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

May 20, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP TAXES

ALBANY, N.Y. _ New York could soon grant Congress access to the state tax returns filed by President Donald Trump _ and those of every other New York resident and corporation. Republicans in the Democrat-led state Legislature are seizing on the broad nature of the bill, saying it could open any New Yorker up to scrutiny by Congress. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 850 words by 3 p.m., photo.

_ TRUMP-BANKS: President Donald Trump is insisting he didn’t borrow from many banks because he “didn’t need the money,” not because they wouldn’t do business with him.

REPUBLICAN PARTY-NY CHAIRMAN

ALBANY, N.Y. — Ed Cox, the longtime chairman of the New York state Republican Party, will step down to raise money for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. By David Klepper. Developing.

AP EXPLAINS-IMMIGRANT ENTRANCE EXAMS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President Donald Trump announced last week a wide-ranging immigration plan that would change how certain immigrants would be allowed in the U.S. In the early 20th Century, millions of immigrants from Europe would come through Ellis Island in New York Harbor and U.S. officials would subject them to all sorts of physical and mental exams. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 619 words photos.

DEAD CADET-SPERM

WEST POINT, N.Y. _ A judge clears the way for parents of a West Point cadet killed in a skiing accident to use his sperm to produce a child. By Mary Esch. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

BRANDED WOMEN

NEW YORK _ Self-help guru Keith Raniere made women take nude photos of themselves, paddle each other and always appear happy as members of his secret society of “sex slaves,” one of the women told a jury on Monday at Raniere’s federal trial. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

AMBULANCE-INSURANCE COSTS

ALBANY, N.Y. _ Firefighters from around New York are asking state lawmakers to change the law so fire departments can recoup the cost of emergency medical calls from patient insurance plans. By Chris Carola. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

EX-NBA PLAYER-SISTER ARRESTED

NEW YORK _ The sister of former NBA basketball player Sebastian Telfair has been arrested on federal charges accusing her of threatening a witness who testified at Telfair’s gun-possession trial last month. UPCOMING: 250 words by 2 p.m.

WW2 TANKER-ENVIRONMENT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Work is underway to extract oil from a British tanker sunk by a German U-boat off Long Island during World War II. SENT: 314 words. With photo.

CONNECTICUT TOLLS

Connecticut lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont are still trying to craft a complicated plan in the waning days of the legislative session that could lead to electronic tolls on a handful of highways, a process that’s been made more challenging by the need to obtain federal approval. By Susan Haigh. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

_ SHOOTING-TWO KILLED: A former Texas police chief faces trial for the shooting deaths of an upstate New York couple in their driveway last fall.

_ LAKE ONTARIO FLOODING: New York officials have declared a state of emergency for the counties along Lake Ontario as water levels continue to rise.

_ FORT DRUM: Fort Drum in northern New York is getting a new visitors center.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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MUSIC-STEVEN VAN ZANDT

NEW YORK _ There’s plenty of rock on Steven Van Zandt’s first album of original material in 20 years. There’s also soul and funk and some mean horn solos. What there isn’t plenty of is politics. The bandanna-wearing guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, who in the past has never been shy about calling out politicians, has put aside partisanship in these divisive times. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 1015 words, photos, video.

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SPORTS

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BBA--YANKEES-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE _ New York plays Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. With photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

BBN--NATIONALS-METS

NEW YORK _ Mets manager Mickey Callaway is on the hot seat as his slumping team returns home to play NL East rival Washington. New York (20-25) has lost five straight and was swept in three games at lowly Miami over the weekend, totaling only three hits in consecutive shutouts. Nationals lefty Patrick Corbin (4-1, 2.91 ERA) makes his fourth start of the season against the Mets. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

_ BOB-US HALL OF FAME: Olympic skeleton gold medalist Jimmy Shea leads a class of six that will be inducted next month into the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame.

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