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

December 4, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

GUN CONTROL-SOCIAL MEDIA

ALBANY, N.Y. — Should authorities be able to deny handgun licenses for hateful tweets? A New York lawmaker is raising the question with a bill that would require police to scrutinize the social media activity and online searches of handgun license applicants, and disqualify those who have published violent or hateful posts. By Michael Hill. SENT: 599 words, photos, video.

HONG KONG OFFICIAL-BRIBERY CHARGES

NEW YORK — Closing arguments are expected at the trial of a prominent Hong Kong businessman charged in a United Nations-linked bribery case. By Jim Mustian. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m.

TRUMP HOTEL LAWSUIT

WASHINGTON — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland said they are moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. By Tami Abdollah. SENT: 519 words, photo.

HKN--LEAFS-SABRES

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Buffalo Sabres. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

HKN--JETS-ISLANDERS

NEW YORK — The Winnipeg Jets look to complete a sweep of their three-game trip to the New York City area as they visit the New York Islanders. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--NORTHEASTERN-SYRACUSE

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Northeastern plays Syracuse at Carrier Dome. Game starts at 7 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

—FEDEX BRAWL: Police say a brawl broke out between FedEx workers and a group of mourners at a funeral in New York City.

— COMMUNITY SOLAR: Nine community solar projects around New York state have been awarded state contracts to help low-income residents access renewable energy.

— FARMERS-PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION: A tax emption that’s deemed essential for farmers and growers across New York state has been extended for another decade.

— MUSIC-SPOTIFY-END OF YEAR: It’s no surprise, but Drake is the king of Spotify: He is the platform’s most-streamed artist of the year globally. With photos.

— CHESAPEAKE BAY-GRANT FUNDING: Efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay will soon get a boost in funding.

— I LOVE MY LIBRARIAN: A Pittsburgh librarian who advocates for immigrants and refugees and a librarian from rural North Carolina who helps patrons navigate the internet are among 10 winners of the I Love My Librarian Award.

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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