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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HARVEY WEINSTEIN
NEW YORK — Manhattan’s district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that a police detective had coached a witness to stay silent about evidence that cast doubt on the account one of his three accusers. The 66-year-old former movie mogul, who has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex, still faces charges over allegations that he raped an unidentified woman in his hotel room in 2013 and performed a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. By Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays. SENT: 910 words, photos, video.
— SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HARVEY WEINSTEIN-THE LATEST
NEW YORK — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial claims he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.
ELECTION 2018-INDICTED CONGRESSMAN
NEW YORK — Lawyers for indicted U.S. Rep. Chris Collins are expected in court for a pretrial conference in the insider trading case that has complicated his re-election campaign. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 300 words developing from 2:30 p.m. court session.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — More details are emerging about the man suspected of fatally shooting a woman and wounding two men in Rochester before leading police on a chaotic vehicle chase that ended with the suspect dead after exchanging gunfire with officers. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m.
FYRE FESTIVAL-PROMOTER ARRESTED
NEW YORK — Billy McFarland, the promoter behind 2017′s botched Fyre Festival, gets six years in prison after pleading guilty to fraud twice, once for bilking investors of more than $26 million in connection with the failed music festival and a second time for cheating people with a sham ticket scheme. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4 p.m.
— SHOOTING-BOY KILLED: Police say a 12-year-old boy has died after being shot in upstate New York.
— CHURCH ABUSE-BUFFALO: A high-ranking U.S. cardinal in Boston says he is concerned about a bishop’s handling of alleged clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and wants the Vatican to step in.
— TOWN COUNCIL-MURDER CHARGE: A retired upstate New York sheriff’s deputy who served on his local town board has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another man earlier this year.
SINGAPORE — The world’s longest direct commercial flight is back and taking travelers from Singapore to the New York region. By Annabelle Liang. SENT: 545 words, photos.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
NEW YORK — If you listen closely to Tom Morello’s new album, you’ll hear a 24-year-old guitar riff. He’s been patiently waiting since the mid-1990s to finally unleash it. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 929 words, photos.
MET OPERA-KATHLEEN TURNER
NEW YORK — One of acting’s most distinctive voices will make an unexpected Metropolitan Opera debut. Kathleen Turner, known for words that smoke rather than shimmer, is joining the cast of Gaetano Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp, the Met said Thursday. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 582 words, photos.
— AUCTION-YOUR SONG: An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook.” With photo.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Joe Namath will be in the building Sunday, and so will the rest of the only Super Bowl-winning Jets team. It’s the 50th year anniversary of that squad, and rookie quarterback Sam Darnold will take on the Indianapolis Colts — the same franchise that was stunned by New York in that historic game — looking for the first winning streak of his young NFL career. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Isaiah Crowell had the game of a lifetime last Sunday, running for a New York Jets-record 219 yards. He was named the AFC’s offensive player of the week, and Crowell is looking to build off his big performance. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 7 p.m.
WEST POINT, N.Y. — A year ago quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. knew he wasn’t going to see much playing time under center for Army because starter Ahmad Bradshaw was having a stellar senior season for the Black Knights. Now, Hopkins is the lead man and has the demeanor he needs. By John Kekis. SENT: 824 words, photos.
NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers try again to get their first win as they host the San Jose Sharks. Game time 7 p.m.