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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.
SUPERSTORM SANDY-FISH PASSAGES
SPRING LAKE, N.J. — Billions of dollars have been spent on the recovery from Superstorm Sandy to help people get their lives back together, but a little-noticed portion of that effort is quietly helping another population along the shoreline: fish that need to migrate from coastal rivers out to the sea and back. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 707 words, photos.
— 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.
— AUDIT-OPIOID ADDICTION: A new audit from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has found problems in how addiction treatment programs use New York’s opioid prescription monitoring system.
— CAR DEALERSHIP-SHOOTING: Police say a car dealership worker has been shot during an apparent clash with a customer in suburban New York.
— SUBWAY STABBING-TIMES SQUARE: Police say a man was stabbed during a robbery in the subway station under Times Square.
— ROBBERY FOILED-MACHETE: A deli owner whipped out a machete and chased away a would-be robber who has now been charged with holding up five New York businesses in the past two months.
— SHOOTING-TWO KILLED: A former Texas police chief is being held without bail in a western New York jail after being charged with the murders of two people.
SOC--MLS-RED BULLS-ATLANTA UNITED
ATLANTA — Atlanta United hosts the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference final, a showdown between the two best teams in Major League Soccer during the regular season. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m. EST.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (7-3) come off their bye-week break looking to avoid their second two-game losing streak of the season. They’ll go up against Josh McCown and the New York Jets (3-7), who have lost four straight. The 41-year-old Brady and 39-year-old McCown will make for the second-oldest QB combo in NFL history. By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game started at 1 p.m.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7) attempt to snap a six-game skid in traveling to play the Buffalo Bills (3-7), who will have rookie quarterback Josh Allen return as starter after missing four games with a sprained right throwing elbow. By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started at 1 p.m.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies are home for a pair of games, and they host their last coach David Fizdale and the New York Knicks on Sunday. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. EST.
NEW YORK — The Philadelphia 76ers visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 6 p.m.