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

November 26, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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HONG KONG OFFICIAL-BRIBERY CHARGES

NEW YORK — The New York trial of a prominent Hong Kong businessman charged in a United Nations-linked bribery conspiracy is set to begin with jury selection Monday. The trial of Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho begins a year after he was arrested on charges accusing him of paying bribes so a Chinese energy conglomerate could secure business advantages. Ho was once Hong Kong’s home affairs secretary. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 386 words, photos.

PENNSVILLE, N.J. — A chemical leak shut down the Delaware Memorial Bridge in both directions Sunday evening, bringing traffic on a major East Coast artery to a standstill on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The leak stems from the Delaware chemical production facility Croda Atlas Point, located near the twin suspension bridges on a major route between Washington and New York City, Holloway Terrace Fire Company Public Information Officer George Greenley said. SENT: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

— NYC GYM-EXPLOSION: Fire department officials say a gas explosion blew out the first-floor windows of a health club in Manhattan.

— CHILD KILLED-THANKSGIVING: A funeral will be held on Tuesday for a 5-year-old New York boy who died after his father accidentally backed into him in a driveway on Thanksgiving.

— POLICE OFFICER-FIGHT: An off-duty upstate New York police officer charged with hitting a man in the face at a Little League field has been suspended.

— HOTEL FIRE-INVESTIGATION: Forty years after a fire tore through a suburban Rochester hotel, killing 10 people, authorities say they’re no closer to determining whether the blaze was intentionally set.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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NEW YORK — Ricky Jay, a magician, historian of oddball entertainers and actor who appeared in “Boogie Nights” and other films, has died. He was 72. Jay died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, according to his manager Winston Simone. Jay died Saturday. By Bernard Condon. SENT 350 words.

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SPORTS

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FBN-JETS-SHOWING UP

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Any athlete will state firmly that a loss is a loss, regardless of the quality of performance. Still, the way the New York Jets fell to the New England Patriots 27-13 on Sunday didn’t have a terrible look or feel. Certainly not how their 41-10 debacle against weak sister Buffalo felt in the Jets’ most recent game before their bye. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 620 words.

FBN-GIANTS-EAGLES

PHILADELPHIA — The injury-depleted defense held on long enough for Carson Wentz and Philadelphia’s new-found rushing attack to rally. Jake Elliott kicked a 43-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining, and the Eagles beat the New York Giants 25-22 on Sunday after trailing 12-0 early and 19-14 in the fourth quarter. By Rob Maaddi. SENT: 840 words.

SOC-MLS-NEW YORK-ATLANTA

ATLANTA — After the final whistle blew, the Atlanta players lingered in the middle of the pitch, doling out hugs and soaking up the cheers of more than 70,000 fans. Everyone knew this was a huge step toward the MLS Cup. Everyone knew how much this meant to a city that has known so much sporting heartbreak. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 900 words.

BKN-KNICK-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Enes Kanter had a career-high 26 rebounds and scored 21 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. finished with 22 points and the New York Knicks overcame a poor shooting first half to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-98 on Sunday night. Emmanuel Mudiay added 17 points, and Trey Burk had 15 to help the Knicks win their third straight in former Grizzles coach David Fizdale’s return. By Clay Bailey. SENT: 500 words.

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