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

March 18, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


NEW YORK _ The arrest of R&B singer R. Kelly on charges of sexually abusing girls as young as 13 has focused the lens of the #MeToo movement on underage victims, especially girls of color. By Maryclaire Dale and Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 2,185 words, photos. Abridge version also moved; 977 words.


NEW YORK — Facebook’s effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company’s technicians can find original reporting. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 420 words, photo.


MADISON, WIS. _ Democratic White House hopeful Cory Booker says he would reverse President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military if elected president. By Scott Bauer and Will Weissert. SENT: 1,787 words, photos, video.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. _ Giants general manager Dave Gettleman talks about the trade of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Developing.


TORONTO _ The New York Knicks visit the Toronto Raptors. With photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. EDT.


_ LOU REED-LIBRARY ARCHIVE: The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou Reed.

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.