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

August 1, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Jury selection is set to begin in the retrial of the former head of the nation’s largest municipal jail guard union on charges that he took $60,000 in bribes to steer $20 million in union money to a hedge fund. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 383 words, photo. Will be updated; timing uncertain.


Parents are seizing the recent years-old offensive tweets of some Major League Baseball players as teachable moments for their social media-happy kids, but are their young digital natives listening? By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 860 words by noon, photos.


Most kids who collect sports cards when they are young usually end up storing them in boxes for years and years. That’s where they stay until something prompts the desire to go through them. For a 76-year-old collector from New Jersey, it was seeing a 1952 Mickey Mantle card sold at auction for $2.88 million earlier this year. After looking through the collection he owns with his brother, he found five Mantle cards of lesser quality from the same year and is now selling them at auction. By Vin A. Cherwoo. SENT: 806 words.


NEW YORK — Sonny Gray (8-7) has won three straight starts for the first time in a year-going into the New York Yankees’ series finale against Baltimore. The Orioles are a big league-worst 32-75 and start Alex Cobb (2-14), who leads the major leagues in losses. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.


LORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sam Darnold takes the practice field for the second time since ending his holdout and signing a four-year, $30.25 million deal with the New York Jets. The rookie quarterback is expected to speak to reporters about his contract situation and rejoining his teammates. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, video by 7 p.m.


— FIRE-CHILDREN KILLED: State police say a central New York fire that killed three young children may have been started by an electrical appliance in the home’s laundry room; their memorial service will be held Wednesday evening.

— MINE SAFETY-MEETINGS: The federal agency that oversees mining safety is holding public stakeholder meetings in six states.

— ICE JAM FLOODS: The first families are returning home to a North Country area devastated by floods earlier this year.

— COLONIAL FORT-ARCHAEOLOGY: An archaeological project has returned to the site of an 18th century merchant’s store that was located next to a British fort along the upper Hudson River.

— PHEASANT HUNTS: New York state is offering 2,000 pheasants to groups that sponsor hunts involving young people, women, novices, veterans or people with disabilities.

— MOSQUITO VIRUS-NEW YORK: Health officials in Westchester County say mosquitoes in the area have tested positive for West Nile virus.

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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