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

March 13, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

BRANDED WOMEN

NEW YORK _ One of the co-founders of a New York based self-improvement group accused of branding women and forcing them into unwanted sex is expected to plead guilty. Nancy Salzman has a court appearance on Thursday afternoon in Brooklyn. By Tom Hays. SENT: 130 words, photo; will be updated to 450 words by 5 p.m. Developing from 3 p.m. hearing.

HUDSON YARDS

NEW YORK _ A climbable sculpture called the Vessel, made up of 154 twisting flights of stairs, is scheduled to open Friday as the decorative centerpiece of Hudson Yards, an ambitious development project on Manhattan’s far West Side that includes a shopping mall, office and condo towers, and a performance space on wheels. By Verena Dobnik. UPCOMING: 600 words, video.

APRIL THE GIRAFFE

ALBANY, N.Y. _ Tail held aside? Check. Udders filled? Check. Swelling backside? Check. April the Giraffe shows every sign she’ll soon deliver her calf, to the delight of an enthralled YouTube audience. By Mary Esch. SENT: 483 words, photos.

EX-ASSEMBLY SPEAKER TRIAL

NEW YORK _ Lawyers for the former leader of New York’s Assembly argue his case before a panel of federal judges in an effort to keep him out of prison following a corruption conviction. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.

SUNSHINE WEEK-POLICE VIDEOS

IOWA CITY, Iowa _ An Associated Press investigation finds that police departments routinely withhold video taken by body-worn and dashboard-mounted cameras that show officer-involved shootings and other uses of force. They often do so by citing a broad exemption to state open-records laws _ claiming that releasing the video would undermine an ongoing investigation. By Ryan J. Foley. 1,600 words. Photos. Video. An abridged version also is moving.

With:

_ Sunshine Hub, an online transparency tool developed by AP for its customers’ use that tracks state legislative attempts to alter the flow of public information.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY

BOSTON _ A fast-moving college admissions scandal moved from bombshell indictments to guilty pleas in a matter of hours, yet the full fallout from the federal case against the rich and famous could take months or more to unfold. By Alanna Durkin Richer and Collin Binkley. SENT: 674 words, photos, video.

With:

_ COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY-THE LATEST

THEATER-BE MORE CHILL

NEW YORK _ Modern technology and an old-school friendship are at the heart of the youthful Broadway musical “Be More Chill.” By John Carucci. SENT: 499 words, photos, video.

FBN--BROWNS-BECKHAM TRADE

CLEVELAND — Odell Beckham Jr. is about to run a deep route out of New Jersey — straight to Cleveland. By Sports Writer Tom Withers. SENT: 967 words, photos.

BKN--NETS-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY _ Russell Westbrook, fresh off being fined for his incident with Utah fans, will lead Oklahoma City into a matchup with the much-improved Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT.

IN BRIEF:

_ MEASLES-NEW YORK: A federal judge, citing an “unprecedented measles outbreak” in suburban Rockland County, New York, has denied a request to let 44 unvaccinated children return to school.

_ SKI AREA-FATALITIES: Three skiers have suffered fatal injuries in less than two months while using new trails at New York’s popular Hunter Mountain ski area.

_ SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS-TELEMEDICINE: Hospitals in cities and smaller communities in parts of upstate New York are eligible for a program that expands services for victims of sexual assault.

_ XGR--MATERNAL MORTALITY: Black women in New York state are two to three times more likely to die during childbirth compared to white women.

_ MUSIC-ROCK HALL: Harry Styles, Queen’s Brian May and Janelle Monae are among those presenting at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

_ XGR--AGING SERVICES: State lawmakers want to increase funding for in-home services that many older New Yorkers rely on for food deliveries and other help.

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.