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

December 20, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


NEW YORK _ Harvey Weinstein is due in court in New York as a judge decides on the future of his sexual assault case, which has been clouded by allegations that police acted improperly in the investigation that led to his arrest. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 592 words; will be updated from morning hearing.




NEW YORK _ For Michelle Obama, choosing what designer to wear while she was in the White House involved many factors, from diversity to whether they were a nice person. Obama talked the decisions behind the outfits that made headlines during her time as first lady during a conversation with another fashion trendsetter, Sarah Jessica Parker, who was the moderator for the Wednesday night event for Obama’s “Becoming” book tour. By Entertainment Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody. SENT: 567 words, photos.


BUFFALO, N.Y. _ Former Ottawa Senators assistant GM Randy Lee’s non-jury trial for allegedly harassing a hotel shuttle drive in Buffalo is scheduled to begin Thursday morning. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.


LAS VEGAS _ The New York Islanders visit the Vegas Golden Knights.


_ TRUMP FOUNDATION-INVESTIGATION: A New York judge has signed off on a deal to close President Donald Trump’s embattled charity and give about $1.7 million in remaining funds to other nonprofits.

_ TEENS KILLED-FATHER ARRESTED: The mother of the 18-year-old woman who was shot and killed in Virginia along with her cousin says the teens had fled the shooting suspect’s Florida home about a week before.

_ WOODSTOCK ANNIVERSARY: Officials in Sullivan County in upstate New York say they’ll install dozens of dove statues to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair.

_ AIRPORT GUN-JULZ SANTANA: Rapper Juelz Santana has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for trying to get a loaded gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport.

_ BUFFALO-AFFORDABLE HOUSING: A more than $30 million project underway in Buffalo will provide affordable and supportive housing in a neighborhood on the city’s east side.

_ FARM TO SCHOOLS: New York state has announced $1.5 million in grants to support farm-fresh food in schools around the state.

_ DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANTS: A state council has recommended maximum drinking water contaminant levels for industrial chemicals that have turned up in Hoosick Falls, Newburgh and other communities.

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