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NEW YORK _ Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman orchestrated a two-decade campaign to flood the United States with tons of cocaine as a ruthless leader of the Sinaloa cartel, a prosecutor said in closing arguments on Wednesday at Guzman’s U.S. trial. By Tom Hays. SENT: 329 words, photos. Will be updated.
With: TV-DEL CASTILLO-EL CHAPO: Kate del Castillo said she’s relieved she wasn’t called to testify in the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. But she doesn’t regret arranging a 2015 meeting between Guzman and Sean Penn, although the fallout kept her from visiting and working in Mexico for more than three years, the actress said. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 402 words, photos.
TRUMP ORGANIZATION-IMMIGRANT WORKERS
NEW YORK — The Trump Organization, responding to claims that some of its workers were in the U.S. illegally, said on Wednesday that it will use the E-Verify electronic system at all of its properties to check employees’ documentation. By Bernard Condon. SENT: 422 words, photo.
BUFFALO, N.Y. _ The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for sections of northern and western New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged people to stay off roads as authorities dealt with an arctic blast that caused whiteout conditions and was expected to create dangerously low windchills. SENT: 269 words; will be updated. With photos.
_ WEATHER-NEW YORK-THE LATEST
NEW YORK — A former Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach plans to plead guilty Wednesday to a charge that he took bribes from business advisers for connecting them with star college athletes expected to turn pro, a defense lawyer said. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 367 words. Will be updated after 4:30 p.m. hearing.
NEW YORK — Charles J. Hynes, a former Brooklyn district attorney who served 24 years as the top law enforcement officer in New York City’s most populous borough, has died at age 83. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 700 words. With photo.
ALBANY, N.Y. _ Officials overseeing New York City’s aging, crumbling transit system urged lawmakers to approve new tolls on motorists entering Manhattan _ but declined to tell exasperated lawmakers how much those tolls should be. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4:30 p.m.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont lawmakers have proposed legislation that would make abortion a right and are expected to introduce a constitutional amendment within the week that would do the same in the event that the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The state follows New York, which has enacted one of the country’s strongest protections for abortion rights. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.
MIDDLE SCHOOL STRIP SEARCH
ALBANY, N.Y. _ Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state Education Department to investigate allegations that four 12-year-old girls were subjected to strip searches in their middle school nurse’s office. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.
_ GIRL SHOT-SYRACUSE: Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl in upstate New York.
_ XGR--ASTHMA: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a new plan to reduce asthma and asthma-related illnesses.
_ ADDICTION SERVICES-PROVIDERS: Dozens of hospitals and other providers of services for New Yorkers seeking help with alcohol and drug addictions are splitting millions in funding from a state agency.
_ NORWAY-NASDAQ: Nasdaq has made an offer to acquire the Oslo stock exchange, the last trading place in the Nordic-Baltic region it doesn’t own.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
O’KEEFFE MUSEUM-RITZ TOWER
SANTA FE, N.M. _ The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has purchased the American artist’s “Ritz Tower” painting, her take on a New York skyscraper. “The men decided they didn’t want me to paint New York. ... They told me to ‘leave New York to the men.’ I was furious!” O’Keeffe recalled years after creating it. SENT: 277 words, photos.
CARNEGIE HALL SEASON
NEW YORK — Carnegie Hall will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with 35 events next season and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Isaac Stern, who helped save the auditorium from demolition in the 1960s. SENT: 292 words.
BOSTON _ Syracuse plays Boston College at Silvio O. Conte Forum. Game starts at 8 p.m.
NEW YORK _ The Dallas Mavericks visit the New York Knicks. With photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
NEW YORK _ With the New York Islanders splitting their home games between the two arenas this season, their fans have always been clear about their preference. They don’t care much for Barclays Center, located in Brooklyn. By Sports Writer Vin A. Cherwoo. SENT: 946 words, photos.
_ TEN--FED CUP-US: No. 17 Madison Keys and No. 23 Danielle Collins will lead the U.S. Fed Cup team against Australia next month.