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

December 21, 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 212-621-1670.

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NEW YORK _ Children torn from their parents, refugees turned away, tear gas fired on asylum-seekers, and a president who says he’s making good on promises to protect the nation’s borders _ just a handful of headlines on immigration in 2018. A political science professor at Fordham University sees President Donald Trump’s immigration overhaul as the continuation of a tug-of-war that’s played out since the nation’s founding, between what many see as bedrock American ideals and a pattern of nevertheless being hostile to newcomers. By Matt Sedensky and Julie Watson. SENT: 2,100 words, photos. An abridged version is available.


WASHINGTON _ A year defined by the political power of women is ending with men enjoying much of the attention in the opening phase of the 2020 campaign. Of course, there are plenty of women in the 2020 mix. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is among those who are actively considering presidential runs. By Elana Schor, Juana Summers and Holly Ramer. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.


_ PARTIAL BUILDING COLLAPSE: Authorities say multiple floors inside a vacant lower Manhattan apartment building have collapsed, sending debris raining down but leaving no injuries.

_ CHARTER BUS COLLISION: Police say a charter bus hit a pedestrian who died after falling to the pavement in lower Manhattan.

_ NEW YORK COMPTROLLER-EXECUTIVE PAY: Microsoft Corp., CVS Health Corp., Macy’s and two other companies have agreed to review their policies on executive compensation at the request of the New York state pension fund and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

_ POLICE OFFICER-FATAL CRASH: The New York State Attorney General’s office says it will not file criminal charges against a Buffalo police officer who struck and killed a woman with his patrol car while responding to a call.

_ CHILD PORNOGRAPHY-SENTENCE: Federal prosecutors say a 37-year-old upstate New York man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for texting sexual messages to out-of-state underage girls and distributing child pornography.

_ EU: BRITAIN-LOCKERBIE ANNIVERSARY: Memorial services are being held in Scotland and the United States to remember the 270 people killed when a Pan Am passenger plane en route to New York exploded over the town of Lockerbie 30 years ago.



FORT WORTH, Texas _ No. 22 Army has another win over Navy, and now the Black Knights try to reach 11 wins for the first time. They play Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 600 words by 3 p.m. CT.


MOBILE, Ala. _ Troy will be trying to win its fourth straight bowl game and get to 10 wins for a third straight season when it faces Buffalo on Saturday in the Dollar General Bowl. The Bulls have already won 10 games this season and are trying to win a bowl game for the first time in school history. UPCOMING: 350-word capsule.


WASHINGTON _ Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres visit the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals for the second time in a week. By Jeff Seidel. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EST.


NEW YORK _ The Atlanta Hawks visit the New York Knicks. Game starts 7:30 p.m. EDT.


AMHERST, N.Y. _ No. 8 Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer makes a homecoming with the Cardinal (8-1) playing at Buffalo (7-2) on Friday afternoon. By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game started at noon ET.


MILWAUKEE _ Buffalo plays Marquette at Fiserv Forum. Game starts 8:30 p.m. CDT.

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