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

May 17, 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.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

WASHINGTON — It was one year ago Thursday when Robert Mueller, the former FBI director, was appointed as special counsel to take over the Justice Department’s investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The 12 months since have yielded a flurry of criminal indictments and guilty pleas, tense court appearances, angry tweets from the president and speculation over what the ever-taciturn Mueller already knows and what he’ll investigate next. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 1284 words, photos, video, audio.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-GIULIANI

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani is urging special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to wrap up its investigation on the eve of the probe’s one-year anniversary. SENT: 369 words, photo.

CIA-HASPEL-POLITICS

WASHINGTON — The political schism in the Democratic Party is playing out in the confirmation vote for Gina Haspel as CIA director, as support from red-state senators facing re-election bumps up against a more liberal flank eyeing potential 2020 presidential bids and rejecting the nominee over the agency’s clouded history of torture. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., continued to keep his vote to himself, a gesture that allows senators to chart their own courses without the overhang of leadership. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 870 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— WITNESS-HIT PLOT: An upstate New York man has admitted that he plotted to have a witness in his rape case killed.

— ELDERLY INMATES: A new report says New York state’s prison population is rapidly aging, putting more pressure on prison health care systems and taxpayers alike.

— FALSE RAPE-FOOTBALL PLAYERS: A New York woman charged with lying about being raped by two college football players now says she never told investigators she was sexually assaulted.

— LUXURY APARTMENT-AMENITIES: The owner for a New York City condominium is offering a trip to outer space included with the purchase of an $85 million apartment.

— PICKLE ICE CREAM: A pop-up ice cream and dumpling shop in New York City is serving up a brand new flavor of ice cream: pickle ice cream

— COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS-FUND: Millions of dollars have been allocated for a second year in a row to help students enrolled in New York’s public colleges off-set the high cost of textbooks.

— ADIRONDACK BACKCOUNTRY: It is mud season in the Adirondack High Peaks, and state officials are urging hikers to protect trails from erosion by slogging through wet areas or simply sticking to lower elevations.

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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