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

May 22, 2019

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ALBANY, N.Y. _ New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation that would allow President Donald Trump’s state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president’s federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both approved the measures Wednesday, sending them to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat. By Chris Carola and David Klepper. SENT: 558 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ A judge is poised to hear arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s effort to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks. The hearing occurs after congressional Democrats sought the information from Deutsche Bank and Capital One. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 348 words, photo. Will be updated after 2:30 p.m. hearing.


NEWARK, N.J. — Federal authorities say a man sought to aid a terrorist organization and threatened to “shoot everybody” at a pro-Israel march and bomb Trump Tower in New York. Developing.


WASHINGTON — Two Democratic women running for president unveiled plans Wednesday to improve maternal health care, with Sen. Kamala Harris reintroducing a bill aimed at addressing racial disparities in childbirth care and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand promising to make adoptions and high-tech fertility treatments more accessible to those who want children. By Juana Summers and Will Weissert. SENT: 466 words, photos. Incorporates BC-US--Election 2020-Kirsten Gillibrand.


_ CONVICTION OVERTURNED: A man who spent more than half his life in prison for a 1975 New York murder has had his conviction overturned.

_ COUNTERFEIT MILITARY UNIFORMS: Federal prosecutors in Rhode Island have charged a New York City man with conspiring to manufacture and sell counterfeit clothing and uniforms to the U.S. military.

_ POLICE CHASE-FATAL CRASH: A driver is dead and a sheriff’s deputy is recovering in a hospital after a police chase ended in a head-on crash in upstate New York.

_ POLICE OFFICER-HIT PLOT STING: The estranged husband of a New York City police officer accused of trying to have him killed says he found out about the alleged plot from federal authorities who told him to fake his own death.

_ CRIME SURVIVORS-PAROLE HEARINGS: Lawmakers in the New York state Assembly’s Republican minority want to extend the time between parole hearings for prison inmates incarcerated for certain violent felony convictions.

_ WANTED POSTER-FACEBOOK: A Connecticut police department says a fugitive has agreed to surrender if enough people respond to an online wanted poster on social media.

_ OPIOID MEMORIAL: A traveling memorial putting a face on the nation’s opioid crisis is making a weeklong stop in Albany.





NEW YORK _ Adam Driver was home alone doing the dishes when his agent called with the news that he’d just received a Tony Award nomination. But since his wife was out of town, there was no one to share the news. So he just finished the dishes. By John Carucci. SENT: 616 words, photos, video.





NEW YORK _ Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom starts for the Mets and Max Scherzer, the 2016 and ’17 Cy Young winner, is on the mound for the Washington Nationals in a rematch of the season opener, won 2-0 by New York. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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


TAMPA, Fla. — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius went 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game Wednesday after taking one day off due to dehydration. SENT: 280 words.

_ FBN--BILLS-OJ’S NUMBER: For the first time in 42 years, the Bills have a player wearing O.J. Simpson’s former No. 32.

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