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

November 18, 2018

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WASHINGTON — Federal education officials are investigating complaints by men’s rights activists who claim that university programs and groups for women amount to discrimination against men. Over the past year, the Education Department has opened investigations into Yale, Princeton, the University of Southern California, and Tulane University to determine whether their women’s programs violate Title IX. That’s a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination at schools that receive federal funding. By Maria Danilova. UPCOMING: 750 words by 1 p.m.





NEW YORK — Shawn Smith has heard the promises before. When new hotels sprang up near the public housing complex in Queens where he’s lived for 17 years, residents were told they would bring jobs and economic opportunity. He hasn’t seen any of it. So he’s cynical about the announcement this week that Amazon will build a headquarters for 25,000 workers on the Long Island City waterfront, a half mile from his home. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 990 words, photo.


WASHINGTON — One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020. SENT: By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 940 words, photos.


— TWO FATALLY SHOT: A 52-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal stabbings of a man and woman in their Queens home.

— FATAL VAN-TRACTOR CRASH: Police say a woman is dead and a 14-year-old girl is in critical condition after their van rear-ended a tractor in the Bronx.

— WATER RESCUE-FERRY ASSIST: U.S. Coast Guard officials say a commercial ferry helped rescue four people from a sinking boat off the New Jersey coast.

— SHOOTING DEATH-GUN CLEANING: Police say an upstate New York woman was killed in an apparent accident when a shot discharged as her husband was cleaning his gun.

— PETCON NYC: Pet lovers are getting to meet some pet stars from social media this weekend at PetCon in New York City, a convention dedicated to all things linked to beloved animals.

— FIRE TRUCK-BUS CRASH: Police say almost two dozen people were injured when a New York City bus crashed into a fire truck with sirens and lights on responding to an emergency.

— ESCAPED PRISONERS-MINISERIES: Ben Stiller’s seven-part TV series about the Dannemora prison escape is premiering Sunday on Showtime.

— DEER HUNTING-NEW YORK: New York’s regular big game season for deer and bear starts this weekend in most of the state outside the Adirondacks.

— WOMEN-VIDEO GAMES: A new museum exhibit explores the stories of trailblazing women in the video game industry.





NEW YORK — Montrezl Harrell provided a big lift for the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter. Mom was pretty impressed. Harrell scored 10 of his 16 points in the final period, and the Clippers rallied to beat the Brooklyn Nets 127-118 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. SENT: 560 words, photos.


ST. PAUL, Minn. — A year after finishing with the worst record in the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres are making a habit of rallying in their second year under coach Phil Housley. Jason Pominville scored with 1:30 remaining and Buffalo extended its winning streak to five games with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. By Brian Hall. SENT: 720 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Vladislav Namestnikov scored in the second period, Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves and the New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive home win. By Allan Kreda. SENT: 600 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Ian Book returned to the starting lineup for No. 3 Notre Dame and threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Fighting Irish routed No. 12 Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday to stay on target for a trip to the College Football Playoff. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 625 words, photos.


WEST POINT, N.Y. — Fullback Darnell Woolfolk rushed for three touchdowns, the 10th time in his career with multiple scores, and Kelvin Hopkins Jr. ran for another score as Army held off Championship Subdivision foe Colgate 28-14 on Saturday to snap the Raiders’ 14-game winning streak. By John Kekis. SENT: 880 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Freshman wide receiver Mike Roussos scored on an 87-yard kickoff return with 45 seconds left in the game after scoring on a 91-yard punt return in the first quarter and Columbia rallied for a 24-21 victory over Cornell on Saturday. Sent: 240 words.

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