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IMMIGRATION-FAMILIES REUNITED

NEW YORK — A group of immigrant children who'd been separated from their families left a New York City social services center smiling on Friday, holding their mothers' hands while carrying balloons, backpacks and stuffed animals. By Claudia Torrens. SENT: 350 words. AP photos, video.

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.

BUFFALO BILLION-TRIAL

NEW YORK — New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday to initiate a corruption probe following the guilty verdicts at a trial related to the state's ambitious "Buffalo Billion" redevelopment scandal. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 375 words.

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.

IN BRIEF

— NEW YORK: A gunman shot three people in a busy shopping district in downtown Brooklyn.

— 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.

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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 right-hander Shane Bieber pitched into the eighth inning and Cleveland's shaky bullpen narrowly closed things out, lifting the Indians over the New York Yankees 6-5 on Friday night. By Steve Herrick. SENT: 650 words. AP photos.

BBN-NATIONALS-METS

NEW YORK — Noah Syndergaard pitched out of trouble in a rusty return from the disabled list and helped himself with an RBI single as the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Friday night. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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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