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

January 4, 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 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 CONGRESS-PELOSI FOES

WASHINGTON — What started as a rebellion with a potentially devastating effect on Nancy Pelosi’s winning drive to reclaim the House speaker’s post officially fizzled Thursday as just 15 Democrats refused to back her bid for the job. Led by rebels including Reps. Tim Ryan of Ohio, Kathleen Rice of New York and Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, her foes cited the need for younger, fresh leaders. They also said years of Republican advertising painting Pelosi as an out-of-touch radical had hurt Democrats’ chances to win in moderate districts. By Alan Fram. SENT: 588 words, photos.

FATAL ALLERGIC REACTION

NEW YORK _ Medical authorities in New York are investigating whether the smell of fish cooking in his grandmother’s kitchen may have caused an allergic reaction that killed an 11-year-old New Jersey boy. SENT: 130 words; will be updated to 350 words by 2 p.m.

EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — A former Mexican drug trafficker who once claimed he was a double agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration took center stage on Thursday against infamous kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman at a U.S. trial. By Tom Hays. SENT: 355 words, photo.

OPERA-4.48 PSYCHOSIS

NEW YORK _ Depression, rage, suicide: These are the dark ingredients of the last play written by Sarah Kane before she killed herself at age 28. Now an operatic version, as dazzling as it is disturbing, is having its U.S. premiere. By Mike Silverman. SENT: 706 words, photo.

BKN--NETS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Grizzlies wrap up a two-game home stand hosting the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. By Clay Bailey. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.

BKN--KNICKS-LAKERS

LOS ANGELES _ LeBron James is expected to miss his fifth straight game when the Lakers host the Knicks in the annual cross-country showdown between major-market teams that have seen better days.

HKN--RANGERS-AVALANCHE

The New York Rangers visit the Colorado Avalanche.

IN BRIEF:

_ BARRICADED MAN SHOT: Authorities say an armed and suicidal man who had barricaded himself inside a home on Long Island has been shot and killed by police.

_ POLICE CHIEF-CRASH: Authorities say a New York police chief saved a man’s life after he was critically injured in a two-car crash.

_ WOMAN SET ON FIRE: A New York man accused of setting his ex-girlfriend on fire in an apparent domestic dispute over child custody has been charged with attempted murder.

_ BOYFRIEND RUN OVER: Police in central New York say a 33-year-old woman accused of running over her boyfriend with a van is facing a manslaughter charge.

_ MARIO CUOMO BRIDGE: Workers will use explosive charges to demolish the remains of New York’s old Tappan Zee Bridge sometime this month.

_ PRINCIPAL-SEX ABUSE: A former middle school principal in upstate New York who sexually abused a 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to 10 years of probation.

_ CHILD IN SUBWAY: The New York Police Department says a 5-year-old boy who wandered out of school without anyone noticing was found on a subway platform.

_ CLERGY ABUSE-BUFFALO: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo says the sale of the bishop’s mansion is moving forward as part of efforts to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse.

_ WOMAN-HIGH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT: Police have arrested a 32-year-old woman who they say tried to enroll in high school classes in New York while pretending to be a 15-year-old homeless teen.

_ MEASLES-NEW YORK: Health officials in a western New York county say they have confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated toddler.

_ BBN--METS MOVES: The Mets have signed reliever Arquimedes Caminero and outfielder Rymer Liriano to minor league contracts, adding depth in two areas where New York appeared thin.

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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