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

January 24, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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


ALBANY, N.Y. — New York lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend state financial aid to students brought into the country illegally as children, a key liberal priority that had been blocked by Republicans for years until Democrats won control of the state Senate last fall. By David Klepper and Deepti Hajela. SENT: 559 words.


WASHINGTON _ A full year before the first round of presidential primary voting finds diversity already a hallmark of the field of possible Democratic contenders. By Juana Summers and Elana Schor. SENT: 1105 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ Mary Boone, a prominent New York City art dealer who actor Alec Baldwin once accused of defrauding him, is sentenced after pleading guilty to tax evasion. Prosecutors want her to serve at least 30 months in prison. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.


BEJING _ China on Thursday said it has detained a Chinese-Australian writer on charges of involvement in “criminal activities endangering China’s national security.” Columbia University said Yang Hengjun had been a visiting scholar with the School of International Public Affairs’ Institute for the Study of Human Rights since 2016. By Christopher Bodeen and Rod McGuirk. SENT: 849 words, photos.




SYRACUSE, N.Y. _ Syracuse goes after its third straight win at home when it hosts Miami on Thursday night. By Mark Frank. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


NEW YORK _ Major League Baseball has proposed going back to a 15-day disabled list and increasing the time optioned players usually must spend in the minor leagues, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press, moves aimed at reducing the use of relief pitchers and reviving offense. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 647 words, photo.


With the New York Rangers playing their best hockey in months as they went into their extended break, veteran goalie Henrik Lundqvist hopes his young teammates don’t focus too far ahead when they return. By Sports Writer Vin A. Cherwoo. SENT: 772 words, photos.


_ EARNS-JETBLUE AIRWAYS: JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $169 million. With photo.

_ MIDDLE SCHOOL-STRIP SEARCHES: A community firestorm has erupted over an alleged strip search of four 12-year-old girls at a New York middle school.

_ COMEDY CENTER-KOVACS: The National Comedy Center will give the public its first glimpse of creative papers and artifacts that belonged to the late comedian Ernie Kovacs.

_ XGR--CUOMO-WAGE THEFT: Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make it easier for prosecutors to target wage theft.

_ PENTHOUSE SALE-RECORD PRICE: A billionaire hedge fund founder has purchased a penthouse in New York for roughly $238 million.

_ FATAL FIRE-QUEENS: Fire officials say one woman has died and two others, including a 5-month-old baby, were injured in a blaze that spread to three homes in New York City.

_ XGR--CONSUMER LEGISLATION: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to add warning labels to cleaning products to help protect consumers from potentially harmful products.

_ ETHANOL PLANT PURCHASE: A Georgia-based renewable fuels company is buying a corn ethanol refinery in upstate New York with plans to develop facilities to convert wood waste to energy, plastics and other products.

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