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

May 5, 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 Deepti Hajela 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES

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BRANDED WOMEN

NEW YORK _ Women who prosecutors say were once loyal followers of a disgraced self-improvement guru are set to testify against him at a New York City trial. They’ll take the witness stand at the federal trial of Keith Raniere, the one-time leader of the upstate New York group called NXIVM. Opening statements are scheduled for Tuesday. Raniere has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of forming a secret society within his organization that forced women to have sex with him. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 730 words by 11 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ NO NEW FOSSIL FUELS: Two New York state lawmakers are introducing legislation that would ban the development of new fossil fuel plants or pipelines as part of the state’s energy system.

_ FARMWORKER RALLY: Farmworkers from around New York plan to gather at the state Capitol in Albany on Monday to push for legislation that would grant them the right to unionize for better wages and conditions.

_ MAYORS-INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING: More than 200 mayors and other municipal officials are gathering in upstate New York to discuss what they say is a rising crisis in transportation infrastructure funding.

_ ADIRONDACKS-MUDDY TRAILS: New York officials are warning hikers that high-elevation trails in the Adirondacks are muddy and possibly dangerous.

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SPORTS

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BBN--METS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE _ The Milwaukee Brewers send Zach Davies to the mound to face Jason Vargas of the New York Mets. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 2:10 p.m. EDT.

BBA--TWINS-YANKEES

NEW YORK _ Michael Pineda starts against his former team as the Minnesota Twins they try to win a series at Yankee Stadium. By Ben Walker. Game starts 4:05 p.m.