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

March 23, 2019

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 Karen Matthews at 212-621-1670.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE

WASHINGTON _ Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency. The Justice Department was expected to release the main findings as soon as Saturday. By Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo and Chad Day. SENT: 1,430 words, photos.

WAITING FOR MUELLER

WASHINGTON _ The manila envelope in her hand held a single sheet of paper. Wearing a black puffer coat, the woman and her delivery were so unassuming in appearance that she was able to quietly slip past the crowd of reporters gathered in the hallways of the Rayburn House Office Building. Without being noticed, she was able to deliver to Congress the simple envelope that contained a monumental message: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference into the 2016 election was over. By Jonathan Lemire, Michael Balsamo and Mary Claire Jalonick. SENT: 1,085 words, photos, video.

CAPITOL WATCH

ALBANY, N.Y. _ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the Legislature are making tough choices as they try to get a spending plan in place by an April 1 deadline. A proposal for Manhattan congestion pricing to fund the city’s ailing transit system is still alive in the negotiations, as is one to make permanent a 2 percent cap on local property tax increases. By Chris Carola. UPCOMNG: 640 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ KODAK-BEER: Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film.

_ DEBT COLLECTION-FRAUD: A 40-year-old Niagara Falls woman has pleaded guilty to fraud for her role in a debt collection scheme based in western New York that brought in more than $3 million through illegal tactics.

_ CATSKILLS-STATE PURCHASE: New York state has acquired a tract in the Catskills that includes remnants of a historic hotel and provides increased access to a popular network of hiking and cross-country skiing trails.

SPORTS:

HKN-ISLANDERS-FLYERS

PHILADELPHIA _ The New York Islanders visit the Philadelphia Flyers. By Anthony SanFlippo. UPCOMING. Game starts at 1 p.m. AP Photos.

HKN-RANGERS-MAPLE LEAFS

TORONTO _ The New York Rangers visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKW-NCAA-TIPPING OFF

NEW YORK _ It was some opening day for the women’s NCAA Tournament. Two games went to overtime — which is one more than the first round last year — while many others came down to the final minute. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 725 words, photos.