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

February 5, 2019

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NEW YORK _ A federal subpoena seeking documents from Donald Trump’s inaugural committee is part of “a hysteria” over the fact that he’s president, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday. Federal prosecutors in New York issued the wide-ranging subpoena on Monday, furthering a federal inquiry into a fund that has faced mounting scrutiny into how it raised and spent its money. By Jim Mustian and Chad Day. SENT: 495 words, photo.


NEW YORK _ A jury began its second day of deliberations at the U.S. trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, who’s charged with operating a drug-smuggling empire that moved hundreds of tons of cocaine north of the U.S. border over the course of two decades. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.


NEW YORK _ A federal judge held a hearing Tuesday into a weeklong power failure and reported loss of heat at a federal detention center in New York City. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 500 words developing from midday court hearing.


ALBANY, N.Y. _ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says fellow Democrats in the state Senate are “playing politics” by nominating a critic of subsidies for Amazon’s planned campus in Queens to a state board with the power to derail the project. The Democrat says he hasn’t decided if he will reject the nomination of Queens Sen. Michael Gianaris to the obscure Public Authorities Control Board. Gianaris says concerns about subsidies are valid and that Cuomo’s administration is acting like “petulant children.” UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.


AUSTIN, Texas _ Beto O’Rourke’s weeks of near-silence end on a massive stage when he sits down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The appearance Tuesday on “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square” comes ahead of a possible presidential campaign and puts O’Rourke’s charisma put to the test. By Will Wessert. SENT: 603 words, photo. Will be updated; event scheduled for 2 p.m. EST.


_ OFFSHORE DRILLING-BAN: An offshore drilling ban for New York’s waters has been approved by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature.

_ MUSLIM COMMUNITY-PLOT: The case of one of three men accused of plotting to attack an upstate New York Muslim community is headed to a grand jury.

_ CRIME STATS-NYC: New York City is seeing a sharp increase in reported hate crimes while shootings, robberies and other crimes are down.

_ NEW YORK WEATHER-FLOODING: Melting snow has caused several million gallons of municipal sewage to spill into the Hudson River from Troy and Albany.

_ ICE FISHERMAN-DEATH: State police say the body of an 82-year-old ice fisherman has been recovered from the southern end of Skaneateles Lake.

_ HEALTH CARE FACILITIES-STATE INVESTMENT: New York state is investing $204 million in 95 different health care projects.

_ DESIGN COMPETITION-ODD LOTS: New York City says it will host a design competition to help create affordable housing on lots that have been vacant for decades.




_ HEMP-PROCESSING PLANT: A former upstate New York shoe factory that was converted to a newspaper printing plant will soon be extracting oil from industrial hemp.

_ EARNS-RALPH LAUREN: Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $120 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.





NEW YORK _ A look at the acts AP music writers think will be victorious on Sunday. By Mesfin Fekadu and Nekesa Mumbi Moody. SENT: 1674 words, photos.

_ STATE MUSEUM-BLACK HISTORY: A new exhibit detailing the struggle for black equality during the nation’s Jim Crow era is opening at the New York State Museum in downtown Albany.

_ GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS-MADONNA: Madonna will be honored at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards for a lifetime of accelerating acceptance of the LGBTQ community.





NEW YORK _ The Detroit Pistons visit the New York Knicks. With photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


BOSTON _ The New York Islanders visit the Boston Bruins. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. _ Syracuse tries to defend home turf when it hosts No. 22 Florida State on Tuesday night. The Orange have won eight of nine. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


NEW YORK — The Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball tournament will return to Washington in 2022, and be back in Brooklyn in 2023 and ’24, extending a relationship with Barclays Center that started in 2013. By College Sports Writer Ralph Russo. SENT: 344 words.

_ FBC--BUFFALO-LEIPOLD: University at Buffalo football coach Lance Leipold has agreed to a five-year contract extension following a season in which the Bulls won a school-record 10 games and made their third bowl appearance.

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