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

August 31, 2018

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NEW YORK — The owner of the Village Voice announced Friday that the pioneering alternative weekly newspaper would cease publication entirely because of financial problems, a year after it stopped publishing a print edition. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 p.m.


DOVER, Del. — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York comes to Delaware to campaign for the progressive Democratic primary challenger to U.S. Sen. Tom Carper. Ocasio-Cortez defeated 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley in a primary in June and seeks to help Kerri Lynn Harris beat Carper in Delaware’s Sept. 6 primary. By Randall Chase. UPCOMING: 400 words developing from 1 p.m. rally.


FRESNO, Calif. — More than two dozen MS-13 gang members and affiliates were charged following a monthslong murder and drug trafficking investigation centered on a rural California farm city, the U.S. attorney in Sacramento said. McGregor Scott said in a phone interview on Thursday the investigation also helped solve killings and assaults in New York. SENT: 400 words. Will be updated.


NEW YORK — Lawyers for President Donald Trump asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against his charitable foundation by New York’s attorney general, arguing that it was politically motivated. By Tom McElroy. SENT: 365 words, photos.


— CYNTHIA NIXON-BARTENDER: actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon got behind the bar and poured drinks during a fund-raiser in Queens.

— SALON STABBING: Police say a husband has been arrested after he walked into the Albany-area beauty salon where his wife worked and started stabbing her.

— MOTORCYCLIST KILLED: Police say a motorcycle driver has died in a fiery crash near Buffalo.

— RAC-AHRNESS-TRIPLE CROWN: Yonkers Raceway will stage two Triple Crown harness racing events Saturday night, each worth $500,000.





DETROIT — An all-star lineup of mourners filled a Detroit church with prayers and songs Friday for Aretha Franklin’s funeral, honoring her not just as the Queen of Soul but also as a lifelong friend, family member, churchgoer and activist. Guests at the Greater Grace Temple included former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton and the Rev. Al Sharpton. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 870 words. Will be updated.





NEW YORK — Defending U.S. Open champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens are on the schedule for the third round at Flushing Meadows. The highlight of the night session in the main arena is the 30th tour-level matchup between Serena and Venus Williams. This is the earliest the sisters have played each other at a Grand Slam tournament since 1998. SENT: 150 words. Will be updated.


NEW YORK — The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a second-round match will continue to officiate during the U.S. Open. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 490 words.


NEW YORK — The playoff-contending New York Yankees acquired former NL MVP Andrew McCutchen from the San Francisco Giants on Friday for two prospects. By Jake Seiner. SENT: 370 words.


NEW YORK — Major league wins leader RHP Luis Severino (17-6, 3.27 ERA) will look to become the Yankees’ first 18-game winner since 2011, when CC Sabathia finished with 19 victories. By Jake Seiner. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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