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

August 30, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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ALBANY, N.Y. — His father famously flirted with the idea, his indecision about whether to run for president leading some to call him the “Hamlet on the Hudson.” Andrew Cuomo was more to the point, ruling out a 2020 run in no uncertain terms during a debate on Wednesday with Cynthia Nixon, saying the only reason he wouldn’t serve another four years as governor of New York — assuming he prevails in November — is “if God strikes me dead.” UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.


NEW YORK — The man accused of setting off a bomb in New York City’s subway system is set to appear in federal court ahead of a planned October trial. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m. Developing from 2:30 p.m. hearing.


NEW YORK — Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen, Adele: The charge to destigmatize postpartum depression has never before had so many high-profile sufferers willing to share their stories. Add Serena Williams to the list. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 839 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Back when Serena Williams, then 16, and Venus Williams, then 17, played each other on tour for the very first time in January 1998, no one possibly could have known it would signal the start of a series that would last for two decades. Actually, Serena did predict it. “What you guys saw today,” she said after losing to Venus way back then, “is definitely something in the future to watch for.” Well, here we are: Williams vs. Williams, Part 30, at the U.S. Open on Friday. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 3 p.m.


NEW YORK — Past U.S. Open champions Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova are among those in second-round action on Thursday. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. Play began at 11 a.m. ET. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

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CHICAGO — Tight end Nick O’Leary, running back Travaris Cadet and perhaps even quarterback AJ McCarron get one last opportunity to make Buffalo’s roster when the Bills wrap up the preseason at Chicago. Don’t expect any Bears starters to get on the field after new coach Matt Nagy sat them last week. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.


— HUMAN REMAINS FOUND: A 25-year-old homicide victim whose remains were found in two Bronx parks lost her mother to violence when she was a child.

— FRATERNITY-EXPELLED: Two Syracuse University students suspended for a video showing members of their fraternity using racist slurs and simulating sexual assault have re-enrolled after an order from a judge.

— SYRACUSE FIRE: Syracuse’s fire chief says firefighters have mostly extinguished a blaze that burned for six hours, but will have to keep eyes on the scene.

— PHOTOGRAPHER-CHILD PORNOGRAPHY: A New York man who once worked as a photographer at a summer camp for children with disabilities and as a youth sports photographer has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in Massachusetts.

— INVASIVE CLAM-LAKE GEORGE: A New York park commission says an invasive clam species first discovered in Lake George eight years ago is continuing to spread throughout the water system.

— MISSING SWIMMER: New York City police say a swimmer who went missing off of a Bronx beach has been pulled from the water.

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