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

May 21, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP PARDONS-NEW YORK

ALBANY, N.Y. _ A presidential pardon for federal crimes won’t be enough to clear a person of similar state charges under legislation poised for passage in New York. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

TRUMP-HEALTH CARE-RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

NEW YORK _ Nearly two dozen states and municipalities are suing the federal government to stop a new rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

UNDETECTABLE GUNS-NY LEGISLATION

ALBANY, N.Y. _ Making, selling, transporting or possessing 3D-printed guns and other undetectable firearms would be banned in New York under legislation approved by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature. The measure would ban all firearms whose components can’t be detected by security screening technology such as X-rays and metal detectors typically used at airports. The bill now goes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for approval or veto. By Chris Carola. SENT: 420 words.

POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH

NEW YORK _ The partner of Officer Daniel Pantaleo testifies at his departmental trial. By Michael R. Sisak. Developing.

BRANDED WOMEN

NEW YORK _ A former follower of self-help guru Keith Raniere returns to the witness stand at his “sex slave” trial to describe the inner-workings of his NXIVM organization. Lauren Salzman testified on Tuesday that Raniere ordered her to confine a disobedient member to a bedroom for almost two years, even after the victim wrote a note pleading, “Let me out. I’m coming undone.” By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION

NEW YORK _ Prosecutors aren’t quite finished investigating campaign finance violations by President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 412 words, photo.

REMOVING REACTORS

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Companies specializing in nuclear demolition and radioactive waste storage are buying up aging U.S. reactors and promising to decommission them in dramatically less time than their utility owners had planned — eight years instead of 60 in some cases. Holtec, a privately held, global corporation that manufactures giant containers for storing spent radioactive fuel after it’s removed from reactor cores, has deals in place to buy several plants owned by Entergy Corp., including Indian Point in Buchanan, New York. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 1292 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ COAST GUARD-SEASONAL STATIONS: The Coast Guard is opening three seasonal stations later this week.

_ FULTON SHEEN-REMAINS: Officials of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria say their counterparts in the Archdiocese of New York are trying to halt the transfer of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s remains to Illinois.

_ SKIMMING DEVICES-BORDER: A man caught with credit card skimming devices at the northern border has pleaded guilty to bank fraud.

_ CRIB BUMPER PADS: Two New York state lawmakers are calling on fellow legislators to ban the sale of a type of baby crib accessory that has been blamed for the deaths of dozens of infants since the mid-1980s.

_ REST AREA DEATH-SUSPECT: A New Yorker found guilty of attacking, running over and killing a man at an interstate rest stop in Ohio has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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BUSINESS

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_ OYSTER SHELL RECYCLING: Legislation before New York state lawmakers would create a new tax break for restaurants that donate oyster shells for environmental conservation.

_ NRG-STREAM ENERGY: NRG Energy plans to buy the retail electric and natural gas business of Dallas-based Stream Energy for $300 million.

_ SOLAR POWER-INDIANA: plans call for Brooklyn, New York-based Ranger Power to build a solar project in Indiana starting in 2022.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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PEN GALA

NEW YORK _ Anita Hill and Bob Woodward are among the speakers at the annual PEN America literary gala and free expression awards on Tuesday night. By Hillel Italie. Developing. With photos.

MUSIC-DJ KHALED

NEW YORK _ During the recording of what became one of Nipsey Hussle’s final songs, the rapper and DJ Khaled spoke passionately about “our families, entrepreneurship, leadership and just love,” Khaled recalls. The result of the session is “Higher,” the latest single from Khaled’s new album “Father of Asahd,” released Friday. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 572 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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BBA--RED SOX-YANKEES-LONDON

NEW YORK — The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 991 words, photo.

BBA--YANKEES-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE _ New York plays Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. With photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

BBN--NATIONALS-METS

NEW YORK _ Washington plays New York at Citi Field. With photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

FBN--BILLS-INJURIES

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft is out indefinitely with a broken foot and will need surgery, joining three other free-agent signings who are sidelined because of injuries. By Mark Ludwiczak. SENT: 284 words.

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