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

June 9, 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 Karen Matthews at 212-621-1670.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


NEW YORK — Three races at various distances on three different tracks over a span of five weeks. Just 12 horses have swept the Triple Crown, one of the rarest feats in sports. Justify will try to immortalize his name and join such horses as Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Citation and Secretariat when he runs in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. By Beth Harris. SENT: 760 words, photos.


NEW YORK — There will be floats, musicians and brightly colored costumes when the Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way along Fifth Avenue this Sunday, as there always are. But amid all the fun and celebration planned on Sunday, organizers and participants want to keep a spotlight on something serious — that months after Hurricane Maria roared over Puerto Rico, and as the next hurricane season arrives, the U.S. island territory is still struggling. By Deepti Hajela. UPCOMING: 580 words, photos by 1 p.m.


A plan to diversify New York City’s most elite public high schools is drawing fire from the minority group that has come to dominate the schools in recent years: Asian-Americans. By Karen Matthews. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 1 p.m.


ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York state government news, the state Senate is beset by gridlock as Republicans hold on to power by the thinnest of margins. With one member away on military duty, Republicans are relying on the support of a renegade Democrat to stay in control. But with the chamber split, Democrats have demonstrated that they can shut down work when they choose. Meanwhile, supporters of sports gambling are making a final push in the waning weeks of the legislative session. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 580 words by 1 p.m.


Many people thought Anthony Bourdain had the most enviable career in existence. He didn’t deny it. “I have the best job in the world,” the globe-trotting food-taster and culinary storyteller once told the New Yorker magazine, stating the rather obvious. “If I’m unhappy, it’s a failure of imagination.” By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.


— SMALL PLANE CRASH: A third body has been recovered from a private plane that crashed a week ago off East Hampton, New York, killing four.

— TRAIL REOPENS: A popular state park trail beneath a cliff face offering panoramic views of the Albany area is re-opening after a project to make it safer.

— DATING SCAM SENTENCE: A man from Ghana has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for an internet romance scheme that tricked victims out of money.

—CHILD PORNOGRAPHY-SENTENCING: A 48-year-old woman has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for producing pornography involving three young children.

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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