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

May 12, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH

NEW YORK _ Nearly five years have passed since Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, died as he was being subdued by a white police officer. The officer, Daniel Pantaleo, is set to face an internal NYPD disciplinary trial this week that could determine whether he is fired for placing Garner in a banned chokehold. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 1,013 words, photos.

PELVIC EXAMS-CONSENT

Bills introduced in roughly a dozen states this year would require that women undergoing gynecological surgeries give explicit approval to a pelvic exam by medical students beforehand. By Jennifer McDermott and Carla K. Johnson. SENT: 1334 words, photos.

METROCARDS-GROUND ZERO

NEW YORK _ The workers who spent their time helping with recovery efforts at ground zero are being commemorated on special-issue transit system MetroCards. UPCOMING: 200 words by 4 p.m.

IN BRIEF

_ SCHOOL ZONE SPEED CAMERAS: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo invoked a mother’s instinct to protect as he signed legislation on Mother’s Day that expands the number of speed cameras in New York City school zones.

_ RENT REGULATIONS: Tenants from around New York state are heading to Albany to encourage legislators to strengthen rental protections.

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SPORTS

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BBA--YANKEES-RAYS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. _ Reigning AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell starts for Tampa Bay when the Rays finish a three-game series against Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees. The teams split the first two games of the series. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET.

BBA--YANKEES-INJURIES

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. _ The New York Yankees plan to activate center fielder Aaron Hicks before Monday’s homestand opener against the Baltimore Orioles. By Mark Didtler. SENT: 336 words, photo.

BBN--MARLINS-METS PPD

NEW YORK _ The Miami Marlins’ game at the New York Mets on Sunday was postponed because of rain, and the teams will make it up as part of a doubleheader on Aug. 5. By Larry Fleisher. SENT: 369 words, photo.