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

February 5, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 _ A jury begins its second day of deliberations at the U.S. trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, who’s charged with operating a drug-smuggling empire that moved hundreds of tons of cocaine north of the U.S. border over the course of two decades. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.


NEW YORK _ A federal judge holds a hearing Tuesday into a weeklong power failure and reported loss of heat at a federal detention center in New York City. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 500 words developing from 1 p.m. court hearing.


ROCHESTER, N.Y. _ Three Rochester-area men accused of plotting an attack on a family-centered Muslim community are due in court. Developing from morning hearing; story on merits.


AUSTIN, Texas _ Beto O’Rourke’s weeks of near-silence end on a massive stage when he sits down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The appearance Tuesday on “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square” comes ahead of a possible presidential campaign and puts O’Rourke’s charisma put to the test. By Will Wessert. SENT: 603 words, photo. Will be updated; event scheduled for 2 p.m. EST.


NEW YORK _ Federal prosecutors in New York issued a subpoena Monday seeking documents from Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, furthering a federal inquiry into a fund that has faced mounting scrutiny into how it raised and spent its money. SENT: 385 words, photo.


The pressure to resign facing Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is highlighting the Democratic Party’s insistence on policing its own when it comes to wrongdoing related to race and, in some cases, sexual misconduct. On Saturday, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a possible Democratic contender, apologized for not stopping a staffer he fired for sexual harassment from landing a job in the New York mayor’s office. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1105 words, photo.


NEW YORK _ The Detroit Pistons visit the New York Knicks. With photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


BOSTON _ The New York Islanders visit the Boston Bruins. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. _ Syracuse tries to defend home turf when it hosts No. 22 Florida State on Tuesday night. The Orange have won eight of nine. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


_ NEW YORK WEATHER-FLOODING: Melting snow has caused several million gallons of municipal sewage to spill into the Hudson River from Troy and Albany.

_ ICE FISHERMAN-DEATH: State police say the body of an 82-year-old ice fisherman has been recovered from the southern end of Skaneateles Lake.

_ EARNS-RALPH LAUREN: Ralph Lauren Corp. (RL) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $120 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

_ HEALTH CARE FACILITIES-STATE INVESTMENT: New York state is investing $204 million in 95 different health care projects.

_ DESIGN COMPETITION-ODD LOTS: New York City says it will host a design competition to help create affordable housing on lots that have been vacant for decades.

_ STATE MUSEUM-BLACK HISTORY: A new exhibit detailing the struggle for black equality during the nation’s Jim Crow era is opening at the New York State Museum in downtown Albany.

_ SUBWAY STATION SHOOTING: Police say they’ve taken an alleged MS-13 street gang member into custody in connection with a fatal shooting on a New York City subway platform that a bystander caught on video.

_ MOTHER’S ARREST-VIDEO: A New York mother who had her toddler yanked from her arms by police in a widely seen video on social media has gotten a public apology.

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