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

December 19, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-WEINSTEIN

NEW YORK _ Harvey Weinstein has been maneuvering to turn the tables on the police and prosecutors trying to put him behind bars. He is in court again Thursday where a judge will consider his request to throw out the rape case against him because of what Weinstein’s lawyers say were police errors in handling witnesses. By Michael R. Sisak. UPCOMING: 450 words in chunky text format by 3 p.m.

JOURNALIST DEATHS

NEW YORK _ The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to an annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The New York-based organization found that 34 journalists were killed in retaliation for their work as of Dec. 14, while at least 53 were killed overall. That compares to 18 retaliation killings among the 47 deaths documented by the committee in 2017. The report issued Wednesday includes the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. By Verena Dobnik. SENT: 600 words.

SERBIA-SLAIN AMERICANS

NEW YORK _ The U.S. has linked a former Serbian police commander to the 1999 murder of three Albanian-American brothers and banned him and his family members from entering the United States. The U.S. State Department says in a statement that it is publicly designating Goran Radosavljevic for gross violation of human rights after he was “credibly implicated” in the killing of the Bytyqi brothers, Ylli, Mehmet and Agron. By Dusan Stojanovic, who had a pizza business in New York. SENT: 390 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSING MAN-WRONG WAY CRASH: New York State Police say an 82-year-old Connecticut man with dementia caused a three-vehicle crash by driving the wrong way on a Long Island parkway.

_ BUTT-INJECTION-HOMICIDE: The death of a Philadelphia woman who received a buttocks-enhancement procedure in New York City has been ruled a homicide.

_ MARIJUANA-HEALTH OFFICIALS: A group of county health officials is asking New York lawmakers to approach marijuana legalization with “extreme caution.”

_ ROOFTOP BODY: Police say the death of a teenager found on the roof of a New York City housing project is being investigated as a homicide.

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