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

November 13, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

RICHMOND, Va. — Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia, according to a person familiar with the plans. The online retailer is expected to make an official announcement later Tuesday. The person was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of that announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. By Alan Suderman and Joseph Pisani. SENT: 459 words, photos, video.

AMAZON HQ-TWO CITIES

NEW YORK — The communities that are expected 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 Matthews Barakat. SENT: 1111 words, photos, video. Story also moved in a previous cycle.

DRUG CRISIS-SPIRITUAL SPECIALISTS

Some clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis. In Newburgh, New York, it means Catholic friars leading sidewalk prayers. In New Bedford, Massachusetts, it means pleas to struggling souls to surrender to God. And in Winchester, Virginia, it means funerals for members of their flock who didn’t make it. Though their faiths differ, their goal is the same — to get troubled souls to seek treatment and take comfort in a higher power. By Michael Hill. UPCOMING: 1,800 words by 1 a.m., photos, video.

EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION

NEW YORK — A U.S. jury is set to hear an epic tale about the notorious Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo.” Opening statements at the trial of Joaquin Guzman are to begin Tuesday morning in New York City courtroom under tight security. By Tom Hays. SENT: 807 words, photo. Will be updated; opening arguments start at 9:30 a.m.

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ELECTION 2020-WHY WAIT?

WASHINGTON — The 2020 presidential election is two years away, but several Democrats, including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, see little incentive to mask their White House ambitions. Democrats are motivated by urgency to unseat President Donald Trump and the prospect of a historically large primary field. By Thomas Beaumont, Juana Summers and Julie Pace. SENT: 970 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— PURPLE HEART HALL-EXPANSION: The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in the Hudson Valley is getting a $10 million upgrade.

— ROAMING ELEPHANT: An elephant that was burned by napalm during the Vietnam War has been returned to an upstate New York animal sanctuary after taking a late-night stroll.

— FORMER ALASKAN RUNNER-FIRST MARATHON: A former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011 ran his first marathon and became an American citizen last week.

— NEW YORK-HOLIDAY TREES: Two donated blue spruce trees are being cut down this week and transported to the Capitol and Empire State Plaza in Albany to become New York state’s holiday trees

— NEW YORK-MEDICAL MARIJUANA: The first medical marijuana dispensary in Buffalo has opened its doors.

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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