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

July 28, 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 welcomed and should be directed to 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NEW YORK — Harlem designer Dapper Dan spent years in the 1980s with a client list that included the who’s who of hip-hop before legal issues over the clothes he was making got in the way. Now the fashion groundbreaker is back after more than two decades out of the public eye. He’s got a partnership with Gucci and the likes of superstar entertainer Beyonce among those wearing his designs. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 700 words, photos.


VATICAN CITY — In a move described as unprecedented, Pope Francis has effectively stripped U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal’s title and rank following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving a teenager in New York City over 40 years ago. The Vatican announced on Saturday that Francis ordered McCarrick to conduct a “life of prayer and penance” even before a church trial is held. By Frances D’Emilio. SENT: 900 words, photos.



More college students could soon head to Puerto Rico to help the island recover from last year’s hurricane. Meanwhile, state auditors have stopped more than 10,000 state tax refunds after finding mistakes. The errors included incorrect information or questionable Social Security numbers. By David Klepper. SENT: 400 words.


— SECOND SHOOTING-SAME HOME: Police say two men have been wounded in a gang-related shooting outside a New York state home where a woman and her young grandson were fatally shot earlier this month.

— PEDESTRIAN KILLED: A Rhode Island man has been struck and killed by a vehicle while trying to cross a suburban New York highway.

— ARENA STRAW BAN: An arena where the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the NHL’s New York Islanders play is the latest place making plastic straws a thing of the past.

FREE CAMPING: To try to get more people into camping this summer, Vermont is offering first-time campers free equipment and campsites at various state parks, as New York is also doing.

— NORTHERN BORDER COMMISSION: An assistant to New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has been nominated by President Donald Trump as the next federal co-chair of a commission that helps with economic development in northern New England and New York.

— NEW YORK-PUERTO RICO: New York Army National Guard soldiers are heading to Puerto Rico to build houses as Hurricane Maria recovery continues.

— WIFE-CAR KILLING: A woman who pinned and killed her ex-husband with her SUV in Buffalo has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison.



NEW YORK — Although Oronike Odeleye is the co-founder of the #MuteRKelly campaign, she is still excited about the embattled R&B superstar’s new song, “I Admit.” Not because she is blasting it on her stereo — but because the release of the track confirms that the social media campaign she launched is working, and putting a dent in the entertainer’s career. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.

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