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

June 8, 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.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


PARIS — American TV celebrity and food writer Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61. CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement that Bourdain was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric Ripert, and calling his death a suicide. By Angela Charlton. SENT: 475 words, photos.


NEW YORK — A series of seemingly authoritative assertions in recent weeks about the shape and scope of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference has helped define it in the public eye, generating countless headlines and cable chyrons about the ongoing saga that has shadowed President Donald Trump’s White House. They were all made by Rudy Giuliani, the president’s attorney, who has used a media blitz to frequently set — and later move — the goalposts of the investigation, making public declarations about the probe to color its perception among voters and lawmakers, all while confident that Mueller will never speak up to correct him. By Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


NEW YORK — As Kim Kardashian West put it to her 60 million-plus followers on Twitter, the call she made to Alice Marie Johnson “will forever be one of my best memories.” It was the reality star and makeup mogul who brought the 63-year-old Johnson first word of her freedom after more than two decades in federal prison on 1996 drug convictions related to a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking operation. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


— VERIZON-CEO: Verizon’s CEO is retiring and will be succeeded by its current chief technology officer, who is the former CEO of Ericsson.

— BUNGALOW EXPLOSION: Three people are in critical condition after a bungalow exploded at a teen camp in upstate New York.

— TATTOOS FOR CHARITY: A New York City tattoo shop says will donate all proceeds made off a selection of tattoos to Alex’s Lemonade Stand for a special event.

— MANHOLE FIRE: Firefighters have responded to a bustling area of New York City where a fire burst out of a manhole.

— CUOMO-PUERTO RICO: New York’s governor is calling for a federal investigation into the U.S. government’s response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico.

— GRANT BIOGRAPHER-LECTURE: An award-winning author of a biography of Ulysses S. Grant is giving a talk on the Civil War hero at the very place where the nation’s 18th president died in 1885.

— GENESEE BREWERY UPGRADES: The Genesee Brewery in Rochester has a new brewing system that the company says will improve the quality of its beer.

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