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Extra $300 checks coming for jobless New Yorkers; plus, SU football predictions (Good Morning CNY for Sept. 11)

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Weather

High: 69; Low: 47. Thunderstorms possible Sunday.

Photo of the Day

HOUSE OF THE WEEK: See photos inside a 6,000 square foot country estate in Jamesville: “This home is pretty flexible.” (Juli Trush Pace)

Coronavirus Update

Extra $300 checks arriving next week: Unemployed New Yorkers who are out of work due to Covid-19 will get an extra $300 a week starting next week as part of the Lost Wages Assistance program, according to the New York Department of Labor. Roughly two million New Yorkers are pre-qualified for benefits and another 435,000 people must certify their status starting tomorrow in order to qualify.

Trump, Cuomo feud again: President Donald Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are criticizing each other’s handling of the coronavirus again. “One of the WORST governors in the USA. Caused 11,000 deaths in nursing homes alone,” Trump tweeted. “He admitted on tape to Woodward he lied to Americans about COVID, costing thousands of lives,” Cuomo responded. “1K Americans are dying a day from COVID—more than any other Western Country—b/c of your incompetence.”

MORE ON CORONAVIRUS:

Feds arrest 2 Buffalo brothers in $7 million Covid-19 relief scam

SUNY Cortland halts sports for 1 week after uptick in Covid-19 cases

CNY schools open with masks, temperature checks, small classes, no hugs; ‘the new normal’

What’s Trending

‘Rye Day’ shooting: Eight people have been indicted on murder charges in connection to a mass shooting at a large party in Syracuse on June 20 that left 17-year-old Chariel Osorio dead. They’re believed to have been part of a “deadly, multi-decade-long feud between the 110 and Bricktown street gangs.”

‘Candyman’ from Syracuse: David Klein, the original Mr. Jelly Belly who named the candy, was born in Syracuse. He’s making headlines now with a Willy Wonka-like golden ticket contest, and the grand prize is the key to a candy factory.

Sports

WILL BUFFALO WIN THE AFC EAST? The Buffalo Bills kick off the 2020 season on Sunday, and our Bills writers have revealed their game-by-game predictions. Get the TV schedule for each week and see if they’re right. (James P. McCoy/The Buffalo News via AP, Pool)

Syracuse football predictions: Every sports expert has picked North Carolina to beat SU in tomorrow’s season opener, but “Syracuse is an explosive offense” and should at least beat the spread.

‘Crazy journey’: Former Syracuse basketball star Leo Rautins opened up about the back problems that led to surgery at age 11, and playing through the pain in college and the NBA. He only learned earlier this year that he was born with congenital spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal.

A new home: Former Syracuse and Jamesville-DeWitt basketball star Brandon Triche is now in Dubai, preparing to play pro ball in the United Arab Emirates.

In Brief

State Fair food isn’t going away: Madness continues on the Orange lot (Oswego, too)

Assistant principal placed on leave after yelling ‘f--- the police’ at Rochester protest

Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people with online job fair

Man abandons dog after trying to give her to a stranger in Seneca Falls, police say

C-NS running back to enroll early at Buffalo after HS football season gets moved to spring

Utica police officer suspended after kicking man who was in custody

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