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

July 7, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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OCASIO-CORTEZ-CAMPAIGN CREW

NEW YORK — A campaign manager who moonlights as an energy healer; a photographer who sings in a heavy metal band; and a Muslim progressive activist who runs a cooking blog. These are the people behind the campaign that helped launch Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into the national spotlight. By Stephen Groves. SENT: 800 words, photos.

METOO-TARANA BURKE

NEW YORK — Tarana Burke is known for coining the phrase ‘Me Too’ more than a decade ago. But beyond the hashtag, Burke is busy with concrete plans to move the needle on fighting sexual violence. She’s finalizing details for an online community for survivors, to launch this fall, and preparing to dispense grants to local groups across the country. By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 1300 words, photos.

CAPITOL WATCH

ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York state government news, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is sounding an alarm about state finances. DiNapoli, a Democrat, released a report last week on the state’s financial plan that showed state spending is on track to outpace revenues. He warned that could put the state in financial peril if the economy turns or if the federal government cuts funding. By David Klepper. Sent: 450 words.

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IN BRIEF

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— TIRE-DRIVER KILLED: Police say they’ve been contacted by a driver who believes a tire that killed a man on a Long Island highway flew off of his vehicle.

— GIRL KILLED-PARKING LOT: New York City has shut down a Brooklyn parking lot where a four-year-old girl was killed last month in a hit-and-run crash.

— WEINSTEIN-BANKRUPTCY: An agreement reached in the sale of Harvey Weinstein’s movie studio won’t leave Hollywood stars like Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep holding the bag.

— HIKERS RESCUED: Two sets of hikers had to be rescued from the White Mountains because they were unprepared for the terrain and cold, windy conditions.

— TRUMP-CONGRESSMAN-THREAT: Police say an angry Long Island man nearly backed over a campaign worker moments after saying he wanted to kill supporters of President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, both Republicans.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-STUDENT JOURNALISTS: Two student reporters who covered a mass shooting at their Parkland, Florida high school have gotten a special invitation to share their experiences and learn from professionals at a week-long journalism program in New York.

— STATE FAIR-TICKETS: Advance tickets for the New York State Fair are going on sale, and there are new discounts for college students and Canadians.

— IRAN HOSTAGES-PLANE: A rocket-boosted military transport plane built to rescue 52 American hostages in Iran is making its way piece-by-piece to an upstate New York museum.

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SPORTS

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— N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 4:07 p.m.

— Tampa Bay at N.Y. Mets, 4:10 p.m.

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