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

March 14, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TRUMP-MANAFORT-NEW YORK

ALBANY, N.Y. — Paul Manafort’s indictment on state-level charges in New York could offer a blueprint for keeping President Donald Trump’s associates behind bars if he pardons them on federal charges stemming from the Russia probe. But those backstop efforts could be upended if state lawmakers can’t close what some call the “double jeopardy loophole” — a New York law that state prosecutors see as a major hurdle to taking up cases that have already been resolved at the federal level. By David Klepper and Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 669 words, photo.

TRUMP LAWYER INVESTIGATION-PARDONS

NEW YORK _ Federal prosecutors have requested copies of communications Michael Cohen had with a New York attorney who broached the possibility of a pardon from President Donald Trump, the attorney said Wednesday. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 459 words, photo.

HUAWEI-BANK FRAUD

NEW YORK _ Huawei Technologies, the No. 2 smartphone maker, is set to be arraigned in New York on charges that it lied to banks about deals that violated economic sanctions. By Tom Hays. Developing from 11 a.m. hearing.

MOB SHOOTING

NEW YORK — A man said by federal prosecutors to have been a top leader of New York’s notorious Gambino crime family was shot and killed Wednesday on Staten Island. SENT: 245 words, photos. SENT: 245 words, photos.

BRANDED WOMEN

NEW YORK — A case featuring sensational claims that followers of a New York self-help organization were forced to become sex slaves took a new turn on Wednesday with one key defendant pleading guilty and another being hit with child pornography charges. By Tom Hays. SENT: 528 words, photos.

MANHATTAN MINI-CITY

NEW YORK _ A towering sculpture called Vessel — made up of 2,500 twisting steps the public can climb — is scheduled to open Friday as the visual centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a $25 billion urban complex on Manhattan’s West Side that is the city’s most ambitious development since the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. By Verena Dobnik. SENT: 860 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ STOP AND FRISK: The New York Civil Liberties Union says young black and Latino men are still being stopped and frisked by New York City police officers at disproportionate rates even as the number of stops by police has declined.

_ GINSBURG POSTER-HATE CRIME INVESTIGATION: The New York Police Department’s hate crimes unit is investigating after a poster of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was defaced with an anti-Semitic image and language.

_ BLOOMBERG-OPIOIDS-MICHIGAN: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity will invest $10 million to help Michigan fight opioid overdose deaths.

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.