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

August 2, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

VIOLENCE INTERRUPTORS

NEW YORK — Amid an uptick in killings of young people in New York City, groups called “violence interrupters” are working overtime. The city funds 18 such groups that are largely made up of former gang members who hold rallies to stoke outrage over crimes, hang out in high-crime spots to watch out for trouble and even step in to mediate fights. This year, they are facing a particular challenge: 16 people between the ages of 10 and 18 have been killed in the city, already matching last year’s total. By Stephen Groves. SENT: 1016 words, photos. With photos, video.

DEMOCRATS-CORPORATE MONEY

WASHINGTON — Money in politics is emerging as a new test for Democratic candidates, with scores of politicians pledging to reject corporate PAC donations. By Lisa Lerer. SENT: 1166 words, photo.

POLITICAL DONOR-ALLIED WALLET

NEW YORK — A prominent political donor has helped pornographers, payday loan debt collectors and offshore gambling operations get past the banking system’s gates, according to internal records from an online payment processing firm obtained by The Associated Press. Allied Wallet and its executives have given $6 million in contributions since late 2015 to Democrats and Republicans. The records show the company used fake websites and foreign dummy corporations to mask some customers’ true businesses. By Jake Pearson and Jeff Horwitz. SENT: 3075 words, photos. A shorte4r version also is available.

BBN--METS-NATIONALS

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals wrap up a three-game series against the New York Mets. By Ian Quillen. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

BKL--WNBA INCREASED TECHNICALS

NEW YORK — Technical fouls are up this year in the WNBA with more already called this season than last. There were 92 technical fouls given to players before the All-Star break. That’s 11 more then all of last season. There were also 30 handed out to coaches already this season. There’s still nearly 20 percent of the season left to play. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 900 words

IN BRIEF:

— RIVER SEARCH-NEW YORK CITY: New York City police and firefighters have rescued a woman and a man from the East River near the Williamsburg Bridge.

— SALES TAX COLLECTIONS: New York state’s comptroller says local sales tax collections are up so far this year.

— GUN THEFTS: Authorities in upstate New York are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the person or people who stole seventeen guns from two firearm dealers.

— ROCHESTER RIVERFRONT: State officials have announced 13 projects that are part of a $50 million effort to revitalize Rochester’s riverfront.

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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