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

October 10, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

LIMOUSINE CRASH

NEW YORK — The wife of a limousine driver involved in a New York crash that killed 20 people says her late husband expressed concerns about the company’s vehicles. SENT: 529 words. Will be updated.

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RECYCLING SHAKE-UP

ALBANY, N.Y. — America’s recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill. By Mary Esch. SENT: 897 words, photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-WEINSTEIN

NEW YORK — Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein appear in federal court for more legal wrangling in a civil lawsuit filed by women who say his promises of Hollywood jobs in exchange for sexual favors amounted to illegal sex trafficking. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 350 words on merits, developing from noon hearing.

FASHION-MET GALA

NEW YORK — Next year’s Met Gala will be downright campy. No, seriously: The Metropolitan Museum announced Tuesday that “Camp: Notes on Fashion” will be the title of its next blockbuster spring Costume Institute exhibit. The exhibit is launched each year by the star-studded Met Gala, where attendees are encouraged to dress according to the prescribed theme. By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 360 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— ELECTION 2020-BLOOMBERG: Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is officially a Democrat again.

— TROPICAL WEATHER-AMTRAK: Amtrak is adjusting service to Florida for the safety of its passengers and employees because of Hurricane Michael.

— THEATER ACCESSIBILITY: New York City will give grants to Off Broadway and other small theaters to install special software in an effort to make theatre more accessible to deaf and blind people.

— ATTORNEY AGE-MISTRIAL: A New York judge has declared a mistrial in an attempted murder case because the suspect’s 87-year-old attorney is not fit to represent his client.

— TRANSPORTATION FUNDING-THEFTS: Authorities say a former New York state Department of Transportation employee overseeing a $10 million road project has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars in federal funds.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apnyc@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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