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

May 24, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

BRANDED WOMEN

NEW YORK _ A close-knit family from Mexico ventured to upstate New York in the early 2000s to seek the spiritual guidance of Keith Raniere. Prosecutors say Raniere tore apart the family by sexually exploiting two sisters starting in their teens and confining one to a bedroom for two years when she defied him. Their tale is a compelling subplot at a trial accusing Raniere of being a sinister con man masquerading as a self-help guru. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-BATALI

BOSTON _ Celebrity chef Mario Batali is set to appear in court on a criminal charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. By Alanna Durkin. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated; timing uncertain. Photos, video planned.

WEINSTEIN-LAWSUIT

NEW YORK _ A tentative deal has been reached to settle multiple lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women. By Michael R. Sisak and Tom McElroy. SENT: 523 words, photo.

EARNS-FOOT LOCKER

NEW YORK — Shares of Foot Locker tumbled in early trading Friday on weak profit and revenue numbers. The shoe retailer also cut its outlook for the year. SENT: 355 words, photo.

PEOPLE-BRANDON MAXWELL

NEW YORK _ Lada Gaga’s multiple fashion reveals were a big moment at the Met Gala. They were also a sweet one for her friend Brandon Maxwell, the designer by her side who peeled off all her layers on the pink carpet. By Gina Abdy. SENT: 420 words, photos.

BBO--TIGERS-METS

NEW YORK _ Noah Syndergaard pitches for the Mets in the opener of a three-game interleague series against the skidding Detroit Tigers, who are coming off an 0-9 homestand. New York just finished a four-game sweep of Washington. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

CAR--INDY 500-STEINBRENNER

NEW YORK _ George Steinbrenner IV still remembers the feeling of driving down the Major Deegan Expressway and seeing Yankee Stadium, the old ballpark in the Bronx seemingly rising from the horizon. It’s the same feeling he experiences when he turns off Georgetown Road, passes through the tunnel beneath the front stretch and sees the pagoda rising above Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 22-year-old son of Yankees chairman Hank Steinbrenner joined Indiana businessman Mike Harding late last year as a partner in Harding Steinbrenner Racing. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. SENT: 879 words, photos.

BBA--YANKEES-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The New York Yankees open a three-game set against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. By Kollin Miller. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:15 p.m. EDT.

BKL--STEWART-WNBA AMBASSADOR

NEW YORK _ A person familiar with the decision says that Breanna Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season and be paid by the league after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles over the winter and is out for the year. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 450 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ SUBWAY BRAKE MYSTERY: New York City police have made an arrest in their investigation into a series of subway emergency brake activations.

_ SEXUAL HARASSMENT: New York lawmakers are holding a hearing on sexual harassment and what the state can do to combat the widespread problem in the public and private sectors.

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