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

August 22, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and his former campaign chairman convicted for financial fraud, raising questions about the president’s own legal jeopardy. By Anne Flaherty, Zeke Miller, Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville. SENT: 1,290 words, photos, videos.


WASHINGTON— Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen’s extraordinary plea deal — which came less than an hour after former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of eight financial crimes — ups the pressure on Republican Party in a midterm election year. By Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace. SENT: 810 words, photos.

TOP VIDEO: — US Trump Cohen Manafort Debrief (CR) — Cohen, Manafort signal serious moment for Trump.


— TRUMP-LEGAL EXPOSURE-Q&A — What Cohen’s plea and Manafort’s verdict mean for Trump. For AP’s comprehensive coverage of the Trump investigations: https://apnews.com/tag/TrumpInvestigations


WASHINGTON — His name is Donald John Trump, but federal prosecutors have a simpler moniker for the 45th president: Individual 1. Dry legalese and generic aliases could do nothing to tone down the tale of the scheme to protect Trump outlined in court documents. The criminal campaign finance case against the president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, reveals a complex, illegal operation to stifle sex stories and distribute hush money. The documents also lay out new details about the involvement of Trump’s real estate company. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.





NEW YORK — Former Brazilian soccer official Jose Maria Marin is set for sentencing for his conviction last year in the FIFA bribery scandal.


SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Baseball looks like it comes easily to Hawaii’s Aukai Kea. In Honolulu’s first game of the Little League World Series, Kea slugged a walk-off home run after tossing 6 1/3 shutout innings. But even he isn’t afraid to admit that playing on national television and meeting major league players can be quite daunting. The pressure will be amplified as Hawaii and a team from Staten Island are set to play in the marquee matchup of the tournament thus far. By Patrick Burns. SENT: 606 words, photos. Will be updated; game starts at 7:30 p.m.


— DAY CARE CRASH: Fire officials on Long Island say four children were injured when a driver lost control and crashed into a day care center.

— CHILDREN DEATHS-MOTHER PAROLED: A New York woman convicted of killing her infant daughter in the 1980s and suspected of killing seven of her eight other children has been released from prison.

— REST AREA DEATH-SUSPECT: A New York man accused of running over and killing another man at an interstate rest stop in Ohio has had his bond set at $2 million.

— CAPITOL HAUNTING TOUR: The annual Capitol Hauntings tours are getting ready to begin in Albany, and this year they’ll start two weeks earlier than in the past because of popular demand.

— BBO--MANTLE JERSEY-AUCTION: A Mickey Mantle jersey from the 1964 World Series has been sold at auction for $1.32 million.

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