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

August 26, 2018

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NEW YORK — Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” ″Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 1,800 words, photos.

WITH: Obit-Neil Simon-The Latest


As the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct began snaring politicians, state legislatures across the country vowed to re-examine their policies to prevent harassment and beef up investigations into complaints of sexual wrongdoing. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.

WITH: 900-word abridged version


The #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has prompted many state legislatures to reconsider their internal policies and state laws on the issue. Here are some examples of the changes made by state legislatures. SENT: 800 words.


NEW YORK — For Michael Cohen and Donald Trump, it’s always been about money and loyalty. But the man who once said he would “take a bullet” for Trump now is pledging loyalty to his own family and actively seeking to cooperate in the Russia investigation. By Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.


— TRUMP-MOTORCADE-DAMAGE: Police say they’ve arrested a truck driver who threw a metal object at a dump truck protecting President Donald Trump’s motorcade during a recent Hamptons visit.

— TRUMP LAWYER-TWEET: Michael Cohen is tweeting thanks to people who’ve sent him birthday wishes and who’ve contributed to his legal defense fund.

— BOAT CAPSIZES-MAN DIES: Authorities say a 66-year-old New York man has died after the fishing boat he was on capsized in Lake Ontario.

— TITANIC-WATCH-AUCTION: A pocket watch that was recovered from a passenger who died on the Titanic has sold at auction for $57,500.

— FATAL CRASH: Two people were killed and another person was hurt when an SUV veered out of control and crashed into a wooded area on Long Island.

— SHOOTING-HOUSE PARTY: A man was shot in the arm during an argument at a raucous Long Island house party that police say was attended by about 400 people.

— MCCAIN-FLAGS: New York is honoring Sen. John McCain by lowering flags on all state government buildings to half-staff.

— WEST NILE VIRUS: Public health officials in New York state are encouraging residents to protect themselves against West Nile Virus.

— CHILDCARE CREDENTIAL FRAUD: New York is making it illegal for nannies to misrepresent their credentials.

— HYDRO-POWER DAM: A massive hydro-power project on the St. Lawrence River is celebrating its 60th anniversary.





Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don’t outweigh the benefits for most other folks, major new research finds. By Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 800 words, photo.





NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens’ first Grand Slam title defense, Serena Williams’ return to New York and the reunion of the Big Four of the men’s game are among the top story lines heading into the U.S. Open, which starts Monday. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m. ET.


— TEN--US Open Glance. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. ET.

— TEN--US Open-Serve Clocks. A look at the new serve clocks that will make their Grand Slam debut at Flushing Meadows. By Howard Fendrich. 900 words, photos.

— TEN--US Open-The Next Ones. Alexander Zverev leads a group of men who are 21 or younger and ranked in the top 50. Will one make a breakthrough at the U.S. Open? By Howard Fendrich. 900 words, photos.

— TEN--US Open. Roger Federer talks about his pursuit of a sixth U.S. Open title, a decade after his most recent one. By Brian Mahoney. 750 words, photos.

— TEN--US Open-Women’s Capsules. By Howard Fendrich. 750 words, photos.

— TEN--US Open-Men’s Capsules. By Howard Fendrich. 750 words, photos.


NEW YORK — The Washington Nationals have been shut out for three straight games and try to break the streak against New York Mets lefty Steven Matz. The Nats faced Matz on July 31 and wound up with a 25-4 win. By Ben Walker. Game starts 1:10 p.m.


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen gets his opportunity to prove he’s ready in making his first preseason start on Sunday, when Buffalo hosts Cincinnati. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is expected to get a warm welcome after playing a role in nudging the Bills into the playoffs with a last-minute touchdown to beat Baltimore in last year’s season finale. By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m. EDT.

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