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    NEW YORK _ Jonah Reider became an object of media fascination when he opened a sophisticated supper club in his Columbia University dorm that briefly became one of New York City’s most coveted reservations. Three years after graduation, the “dorm chef” is still cooking up culinary buzz. His club, Pith, has a new incarnation in a high-rise apartment near Wall Street. And the 25-year-old entrepreneur shot a television pilot in Japan presenting that country’s food traditions many younger people there have abandoned. By Verena Dobnik. UPCOMING: 900 words by 11 a.m. AP photos.

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    CAPITOL WATCH

    ALBANY, N.Y. _ In New York state government news, a bill that would grant Congress access to Donald Trump’s state tax returns awaits action by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. By David Klepper. SENT: 600 words.

    PENCE-WEST POINT

    WEST POINT, N.Y. _ Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that they are "the best of the best." SENT: 350 words, photos.

    MILLENNIAL HOMEBUYING _ For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock. In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in 78% of U.S. metro areas have climbed faster than incomes. That's according to an Associated Press analysis of real estate industry data provided by CoreLogic. By Josh Boak and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

    ELECTION 2020-ABORTION

    Members of both parties say a flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states. By Alan Fram. SENT: 975 words, photos, videos. Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page on APNewsroom.

    SPELLING BEE

    For those who will compete in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, an unremarkable sound is the cause of their angst, their sleepless nights, their lifelong memories of failure. It's the most common sound in the English language, and it sounds like "uh" to the uninitiated. Spellers know it by its proper name: the schwa. By Ben Nuckols. SENT: 975 words, photo.

    BAIT CRISIS

    PORTLAND, Maine - Fishermen already dealing with a dramatic reduction in the amount of a key bait fish they are allowed to harvest will likely face an additional cut next year that could drive up the price of lobster for consumers. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    IN BRIEF:

    _ KNIFE-WIELDING WOMAN SHOT: New York City police say officers shot a woman who was threatening them with a knife.

    _ DERAILMENT-LONG ISLAND: Train service to the east end of Long Island is suspended on Memorial Day weekend after a derailment on the Long Island Rail Road.

    _ MEMORIAL DAY-STATE POLICE: The New York State Police and their local partners in law enforcement will step up patrols over the Memorial Day weekend in an effort to stop impaired and reckless motorists.

    _ HUDSON RIVER RESCUE: Westchester County police say officers rescued a man who fell off his Jet Ski and drifted in the Hudson River for 45 minutes.

    SPORTS:

    BBA-YANKEES-ROYALS

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Luke Voit put on quite a power show for his big rooting section at Kauffman Stadium. With 60 family members and friends in the stands, the Missouri native hit a 470-foot, go-ahead home run in the seventh inning that sent the New York Yankees past the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Saturday in the first game of a split doubleheader. By Kollin Miller. SENT: 700 words, photos.

    BBO-TIGERS-METS

    NEW YORK _ Needing to play catch-up yet again, the New York Mets got their biggest swings from backstops Tomas Nido and Wilson Ramos in another dramatic win. Nido homered against Buck Farmer leading off the 13th inning, Ramos went deep twice and the Mets beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Saturday for another comeback victory during this wild homestand. By Jake Seiner. SENT: 1,000 words. AP photos.

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