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

April 1, 2019

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A statewide ban on plastic bags and groundbreaking tolls for motorists entering the busiest sections of Manhattan are coming to New York under a new state budget that takes several ambitious steps to address long-standing environmental and transportation challenges. By Chris Carola and David Klepper. SENT: 832 words, photo.





NEW YORK _ New York City will slap new tolls on Manhattan drivers in an effort to ease horrible traffic, reduce pollution and raise money to fund improvements to increasingly unreliable subways. The AP looks at how similar efforts have worked out in other cities. By Deepti Hajela. UPCOMING: 650 words by 5 p.m., photos.


NEW YORK _ The New York police say they are investigating sexual assault allegations made against the magician David Blaine. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.


SANTA ANA, Calif. _ A week after Michael Avenatti’s shocking arrest in New York, the attorney famous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump will be back in federal court Monday to face fraud charges in California. SENT: 384 words, photos; will be updated after 2 p.m. PED court appearance.


NEW YORK _ The number of U.S. measles cases through the first three months of this year have surpassed the count for all of 2018, health officials say. By Mike Stobbe. SENT: 280 words.


_ POLICE DISCIPLINE-NYC: The New York Police Department is strengthening penalties for officers who commit domestic violence, including termination for repeat offenders.

_ ALBANY GOVERNMENT-RANSOMWARE: Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan says it appears no personal information about government workers or residents was taken during a weekend ransomware attack that disabled some municipal computers.




_ HUDSON YARDS-ARTS CENTER: A new Manhattan center for the arts is opening to the public on Friday. With photos, video.

_ HALL OF FAME-FONDA: A western New York town supervisor wants to cut ties with the National Women’s Hall of Fame after learning actress Jane Fonda will be among this year’s inductees.

_ THEATER-JOHN LEGUIZAMO: John Leguizamo is taking his irreverent one-man comedy show about Latin history on the road.

_ WE WILL ROCK YOU-TOUR: A musical inspired by Queen’s music is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the Academy Award-winning movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”





NEW YORK _ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium finally opens in north London this week. The project isn’t just about selling more tickets to English Premier League matches. New York banks helped finance the stadium, which will help pay for itself with naming rights, concessions, high-end suites for hospitality, advertising and hosting other events. By Sports Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 1139 words, photos.


MIAMI _ New York plays Miami at Marlins Park. With photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. EDT.


NEWARK _ The New York Rangers will try to sweep their four-game season series with New Jersey when they meet at the Prudential Center in the Devils’ final home game of the season. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING. 700, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


NEW YORK _ The Milwaukee Bucks try to bounce back from an overtime loss in Atlanta when they visit the Brooklyn Nets. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


NEW YORK _ The Chicago Bulls visit the New York Knicks. With photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

_ BBA--YANKEES-STANTON: Giancarlo Stanton has been put on the 10-day injured list by the New York Yankees because of a strained left biceps.

_ FBN--VIKINGS-JONES: The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed backup center Brett Jones.