AP-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY
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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HARVEY WEINSTEIN
NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned on a grand jury indictment charging him with raping a woman in a hotel room and forcing another to perform oral sex in his office. SENT: 285 words; will be updated to 700 words by 3 p.m. Developing from 10 a.m. court appearance.
NEW YORK — Lawyers for President Donald Trump are due to appear before a judge in New York as part of their continuing battle with former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, who sued the president for calling her sexual harassment claims a lie. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 272 words, photos. Will be updated after court appearance, expected to start around 10 a.m.
TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE NAME
ALBANY, N.Y. — A group of New Yorkers is urging state officials to rename the new Mario Cuomo Bridge after the span it replaced — the Tappan Zee Bridge. Campaign organizers have collected thousands of signatures on a petition they hope will convince state leaders. There’s only one problem: Mario Cuomo’s son, current Gov. Andrew Cuomo. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m., photos.
NEW YORK — Designer Raf Simons scored a repeat win at fashion’s glittery awards ceremony Monday night, again displaying his considerable influence in American fashion less than two years after taking the reins at Calvin Klein. By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 684 words, photos.
NEW YORK — Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles try to end a seven-game losing streak when they take on Jason Vargas and the New York Mets, who have dropped four in a row. By Ben Walker. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sam Darnold has impressed his new Jets teammates with how he has handled his first few weeks in the NFL. The rookie quarterback is expected to compete for the starting job with veterans Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.
NEW YORK — Bob Baffert is poised to become just the second trainer in history to oversee two Triple Crown winners. He has Justify on the brink of becoming the 13th Triple Crown champion just four years after his colt American Pharoah accomplished one of sports’ toughest tasks. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3 p.m.
NEW YORK — Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify, who won the first two legs out of the No. 7 post, finds out where he will break from the gate for the Belmont Stakes when post positions are drawn. The colt could face 10 rivals in his bid to become horse racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from draw at 5:30 p.m.
— RFK ASSASSINATION-LIBRARY: The city of Albany is marking the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination with a round table discussion on his legacy and the ringing of bells.
— POP CULTURE MUSEUM-NYC: Museum officials for the Seattle-based Museum of Pop Culture say they are looking to expand to New York City.
— XGR--SYNTHETIC DRUGS-IMPAIRED DRIVING: With a political stalemate resolved — for now — lawmakers in the New York state Senate have passed legislation to crack down on those who drive under the influence of synthetic drugs.
— FUDGIE THE BEER: A brewing company in New York has joined with an ice cream maker so consumers can have their cake in a beer.
— BEEKEEPING STUDENTS: A New York high school has become the first school in the state to establish a student beekeeping team.
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