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

August 4, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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MEXICAN FAMILY-SAUCE BUSINESS

Three generations of Mexican women make about 1,600 pounds of mole poblano a day in a small Brooklyn storefront. By Claudia Torrens. Sent: 600 words, photos.

CAPITOL WATCH

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and challenger Cynthia Nixon are busy collecting endorsements from liberal groups ahead of next month’s Democratic primary — while Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins has picked up the socialist endorsement. By David Klepper Sent: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

— METS THERAPY: New York Mets fans struggling with their team’s lousy season now have somewhere to cope besides sports talk radio. An online mental health marketplace is giving free, confidential therapy sessions to Flushing faithful who fill out a form asking for their most difficult moments as fans.

— CANDIDATE’S GUARD DUTY: A decorated Army veteran running for congress in New York City is taking two weeks off from his campaign for National Guard training.

— GAS STATION-ARSON: Police say they’ve tracked down a man suspected of setting a fire that seriously injured a man at a New York City gas station.

— TIMES SQUARE-DRUGGED RAPE: A Japanese technology executive is expected to face 7½ years in prison after pleading guilty to charges he drugged and raped a co-worker in his Times Square hotel room.

— POLICE CHASE-ARREST: A Florida man is jailed after authorities say he led police on a 36-mile chase in upstate New York, barreling his car toward a blockade and drawing fire from a trooper before crashing into an embankment.

— UNDERAGE DRINKING-TECHNOLOGY: Law enforcement officers in New York state are employing new, state-of-the-art technology aimed at catching underage people who try to purchase alcohol.

— CREW MEMBER EMERGENCY: The U.S. Coast Guard says it has evacuated a sick crewmember from an oil and chemical tanker off Long Island.

— ELECTION HACKING: New York’s elections board is working out the final details of a new state law requiring more information about groups paying for online political ads.

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SPORTS

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BBN--BRAVES-METS

NEW YORK — Kevin Gausman makes his Atlanta Braves debut when he pitches against Zack Wheeler and the Mets at Citi Field. Gausman was acquired from Baltimore at the trade deadline. Wheeler, who stayed put in New York, has won three straight starts. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m.

BBA--YANKEES-RED SOX

BOSTON — Nathan Eovaldi makes his second start for the Red Sox when AL East-leading Boston hosts the Yankees in the third game of their four-game series. New York counters with Chance Adams, making his major league debut in the place of new Yankee J.A. Happ, who is sidelined with hand, foot and mouth disease. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 4:05 p.m.

FBN--GIANTS-BECKHAM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Breaking his left ankle and having his career put in jeopardy has given New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. a new perspective on life and football. Speaking to reporters for the first time since getting hurt in a game in early October, Beckham was thankful to be back on the field and seemingly more relaxed and more mature. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 750 words, photos.

With:

— FBN--JETS-SCRIMMAGE. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Scrimmage starts 7:15 p.m.

CAR--NASCAR--WATKINS GLEN

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Martin Truex Jr. has won the last two NASCAR Cup road races and has a chance to make it three in a row when the series visits Watkins Glen on Sunday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

With:

— CAR--CAR--NASCAR--WATKINS GLEN-QUALIFYING. Starts 6:35 p.m.

— CAR--NASCAR-XFINITY-ZIPPO 200. Race starts 3 p.m.

Other events:

WNBA: Indiana at New York, 3 p.m.

MLS: Vancouver at New York City FC, 8 p.m.

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