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

May 21, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

REMOVING REACTORS

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Companies specializing in nuclear demolition and radioactive waste storage are buying up aging U.S. reactors and promising to decommission them in dramatically less time than their utility owners had planned — eight years instead of 60 in some cases. Holtec, a privately held, global corporation that manufactures giant containers for storing spent radioactive fuel after it’s removed from reactor cores, has deals in place to buy several plants owned by Entergy Corp., including Indian Point in Buchanan, New York. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 1292 words, photos, video.

TAXI MEDALLION PROBE

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered a joint investigation into predatory practices by taxi medallion brokers following a report that delved into the devastation caused by risky loans associated with the rise and collapse of taxi medallion prices. By Tom McElroy. SENT: 367 words.

PEN GALA

NEW YORK _ Anita Hill and Bob Woodward are among the speakers at the annual PEN America literary gala and free expression awards on Tuesday night. By Hillel Italie. Developing. With photos.

BBA--RED SOX-YANKEES-LONDON

NEW YORK — The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 991 words, photo.

BBA--YANKEES-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE _ New York plays Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. With photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

BBN--NATIONALS-METS

NEW YORK _ Washington plays New York at Citi Field. With photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ FULTON SHEEN-REMAINS: Officials of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria say their counterparts in the Archdiocese of New York are trying to halt the transfer of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s remains to Illinois.

_ SKIMMING DEVICES-BORDER: A man caught with credit card skimming devices at the northern border has pleaded guilty to bank fraud.

_ OYSTER SHELL RECYCLING: Legislation before New York state lawmakers would create a new tax break for restaurants that donate oyster shells for environmental conservation.

_ CRIB BUMPER PADS: Two New York state lawmakers are calling on fellow legislators to ban the sale of a type of baby crib accessory that has been blamed for the deaths of dozens of infants since the mid-1980s.

_ REST AREA DEATH-SUSPECT: A New Yorker found guilty of attacking, running over and killing a man at an interstate rest stop in Ohio has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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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