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NEW YORK _ A banker who prosecutors say tried to buy himself a senior post in President Donald Trump’s administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was arrested Thursday on a financial institution bribery charge. Stephen M. Calk, 54, was scheduled to appear in Manhattan federal court in the afternoon. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 651 words, photos. Will be updated.
BLACK FEMALE CADETS
WEST POINT, N.Y. _ The jubilant crowd of cadets tossing their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy’s graduation ceremony Saturday will include a record-high 34 black women, a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point’s Long Gray Line. The 34 women comprise a thin slice of the roughly 1,000 cadets in the Class of 2019. Still, cadets said they’re proud to be part of a milestone at the historic academy after four years of testing their limits. By Michael Hill. SENT: 753 words. With photos, video.
TV-WHEN THEY SEE US
NEW YORK _ The case of so-called Central Park Five is coming to Netflix this month, re-examining a wound that hasn’t healed. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 1115 words, photos, video.
BIG CITIES-SLOW GROWTH
New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday show most of the nation’s largest cities last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier this decade. Some demographers say earlier big-city growth was fueled by millennials who had delayed home-buying in the suburbs after the recession. By Mike Schneider. SENT: 427 words, photos.
_ POLICE SHOOTING: A state trooper has fatally shot a man along Interstate 84 in upstate New York.
_ DEADLY BRAWL-MAN STABBED: A man convicted in the stabbing death of another man after a fight in New Jersey during celebrations over the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl win is now headed to prison.
_ PATH-CREDIT PROBLEMS: Passengers who ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York City better bring cash.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
TONY WATCH-DRAMA TEACHER
NEW YORK _ The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal riffs, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the city. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 438 words, photo.
NEW YORK _ For his next trick, daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to cross Times Square — without his feet touching the ground. SENT: 245 words, photo.
NEW YORK _ The Mets try to finish a four-game sweep of the Nationals, just days after New York said Mickey Callaway’s job as manager was safe. Washington RHP Stephen Strasburg (4-3) starts against Mets LHP Steven Matz (3-3). By Jake Seiner. With photos. Game started at 12:10 p.m.
_ BBN--METS-INJURIES: The Mets have added infielders Robinson Canó and Jeff McNeil to the 10-day injured list, putting half of New York’s opening day lineup on the shelf. SENT: 368 words, photo.
BALTIMORE _ New York plays Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. With photos. Game started at 12:35 p.m.
_ BBA--YANKEES-SABATHIA IL: CC Sabathia’s ailing right knee landed him on the 10-day injured list Thursday, although the New York Yankees don’t expect the star lefty to be sidelined for long. By Sports Writer David Ginsburg. SENT: 320 words, photos.
NEW YORK — A lawyer for a promoter has asked a judge to order the U.S. Soccer Federation to sanction international league matches in the United States. By Sports Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 510 words.
BKL--WNBA SEASON PREVIEW
NEW YORK — It’s been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and sadly a few injuries to some of the games’ greatest players. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 750 words, photos.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets coach Adam Gase insists he had no input on the firing of general manager Mike Maccagnan and says he never asked team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson to make a change. Gase was conducting his first news conference since Maccagnan was fired by Johnson last Wednesday. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 867 words, photos.
NEW YORK _ The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with center Brock Nelson on a six-year contract through the 2024-25 season. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 331 words, photo.
_ GLF--PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP-PLAY SUSPENDED: The first round of the Senior PGA Championship has been suspended due to dangerous weather conditions.