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

May 3, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NEW YORK _ “The Situation” and the Fyre Festival fraudster are already there. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is up next. It’s not reality TV. It’s a federal prison 70 miles from New York City where white-collar and D-list scoundrels can do time while playing bocce ball and noshing on rugelach. Cohen, 53, is due to report Monday to the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville to start a three-year sentence for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance crimes. By Michael R. Sisak and Jim Mustian. SENT: 1017 words, photos.


NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce this month whether he is joining the growing list of candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, he said Thursday. The announcement of an impending announcement came after several weeks of the second-term mayor saying he would decide “sooner rather than later” whether he’s running for president. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 447 words, photo.


NEW YORK _ A man who plotted to bomb New York City’s subways, then switched sides after his arrest and spent nearly a decade helping the U.S. identify and prosecute terrorists, was rewarded for his help Thursday with a sentence of 10 years in prison, effectively time he has already served. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 668 words, photos.


ALBANY, N.Y. — Parents of people killed in recent limousine crashes in New York state urged legislators Thursday to pass tougher safety regulations to get unsafe vehicles and operators off the road. By David Klepper. SENT: 535 words, photo.


NEW YORK — Phillip Youmans was just 17 and finishing high school when he completed his lyrical debut feature film, “Burning Cane.” Now, his movie has won the top award at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 307 words, photo.


NEW YORK _ The filmmakers of “XY Chelsea” say they envisioned a more celebratory premiere for their Chelsea Manning documentary. Director Tim Travers Hawkins has worked for the last three years on the film, capturing the former intelligence analyst’s exit from prison and re-entry to civilian life in 2017. But Manning was jailed again in March after being found in contempt for refusing to answer questions before a grand jury about WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 762 words, photo.


RALEIGH, N.C. _ The Carolina Hurricanes can finish off the first four-game series sweep in franchise history when they take on the New York Islanders in Game 4 of their second-round series. Islanders coach Barry Trotz hasn’t yet said if Robin Lehner _ winless in his career against Carolina _ will start in goal. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT.


NEW YORK _ Minnesota (19-10) takes baseball’s best record into the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium, where the Twins are 14-50 since 2002 _ including the postseason. James Paxton (3-2, 3.38 ERA) pitches for New York against Kyle Gibson (2-0, 4.88), who is 1-5 with a 6.86 ERA in eight starts against the Yankees. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


MILWAUKEE _ New York plays Milwaukee at Miller Park. With photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EDT.


_ NEWARK AIRPORT-SHUTTLE BUS CRASH: An employee shuttle bus has crashed at Newark Liberty International Airport, injuring more than a dozen people.

_ HIGH SCHOOL BOMB PLOT: Three teenagers on Long Island have been arrested on charges they plotted to build and detonate a bomb at their school.

_ BUFFALO-NEW MUSEUM: A new museum that’s expected to attract a quarter-million visitors each year will be opening soon on Buffalo’s waterfront.

_ LEMONADE STAND FLAP: A dispute last summer over whether a 7-year-old boy had the proper permits to operate a lemonade stand has prompted legislative action in New York.

_ CHILD STRUCK BY VAN: Police say a 3-year-old boy crossing a street in Brooklyn has been fatally struck by a delivery van.

_ SHARK FISHING: The rules for recreational shark fishermen are going to get more difficult to try to protect a vulnerable species of shark.

_ FBN--CRASH-PIERRE-PAUL: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers say linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul, a former New York Giant, has been released from the hospital after a single-car crash in South Florida.

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