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

August 9, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

DEMOCRATS-OCASIO-CORTEZ

NEW YORK — Is it possible to leverage 17,000 votes into a national political movement? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying. The 28-year-old liberal activist, who was nearly unknown outside of Queens and the Bronx until a surprise June victory over a 10-term incumbent in New York’s Democratic congressional primary, has been crisscrossing the country in recent weeks to stump for fellow progressives. By Stephen R. Groves. SENT: 650 words, photos.

DE-STRESSING WITH DONKEYS

ULSTER PARK, N.Y. — In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group of people who find comfort in their company. By Mary Esch. SENT: 577 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— MANSLAUGHTER-DRUG SENTENCE: A New York man who is awaiting sentencing for killing another man will spend 10 years in prison on a drug charge.

— EASTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS: Eastern equine encephalitis has been detected in mosquito pools in Onondaga and Oswego counties in central New York.

— THRUWAY-DOG HOUSES: Pet owners traveling the New York State Thruway now have a cool option for their dogs when taking a break from driving: climate-controlled, temporary shelters.

— NORTHEAST CORRIDOR RAIL SERVICE: New Jersey Transit and Amtrak have resumed rail service between Trenton and New York’s Penn Station following an accident that killed a person along the tracks.

— WINE CLASSIC-WINNERS: The winners of the 33rd New York Wine Classic have been announced, with the annual event’s most esteemed award going to a white wine produced by a Finger Lakes winery.

— JONES BEACH-ENDANGERED BIRDS: There’s been a settlement in the battle between cats and birds on Jones Beach.

— INMATE TRANSITION: A sheriff’s department in upstate New York says it is looking to create a specialized position to help inmates transition back into the community.

— OLD ELK DIES: Officials at a zoo in upstate New York say an elk believed to be one of the oldest in the world has died.

— ROUNDABOUT-BRIDGEPORT: New York transportation officials are adding a roundabout near an upstate casino.

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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