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

June 3, 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 Deepti Hajela 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN-LAWYER

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer, Ben Brafman, is a battle-tested tactician willing to fight for him outside of court. By Tom Hays and Jennifer Peltz. UPCOMING: 700 words by 10 a.m., photos.

FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL-TOWER OF VOICES

The final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial is underway and on track to open on the 17th anniversary of plane’s crash into a Pennsylvania field on 9/11. United Flight 93 was en route from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco on Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers seized control. Forty passengers and crew fought back and the hijackers responded by crashing the plane into the Shanksville field, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) southwest of Pittsburgh. By Kristen de Groot. SENT: 656 words, photos.

RAPE ALLEGATIONS-FOOTBALL PLAYERS

HARTFORD, CONN. — A young woman accused of making up rape allegations against two college football players to gain the sympathy of another student she wanted to date is going on trial this week, and claims that she was pressured into confessing are expected to play a key role. Jury selection in the case of Nikki Yovino, 19, of South Setauket, New York, is to begin Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court in Connecticut, and testimony is expected to start June 18. Prosecutors and defense lawyers will be in court Monday to argue over whether some evidence and testimony should be excluded from the trial. By Dave Collins. SENT: 454 words.

IN BRIEF:

— XGR--BAIL REFORM: The New York State Council of Churches is calling on members of the state Senate and Assembly to overhaul the state’s bail system.

— NORTH COUNTY CENTER: Work is underway on a new North Country Welcome Center near the Thousand Islands Bridge in Jefferson County.

— PUBLIC HOUSING-GRANTS: Upstate New York is getting over $67 million in federal funding for public housing.

— ADIRONDACKS ARCHEOLOGY-BOOK: A new book published this month chronicles the wide array of archaeological sites in New York’s Adirondack Park.

SPORTS:

BBA--YANKEES-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE — The New York Yankees seek to complete a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, who have lost seven straight. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.

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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