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

December 14, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 _ Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign because he was concerned about how their stories of alleged affairs with him “would affect the election.” By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 805 words, photo.

TRUMP-CAMPAIGN FINANCE PROBE

NEW YORK _ President Donald Trump offered a simple defense Thursday to accusations he broke campaign finance law by directing attorney Michael Cohen to orchestrate hush-money payments to conceal Trump’s alleged affairs: He was following terrible advice from a bad lawyer. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 741 words, photo.

BOMB THREATS-HOAX

NEW YORK _ A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear — but there were no signs of explosives, and authorities said the scare appeared to be a crude extortion attempt. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 695 words, photos.

MUSIC-ROCK HALL OF FAME

NEW YORK _ Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard. By David Bauder. SENT: 752 words, photos.

BKN--WIZARDS-NETS

NEW YORK _ The Washington Wizards visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

BKN--KNICKS-HORNETS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ The Hornets look for their fourth straight win when the Knicks come to town for the first game of a back-to-back for Charlotte. By Solange Reyner. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game begins at 7 p.m. EDT.

HKN--COYOTES-RANGERS

NEW YORK _ The Arizona Coyotes visit the New York Rangers. Game starts at 7 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ JAPAN-US MILITARY-CRASH-NEW YORK: Flags on all New York state government buildings will be lowered to half-staff in honor of a Hudson Valley Marine and five other Marines killed when two U.S. military planes collided off the coast of Japan last week.

_ MURDER SENTENCE: A former attorney convicted of killing his mother on the Big Island delivered a bizarre, rambling statement to the court during sentencing, telling the judge he had “attained immortality” and is the Antichrist.

_ SCHUMER-COUNTY TOUR: Sen. Chuck Schumer is wrapping up his annual tour of all 62 counties in New York state.

_ FARM BILL-NEW YORK BARLEY: Barley farmers supporting New York’s craft beer industry will get some help under an amendment to the federal Farm Bill passed by the House and Senate.

_ SUBWAY-WOMAN PUSHED: Police say a man pushed a woman onto the subway tracks in New York City.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-MENTALLY ILL WOMAN: New York City has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman who was fatally shot by a police officer inside her bedroom in 2016.

_ BRONX-POLICE SHOOTING: New York City police say a suspect wounded by a plainclothes officer in the Bronx was fleeing after shooting a man during a beef about getting bumped at a grocery store.

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