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

August 21, 2018

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TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION

NEW YORK — Two people familiar with the financial fraud investigation of Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, say his lawyers are in negotiations with prosecutors that could result in a plea deal, possibly within hours. By Tom Hays. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

GERMANY-NAZI GUARD

BERLIN — The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, the White House said. By Michal R. Sisak, David Rising and Randy Herschaft. SENT: 1,340 words, photos.

With: GERMANY-NAZI GUARD-GLANCE

GERMANY-NAZI GUARD-THE LATEST

JET-BLOWN TIRES

TETERBORO, N.J. — A plane that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport was circling over Connecticut before what authorities said would be an attempt to make an emergency landing at an airport in Massachusetts. Sent: 160 words. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

— TRUMP-SLOGAN: President Donald Trump is accusing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of ripping off his rhetoric.

— SUBWAY GOATS-JON STEWART: Jon Stewart has helped make a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City.

— SCHUMER-HERBICIDE-OATMEAL: Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal government has been studying the presence of a probable cancer-causing herbicide in foods such as granola bars and oatmeal for two years but hasn’t released its findings.

— FATAL STABBING NEAR TIMES SQUARE: Police say a man and a woman have been arrested in a fatal stabbing in midtown Manhattan near Times Square.

— GOVERNOR-NEW YORK — Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has submitted more than 40,000 voter signatures to secure her place as a candidate for governor on the November ballot.

— CONGRESS-SPECIAL ELECTION: A special election to fill an open Rochester-area congressional seat will be held the same day as the general election in November.

BUSINESS:

THE LONGEST BULL MARKET-DEBATE

NEW YORK — While some market experts, including those who compile the benchmark S&P 500 index, say the current bull market is two days away from becoming the longest ever, others contend it has many months to go to set the record. The dispute revolves around a downturn in the middle of 1990 — and the familiar mathematical concept of rounding. SENT: 430 words, photos.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT:

ASIA ARGENTO-SETTLEMENT

NEW YORK — The Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento says she never had a sexual relationship with the young actor whom she paid $380,000 after he accused her of sexual assault. By Jake Coyle. SENT: 350 words, photos.

MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

NEW YORK — With most of music industry’s top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Post Malone for artist of the year. “I can’t believe this is for me,” Cabello said Monday onstage. Neither can we. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 975 words, photos.

MTV-VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS-MADONNA

NEW YORK — The backlash was swift for Madonna’s rambling, egocentric tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards, with media and Queen-of-Soul fans wondering why she got the gig in the first place. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 390 words, photos.

—MTV-MADONNA: Madonna says she wasn’t asked and didn’t intend to do a tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards.

MTV-VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS-IMMIGRANT PROTEST

NEW YORK — Wearing white T-shirts with the message “We are All Human Beings,” more than two dozen immigrant children and their parents joined Logic and Ryan Tedder onstage Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards to protest President Donald Trump’s separation and detention policy. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 210 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BBO-YANKEES-MARLINS

MIAMI — One homer shy of the 300 milestone, Giancarlo Stanton plays in Miami for the first time since being traded to the Yankees when they open a two-game series at the Marlins on Tuesday night. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m.

— BBA-YANKEES-GREGORIUS DL: New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a bruised left heel.

BBN-GIANTS-METS

NEW YORK — Hit hard in recent starts, Steven Matz will pitch for the New York Mets against the San Francisco Giants, who plan to recall Chris Stratton from the minors. By Larry Fleisher. Game starts 7:10 p.m.

TEN-US OPEN-SERENA’S SEEDING

Serena Williams was seeded No. 17 for the U.S. Open, nine spots higher than her current ranking of No. 26. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 420 words, photos.

— FBN-CRUZ RETIREMENT: Former New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has retired.

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