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

July 8, 2018

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ALFRED, N.Y. — The funeral for a New York state trooper shot to death this week is being held at the western New York college where he starred on the football field. Trooper Nicholas Clark died responding to a call early Monday morning about a suicidal man barricaded in his home near the Pennsylvania border. 250 words by 3 p.m.





NEW YORK — A campaign manager who moonlights as an energy healer; a photographer who sings in a heavy metal band; and a Muslim progressive activist who runs a cooking blog. These are the people behind the campaign that helped launch Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into the national spotlight. By Stephen Groves. SENT: 800 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Tarana Burke is known for coining the phrase ‘Me Too’ more than a decade ago. But beyond the hashtag, Burke is busy with concrete plans to move the needle on fighting sexual violence. She’s finalizing details for an online community for survivors, to launch this fall, and preparing to dispense grants to local groups across the country. By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 1300 words, photos.


ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York state government news, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is sounding an alarm about state finances. DiNapoli, a Democrat, released a report last week on the state’s financial plan that showed state spending is on track to outpace revenues. He warned that could put the state in financial peril if the economy turns or if the federal government cuts funding. By David Klepper. Sent: 450 words.




—FIRE-WOMAN KILLED: Officials say a 95-year-old woman has died in a fire in her Brooklyn home.

— BLACK LIVES MATTER-PROTEST: Authorities in Rochester say more than a dozen Black Lives Matter protesters have been arrested after they sat down in the middle of a downtown street.

— TRUMP-CONGRESSMAN-THREAT: Police say an angry Long Island man nearly backed over a campaign worker moments after saying he wanted to kill supporters of President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, both Republicans.

— FATAL SHOOTING-FIGHT: Police in Albany say a man who may have been trying to stop a group of girls from fighting was fatally shot.

— TIRE-DRIVER KILLED: Police say they’ve been contacted by a driver who believes a tire that killed a man on a Long Island highway flew off of his vehicle.

— GIRL KILLED-PARKING LOT: New York City has shut down a Brooklyn parking lot where a four-year-old girl was killed last month in a hit-and-run crash.

— WEINSTEIN-BANKRUPTCY: An agreement reached in the sale of Harvey Weinstein’s movie studio won’t leave Hollywood stars like Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep holding the bag.

— HIKERS RESCUED: Two sets of hikers had to be rescued from the White Mountains because they were unprepared for the terrain and cold, windy conditions.

— TRUMP-CONGRESSMAN-THREAT: Police say an angry Long Island man nearly backed over a campaign worker moments after saying he wanted to kill supporters of President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, both Republicans.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-STUDENT JOURNALISTS: Two student reporters who covered a mass shooting at their Parkland, Florida high school have gotten a special invitation to share their experiences and learn from professionals at a week-long journalism program in New York.

— STATE FAIR-TICKETS: Advance tickets for the New York State Fair are going on sale, and there are new discounts for college students and Canadians.

— IRAN HOSTAGES-PLANE: A rocket-boosted military transport plane built to rescue 52 American hostages in Iran is making its way piece-by-piece to an upstate New York museum.





TORONTO — Yankees manager Aaron Boone would like to see Luis Severino start the All Star game for the American League. He just wants someone else to take over in the second inning. Severino pitched five innings to earn his major league-leading 14th win, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge each hit solo home runs, and New York beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 Saturday. By Ian Harrison. SENT: 830 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Tampa Bay’s Blake Snell and Wilson Ramos are hoping they both get selected to the American League All-Star team. Saturday afternoon’s performance at Citi Field may have strengthened the batterymates’ chances. Snell blanked the Mets over a career-high-tying 7 1/3 innings, Ramos drove in a pair of runs and the Rays downed New York 3-0 on Saturday. By Scott Orgera. SENT: 940 words, photos.

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