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

April 9, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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MEASLES CASES-NEW YORK CITY

NEW YORK _ New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak centered in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and ordered mandatory vaccinations in the neighborhood. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the unusual order amid what he said was a measles crisis in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section, where more than 250 people have gotten measles since September. Officials blamed the outbreak on “anti-vaxxers” spreading false information. By Verena Dobnik. SENT: 471 words; will be updated. Photos planned.

AFGHANISTAN-US TROOPS-VICTIMS

NEW YORK — A U.S. military member killed this week in Afghanistan was honored five years ago for rescuing a woman from a burning high-rise while serving with the Fire Department of New York, the city’s mayor and fire commissioner said on Tuesday. Christopher Slutman, a 15-year FDNY member, was among three American service members killed by a roadside bomb Monday. He leaves behind his wife, Shannon, and three daughters. SENT: 409 words, photos.

TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION

NEW YORK _ As Michael Cohen seeks another reprieve from his three-year prison sentence, there are mounting indications his usefulness to federal prosecutors is drying up. By Jim Mustian and Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 877 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

WASHINGTON — Over four months, Kirsten Gillibrand has campaigned for the White House across eight states, pushed her rivals to release their tax returns and delivered a major speech outside a Trump-branded property in Manhattan. What the New York senator hasn’t done: Break out of a crowded early field of Democratic candidates. By Juana Summers. SENT: 922 words, photo.

RELIGIOUS ATTIRE-PROTECTIONS

ALBANY, N.Y. _ The New York state Senate is poised to approve legislation strengthening protections for religious attire in the workplace. Developing.

WWII AIRMAN-REMAINS IDENTIFIED

ALBANY, N.Y. — A New York airman whose remains were recently identified more than 75 years after he died in World War II will likely be reburied in a family plot in a rural upstate cemetery, a relative of the fallen serviceman said. By Chris Carola. SENT: 367 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ NY LEGISLATURE-TRUMP TAXES: Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he supports legislative efforts to get President Donald Trump to release his state tax returns but only if the rules also apply to other elected officials in New York.

_ WIFE SLAYING-PAROLE: A 54-year-old Long Island man imprisoned for strangling his newlywed wife to death in 1987 has been granted parole.

_ DEER HUNTING-NEW YORK: State officials say hunters killed 12 percent more deer in the last New York hunting season than in 2017.

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BUSINESS

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AIRBNB REGULATIONS

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers have a new proposal for regulating home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

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SPORTS

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BBO--TWINS-METS

NEW YORK _ NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (2-0), who has not allowed a run in 13 innings this season, starts for the New York Mets in an interleague series opener against the Minnesota Twins and Kyle Gibson, who has a 9.64 ERA after failing to get a decision in his season debut. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

BBA--YANKEES-ASTROS

HOUSTON _ Houston’s Gerrit Cole opposes New York rookie Jonathan Loaisiga when the Astros and Yankees continue a three-game series. The Astros won the opener 4-3 to extend their winning streak to four games. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

BKN--KNICKS-BULLS

CHICAGO _ Teams with two of the three worst records in the NBA meet as the Chicago Bulls host the New York Knicks in their final home game. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EDT.

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