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.

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BRANDED WOMEN

NEW YORK — The jailed founder of a self-help company is due in court along with the television actress accused of helping coerce women into joining a secret society within the group and becoming sex "slaves." Some of the women were branded with a symbol that prosecutors said contained the initials of the founder, Keith Raniere. By Tom Hays. Developing from 2 p.m. hearing.

AT&T-TIME-WARNER-ANTITRUST

WASHINGTON — The fate of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, a massive media deal opposed by the government that could shape how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies, rests in the hands of a federal judge. By Business Writer Marcy Gordon. SENT: 800 words, photo; will be updated from 4 p.m. court session.

CHARITABLE GIVING

Fueled by a surging stock and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. By David Crary. Developing.

THEATER-MELISSA BENOIST

NEW YORK — To get ready to play legendary songwriter Carole King on Broadway, Melissa Benoist had to learn her lines and complicated stage directions. Lyrics, not so much. The actress who stars on the CW series "Supergirl" has been listening to King since she was a kid. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photo and video.

MUSIC-U2

NEW YORK — U2 frontman Bono honored the late Anthony Bourdain toward the end of the band's special performance Monday at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. SENT: 395 words, photos.

BBO--NATIONALS-YANKEES

NEW YORK — Bryce Harper plays at Yankee Stadium for the first time since 2015 as CC Sabathia (3-1) starts for New York and Tanner Roark (3-6) for the Washington Nationals in a matchup of division leaders. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— SCHOOL BUS-HOUSE: Five elementary school children have suffered minor injuries when a mini school bus veered off the road and struck a house in North Amityville, New York.

— TRASH INCINERATOR-FINGER LAKES: A county in western New York has joined opponents of a massive trash incinerator proposed for the Finger Lakes region.

— XGR--HIGHER EDUCATION: Student leaders from public colleges across New York are headed to Albany to urge lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at boosting support for higher education.

— XGR--SPEED CAMERAS: Democrats in the New York state Senate are pushing to loosen restrictions on school speed cameras in New York City.

— STATEN ISLAND PIZZA RATS: A minor league baseball team in New York says it will rebrand as the "Staten Island Pizza Rats" — at least for five season home games.

— MIDDLE EASTERN ICE CREAM: A new ice cream store specializing in a style of ice cream popularized in the Middle East has opened in New York City.

— CLUB SHOOTING-DEATH: The New York Police Department says a man who was shot outside of a club had attempted to drive himself to the hospital, but crashed and died before he could get there.

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