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

September 11, 2018

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NEW YORK — Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed “the moment when America fought back” on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Victims’ relatives said prayers for their country, pleaded for national unity and pressed officials not to use the 2001 terror attacks as a political tool in a polarized nation. By Jennifer Peltz and Karen Matthews. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.




SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday remembered the “band of brave patriots” aboard a Sept. 11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, praising passengers and crew members who resisted hijackers and sent a message that the nation would “never, ever submit to tyranny.” By Darlene Superville. SENT: 627 words, photos, video.


NEW YORK — One is a Wyoming food truck vendor. Another is a North Carolina county commissioner. Another is a Florida father who plunged into school safety activism after the shooting at his children’s school in Parkland. All left the New York or Washington areas because the 9/11 terror attacks threatened their sense of security and made them re-evaluate what they wanted from life. As the attacks’ 17th anniversary approaches, they say they have found it, even if they haven’t been insulated from tragedy. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1688 words, photos. Abridged version also sent.


NEW YORK — Serena Williams’ experience at the U.S. Open final resonated with black women, who say they are often forced to watch their tone and their words in ways that men and other women are not. The risk is being branded “an angry black woman.” By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 774 words, photos.


ALBANY, N.Y. — The Cuomo administration offered enticements to the builders of the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to open the structure’s second span in August, ahead of this week’s Democratic primary, according to a report published by The New York Times. SENT: 482 words.


NEW YORK — Four scientists have won prestigious medical awards for genetics research and development of a widely used anesthetic nicknamed “milk of amnesia.” By Science Writer Malcolm Ritter. SENT: 336 words, photos.


— DRUG DEALERS ROBBED-SENTENCING: A member of a gang that specialized in robbing drug dealers in Buffalo has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison.

— VAN-CRUSHED CARGO CONTAINER: Authorities in upstate New York say a woman was injured when a tractor-trailer hit an overpass and its cargo container fell over.

— ELMIRA COLLEGE: Elmira College says it will decrease its tuition by 15 percent next school year.

— NAVAJO COAL PLANT: About a dozen Navajos traveled to New York City to protest a company eyeing a coal-fired power plant on their reservation.

— OBIT-CLYMER: Political reporter, editor and pollster Adam Clymer who has worked for The New York Times and other newspapers has died at 81. With photo.

— UNM-LEGAL COUNSEL: Loretta Martinez, formerly of CUNY, has been named chief legal counsel at the University of New Mexico.

— RECORD FISH: A man fishing for channel catfish on Lake Champlain has hooked a New York record for longnose gar, a needle-nosed fish considered a living dinosaur.





Is the departure of Les Moonves from CBS a watershed moment for the #MeToo movement? He is the most powerful CEO to be brought down by sexual misconduct allegations since the Harvey Weinstein scandal galvanized the movement nearly a year ago. But CBS Corp. is facing a barrage of criticism for its handling of the allegations. Some activists are slamming the corporation for taking too long to push him out, thanking him in its announcement of his departure and holding out the possibility that he will receive a generous compensation package. Others say his downfall still serves as warning that even the most powerful corporate bosses cannot hide from sexual misconduct allegations. By Alexandra Olson. UPCOMING: 900 words by 2 p.m., photo.


NEW YORK — Africa-facing Studio 189 co-founded by Rosario Dawson was a fashion week runway celebration. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 500 words, photos.





MINNEAPOLIS — The New York Yankees, trying to move closer to clinch a spot in the playoffs, send Sonny Gray to the mound for the middle game of the series in Minnesota against the Twins. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m.


NEW YORK — After rain pushed back his start two days, Mets ace Jacob deGrom (8-8, 1.68 ERA) tries to boost his bid for the NL Cy Young Award when New York hosts the last-place Miami Marlins at Citi Field. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


NEW YORK — Sam Darnold bounced back from a brutal beginning and the New York Jets ended up rolling to a rout. They got scores from the offense, defense and special teams on the way to a 48-17 victory in the opener at Detroit. Next up: the home opener Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.


Maybe that breakthrough Syracuse coach Dino Babers was counting on has finally arrived. Syracuse has won its first two games for the first time under Babers, in his third season with the Orange, and his up-tempo offense is purring. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos, by 5 p.m.

— HKN--BRUINS-RANGERS-TRADE: The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman Adam McQuaid from the Boston Bruins for defenseman Steven Kampfer and two draft picks.

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