratic presidential candidates on Friday touted their plans on criminal justice reform, the study of reparations and other racial equality issues, highlighting the critical role black voters will play in choosing the party’s 2020 nominee. By Elana Schor. SENT: 485 words, photos.

BERNIE SANDERS-TRUMP

NEW YORK _ Sen. Bernie Sanders made a trip to the Apollo Theater in Harlem to pay tribute to Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett and the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., but along the way slammed President Donald Trump as a racist. By John Carucci. SENT: 419 words, photos.

ASPCA-DOG TRANSFER

NEW YORK _ A floppy-eared puppy named Apple has a new home in New York, courtesy of an animal protection group and an overcrowded shelter in Mississippi. Days after being rescued from the streets of Starkville, Mississippi, Apple arrived in New York City on Thursday as the 100,000th stray or unwanted animal relocated by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 580 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ MOSQUE ATTACKS-ONLINE POSTS: Federal prosecutors in western New York say a 22-year-old man has been charged with lying to the FBI during an investigation into white supremacist groups.

_ BORDER VANDALISM-WARRANTS: Police in West Texas have identified 16 people, some from as far away as New York, accused of vandalizing a museum that celebrates the work of U.S. Border Patrol agents.

_ COUPLE SEARCH: Police say a missing husband and wife from New Hampshire who both have dementia have been found in upstate New York following a minor car accident.

_ EX-JUDGE-GUN TRIAL: Deliberations have begun at the felony gun trial of a former New York judge after the replacement of a juror who appeared to be falling asleep during closing arguments.

_ ELECTION 2020-GREEN PARTY: Howie Hawkins, a three-time candidate for New York governor, is considering a presidential run for the Green Party.

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BUSINESS

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TESLA-SEC

DETROIT _ A federal judge in New York has ordered Tesla CEO Elon Musk and U.S. securities regulators to meet for at least an hour to try and settle a dispute over Musk’s tweets. SENT: 449 words, photos, video.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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_ PEOPLE-MICK JAGGER: A representative for Mick Jagger says he has successfully undergone treatment, though no details were provided. With photos.

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SPORTS

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BKN--KNICKS-ROCKETS

HOUSTON _ James Harden and the Houston Rockets look for their fifth straight victory when they host the New York Knicks. By Jordan Godwin. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EDT.

HKN--BLUE JACKETS-RANGERS

NEW YORK _ The Columbus Blue Jackets will try to clinch the last remaining spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs as they visit the struggling New York Rangers. Columbus can secure the playoff spot with a win. The Rangers are 4-10-5 in their last 19 games. By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.