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

February 4, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION

NEW YORK _ After nearly three months of testimony about a vast drug-smuggling conspiracy steeped in violence, a jury in Brooklyn has begun deliberating at the trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. By Tom Hays. SENT: 415 words, photos, video.

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_ EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION-THE LATEST

JAIL CONDITIONS-NYC

NEW YORK _ A power failure at a federal detention center in New York City spawned a humanitarian crisis worsened by authorities’ response as guards wearing scarves and layers of clothing policed inmates who coped with “very cold” conditions in short-sleeve shirts and light pants, a lawsuit charged Monday. SENT: 451 words, photos, video.

STATE BUDGET-REVENUES

ALBANY, N.Y. _ State officials say New York’s income tax receipts are down more than $2 billion so far, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is placing the bulk of blame on the effects of last year’s Republican-led federal tax cuts. By Chris Carola. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3:30 p.m.

SPORTS BETTING-LEAGUE ROYALTIES

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — America’s major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them in. But they are back in the game this year with several state legislatures considering granting them fees from sports bets. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 1357 words, photos.

STATE OF THE UNION-OCASIO-CORTEZ GUEST

WASHINGTON _ Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s guest for the State of the Union address is a woman who cornered Sen. Jeff Flake on live television to protest his support for Brett Kavanaugh. Ana Maria Archila, who lives in the star freshman Democrat’s New York District, said she will wear white and a pin that the congresswoman gave her that says, “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 396 words, photo.

BORDER-FRESHMAN CONGRESSWOMAN

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Since winning a closely watched election in New Mexico three months ago, U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small hasn’t garnered the same amount of attention as other freshmen in Congress. The Las Cruces Democrat isn’t followed around the Capitol by herds of reporters like Democratic U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 564 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ XGR--ENDING CASH BAIL: Chanting “enough is enough,” criminal justice reformers have gathered in Albany to urge New York state lawmakers to eliminate cash bail.

_ WINTER WEATHER-POLICE: State police say they dealt with nearly 1,100 crashes and issued more than 600 travel ban tickets during the snowstorm last week in New York.

_ SETON HALL-PRESIDENT: Seton Hall University has appointed the current head of Iona College to be its next president.

_ RESTAURANT SHOOTINGS: Authorities say a man accused of shooting three people in a Syracuse-area restaurant had been arguing with his ex-girlfriend.

_ HIGHWAY SHOOTING: Authorities are investigating a shooting that seriously injured a driver on Sunrise Highway on Long Island.

_ SUBWAY STATION SHOOTING: Police say a man has been fatally shot on the platform of a subway station in Queens.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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THEATER-THE ANTI-HAMILTONIANS

NEW YORK _ Ever since the historical musical “Hamilton” began its march to near-universal infatuation, one group has withheld its applause _ historians. Ishmael Reed, who has been nominated twice for a National Book Award, has chosen to fight fire with fire — collecting his critique of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed show into a play. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 1196 words, photo.

OPERA-CAMARENA ON THE HIGH C’S

NEW YORK _ When Javier Camarena explodes with joy singing nine high C’s in Donizetti’s “La Fille du Regiment (Daughter of the Regiment),” there’s a good chance the Metropolitan Opera audience will explode right back at him with demands for an encore. By Mike Silverman. SENT: 717 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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BKN--BUCKS-NETS

NEW YORK _ The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Brooklyn Nets. With photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

HKN--KINGS-RANGERS

NEW YORK _ The Los Angeles Kings visit the New York Rangers. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.