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

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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NEW YORK — New York City lawmakers are considering a proposal to stabilize the city’s iconic but financially beleaguered taxi industry by putting a temporary cap on the number of drivers working for companies like Uber and Lyft. The restrictions come after a year in which many drivers in the city have complained that fast changes in the industry have put them on the edge of financial ruin. New York would be the first major city in the country to put a limit in place. By Deepti Hajela and Karen Matthews. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1 p.m., photos.


NEW YORK — The Ms. Foundation for Women announces a new strategic plan that focuses on women and girls of color, and intends to invest $25 million over five years in organizations that are led by and support them. The organization is also forming its first-ever 501(c)(4) fund that will allow it to take a stronger stance on political and policy issues. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 463 words.


GREENFIELD, Mass. — Prisons and jails in the U.S. are slowly loosening their resistance to giving inmates medication to treat their drug addiction. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 981 words, photos, video.


CHICAGO — The New York Yankees meet the Chicago White Sox in the second of a three-game series. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. ET.


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Teddy Bridgewater can’t wait to play in the New York Jets’ preseason opener against Atlanta. The quarterback hasn’t seen extended time in an NFL game in nearly two years because of a serious knee injury that nearly cost him his career. Bridgewater is now feeling good physically and is excited to continue his comeback. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 8 p.m.


— MANHUNT-NY: Investigators in western New York plan to release dash cam video of the incident that led to the manhunt for a suspect considered armed and dangerous.

— FREE JAIL PHONE CALLS: New York is becoming the first major city in the U.S. to offer free phone calls from jails.

— GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL: John Legend, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes are among the artists slated to appear at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival.

— RECYCLING BUSINESS-FIRE: Fire crews remain at the scene of a blaze that broke out at a western New York recycling business.

— TOXIC ALGAE-NY: Environmental officials say an algae bloom on an upstate New York lake could be toxic.

— LAKE ERIE-BODY FOUND: Police say a body has been recovered from Lake Erie near a beach in suburban Cleveland.

— FRAUD PLEA: A western New York man has admitted to cheating three would-be investors out of $870,000.

— CHARTER CABLE: Democrats in the New York state Assembly say any broadband provider picked to replace Charter Communications in the state should be required to observe net neutrality.

— ROUTE 787-UPGRADES: Work is set to begin on a nearly $11 million project to improve pedestrian safety along a stretch of an Albany-area highway where a 16-year-old girl was struck and killed two years ago.

— INVASIVE BEETLE: Authorities in Maine and elsewhere in the country are asking residents to be on the lookout for the destructive Asian longhorned beetle this month.

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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