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AMAZON HQ-TRUMP TAX BREAK
NEW YORK — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal “opportunity zone,” a designation created by President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas. Critics question whether Long Island City, the fast-gentrifying Queens neighborhood across the East River from the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan, needs such breaks. By Bernard Condon and Stephen Braun. SENT: 818 words, photos.
AMAZON HQ-ECONOMIC IMPACT
WASHINGTON — The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? By Economics Writer Christopher Rubager. SENT: 996 words, photos.
RECORD LOTTERY WIN
NEW YORK — A retired government worker from New York has been revealed as the winner of over $343 million in Powerball — the biggest jackpot in New York state lottery history. By Sabrina Caserta. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m., photos.
EL CHAPO PROSECUTION
NEW YORK — A U.S. judge admonished the lawyer for Mexican drug smuggler El Chapo on Wednesday after an opening statement that riled Mexican presidents by accusing them of taking bribes. By Tom Hays. SENT: 679 words, photo. Will be updated.
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ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-NEW YORK
ROME, N.Y. — Absentee ballots are being counted as election officials try to determine the winner of a close congressional race in central New York. SENT: 326 words.
— POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED: Two former upstate New York police officers have pleaded guilty to covering up their illegal entry into an apartment as part of a drug search.
— MEASLES-NEW YORK: New York officials have confirmed 68 cases of measles in one county, making it the largest outbreak in the state in decades.
— GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL OWNERSHIP: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning to buy New York’s Grand Central Terminal for $35 million after years of renting.
— FOOTBALL FAN-DWI EXCUSE: Authorities say a pro football fan charged with drunken driving after a crash told police he drank too much because his favorite team isn’t any good.
— HAMILTON TICKETS-OFFICER HELPS: A family from Ireland is thanking a New York City police officer for helping them see the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”
— CAB DRIVER SAVES HAWK: A New York City cab driver is being hailed for saving an injured red-tailed hawk he found on the side of a major city parkway.
— CEMETERY-WWII NORWEGIAN SAILORS: The Norwegian government has awarded an American woman a commemorative medal for her work caring for the graves of Norwegian sailors who died during World War II while in upstate New York.
— PLANE CRASHES-MEMORIAL: A memorial to eight U.S. servicemen killed in separate plane crashes a decade apart has been unveiled near the Hudson Valley site of the tragedies.
— PRISON ESCAPE-EMPLOYEE CHARGED: A former prison tailor shop worker is going to jail for having an illicit relationship with an inmate at the same New York prison where another female employee aided the escape of two killers.
— SCHOOL EMBEZZLEMENT: A former administrator admits he stole nearly $50,000 from the private Buffalo school where he worked.
SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-HOLIDAY PARTIES
NEW YORK — The alcohol will flow less freely, and sometimes not at all, at some small business parties this holiday season. By Business Writer Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: 907 words, photos.
DETROIT CASINO SALE
DETROIT — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell Detroit’s Greektown Casino-Hotel to Pennsylvania-based Penn National Gaming and New York-based VICI Properties. SENT: 290 words, photo.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
— PEOPLE-JOE PERRY: Joe Perry is feeling the love from fans after he was hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York. With photo.
— BOOKS-KAVANAUGH BIO: Two journalists who helped cover the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh are working on a book about the newest Supreme Court justice. With photo.
ATLANTA — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner discusses the state of his team, which has money to spend after a run to the playoffs with one of baseball’s most dynamic young rosters. The Yankees want to bolster their pitching staff and could make a run at one of the prized players in the free agent market, Manny Machado. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m. EST.
NEW YORK — The Miami Heat visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Clelin Ferrell’s pass-rushing prowess has helped put No. 2 Clemson on the cusp of its fourth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship and another berth in the College Football Playoff. Florida State’s Brian Burns, Boston College’s Wyatt Ray and Syracuse’s Alton Robinson are tied for eighth in sacks with nine each. By Sports Writer Gary B. Graves. SENT: 767 words, photos.