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NEW YORK GOVERNOR

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes a big lead in the polls into the only Democratic primary debate with his upstart challenger, "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon. Wednesday night's matchup at Hofstra University marks the first face-to-face meeting between two candidates who each cast themselves as the best person to take on the policies of President Donald Trump. By David Klepper. UPCOMING 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

TEN--US OPEN-FERRER'S LAST SLAM

NEW YORK — There was something bittersweet about David Ferrer's last Grand Slam match. Yes, he got to depart by sharing the court with his friend and Spanish Davis Cup teammate Rafael Nadal, under the lights on the big stage of Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open. He also was forced to quit for the first time in 208 contests at major tournaments, an ironic adieu for a guy known as one of the most indefatigable players in tennis. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 483 words, photos.

BBA--WHITE SOX-YANKEES

NEW YORK — Lance Lynn pitches for the New York Yankees against James Shields and the improving Chicago White Sox. New York is 6 1/2 games behind first-place Boston in the AL East. Shields is 5-15, tied for the most losses in the majors. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET.

BBN--METS-CUBS

CHICAGO — Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs continue their series against the struggling New York Mets. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8:05 p.m. ET.

IN BRIEF:

— IMPAIRED BUS DRIVERS BILL: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given final approval to a bill that will require all school bus drivers to submit to random drug and alcohol screening.

— LOAN MODIFICATION FRAUD: The owner of a purported loan modification consulting company who fraudulently billed clients more than $400,000 for services he never performed has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

— NURSING HOME-CLASS ACTION: About 450 residents of a troubled nursing home in Syracuse could get an average of $640 each under the terms of a pending class action lawsuit settlement.

— WRONG-WAY CRASH: New York City police say two officers in an unmarked vehicle were injured by a fleeing suspect driving the wrong way on the Verrazano Bridge.

— SOLAR POWER: Local officials, renewable energy advocates and environmental groups from around New York say the state must do more to incentivize solar power development.

— SLAIN TROOPER HONORED: Alfred University is honoring a slain New York state trooper at its football home opener on Saturday.

— POETRY FELLOWSHIPS: Five young poets have received fellowships worth more than $25,000 apiece.

— SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-LOUIS CK: Comedian Louis C.K. has returned to the stage for apparently the first time after he admitted to engaging in sexual misconduct.

— BOOKS-POETRY PRIZES: Poet and author Sonia Sanchez has won a $100,000 lifetime achievement prize.

— EARNS-TIFFANY: Poet and author Sonia Sanchez has won a $100,000 lifetime achievement prize.

— HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS: New York ranks third in the country for the total number of student-athletes participating in high school athletics.

— FBC--ARMY QUARTERBACK: Army coach Jeff Monken says Kelvin Hopkins Jr. will start at quarterback for the Black Knights on Friday night at Duke.

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