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

December 7, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


WASHINGTON _ Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump. The special counsel and federal prosecutors in New York will have to file separate memos in court detailing the cooperation of longtime Trump legal fixer Michael Cohen, who has admitted lying to Congress and orchestrating hush-money payments to protect the president. And Mueller’s team will also be disclosing what they say former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about when his plea deal fell apart last month. By Chad Day and Eric Tucker. SENT: 617 words, photo. Will be updated; timing uncertain.




NEW YORK _ Two women who cleaned rooms set aside for President Donald Trump at one of his golf resorts in New Jersey say they used false papers to get hired, their supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents. By Business Writer Bernard Condon. SENT: 550 words, photo.


NEW YORK _ Developer Steven Aiello faces sentencing at the trial related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” economic redevelopment program. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. Developing from 2 p.m. hearing. Photos planned.


NEW YORK _ The platinum-selling hip hop star Cardi B is scheduled to appear in court on charges related to a brawl at a New York strip club. By Karen Matthews. Developing. Photos, video planned.


NEW YORK _ Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year’s end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May, a full three months before the premiere debate of the 2016 cycle. By Steve Peoples, Bill Barrow and Will Weissert. SENT: 1251 words, photo.


NEW YORK _ The music of “Black Panther,” with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 1117 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ The Toronto Raptors visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


_ CNN-BOMB THREAT: Police have given the all-clear after a phoned in bomb threat forced the evacuation of CNN’s offices in New York.

_ FIRE CHIEF REMOVED: The top uniformed officer of the New York City Fire Department has been relieved of his duties amid an investigation into accusations of “inappropriate behavior.”

_ HANDCUFFED BIRTH-LAWSUIT: A lawsuit is claiming the New York Police Department forced a woman to give birth while shackled in handcuffs.

_ CHURCH-PERFORMING ARTS VENUE: Construction has begun on a project that will turn a historic church in downtown Saratoga Springs into a state-of-the art performing arts education and entertainment venue.

_ HISTORIC PLACES-NOMINATIONS: The Rockefeller family estate north of New York City and a one-room school house in a remote town on the edge of the Adirondacks are among 16 properties and districts recommended for the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

_ NEW YORK-EDUCATION BUDGET: A coalition of New York education groups says schools will need a $2.2 billion increase in state aid to meet the needs of students next year.

_ XGR--LIBRARIES: New York state lawmakers are taking a look at the challenges facing public libraries and the changing role they play in our communities in the 21st century.

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