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

January 17, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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STATE BUDGET-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ALBANY, N.Y.— After two of his advisers were convicted of corruption, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing tighter oversight of New York state’s economic development funding, something good-government groups have been seeking for years. By Chris Carola. SENT: 707 words.

WOMEN’S MARCH-DUELING EVENTS

NEW YORK _ Activists for women’s rights will have some deciding to do this weekend. New York City will have dueling protests held under the Women’s March banner after the leaders organizing the events couldn’t resolve disputes around control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism. By Deepti Hajela. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m. Photos.

EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION

NEW YORK _ A U.S. investigator says a dramatic raid in 2014 resulted in the capture of the notorious Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m.

TRUMP LAWYER-INVESTIGATION

NEW YORK _ President Donald Trump’s estranged former lawyer acknowledged Thursday that he paid a technology company to rig Trump’s standing in two online polls before the presidential campaign. Michael Cohen tweeted that “what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump. SENT: 340 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ HOUSE FIRE-ALBION: Police say two elderly people have been injured in a house fire and possible explosion in upstate New York.

_ XGR--EMPLOYMENT CREDIT CHECKS: Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to prohibit pre-employment credit checks for most jobs.

_ STATE BUDGET-WINTER SPORTS VENUES: Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the New York authority operating state-owned winter sports venues and ski resorts in the Adirondacks to get tens of millions in additional funding.

_ BIRDS-CLIMATE: Volunteer birdwatchers are counting bluebirds and nuthatches in a citizen science project on global warming launched by the National Audubon Society.

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BUSINESS

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EARNS-MORGAN STANLEY

NEW YORK _ Investment bank Morgan Stanley on Thursday reported fourth-quarter results that came up short of analysts’ expectations, hurt by difficulties in trading that impacted other Wall Street firms. By Business Writer Ken Sweet. SENT: 249 words.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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OBIT-MARY OLIVER

NEW YORK _ Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. Oliver wrote to the late poet Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sister, Norma, asking if she could visit Millay’s house in Austerlitz, New York. She ended up spending several years there, organizing Edna St. Vincent Millay’s papers. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 779 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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BKN--KNICKS-WIZARDS

LONDON _ The New York Knicks face the Washington Wizards in the 2019 NBA London Game at O2 arena. By Zac Boyer. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started at 2 p.m. EST.

HKN--DEVILS-ISLANDERS

NEW YORK _ The New Jersey Devils visit the New York Islanders. Game starts at 7 p.m.

HKN--BLACKHAWKS-RANGERS

NEW YORK _ The Chicago Blackhawks visit the New York Rangers. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BOX--ANDRADE-AKAVOV

NEW YORK _ Demetrius Andrade is just a few months from winning a middleweight title but perhaps still far away from fights with the division’s biggest names. He gets back in the ring Friday at Madison Square Garden for the first defense of his WBO belt against Artur Akavov of Russia. By Sports Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 581 words, photo.

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