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

August 27, 2018

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-CONFIDENTIAL AGREEMENTS

Confidentiality agreements have come under fire during the #MeToo movement as one way abusive men have been able to hold on to their jobs, and keep harassing more women. State lawmakers are listening. They introduced bills in at least 16 states this year to restrict the use by private employers of non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment cases, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. They became law in six states: Arizona, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, Vermont and Washington.

Sent: 930 words. By Michelle R. Smith. AP Photos.

BUFFALO DIOCESE-SEX ABUSE

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Roman Catholic bishop of Buffalo on Sunday rejected calls to resign over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against priests. Bishop Richard Malone said the “shepherd does not desert the flock” in difficult times. Malone said he is appointing a task force to review how sexual abuse claims from adults are handled. SENT: 410 words.

IN BRIEF:

— BOAT CAPSIZES-MAN DIES: Authorities say a 66-year-old man has died after the fishing boat he was on capsized in Lake Ontario.

— TRUMP-MOTORCADE-DAMAGE: Police say they’ve arrested a truck driver who threw a metal object at a dump truck protecting President Donald Trump’s motorcade during a recent Hamptons visit.

SPORTS:

FBN--BENGALS-BILLS

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton doesn’t believe he could have scripted a better visit to Buffalo on Sunday. The donation he made to Buffalo’s Roswell Park Cancer Institute to open the day was special. The two standing ovations he received from Bills fans before the preseason game were chilling. And Dalton was able to keep his emotions in check on the first snap from scrimmage to hit John Ross for a 57-yard touchdown pass in leading the Bengals to a 26-13 victory. SENT: 900 words. By John Wawrow. AP Photos.

FBN--GIANTS-STEWART

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Jonathan Stewart has been involved in 11 training camps during his NFL career, so the 31-year-old veteran running back knows the drill. Regardless that Stewart signed a reported two-year, $6.9 million contract with the New York Giants as a free agent, he knows that nothing in the NFL is guaranteed. SENT: 850 words. By Jim Hague.

FBN--GIANTS-VIKINGS TRADE

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings, who are running out of time before the regular season begins for rehabilitating center Pat Elflein to return, took a step toward protecting themselves by acquiring center Brett Jones in a trade with the New York Giants for a draft pick. The deal, which is contingent on Jones passing a physical exam, was announced on Sunday. SENT: 512 words. By Dave Campbell. AP Photos.

BBN--NATIONALS-METS

NEW YORK — Trea Turner touched the plate, then turned to his teammates on the bench. “We did it, boys,” he told them. Turner set off a lively dugout celebration after scoring a run that ended Washington’s 32-inning scoreless drought and the Nationals broke loose in a huge way, hammering the New York Mets 15-0 Sunday. SENT: 870 words. AP Photos. By Ben Walker.

TEN--US OPEN

NEW YORK — Roger Federer had won five straight U.S. Opens before falling in the 2009 final. He’s never gotten that close in New York again. Yet 10 years after his last, Federer believes he can chase another title when main-draw play begins Monday. A sixth U.S. Open title would break a tie with Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras for the most in the professional era. SENT: 840 words. By Brian Mahoney. AP Photos.

— With:

— TEN--US OPEN-WHAT TO KNOW — From Sloane & Serena to new roof, what to know. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 790 words, photo.

— TEN--US OPEN-SERVE CLOCKS — 25-second serve clocks to make Grand Slam debut during US Open’s main draw. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 960 words, photo.

— TEN--US OPEN-THE NEXT ONES — Zverev leads group of up-and-comers in New York. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 940 words, photo.

— TEN--US OPEN-MEN’S CAPSULES. SENT.

— TEN--US OPEN-WOMEN’S CAPSULES. SENT.

— TEN--US OPEN GLANCE. SENT.

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