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

November 30, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TRUMP LAWYER-INVESTIGATION

WASHINGTON — The surprise plea agreement with President Donald Trump’s former lawyer made clear that prosecutors believe Michael Cohen was continuing to pursue the Trump Tower Moscow project weeks after his boss had clinched the Republican nomination for president and while investigators believe Russians were meddling in the 2016 election on his behalf. By Eric Tucker, Larry Neumeister and Chad Day. SENT: 1442 words, photos, video, audio.

TRUMP LAWYER-MOSCOW TOWER

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s decades-long dream of building a luxury tower in the heart of Moscow led his former lawyer Michael Cohen to plead guilty to a charge of lying to congressional investigators about key details in the negotiations.

TRUMP-COHEN-Q&A

NEW YORK — There is no Trump Tower Moscow. But the quest to build one has become a legal flashpoint for the presidency of Donald Trump after his former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress to cover up his efforts to negotiate a real estate deal in Russia on Trump’s behalf. By Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 966 words, photo.

GANG VIOLENCE-LONG ISLAND

NEW YORK — Prosecutors are planning a news conference to announce an indictment in connection with the death of a New York mother who led a crusade against MS-13 gang violence after her daughter was slain. By Michael Sisak. UPCOMING: 450 words developing from 11 a.m. news conference.

EINSTEIN BIBLE

NEW YORK — Did Albert Einstein believe in God? The famous physicist was constantly questioned about his religious beliefs during his lifetime. Hefty prices anticipated for two Einstein artifacts being auctioned in New York — one praising the Bible and one dismissing it as “primitive” — suggest continuing interest in the spiritual beliefs of the 20th century’s best-known thinker. By Karen Matthews. UPCOMING: 600 words by 10 a.m., photo.

BKN--GRIZZLIES-NETS

NEW YORK — The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 8 p.m.

HKN--SABRES-PANTHERS

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Buffalo Sabres visit the Florida Panthers. Game time at 7 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— AMAZON HQ-NASHVILLE: Nashville’s police union is blasting the city’s plans to award up to $15 million in incentives for Amazon’s new facility, calling it “corporate welfare.”

— BLOOMBERG-OPIOIDS: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic.

— OBIT-ROBERT MORRIS: American sculptor Robert Morris, one of the founders of the minimalist movement that emerged in the 1960s, has died. He was 87.

— FIRE-CHILD KILLED: A western New York man who started a house fire that killed his 7-year-old son after lighting a cigarette with a blowtorch has been sentenced to probation.

— FIRE-FATALITIES: Authorities in western New York are investigating a house fire in which two people were found dead.

— PARK EXPANSION: Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an upstate New York state park is getting 131 additional acres.

— KOREAN WAR-SOLDIER REMAINS: The remains of a New York soldier killed during the Korean War 68 years ago are scheduled to be returned for burial in his upstate New York hometown.

— INNER HARBOR DREDGING: Crews have begun dredging the Inner Harbor in Syracuse.

— GUN STORE BURGLARY: A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to stealing dozens of firearms during a break-in at a suburban gun shop in upstate New York.

— FREDERICK DOUGLASS BIOGRAPHER-EVENT: The author of a new biography on the life of abolitionist Frederick Douglass will discuss his book at an event in the Adirondacks.

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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