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

May 6, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP LAWYER-INVESTIGATION

NEW YORK _ Michael Cohen took a last swipe at President Donald Trump as he reported to a federal prison Monday to begin a three-year prison sentence for crimes including tax evasion and campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made to protect his former boss. “I hope that when I return to my family that the country will be in a place without xenophobia, injustice and lies at the helm of our country,” Cohen said. “There still remains much to be told and I look forward to the day where I can share the truth.” By Michael R. Sisak and Jim Mustian. SENT: 920 words, photos, video.

With:

_ TRUMP LAWYER-INVESTIGATION-THE LATEST

MEASLES-NEW YORK

ALBANY, N.Y. _ As the number of reported measles cases rises, members of several physicians’ groups are joining county health officials in calling on New York state to only allow medical exemptions for vaccines. By Chris Carola. Developing.

FARMWORKER RALLY

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s top labor official says Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will work to pass a bill allowing farmworkers to unionize for better wages and conditions. State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon discussed her boss’s support for the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act at a rally for the bill Monday in Albany. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4:30 p.m.

AP APPOINTMENT-BREAKING NEWS INVESTIGATIONS

NEW YORK — James Martinez, an editor who oversaw a key Trump coverage team and who has led some of the biggest breaking news stories in the United States, has been appointed to a new role with The Associated Press’ investigative team. SENT: 322 words, photo.

CBS NEWS-SHAKE-UP

NEW YORK— Norah O’Donnell will become anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News” and the network will revamp its morning show lineup as it seeks to boost ratings on both programs, CBS News announced Monday. SENT: 298 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ SOCIALITE SLAIN: A former employee who bludgeoned a socialite at her family’s suburban New York estate has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

_ BODY IN SUITCASE: The Connecticut medical examiner says the woman found dead in a suitcase along a road in February had suffocated.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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FASHION-OZWALD BOATENG

NEW YORK — Ozwald Boateng, the one-time wunderkind of London’s Savile Row and the bespoke tailor to the stars, filled the historic Apollo Theater to its rafters in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance as he launched his first womenswear collection after 30-plus years in the men’s suiting game. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 740 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BBN--METS-PADRES

SAN DIEGO _ New York plays San Diego at PETCO Park. With photos. Game starts at 10:10 p.m. EDT.

_ BBO--RAYS-METS TRADE: The New York Mets have obtained right-hander Wilmer Font from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named or cash.

BBA--MARINERS-YANKEES

NEW YORK _ Seattle plays New York at Yankee Stadium. With photos. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.

BBN--SAME OLD MARLINS

MIAMI — Derek Jeter says the Miami Marlins are better than this. If he’s wrong, the woebegone franchise is headed for its worst season yet. By Sports Writer Steve Wine. SENT: 808 words, photos.

HKN--ISLANDERS WRAPUP

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. _ Despite getting swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New York Islanders know they made big strides in their turnaround season under Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz. Now, they head into the offseason with some tough personnel decisions to make as they try to build on their success. By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 7 p.m.

TRUMP-WEST POINT

WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump said Monday he is looking into offering a waiver that would allow athletes attending the nation’s military academies to play professional sports immediately upon graduation. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 291 words, photos.

BOX--JOSHUA-RUIZ

NEW YORK _ On the way to his debut at Madison Square Garden, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua ran into a detour: a different opponent. By Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.