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BC-NY--New York News Digest, NY

October 10, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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LIMOUSINE CRASH

ALBANY, N.Y. — The operator of a limousine company involved in a crash that killed 20 people was arrested Wednesday on a charge of criminally negligent homicide, state police said. Nauman Hussain was taken into custody following a traffic stop on a highway near Albany. By Michael Hill. SENT: 602 words, photo. Will be updated.

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RECYCLING SHAKE-UP

ALBANY, N.Y. — America’s recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill. By Mary Esch. SENT: 897 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— ROCHESTER-SHOOTINGS: Authorities say a suspect in a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded is dead after leading police on a vehicle chase through a Rochester neighborhood. Developing.

— ELECTION 2020-BLOOMBERG: Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is officially a Democrat again.

— ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign says it will make a charitable donation with a $25,000 political contribution that was illegally arranged by a former top Democratic official from Buffalo.

— PRISON GUARD-ATTEMPTED MURDER: A former corrections officer at the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

— NEWARK-AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT: Newark Liberty International Airport’s smallest and most antiquated terminal is getting a major upgrade.

— NYC BIRTH CERTIFICATES-GENDER: Starting Jan. 1, New York City residents who don’t identify as male or female can change their birth certificates to “X.”

— TROPICAL WEATHER-AMTRAK: Amtrak is adjusting service to Florida for the safety of its passengers and employees because of Hurricane Michael.

— TROPICAL WEATHER-NEW YORK: New York state is dispatching National Guard personnel and aircraft to Florida and Mississippi to assist with the response to Hurricane Michael.

— POKER PRO-MARIJUANA: A professional poker player who was charged in a New York marijuana bust earlier this year is now charged with funneling marijuana and hash oils into the Baltimore area.

— TEEN STABBING: Police in upstate New York say they have arrested a teenager in connection to the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man last weekend.

— ATTORNEY AGE-MISTRIAL: A New York judge has declared a mistrial in an attempted murder case because the suspect’s 87-year-old attorney is not fit to represent his client.

— TRANSPORTATION FUNDING-THEFTS: Authorities say a former New York state Department of Transportation employee overseeing a $10 million road project has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars in federal funds.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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LYNYRD SKYNARD-BLOOD OATH-LAWSUIT

NEW YORK — A New York federal appeals court says a new Lynyrd Skynyrd film can be released despite a dispute over the band’s intentions. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

MUSIC-GRAMMYS

NEW YORK — Cardi B and Post Malone marked major breakthroughs in the last year, but the rap stars won’t compete for best new artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 706 words, photos.

NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

NEW YORK — A story collection by Lauren Groff, an Italian novel translated by Jhumpa Lahiri and poetry by Terrance Hayes were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 601 words, photos.

FASHION-MET GALA

NEW YORK — Next year’s Met Gala will be downright campy. No, seriously: The Metropolitan Museum announced Tuesday that “Camp: Notes on Fashion” will be the title of its next blockbuster spring Costume Institute exhibit. The exhibit is launched each year by the star-studded Met Gala, where attendees are encouraged to dress according to the prescribed theme. By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 360 words, photos.

— THEATER ACCESSIBILITY: New York City will give grants to Off Broadway and other small theaters to install special software in an effort to make theatre more accessible to deaf and blind people.

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SPORTS

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FBN--EAGLES-GIANTS PREVIEW

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After turning over half their roster, it’s not surprising the New York Giants are losing. The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles are another story. By Sports Writer Tom Canavan. SENT: 865 words, photos.

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