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

October 8, 2018

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SCHOHARIE, N.Y.— The supersized limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people outside a country store failed a recent safety inspection and shouldn’t have been on the road, and the driver wasn’t properly licensed, New York’s governor said Monday. The state ordered the owner, Prestige Limousine, shut down while an investigation continues into what caused Saturday’s wreck in Schoharie. By Michael Hill and Sabrina Casterta. SENT: 945 words, photos, video. Will be updated.



— LIMOUSINE CRASH-TRAFFIC DEATHS: A limousine carrying 18 people crashed over the weekend in upstate New York, killing all the occupants and two pedestrians, making it among the nation’s deadliest ground-traffic accidents. A look at some others. SENT: 336 words, photos.


STOCKHOLM — Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday, one for studying the economics of climate change and the other for showing how technological innovation can help find a solution to it. William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University will share the $1.01 million award, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. By David Keyton and Jim Heintz. SENT: 718 words, photos, video. Will be updated.

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BOSTON — The streets are quieter these days in East Boston, but the marchers still gather in front of the police precinct house, as they have nearly every Thursday evening for the past four summers, after a rash of brutal killings and attempted murders by the violent street gang MS-13 struck fear into residents of this majority Latin American neighborhood. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 1000 words, photos.


AUBURN, Maine — A vintage commercial airplane is set to undertake a long, slow journey from Maine to New York where it will be turned into a cocktail lounge. The long trip ahead of the Lockheed Constellation, known as the “Connie,” kicked off Monday at a send-off event Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Maine. The plane will depart Tuesday morning and make its way over the next several days to JFK in New York on a tow truck. SENT: 387 words.


— XGR--2018 ELECTION-NEW YORK SENATE: A New York state lawmaker who was defeated in the Democratic primary says he will keep running as a third-party candidate.

— FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL: The names of more than two dozen firefighters are being added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial in downtown Albany.

— MUTED CONCERT: A violinist who has a disorder that makes her sensitive to loud noises will perform an innovative concert in New York City this week, playing quiet music written specifically for her.



NEW YORK — Jodie Whittaker calls being cast as the first woman to portray Doctor Who “a step in the right direction” when it comes to gender equality in Hollywood, but doesn’t feel that she’s broken a glass ceiling because there’s more work to be done. Moments before the latest season of “Doctor Who” debuted in a global-wide telecast on Sunday, Whittaker was at New York Comic Con with showrunner Chris Chibnall, and Executive Producer Matt Strevens talking about the new season and the historical casting decision. By John Carucci. SENT: 440 words, photo, video.



NEW YORK — Robin Lehner stopped 35 shots for his ninth career shutout in his New York debut, leading the Islanders to a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday. Anders Lee, Scott Mayfield, Matt Martin and Casey Cizikas scored to help New York get new coach Barry Trotz his first win at home. The Islanders, who opened the season with an overtime win at Carolina last Thursday, then lost their home opener to Nashville two nights later. By Vin A. Cherwoo. SENT: 620 words, photos.


NEW YORK — With the Red Sox and Yankees tied at a game apiece, their best-of-five AL Division Series shifts to New York, where Aaron Judge and the Bronx Bombers are 7-0 the past two postseasons. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:40 p.m.

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