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

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION

WASHINGTON _ for months, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen tried — but failed — to position himself as a whistleblower in the vein of Watergate hero John Dean. As the time ticked down toward his deadline to report to prison, Cohen also lost the interest of the one group of people who could help him out: the federal prosecutors he desperately hoped would ask a judge to shorten his sentence. By Jim Mustian and Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 830 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

NASHUA, N.H. _ Her first shot landed short and her teammate’s bounced away. But Kirsten Gillibrand’s second ping pong ball splashed home and she threw both arms skyward while her opponents chugged, celebrating a beer pong victory in the most presidential way possible. The scene on a rainy Friday night in a bar in Nashua, New Hampshire’s second-largest city, follows a pattern for the 52-year-old New York senator. She’s trailed better-known rivals in the packed Democratic 2020 presidential field in polling and fundraising, but she’s making a case for being the coolest candidate in the race. By Will Weissert. SENT: 880 words, photos.

OBIT-NYC PROSECUTOR

NEW YORK _ A longtime New York City prosecutor and judge who presided over the arraignment of the notorious “Son of Sam” killer has died. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown died Friday at the age of 86. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by noon.

CAPITOL WATCH

ALBANY, N.Y. _ New York lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow wagering on sports on mobile devices, an issue that’s also being debated in other states. By Chris Carola. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BBN-METS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE _ The Mets play the Brewers in Milwaukee. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

BBA--MARINERS-YANKEES

NEW YORK _ The Yankees host the Seattle Mariners. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: New York state is launching a $175 million campaign to boost workforce development efforts so that industries can attract skilled workers.

_ FISHING SEASON: Fishing season is opening in New York for several cool water species.