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

March 24, 2019

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 Deepti Hajela at 212-621-1670.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

NEW YORK _ Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is calling President Donald Trump a “coward” who “punches down” and says that he is “tearing apart the moral fabric of our country.” Gillibrand is set to say even more about Trump on Sunday as she stands in front of one of his signature New York properties. By Juana Summers. SENT: 428 words, will be updated. AP PHOTOS

TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS-SATER

One of President Donald Trump’s most colorful business associates, Felix Sater, is set to testify before Congress this week about the effort to build a Trump-branded skyscraper in Moscow. Sater was once convicted in a Mafia-linked stock fraud, then went on to become a source for U.S. intelligence agencies, including providing information on al-Qaeda and Russian organized crime. By Michael Sisak. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photo by 11 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ CATSKILLS-LAND PRESERVATION: A preservation group has acquired land adjacent to the Catskill Park’s Sundown Wild Forest to protect clean drinking water for New York City and improve public access for hiking.

_ NEW GRAPE TOMATOES: A colorful collection of stellar new grape tomato varieties has been released by Cornell University’s plant-breeding program.

_ GREAT LAKES-REPORT: Projects designed to restore and protect resources and benefit communities in the Great Lakes watershed are detailed in a progress report released by New York officials.

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SPORTS

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BKN--CLIPPERS-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ The Los Angeles Clippers visit the New York Knicks.

SKI--MIKAELA IN MANHATTAN

NEW YORK _ Mikaela Shiffrin just capped a record-setting ski season. The 24-year-old American spent time in New York to celebrate an unprecedented 17 World Cup wins and her third straight overall title. Lindsey Vonn finished with won four overall titles before she retired this season at 34. Shiffrin appeared at Macy’s and on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” She’ll spend time with family and at her new house in Colorado during a short offseason. By Melissa Murphy. 1,000 words, AP photos.

HKN--COYOTES-ISLANDERS

NEW YORK _ The Arizona Coyotes visit the New York Islanders.