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

October 13, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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ELECTION 2020-BLOOMBERG

NASHUA, N.H. — A quick stop by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House is sparking more speculation about a possible White House bid by the billionaire media company founder and gun safety advocate. By Paul Steinhauser. SENT: 500 words, photos.

LIMOUSINE CRASH

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. — Hundreds of mourners packed an upstate New York church Saturday for the funeral of four sisters and four other family members who died in a limousine crash last weekend that killed a total of 20 people. By Michael Hill. SENT: 130 words, photos. By Michael Hill. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 p.m.

CAPITOL WATCH

ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading into the final weeks before the election with a huge financial advantage over Republican challenger Marc Molinaro. By David Klepper. SENT: 600 words.

I N BRIEF:

— LONG ISLAND PLANE CRASH: Authorities on Long Island say a small private plane carrying three people crashed into the ocean Saturday several miles off the Hamptons.

— WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL: The 19th Woodstock Film Festival is underway in the Hudson Valley, with more than 100 films, panel discussions and special events.

— CUISINE TRAILS: New York state is launching six new Cuisine Trails aimed at boosting tourism across a three-county area in the North Country.

— TOWN COUNCIL-MURDER CHARGE: Authorities say a former upstate New York sheriff’s deputy used his authority to seek out troubled young men for sexual relationships and killed to keep his behavior a secret.

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SPORTS

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HKN--ISLANDERS-PREDATORS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators host the New York Islanders on Saturday night. By Jim Diamond. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

FBC-ARMY-SAN JOSE STATE

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Jose State looks for iits first win when the Spartans host Army at Levi’s Stadium. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m.

BKN-KNICKS-NOAH WAIVED

NEW YORK — Joakim Noah’s disappointing Knicks career is over after just two seasons. Unable to find a trade, the Knicks waived the 33-year-old center Saturday with two years and $37.8 million remaining on his contract.BY Brian Mahoney. SENT: 345 words, photos.

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