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

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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NEW YORK — Voters in a rapidly gentrifying part of Brooklyn will soon settle a contentious state Senate primary between a 16-year incumbent and a 27-year-old Democratic Socialist that’s attracted national attention and highlighted the rising influence of a vocal left wing in American politics. By Karen Matthews and David Klepper. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.


ALBANY, N.Y — New York officials hold the first of 15 planned “listening sessions” across the state to gather public input on proposals to legalize recreational marijuana. Pot is expected to be a big issue for lawmakers when they return to Albany in January. By Mary Esch. UPCOMING: 500 words by 9 p.m. Developing from 6 p.m. session.


NEW YORK — Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a rare example of a brand jumping into a divisive issue uninvited. Still, like it or not, American companies are increasingly being pulled into the country’s political and cultural wars. By Alexandra Olson. SENT: 1233 words, photo.


NEW YORK — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 583 words, photos, video.


NEW YORK — With J.D. Salinger’s centennial coming next year, the big news so far is that his publisher is planning to celebrate it. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 443 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Past U.S. Open champions Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic try to return to the semifinals at Flushing Meadows, while 2017 runner-up Madison Keys is among the women in quarterfinal action Wednesday. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. Play starts at noon. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


NEW YORK — David Wagner this week will attempt to win his fourth U.S. Open singles title and his sixth in doubles. America’s most decorated wheelchair player begins his run Thursday along with the sport’s other stars, players such as Kgothatso “KG” Montjane, who this year became the first black South African woman, wheelchair or not, to play at Wimbledon. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 500 words.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Luis Severino goes for his 18th win for the New York Yankees in their series finale against 10-game winner Mike Fiers and the Oakland Athletics. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. PDT.


LOS ANGELES — Zack Wheeler, who is 7-1 with a 1.83 ERA since June 27, starts for the New York Mets against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the series finale. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4:30 p.m. PT.


— APRIL THE GIRAFFE-OFFSPRING: Like a lot of parents, April the Giraffe will be seeing her fast-growing offspring off to a new chapter in the fall.

— STUDENTS-TRAUMA PROGRAM: Police in Syracuse will now notify the school district when students have witnessed or experienced something traumatic.

— SCHOOL ENROLLMENT: A fiscally conservative think tank says New York’s public school enrollment continues to decline.

— SCHOOL BEGINS-STATE POLICE: The New York State Police will increase patrols to protect school children heading back to class this week.

— POLICE CHIEF: An upstate New York police chief is leaving his position to take a role in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

— HISTORIC CAROUSEL-REPAIRS: An historic carousel is back in operation in a lakeside Rochester park, with free weekend rides being offered through Columbus Day.

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