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

May 15, 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.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


ALBANY, N.Y. — — The first of two days of public interviews of prospective candidates to serve out the remainder of former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s term is set. A state legislative committee is scheduled to interview seven applicants Tuesday afternoon in a hearing room in downtown Albany. Leading off will be Barbara Underwood, the solicitor general who’s serving as acting attorney general. Among the others being interviewed is Assemblyman Daniel J. O’Donnell of Manhattan, actress Rosie O’Donnell’s brother. By Chris Carola. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated; interviews start at 2 p.m.


NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers present their closing arguments Tuesday in the case of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, who is charged in a corruption case that also landed a glancing blow on New York City’s mayor. Developing; timing uncertain.


NEW YORK — A man accused of helping to plan the Sept. 11 attacks will not be allowed to publicly distribute art he makes in his cell at the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a judge denied a motion asking for Department of Defense restrictions to be lifted, one of his attorneys said. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 332 words, photo.


— BURIED SAFE: A couple of urban island-dwellers have found buried treasure in their backyard — but so far the pirates are nowhere in sight.

— STATUE OF LIBERTY-LIGHTS: Workers will be turning off some lights for repairs to the Statue of Liberty’s electrical system. With photo.

— GRASS KILLER: Police in Long Island say they are offering $5,000 to find a man suspected of killing lawn grass in the area of Suffolk County.

— MEGAN LEAVY-VETERANS HALL OF FAME: A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the military dog she served with during the Iraq War are being inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

— ERIE CANAL: The Erie Canal is opening for another season.

— XGR--VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER: Lawmakers in the New York state Senate have approved new criminal penalties for motorists whose careless driving causes the injury or death of a construction worker on a road or highway project.

— FIREFIGHTERS-CANCER REGISTRY: Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the House of Representatives to pass legislation creating a national firefighter cancer registry.

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