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

August 8, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


NEW YORK — Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, of New York, was indicted Wednesday on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. Collins’ son and a family acquaintance were also charged. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 10:30 p.m.


NEW YORK — New York’s city council is set to vote on proposals that would seek to temporarily reign in the fast growth of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, amid complaints that unregulated competition has crippled the traditional taxi industry and left too many drivers competing for too few fares. By Karen Matthews. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.


NEW YORK — The star witness in the corruption trial of the once-powerful head of New York City’s jail guards union is expected to testify about his effort to win the favor of Mayor Bill de Blasio through a large contribution to his mayoral campaign. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.


CHICAGO — Luis Severino tries to get back on track when the New York Yankees go for a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox. Severino has lost his last three starts. Lucas Giolito pitches for the White Sox. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.


— MISTAKEN RIDE-DEATH: A Florida man who knocked on a New York City car window because he apparently thought it was his Uber ride has died after the driver got out and punched him.

— BABY IN WATER: Police say they’re in contact with the possible mother of a baby boy found floating in the East River in an area popular with tourists near the Brooklyn Bridge.

— LIGHTNING STRIKE: Police say two men have been struck by lightning on a soccer field in Corona Park; a third man was hit by lighting 20 minutes later in Jamaica, Queens.

— WOMAN SLASHED: Police in New York City are searching for a man who they say slashed a woman in the face.

— MILITARY PROJECTS-FUNDING: Four U.S. military sites will be splitting nearly $200 million in federal defense funds for improvement projects.

— NEWSPAPERS-DIGITAL: Niagara County historians say they’ve helped preserve the story of the region by digitizing 28,000 newspaper pages dating to the 1800s.

— LOW COST POWER: New York state will provide low-cost electricity to 22 businesses, non-profits and other organizations around the state in exchange for promises to create or retain jobs.

— HUNTING LICENSES: New York hunting and trapping licenses for the upcoming season are now on sale.

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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