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

August 6, 2018

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NEW YORK — The factory floors of New York’s Garment District have been eyed for years by real estate developers. Now, a deal has been cut that would finally let them use a lot more of the space for things other than manufacturing, while preserving the garment industry in a part of Manhattan where American fashion once reigned supreme. By Verena Dobnik. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon, photos.





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.


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.


— GAS STATION SHOOTING: Police say a gas station employee has shot another worker to death during a fight at the Long Island service station where they both worked.

— TV-PATRICK STEWART: Patrick Stewart is boldly going where he’s been before — “Star Trek.”

— 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.

—TEXAS SYSTEM-CHANCELLOR: University of Texas System regents have chosen the former chancellor of the City University of New York as the sole finalist to be the next chancellor of the 14-campus system in Texas.

— 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.





NEW YORK — Kevin Gausman was outpitched in his Braves debut by a blossoming Zack Wheeler, and the New York Mets won 3-0 on Saturday night to stop Atlanta’s five-game winning streak. By Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 560 words, photos.


BOSTON — Nathan Eovaldi pitched eight dominant innings and closer Craig Kimbrel held on during a shaky ninth to help the Boston Red Sox beat the second-place Yankees for the third game in a row and expand their lead in the AL East to season-high 8½ games with a 4-1 victory on Saturday. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 800 words, photos.


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.


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


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — It would have been easy for the Indiana Fever to not play well after travel issues forced them to get to New York hours before the tip Saturday. Candice Dupree and her teammates wouldn’t let that happen. Indiana battled back from a 15-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Liberty 68-55. Dupree finished with a season-high 25 points and Natalie Achonwa added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Fever (5-23), who held New York without a field goal in the fourth quarter. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 530 words.


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. SENT: 600 words, photos.


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Denny Hamlin has been on the outside looking in as Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and defending Cup series champion Martin Truex Jr. have dominated the season. The “Big 3” have won 16 of 21 races while Hamlin is winless, but he took a step toward changing his luck by winning the pole for Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen International. Hamlin traversed the 2.45-mile layout at 125.534 mph on Saturday to take the top spot in the No. 11 Toyota, just ahead of Busch. It’s Hamlin’s 27th career pole in Cup. Sent: 360 words, photos.



— SOC-MLS-WHITECAPS-NYCFC: Erik Hurtado scored in the 87th minute to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-2 tie with New York City FC on Saturday night.

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