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NEW YORK — For Michael Cohen and Donald Trump, it's always been about money and loyalty. Those were guiding principles for Cohen when he served as more than just a lawyer for Trump during the developer's rise from celebrity to president-elect. Cohen brokered deals for the Trump Organization, profited handsomely from a side venture into New York City's real estate and taxi industries and worked to make unflattering stories about Trump disappear. Money and loyalty also drove Cohen to make guilty pleas this past week in a spinoff from the swirling investigations battering the Trump White House. By Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.


ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon will square off in the first — and likely only — debate before next month's Democratic primary. Nixon and Cuomo will meet for a televised debate Wednesday at Hofstra University. By David Klepper. SENT: 700 words.


— HUMAN REMAINS FOUND: Police are investigating after human remains were found in two bags in a park in the Bronx.

— SEX ABUSE-FOOT FETISH: A 43-year-old man who ran an upstate New York music studio has admitted sexually abusing a little girl by indulging in a foot fetish.

— DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION-OSWEGO: Owego is the latest winner of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's downtown revitalization prize.

— STAR TREK CONVENTION: Star Trek fans are gathering in northern New York this weekend.

— CRUSHED BY VAN: Police say a Long Island man has been crushed to death by a van as he worked under it.

— FATAL STABBING-BROTHER ARRESTED: Police say a 19-year-old Long Island man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of his younger brother.



NEW YORK — The Mets host the Washington Nationals. Game starts at 4:05 p.m.


BALTIMORE — The New York Yankees face the Baltimore Orioles in a split doubleheader at Camden Yards. J.A. Happ, New York's first-game starter, is 4-0 since being traded from Toronto. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. First game starts at 1:05 p.m. ET. Second game at 7:05 p.m.


NEW YORK — The NBA's entry into esports finishes off its first season with its championship series. The Knicks' and Heat's teams face off for the title in the 17-team league, which grows to 21 next season and means more than two-thirds of the NBA's franchises will also have a team of video gamers. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 500 words. Championship series starts 4 p.m.


NEW YORK — Serena Williams isn't worried about a dress code at the French Open. Her skin-tight black catsuit won't be welcome, but Williams had already put it back in the closet. She no longer needs a full-length outfit for health reasons and won't be wearing it again at the U.S. Open. Besides, for someone with Williams' style, going back to the same look would be a fashion faux pas. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 655 words, photos.


Any discussion of the serve clocks that will make their Grand Slam debut during the U.S. Open's main draw starting Monday, and could become a regular part of tennis as soon as next year, inevitably turns to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 950 words, photos.

— BKO-BIG 3 CHAMPIONSHIP: Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman and Power have won the BIG3 championship.