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

September 3, 2018

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CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL

NEW YORK — Steel drum bands and paint-splashed, wildly costumed revelers took to the streets of Brooklyn on Monday for one of North America’s largest Caribbean Carnival celebrations. And once again, the huge, colorful crowds drawn to the city’s West Indian American Day events, which includes a daytime parade and a street party called J’Ouvert that traditionally begins before dawn, are being accompanied by legions of police officers, checkpoints and floodlights, all intended to prevent violence that has marred the party in the past. By Deepti Hajela and Sabrina Caserta. SENT: 531 words.

VACATION RENTALS-NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS — The sounds of a raucous pool party drift over a privacy fence amid brightly colored cottages that have become vacation rentals in New Orleans’ Marigny neighborhood, and Allen Johnson laments the dwindling number of full-time neighbors. “Suitcases are a sign of the times here,” he says as two young men bearing 12-packs of beer exit a taxi and disappear behind an iron gate. Short-term rentals facilitated by Airbnb, HomeAway and similar web-driven operations have been changing neighborhoods in New Orleans and other cities, generating headaches along with tourist dollars. Battles over short-term rental regulations have been playing out at the municipal and state levels nationwide. By Kevin McGill. SENT: 829 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— BOAT OPERATOR ARRESTED: Police say the operator of a powerboat and four passengers had to be rescued from the waters off Long Island after the boat overturned.

SPORTS:

BBA--YANKEES-ATHLETICS

OAKLAND, Calif. — CC Sabathia pitches back home in the Bay Area looking for just his second victory in eight starts when the New York Yankees — who hold the top AL wild-card spot — visit for a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics, who have hold of the second wild card. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 1:05 p.m. PDT.

BBN--METS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Jacob deGrom, who’s allowed three runs or less in 24 consecutive starts, takes the mound for the New York Mets against Alex Wood and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Begins 5 p.m. PT.

FBN--GIANTS-BARKLEY

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley is expected practice as the New York Giant start preparations for the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. By Tom Canavan.

TEN--US OPEN

NEW YORK — The U.S. Open is getting closer to a Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic quarterfinal showdown. Both play unseeded opponents in the round of 16 Monday at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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