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

May 16, 2019 GMT

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NEW YORK _ He is deeply unpopular among fellow New Yorkers and was jeered Thursday as he moved across Manhattan. He is often savaged on the cover of the city’s tabloids, fights with the press that covers him and his every blunder is picked apart on social media. He believes that he can be elected president in 2020. He is Donald Trump. And he is also Bill de Blasio. By Jonathan Lemire. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m.


NEW YORK _ New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 1045 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ President Donald Trump’s latest financial disclosure report, a rare glimpse into whether his presidency has helped or hurt his business empire, shows revenue at his major hotels and resorts held steady in 2018. By Bernard Condon. SENT: 454 words, photo; will be updated.

_ TRUMP TAXES-NEW YORK: A coalition of government watchdog groups and liberal organizations is urging the New York Assembly to pass legislation allowing congressional investigators to access President Donald Trump’s state tax returns.


NEWARK, N.J. — The U.S. solicitor general’s office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the “Bridgegate” case, nudging the four-year legal saga of New Jersey’s most famous traffic jam toward a conclusion. By David Porter. SENT: 493 words, photo.


_ SAME-SEX COUPLES-ADOPTION: A federal court says New York officials weren’t infringing on a Christian adoption agency’s religious freedom by requiring it to serve same-sex couples.

_ MOSQUE ATTACKS-MONTANA ARREST: A federal judge has ruled a New York man will remain in custody in Montana pending his June 24 trial over charges that he lied to authorities about discussions he had about joining ISIS and attacking random people to avenge shootings at two New Zealand mosques.


_ DUCT TAPED STUDENT: The three adults present in a special education classroom in western New York when a 12-year-old had his wrists duct taped together have all resigned or been fired.

_ UNDERAGE DRINKING-CRACKDOWN: More than 180 establishments holding New York state liquor licenses have been charged with serving minors during last month’s statewide crackdown on underage drinking.




_ STATE PENSION FUND: The state comptroller says the New York State Common Retirement Fund has topped $210 billion after an estimated 5.2% return on investments.





NEW YORK — Yes, British singer James Bay’s favorite music T-shirt is of the Rolling Stones, but the one he wishes he had? Aretha Franklin. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 799 words, photos.

_ CLEARWATER 50TH: The sloop Clearwater is celebrating 50 years of sailing on the Hudson River. With photos.





FARMINGDALE, N.Y. _ Tiger Woods goes after his next major on a familiar golf course for a PGA Championship held on an unfamiliar spot on the calendar. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 130 words, photo; will be updated.



FARMINGDALE, N.Y. _ Fresh off his Masters victory, Tiger Woods seeks his 16th major title as he tees off early in the first round of the PGA Championship at imposing Bethpage Black. By Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.



WASHINGTON _ The Washington Nationals host the New York Mets to close a three-game series. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.

_ HKN--RANGERS-SCHOENFELD: Jim Schoenfeld has resigned as vice president and assistant general manager of the New York Rangers.