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

May 15, 2019 GMT

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NEW YORK _ A medical examiner who performed an autopsy on Eric Garner says a police officer’s chokehold set into motion “a lethal sequence of events” that led to his death five years ago. By Michael R. Sisak. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. With photo.


NEW YORK _ The famous winged TWA terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport has come out of its decades-long retirement with a new life as a luxury hotel. By Verena Dobnik. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2:30 p.m., photos.


ALBANY, N.Y.— The state Senate’s majority Democrats has passed a package of bills aimed at making New York’s streets, roads and waterways safer. By Chris Carola. Developing.


_ SCAM--FAKE PRIZES: A New York man has pleaded guilty in a direct-mail scam that stole more than $30 million from the elderly and others by promoting non-existent prizes

_ CUOMO-LEE-HOUSE: Food Network star Sandra Lee says she and her longtime partner, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are preparing to sell the house they share in the New York City suburbs. With photo.

_ ALLERGY EDUCATION: A legislative proposal in New York would require new teachers to complete training on how to use an EpiPen if a student suffers a severe allergic attack.

_ HIGH WATER-SHOREBIRDS: High water in the Great Lakes may spell trouble for the piping plover, an endangered bird that builds its nests on shorelines.

_ ALGAL WARNINGS: Scientists are collaborating on a high-tech early warning system to detect harmful algal blooms in the Finger Lakes.

_ DRUG PRICES-ADVOCATES: Cuomo administration officials say they support efforts by AARP to stem the rising cost of prescription drugs for New Yorkers.

_ CANALS OPENING: Part of the New York State Canal System is opening Friday for recreational boaters, but several sections remain closed due to high water from heavy rain.






NEW YORK _ American Express is buying the online reservation startup Resy, the companies announced Wednesday, the latest move by AmEx to establish and maintain a foothold for its card members in some of the world’s most desired restaurants. By Business Writer Ken Sweet. SENT: 383 words, photos.





NEW YORK _ CBS defended its decision to renew the drama series “Bull” after settling a sexual harassment claim against its star Michael Weatherly, saying the actor “owned” and apologized for his on-set behavior toward actress Eliza Dushku. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 391 words, photo.


NEW YORK _ Critics have generally not been kind to the new Hudson Yards complex. The Shed, a performance and arts space at Hudson Yards, has generally been cut more slack. Shed artistic director and CEO Alex Poots is sensitive to criticism of the complex as a billionaire’s playground. He promises it won’t be just a touring spot for shows created elsewhere, or a haven for established names only. Poots is interested in commissioning new work geared to the space. By Warren Levinson. SENT: 402 words, photos.





Ralph Krueger changed his mind on returning to coaching in the NHL just in time to give the Buffalo Sabres the experience they wanted behind the bench. Krueger was named Sabres coach on Wednesday after spending the past five years as chairman of English Premier League soccer club Southampton FC. By Hockey Writers Stephen Whyno and John Wawrow. SENT: 420 words, photo.


NEW YORK — The New York Jets have fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and coach Adam Gase will serve as the acting GM in his place. SENT: 300 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ The WNBA has hired Cathy Engelbert as its commissioner. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 454 words, photo.

_ BKN--COMBINE-DRAFT HOPEFULS: The NBA has picked 11 players from the G League Elite Camp to stay for the NBA draft combine that starts Thursday. With photo.

_ BBA--YANKEES-KENDRYS MORALES: The Yankees have acquired veteran slugger Kendrys Morales from the Oakland Athletics. With photo.