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

October 7, 2018

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

ORGANICS RECYCLING

NEW YORK — New Yorkers are so far turning up their noses at the city’s ambitious organics collection program, which has stalled because not enough people are participating in the often-smelly chore of separating out all those table scraps, spoiled meat, rotted vegetables and cut grass. By Stephen R. Groves. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 1 p.m.

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TOP STORIES

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UBER DRIVER-SUICIDE

NEW YORK — An Uber driver who jumped in front of a New York City subway train last month was at least the seventh professional driver to die by suicide in the city this year, and advocates say the death points to continuing hardships faced by drivers since the advent of ride-hailing apps. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 415 words.

CAPITOL WATCH

ALBANY, N.Y. — The challengers hoping to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo say the Democrat is dragging his feet on debates and environmental groups are angry that a state task force created to address drinking water contamination missed a key deadline. By David Klepper. SENT: 800 words, photo.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HOLLYWOOD PROSECUTIONS

LOS ANGELES — The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it’s increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm. By Andrew Dalton. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

VATICAN-SEX ABUSE

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has authorized a “thorough study” of Vatican documentation into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations he slept with seminarians. By Nicole Winfield. SENT: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL CRASH: A two-car crash in reportedly involving a wedding limousine has killed several people in upstate New York.

— DRIVING TEACHER-DWI: Police say a Long Island driving instructor has been arrested on drunken-driving charges after he drove off without his students and rear-ended another car.

— BOATERS RESCUED: U.S. Coast Guard crew members have rescued a man, his 9-year-old son and their dog after the family’s fishing boat capsized off Long Island.

— SQUIRREL CENSUS-CENTRAL PARK: It’s one of the enduring mysteries of life in New York City: Just how many squirrels live in Central Park? There could soon be an answer.

— SPORTS GREATS-FIGHTING HOMOPHOBIA: Tennis great Billie Jean King and journalist Jemele Hill are being honored for working to fight homophobia in sports.

— POLICE-DIVER-KILLED: A state agency investigating a Buffalo police diver’s training death is ordering the department to correct four serious safety violations.

— NYC MAYOR-WORKOUT INTERRUPTED: Want to chat with New York City’s mayor about important issues while he’s working out? Fuhgeddaboudit.

— KARATE TEACHER-SEXUAL ABUSE: A Long Island karate teacher has been arrested on charges he sexually abused a 14-year-old student last month.

— CHIEF CHARGED: An upstate New York police chief is accused of diverting discarded prescription drugs for his own use.

— DOWNTOWN GRANT-FINGER LAKES: The Finger Lakes village of Penn Yan is getting $10 million from the state to help revitalize its downtown.

— ADIRONDACKS-GATEWAY PROJECT: New York state officials have unveiled a new tourism hub at the site of a former Western-themed amusement park in the Adirondacks.

— STARTUP COMPETITION: A Syracuse business startup that created a portable electric vehicle charging unit will receive $1 million in funding from New York state as the winner in an economic development contest.

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SPORTS

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BBA--ALDS-YANKEES-RED SOX

BOSTON — The Red Sox try to go up 2-0 on the Yankees after hanging on for a 5-4 win in their ALDS opener. David Price (16-7), who has struggled against New York while with Boston, faces Masahiro Tanaka (12-6). The Yankees could be without injured center fielder Aaron Hicks. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m.

— With:

— Postgame sidebar by Kyle Hightower.

FBN--NFL THIS WEEK

When they last met, the Eagles and Vikings were vying for a spot in the Super Bowl. Now they are searching for consistency. By Pro Football Writer Barry By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 1,700 words, photos. First sent for weekend use.

HKN--OILERS-DEVILS

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — New Jersey and Edmonton open their regular season in Sweden. The matchup pits MVP Taylor Hall of the Devils against Art Ross Trophy winner Connor McDavid of the Oilers. By Karel Janicek. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started 1 p.m.

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