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

November 12, 2018

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

AMAZON HQ-TWO CITIES

The communities said to be favored to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers. But there are plenty of differences between New York’s Long Island City and Crystal City in northern Virginia. By Jennifer Peltz and Matthew Barakat. SENT: 1128 words, photos.

EPISCOPAL DIOCESE-SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

ALBANY, N.Y. — — The bishop of the Albany Episcopal Diocese has issued a directive banning same-sex marriages in the diocese, saying that the church has been “hijacked by the ‘Gay Rights Agenda.’” SENT: 130 words; will be updated to 300 words by 11 a.m.

SPORTS BETTING-COMMUTERS

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Sports betting is all over the airwaves, billboards, train station ads and publications in the New York area. But in order to place a legal sports bet, gamblers have to be within New Jersey’s borders. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 854 words, photos.

HKN--CANUCKS-RANGERS

NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers look to extend their season-high point streak to seven games as they host the Vancouver Canucks. New York is 5-0-1 in its last six, its longest such streak since a six-game win streak Oct. 31 to Nov. 11 last season. Vancouver, playing its fourth in a stretch of six straight on the road, has also earned points in six straight (4-0-2). UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

BKC--TROY-PITTSBURGH

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh looks to improve to 3-0 when the Panthers host Troy (1-1) on Monday night. Game begins at 7 p.m. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— HEATING ASSISTANCE: New York state residents will be able to apply for $372 million in federal home heating assistance starting this week.

— FATAL BARBELL ATTACK: A former New York City correction officer and his 21-year-old girlfriend have been charged in the fatal beating of the woman’s mother on Long Island.

— LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA: “Hamilton” playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda and prize-winning visual artist Carrie Mae Weems are set for a public chat next month.

— FOOD CARTS-GRADING SYSTEM: New York City officials say food carts and trucks will soon receive letter grades similar to the grades given to city restaurants.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apnyc@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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