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BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

April 4, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Kiley Armstrong at 212-621-1670.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org .

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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ELECTION 2020-CRIMINAL JUSTICE

NEW YORK _ The Democrats seeking the White House have issued proposals on overhauling education, agriculture, technology and immigration. But none of the candidates has made specific pitches on how he or she would transform the nation’s criminal justice system. Although the Democratic candidates have talked broadly about systemic racism — with several backing some form of reparations to the descendants of slaves — none has gone deep on mass incarceration or police reform. By National Writer Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 923 words, photo.

MODERN POLICING-OLD TRICKS

NEW YORK _ A 5½-foot rope _ simple technology in an era of drones, stun guns and body cameras _ is helping New York City police officers secure doors and potentially save lives when dealing with emotionally disturbed people threatening harm. By Michael R. Sisak. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m.

CONGRESS-TRUMP TAXES

WASHINGTON _ A House committee chairman formally asked the IRS to provide six years of President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses as Democrats try to shed light on his complex financial dealings and potential conflicts of interest. By Business Writer Marcy Gordon. SENT: 617 words, photos.

TESLA-SEC-HEARING

NEW YORK _ A federal judge in New York is hearing oral arguments about whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in contempt of court for tweeting about vehicle production. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says Musk is in contempt of court for violating the terms of an October agreement, which prohibits Musk from putting out tweets without prior approval by his lawyers. By Cathy Bussewitz. UPCOMING: 800 words developing from 2 p.m. court hearing.

TRUMP-INAUGURAL PROBE

NEW YORK _ The House Intelligence Committee wants to interview a key planner of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, adding to a growing list of inquiries into the funding of the celebratory events. The request was revealed in a letter Trump’s inaugural committee received this week from an attorney for the planner, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former adviser to first lady Melania Trump. Federal prosecutors in New York have also served Winston Wolkoff with a grand jury subpoena. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 360 words.

MUSIC-BELAFONTE-BENNETT

NEW YORK _ The Apollo Theater hosts a tribute Thursday night to Harry Belafonte and Tony Bennett. By Hillel Italie. With photos, video. Show starts at 8 p.m.

NIT CHAMPIONSHIP

NEW YORK _ Lipscomb plays Texas in the NIT championship game at Madison Square Garden. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BBM--METS-TEBOW DEBUTS

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tim Tebow is one step away from the Big Show. He’s still in no rush. “I enjoy the process every day, enjoy every opportunity I get,” Tebow said as he prepared for Thursday’s International League opener with the Syracuse Mets. “That’s one thing I take a lot of pride in — having fun and not just the destination but truly enjoying the journey.” By Sports Writer John Kekis. SENT: 946 words, photo.

BBA--YANKEES-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE _ New York plays Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. With photos. Game starts at 3:05 p.m.

HKN--JETS-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ Both Winnipeg and Colorado have plenty on the line Thursday in Denver. The Jets are trying to wrap up the Central Division while the Avalanche are hoping to secure the final wild-card spot. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. EDT.

HKN--ISLANDERS-PANTHERS

MIAMI _ The New York Islanders visit the Florida Panthers. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT.

HKN--SENATORS-SABRES

BUFFALO _ The Ottawa Senators visit the Buffalo Sabres. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

FBN--JETS-NEW UNIFORMS

NEW YORK _ The New York Jets are set to unveil flashy new uniforms and a revamped team logo on Thursday night during an event at a midtown ballroom. It’s the team’s first major rebranding since 1998 and caps a busy offseason in which they hired a new coach and signed free agent running back Le’Veon Bell. By Denis Gorman. UPCOMING: 600 words by 10 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ MANHATTAN TOLLS: A coalition of public transit supporters is celebrating a plan to impose new tolls on motorists entering the busiest parts of Manhattan as a way to raise money for New York City’s subways.

_ BLUEFISH HUSBAND: Federal fishing regulators say catch quotas and regulations for Atlantic bluefish will be about the same this year as they were in 2018.

_ WILDFIRE CONDITIONS: New York state officials say the risk for wildfires is up due to rising temperatures, gusty winds and low relative humidity.

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