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

May 9, 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 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


NEW YORK _ Daniel Pantaleo, the New York City police officer accused of killing a black man with an illegal choke hold, goes to court in an attempt stop an NYPD disciplinary trial scheduled to begin next week. By Michael R. Sisak. Developing. With photo, video.


ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s Senate easily approved a bill Wednesday that would allow three congressional committees to get access to President Donald Trump’s state tax returns, giving Democrats a potential end-run around the administration’s refusal to disclose the president’s federal returns. By Chris Carola. SENT: 814 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ The Trump administration’s travel ban has forced American citizens to live apart from their husbands, wives and children for years, and there’s no end in sight for many families. “I really don’t understand how long it’s going to take. ... I have two kids here,” said a tearful Sadek Ahmed, a school maintenance worker in New York and a U.S. citizen. By Deepti Hajela and Amy Taxin. SENT: 1359 words, photos.


NEW YORK — The day of reckoning has arrived for the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress and swindled tens of thousands of dollars from New York banks and hotels. Anna Sorokin is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in state court following her conviction last month on multiple counts of grand larceny and theft of services. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 366 words, photo. Will be updated after 2:30 p.m. hearing.


NEW YORK _ A former member of a group that’s been compared to a cult testifies against its founder at a federal sex-trafficking trial. The anticipated testimony on Thursday by filmmaker Mark Vicente follows an account by a woman who said she became a “slave” enlisted for unwanted sexual activity with the defendant, Keith Raniere. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.


ALBANY, N.Y. _ New York will lose out on hundreds of millions of dollars or more if it doesn’t authorize sports gambling on smartphones and other mobile devices, gambling supporters and analysts told state lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday. By David Klepper. SENT: 364 words.


NEW YORK _ Louis Vuitton’s cruise show transported guests back in time as it showcased flashy 1980s-inspired outfits in a decidedly retro venue: the spacey, once-abandoned TWA terminal at JFK Airport. By Nekesa Mumbi Moody. SENT: 434 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ Mavis Staples turns 80 this year and will be honored Thursday night at the Apollo Theater. By Hillel Italie. Developing.


NEW YORK _ New York-based Harry’s, the upstart shaving company, is being acquired by the owner of Schick razors for $1.37 billion. SENT: 215 words, photo.


NEW YORK _ Mike Leake starts for Seattle as the Mariners wrap up a series at Yankee Stadium on what’s been a rugged road trip so far and still includes a visit to Fenway Park. By Ben Walker. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.


_ MARKETING COMPANY-FRAUD: A co-founder of a multi-level marketing firm has been sentenced to seven months in prison for his role in a $2 million fraud.

_ RENT REGULATIONS: Lawmakers in the Democrat-led New York state Assembly are holding another hearing on rent regulations as New York City’s rent rules come up for renewal.

_ PARK PARKING: New York officials are warning summer travelers that parking could be in short supply at a popular Hudson Valley state park.

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.