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

May 14, 2018

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-SCHNEIDERMAN

NEW YORK — As the state Legislature prepares to interview candidates for New York attorney general, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has already spoken with several people interested in filling the job vacancy created when Eric Schneiderman resigned last week amid a scandal. By Chris Carola. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m.

NANNY MURDER TRIAL

NEW YORK — A nanny convicted of murdering two small children in her care is facing life in prison. Yoselyn Ortega was convicted of murder last month in the 2012 deaths of Lucia and Leo Krim. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words developing from 2:15 p.m. sentencing hearing.

FLAG DISPLAY DISPUTE

NEW YORK — A New York City man who was ordered by a judge to stop displaying an American flag outside his window is refusing to do so. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

AT&T PREGNANCY LAWSUIT

Two women filed a federal court lawsuit accusing the mobile phone subsidiary of AT&T of firing them for pregnancy-related absences in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. By David Crary. UPCOMING: 600 words.

SOTHEBY’S-MODIGLIANI NUDE

NEW YORK — A painting of a defiantly nude woman that was once censored as obscene in Paris is being auctioned as a masterpiece in today’s bolder New York — worth at least $150 million. Sotheby’s says that’s the highest estimate ever for an artwork on the block. The 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani is the highlight of the auction house’s “Impressionist & Modern Art” sale on Monday evening. UPCOMING: 400 words developing from 7 p.m. auction.

MEDIA-RONAN FARROW

NEW YORK — Perhaps the least surprising aspect of The New Yorker magazine’s story on abuse allegations against New York’s attorney general last week was Ronan Farrow’s name on it as one of the authors. Farrow has been on a head-spinning run that started in October with an expose on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, for which he shared a Pulitzer Prize with Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of The New York Times. By David Bauder. SENT: 964 words. AP Photo.

GIANTS MEMORABILIA LAWSUIT

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday in a New Jersey memorabilia dealer’s lawsuit that accuses New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of conspiring with the team’s equipment staff to sell bogus “game-used” helmets to unsuspecting collectors as part of a long-running scam. Barring a last-minute settlement, the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback could take the witness stand to defend himself against the explosive allegations as early as next week. By David Porter. SENT: 625 words.

XEROX-FUJIFILM

NEW YORK — Copier company Xerox Corp. said Sunday it was ending an agreement to combine with Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings and is entering a settlement deal with investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. Fujifilm opposed the move. SENT: 415 words.

IN BRIEF:

— DUCKLING RESCUE: Police used technology to help save 14 ducklings from a storm drain on Mother’s Day.

— WOMAN DEAD-ARREST: Man suspected in the death of a Connecticut woman arrested in New York City.

— HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY: More state money being made available to help protect natural resources in the Hudson River estuary.

— BROOKLYN-ORTHODOX ABUSE: New York City prosecutors say the leader of a safety patrol in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has been arrested on charges he sexually abused a teenage girl. He pleaded not guilty.

— DUCKLING RESCUE: Police in Long Island made Mother’s Day very happy for a mother duck by saving her 14 ducklings from a storm drain.

— BROOKLYN BOOTLEGGER: New York state officials say they’ve busted a Brooklyn winery for allegedly making illegal moonshine — the first bootlegger bust in the state since 1960.

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