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

December 18, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


For a few intrepid spectators, the thrill of watching the ongoing trial of notorious Mexican drug smuggler Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman up close beats watching crime dramas at home. Curious New Yorkers and even tourists have been showing up every day in the 8th floor Brooklyn courtroom where Guzman is being tried on charges that could keep in in a U.S. prison for life. By Claudia Torrens. UPCOMING: 780 words by 10 a.m. With AP photo.


NEW YORK _ CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. By Alexandra Olson. SENT: 916 words, photo.


NEW YORK _ Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life. By Data Journalist Nicky Forster. New York state had the largest range for life expectancy among its neighborhoods, spanning 34.5 years. The places with the highest and lowest estimates are both in New York City. SENT: 495 words.


NEW YORK _ A 1974 New York state ban on nunchucks that was put into place over fears that youth inspired by martial arts movies would create widespread mayhem is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a federal court has ruled. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 391 words, photo.


BUFFALO _ The Florida Panthers visit the Buffalo Sabres. Game starts at 7 p.m.


NEW YORK _ Ryan Getzlaf and the surging Anaheim Ducks look to keep up their strong play as they visit the New York Rangers. Anaheim has won nine of its last 10 to move into second place in the Pacific Division. The Rangers have just one win in their last seven games (1-3-3). Game starts at 7 p.m.


NEW YORK _ The Los Angeles Lakers visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. _ Syracuse hosts No. 14 Buffalo on Tuesday night, and the Orange could use a victory after dropping their first home game on Saturday. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


_ BODY IN RIVER-SLAYING: Police say an upstate New York man suspected in a slaying last week has been found hiding near the Canadian border.

_ WOMAN SET IN FIRE: Authorities in upstate New York say a man set a woman on fire outside a coffee shop.

_ OFFICER DRAGGED BY CAR: A jury has found a teen that dragged a New York City officer while driving a stolen car not guilty of attempted murder.

_ BOOKSTORE BONUSES: James Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition — bonuses for independent bookstore employees.

_ MEDICAL SCHOOL PRESIDENT-PAY: New York state officials say the former president of a state-run medical center has been sentenced for illegally padding his pay by a quarter-million dollars.

_ ADIRONDACK SKI PROMOTION: A new campaign touting the Adirondack Mountains as an Alpine ski destination is underway.

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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