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

August 29, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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NY GOVERNOR-DEBATE

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon will square off in what’s expected to be their only debate ahead of the Sept. 13 Democratic primary. Cuomo is expected to tout liberal accomplishments such as a higher minimum wage, gun control and same-sex marriage, along with his aggressive opposition to President Trump, while Nixon will look to rattle Cuomo and paint the two-term governor as an insider who has failed to take on corruption or income inequality. By David Klepper. SENT: 130 words; will be updated to 600 words by 9 p.m., With photos. Debate starts at 7 p.m.

— ATTORNEY GENERAL-MALONEY CHALLENGE: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s simultaneous campaigns for re-election and New York state attorney general have survived a court challenge.

HOT WEATHER

NEW YORK — The dangerously high heat in the Northeastern United States has prompted emergency measures including extra breaks for players wilting at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Authorities on Long Island say heat appears to be a factor in the death of an 11-year-old girl found in a vehicle with the windows closed. By Verena Dobnik. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m., photos, video.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HARVEY WEINSTEIN

NEW YORK — The New York state attorney general’s office has suspended its probe into whether the Manhattan district attorney mishandled 2015 allegations of sexual misconduct by movie producer Harvey Weinstein. By Karen Matthews. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.

SHARK ATTACK VICTIM

BOSTON — The New York man bitten by a shark off Cape Cod this month said on Tuesday that he escaped by punching the powerful predator in the gills after it clamped down on his leg. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 770 words, photos.

MEDIA-TRUMP LIES

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump has been accused of dishonesty, spreading falsehoods, misrepresenting facts, distorting news, passing on inaccuracies and being loose with the truth. But does he lie? It’s a loaded word, and some Trump critics believe major news organizations are too timid to use it. Many news organizations resist using the word because of the question of intent. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 935 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL STABBING: Police in central New York say a man has been stabbed to death in Cortland.

— SNAKE IN GROCERY CART: A woman shopping for groceries says she was surprised to find a snake on her shopping cart while picking out produce at a New York supermarket.

— SCHOOL BANS FOOD DELIVERIES: The principal of a western New York high school has banned fast food deliveries to students during school hours.

— MARIJUANA-ASSEMBLY HEARINGS: The state Assembly will seek public input on legalizing marijuana in New York at four hearings this fall.

— LANDMARKS-CANCER: More than 100 buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada will be awash in colors in support of cancer research.

— HUMAN REMAINS FOUND: Police say human remains have been found in a park in the Bronx just days after human remains were found in a Queens park.

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BUSINESS

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MARIJUANA-STONER STEREOTYPES

LOS ANGELES — With the multibillion-dollar U.S. marijuana industry beginning to flower, the cannabis industry is pushing hard to dispel the idea that everyone who tokes up these days is a slacker living on their parents’ couch. The upscale pot shop MedMen, for example, has launched a $2 million anti-stoner campaign featuring average folks who get lit. The company has dispensaries in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. By John Rogers and Krysta Fauria. SENT: 1040 words, photos, video.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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— CARDI B-CIVIL RIGHTS SKIT: Cardi B has apologized to the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. for portraying the civil rights leader’s wife, Coretta Scott King, in a comedy skit.

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SPORTS

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FIFA INVESTIGATION

NEW YORK — Former Argentine soccer official Juan Napout is set for sentencing for his conviction last year in the FIFA bribery scandal. By Tom Hays. SENT: 130 words; will be updated to 450 words by 4 p.m. With photos, video.

TEN_US OPEN

NEW YORK — Serena and Venus Williams can set up their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years if each wins her second-round match at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. Play started at 11 a.m. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

With:

— Sidebars on merits.

— TEN_US Open-The Latest. Real-time updates throughout the day.

— TEN_US Open Glance.

BBA--WHITE SOX-YANKEES

NEW YORK — The Yankees, who have won nine of their last 11 and are 6 1/2 games out of the AL East lead, go with CC Sabathia (7-4, 3.30 ERA) in the series finale against the White Sox. Chicago goes with Reynaldo Lopez (4-9, 4.66) after having its four-game winning streak snapped. By Jake Seiner. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

BBN--METS-CUBS

CHICAGO — Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs wrap up their series against the struggling New York Mets. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 2:20 p.m. ET.

FBN--BILLS PREVIEW

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — There’s no looking back for defensive tackle Kyle Williams and the Buffalo Bills entering a new season after ending a 17-year playoff drought. Another offseason of roster changes opens questions as to whether the Bills might be forced to take a step back after a 9-7 finish. By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBN--JETS-EAGLES

Christian Hackenberg gets his first audition with the Eagles against his former teammates when the Jets visit for the final preseason game. By Rob Maaddi.

FBN--QBs PROGRESS

Will they start? If not, when will they play? While there are many scenarios that can dominate the spotlight as the NFL season kicks off, with five teams there is only one. The first-round rookie quarterback. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 1104 words, photos.

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