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SAFE INJECTION SITES

NEW YORK — At an unassuming storefront on a busy Brooklyn street, people sign up to use a bathroom outfitted to try to curb an overdose crisis. As communities debate trying to stem overdose deaths by allowing safe havens for people to take heroin and other narcotics, places like this needle exchange program are quietly providing a model of sorts: bathrooms monitored by intercom, so someone can intervene to stop an overdose. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1,160 words, photos, video.

MARIJUANA-LEGALIZATION

ALBANY, N.Y. — A report from New York state health officials is recommending the legalization of marijuana. The 74-page analysis released Friday concludes that the benefits of legalization outweigh potential risks. By David Klepper. SENT: 600 words.

NORTHEAST CORRIDOR TUNNELS

NEWARK, N.J. — A $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel into New York is scrambling to stay in the running for key federal funding as a July 14 deadline looms. By David Porter. SENT: 520 words.

STOLEN PANTING RETURNED

NEW YORK — A painting by the modernist master Robert Motherwell that disappeared from a New York warehouse in 1978 and was presumed stolen has been returned after 40 years, federal law enforcement officials announced.

IN BRIEF:

— PRIVATE PRISON DIVESTMENT: New York state is selling nearly $10 million in pension investments in two companies that operate private prisons and detention facilities.

— BOATERS RESCUED: U.S. Coast Guard officials say they rescued three boaters who were adrift in the Long Island Sound after their boat got caught in a lobster trap and capsized.

— CHILD DEATH-MOTHER CHARGED: Prosecutors have charged the mother of a malnourished 10-year-old girl who was found dead earlier this year with multiple felonies, including murder and manslaughter.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OPIOIDS: New York state is now allowing anyone prescribed an opioid to request medical marijuana instead.

— COMMUTER TRAIN-PERSON KILLED: Authorities say a person was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train, leading to widespread travel disruptions.

— WWI-PHOTO EXHIBIT: A new outdoor photography exhibit featuring contemporary images of European battlefields where American soldiers fought a century ago is opening in New York City.

—INDEPENDENT HOSPITAL: A Schenectady hospital and health care network has decided to remain independent.

BUSINESS:

PAPA JOHN'S-FOUNDER

NEW YORK — Papa John's, which has featured founder John Schnatter in logos and TV ads, is pulling his image from its marketing after reports he used a racial slur.  By Candice Choi. SENT: 500 words, photos.

With: PAPA JOHN'S-FOUNDER-THE LATEST

EARNS-JPMORGAN-CHASE

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase's second-quarter profits rose by 18 percent from a year ago, as the nation's largest bank by assets and revenue continues to benefit from higher interest rates and a lower tax bill following last year's passage of President Donald Trump's tax law. By Ken Sweet. SENT: 430 words, photos.

EARNS-WELLS FARGO

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo & Co., which has been mired in investigations related to its business practices, said Friday that its second-quarter earnings fell to $5.19 billion from $5.86 billion a year ago. The bank also revised its first-quarter earnings downward after agreeing in April to pay $1 billion in fines to federal regulators. SENT: 460 words, photos.

EARNS-CITIGROUP

NEW YORK — Citigroup's second-quarter profits jumped 16 percent from a year earlier, the bank said Friday, helped by a much lower tax bill and higher revenue earned on loans and interest. By Ken Sweet. SENT: 184 words, photos.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:

MUSIC-NICK LOWE

PAWLING, N.Y. — Performing with four men in Mexican wrestling masks has led singer Nick Lowe to rediscover his rock 'n' roll roots. The veteran British songwriter is getting a kick out of touring with the oddly clad and mischievous gang of instrumentalists. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 530 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BBA-YANKEES-INDIANS

CLEVELAND — Rookie Domingo German tries to give New York its fifth straight win in Cleveland as the Yankees, who beat ace Corey Kluber in the series opener, continue their four-game series against the Indians. Game time 7:10 p.m. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

BBN-NATIONALS-METS

NEW YORK — Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard (4-1, 3.06 ERA) comes off the disabled list to make his first big league start since May 25. The 2016 All-Star has been sidelined by a strained ligament in his right index finger. On the mound for the Nationals is Tanner Roark (3-11, 4.76), who is tied for the major league lead in losses. He got no-decisions in two previous starts vs. the Mets this season. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m.

BKN-NETS-HAWKS TRADE

NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin's injury-plagued stint in Brooklyn is over. The Nets have agreed to trade Lin to the Atlanta Hawks, a person with knowledge of the deal said early Friday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 260 words, photos.

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