Members can send stories and tips to email@example.com for upstate and firstname.lastname@example.org for the New York metro area. The New York desk can be reached at 212-621-1670. The photo desk is reachable at 212-621-1902.
For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org .
Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.
Eds: ELECTION 2018-TAX OVERHAUL, listed on a previous digest will not move today. It is scheduled to move on Wednesday.
Also, no story upcoming on BRANDED WOMAN. Court conference was mostly procedural. Defendants excused from hearing.
NEW YORK - Four men who said they were sexually abused as boys by a teacher at a Brooklyn Catholic church have reached a $27.5 million settlement with the Diocese of Brooklyn in one of the largest settlements ever awarded to sexual abuse victims within the Catholic Church. The men will each receive about $6.8 million. SENT: 300 words.
CHILD THREATENED-VIDEO GAME
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. - A New York man was arrested Tuesday after threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in the video game "Fortnite," according to police. SENT: 200 words.
NEW YORK - Julie Chen announced Tuesday that she was leaving the cast of the CBS daytime show "The Talk" a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company due to sexual misconduct allegations. By David Bauder. SENT: 336 words, photos.
- BALLET-NUDE PHOTOS: A woman who sued the New York City Ballet company over the sharing of nude photos and videos is amending her lawsuit to add two fired dancers and a donor as defendants.
- GRAPPLING OVER GUN: A Bronx deli clerk wrestled a gun away from a would-be robber in a harrowing attack caught on video.
- NEW YORK DEMOCRATS-RALLY: Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have set aside their contentious relationship to kick off the Democratic party's statewide general election campaign.
- TROPICAL WEATHER-NEW YORK-FLOODING: Several roads in New York's Southern Tier have been closed by flash flooding caused by heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Florence.
- CITY HALL-LIGHTNING STRIKE: Officials in Saratoga Springs say the Victorian-era city hall will be closed for months as construction crews repair extensive damage stemming from a lightning strike last month.
- CHILD THREATENED-VIDEO GAME: Police say a Long Island man threatened to shoot an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in the video game "Fortnite."
- BORDER PATROL-MARIJUANA SEIZED: Federal authorities say Border Patrol agents have seized nearly 180 pounds (81 kilograms) of marijuana at checkpoints recently set up in New York's Adirondack Mountains.
- SNACKS-MARIJUIANA: A box of mail-order munchies delivered to an upstate New York family contained something other than the usual nuts, seeds and sweets: vacuum-sealed packets of marijuana.
- WOMAN ASSAULTED-CHASE: Authorities in the Hudson Valley say they're looking for a man who eluded police after he sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint.
- TEACHER RESIGNS: A teacher in upstate New York has resigned after he handed out a syllabus that contained profanity and language some considered offensive.
- AIR POLLUTION-CRIMINAL CASE: A judge says an upstate New York fuel manufacturer is guilty of violating probation by having emissions that could create a threat to public health.
- HEINZ AWARDS: A SUNY Fredonia scientist who warned about the environmental threat of microbeads is one of six people being honored with $250,000 cash awards from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation.
- POLICE OFFICERS-AWARDS: Six members of the Yonkers Police Department are sharing an award that honors New York state law enforcement officers who display bravery in the line of duty.
- VISA-MASTERCARD-SETTLEMENT: Visa and Mastercard say they and several banks will pay $6.2 billion to settle part of a long-running lawsuit brought by merchants over fees on credit card transactions.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Anyone who imagines that modernist houses across the United States are a homogeneous collection of sleek glass boxes may want to look again. By Katherine Roth. SENT: 758 words, photos
- MUSIC-BOB SEGER: New dates are being added as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band prepare for what they say is their final tour.
- BIKE PROJECT-NIAGARA FALLS: An upstate New York bicycle advocacy organization has received over $80,000 in grant funding to help make Niagara Falls more bike-friendly.
- ADIRONDACK PARKING: New York officials are banning roadside parking in an area highly popular with Adirondack hikers.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - When the clock ticked to zero on Saturday and Syracuse had beaten another marquee team at home, Orange coach Dino Babers didn't have to flinch. "I didn't get hit with any ice or water," said Babers, in his third season at Syracuse. "That means that they expected to win." By John Kekis. SENT: 777 words, photos.
NEW YORK - The Red Sox can clinch their third straight AL East title with a victory on the home field of their archrival. In a series opener threatened by rain, Nathan Eovaldi is to start for Boston, which has the baseball's best record. J.A. Happ (16-6) goes for New York. By Jake Seiner. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
- BBA--YANKEES--SHEFFIELD: Left-hander Justus Sheffield was put on the major league roster by the New York Yankees and could make his major league debut this week.
- BBA--YANKEES-JUDGE: Aaron Judge is returning to the New York Yankees' starting lineup for the first time since breaking his right wrist on July 26.
PHILADELPHIA - Aaron Nola (16-5) starts for the Phillies and Steven Matz (5-11) pitches for the Mets in the middle game of a series. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
TEN--CHAIR UMPIRE SUSPENDED
The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match was suspended for two tournaments by the ATP. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 460 words, photos.
- HKN--SABRES-SHEARY: Buffalo Sabres forward Conor Sheary is in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season with what the team calls an upper body injury.
- FBN--BILLS-MOVES: The Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback Ryan Lewis off their practice squad to address a position depleted after Vontae Davis abruptly left the team last weekend.