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

September 27, 2018

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The drama surrounding President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court over the nominee’s behavior in the 1980s has reinforced a warning today’s social media-savvy high school students have grown up hearing: What they say and do now will live well past graduation. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 716 words, photo.


A Democratic congressman in California assailed a Republican colleague in New York this week over a campaign attack ad that showed an opponent speaking Korean over a backdrop of ominous music. The skirmish was one of several in recent weeks over campaign messaging deemed by some to have been designed to exploit voters’ racial biases or xenophobia. By Deepti Hajela. UPCOMING: 750 words by 5 p.m.


ALBANY, N.Y. — The deadline for removing New York’s famous “I Love NY” signs is fast approaching, and neither the state nor the federal government seems to be backing down. By Chris Carola. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.


JERSEY CITY — Thousands of workers at New York-area airports are on the verge of being approved for wage hikes that would pay them $19 per hour by 2023. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is scheduled to vote Thursday on a measure authorizing the increases. Privately employed airport employees who work in concessions, baggage handling, transportation and other jobs make between $10 and $11 per hour. The Port Authority says that has led to a more than 30 percent annual turnover rate. By David Porter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.


— MEXICO-RED BULLS-FATAL SHOOTING: Mexican officials say two detectives have been shot to death while trying to detain a suspect in the 2012 slaying of a youth soccer coach in New York City.

— SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES DROPPED: Prosecutors in Massachusetts have dropped charges against a New York man they had alleged forced women into prostitution.

— BORDER ARRESTS: U.S. Border Patrol agents say they have apprehended 10 Romanian citizens trying the cross the U.S.-Canadian border illegally in northern Vermont and New York.

— JAIL EMPLOYEES-DEPARTURES: The arrest and resignation of an upstate New York county corrections officer brings to about 50 the number of employees who have left the Schenectady County jail after being accused of a crime since 2010.

— INMATE-THREAT: A New York man who threatened to fire shots at a local synagogue says he is sorry for making the comment and had no intention of following through on it.

— JUDGE-MISCONDUCT PROBE: A veteran New York town judge will resign amid accusations he denigrated a fellow judge from the bench and made culturally and racially insensitive comments.

— BRIDE SLASHED WITH SWORD: Authorities say a dispute involving a New Jersey bridal party and a hotel guest ended when the guest used a sword to threaten the women and slash the bride on the arm.

— SUBWAY STABBING: New York City police say a 40-year-old man was stabbed when he tried breaking up an argument on a subway train in Queens.

— GANG VIOLENCE-LONG ISLAND: Police on Long Island have arrested another suspect in the MS-13 gang-related death of a man found buried in the woods earlier this summer.

— LANDFILL-STABBING: Police say a 68-year-old man stabbed his co-worker and then jumped to his death at a town landfill on Long Island.

— PEDESTRIAN FATAL: Police on Long Island say an employee of a plant nursery was fatally struck by a box truck that was backing up.





NEW YORK — Appearing on the same stage where months earlier Dustin Hoffman faced repeated questions about alleged sexual harassment, Bill Murray praised the actor as a “really decent person.” Developing.





ST. PETERBURG, Fla. — The New York Yankees send CC Sabathia to the mound in the finale of a road series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Game starts at 1:10 p.m.


NEW YORK — Atlanta plays New York at Citi Field. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


Barry Trotz takes his Stanley Cup-winning experience to the New York Islanders, one of six NHL teams with a new coach this season. The cross-town Rangers hired David Quinn from Boston University and the Dallas Stars hired Jim Montgomery from the University of Denver. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 863 words, photos.

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