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

September 23, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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KUSHNER COS-NYC RULES

NEW YORK — In response to an Associated Press report about Jared Kushner’s family real estate firm, a New York City council member plans to introduce a bill to close the “Kushner loophole” that fails to check up on landlords if they file false documents with the city. By Bernard Condon. SENT: 496 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— PREGNANT RHINO: The Buffalo Zoo says a new addition is coming to join its rhinos.

— SUBWAY PEPPER SPRAY: A New York City subway ride took a turn for the painful for a group of passengers who ended up getting hit with a pepper spray discharge.

— NYC-FATAL STABBINGS: The New York Police Department is investigating the deaths of two men in separate stabbings.

— BACKYARD SHOOTING: Police say two men and two women at an outdoor party were hurt after bullets fired from another yard penetrated a fence separating the spaces and injured them.

— SEX TRAFFICKING TRIAL: The trial of a New York man charged with luring women to Massachusetts and trafficking them for sex is expected to begin in the coming week.

— MARIJUANA-LISTENING SESSIONS: New York state is hosting three public listening sessions this week in New York City to gather input on proposals to legalize recreational marijuana.

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SPORTS:

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FBN--BILLS-VIKINGS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings host Buffalo as heavy favorites, sending a daunting defense and a loud crowd at rookie Bills quarterback Josh Allen. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m. EDT.

FBN--GIANTS-TEXANS

HOUSTON — DeAndre Hopkins and the Houston Texans and Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants meet with both teams trying to avoid falling to 0-3. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

BBA--ORIOLES-YANKEES

NEW YORK — Baltimore plays New York at Yankee Stadium.

BBN--METS-NATIONALS

WASHINGTON — Steven Matz and the New York Mets face Erick Fedde and the Nationals in the finale of their series. By Patrick Stevens.

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