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

January 8, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


NEW YORK — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it will investigate the water pipe break that added to the weather-related delays at Kennedy Airport and will “hold all responsible parties accountable.” The agency said there were still some delays on Monday. SENT: 130 words; will be updated. With video.


STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Four men face sentencing in a brutal fraternity hazing ritual that resulted in the 2013 death of a New York City college student. The fraternity members at Pi Delta Psi admitted they physically abused Chun “Michael” Deng, a Baruch College student, then tried to cover it up as the 19-year-old lay dying in their rented house in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, about 100 miles west of New York. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: 130 words; will be updated to 550 words by 6 p.m. Developing from sentencings at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.


SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration faces a Monday deadline on whether to extend protections that would allow nearly 200,000 Salvadorans to stay in the U.S. legally. A decision to force the Salvadorans back to their native country would send shivers through parts of New York and other metropolitan areas that are home to large numbers of Salvadorans, who have enjoyed special protection since earthquakes struck the Central American country in 2001. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 619 words, photo. Will be updated; timing of announcement uncertain.


NEW YORK — Former Hong Kong home affairs secretary Patrick Ho Chi-ping is set to appear in a US court Monday in a case in which he is charged with paying bribes on behalf of a Chinese energy conglomerate to the president of Chad and the Ugandan foreign minister. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 300 words; developing from 1:30 p.m. court hearing.


NEW YORK — The Toronto Raptors look for their 10th straight victory over the Brooklyn Nets, and a fifth win in a row overall, when the teams meet at Barclays Center. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


— TRUMP TOWER-FIRE: The Fire Department of New York says two people have been hurt in a fire that caused smoke to billow from the roof of Trump Tower.

— XGR--NEW YORK LEGISLATURE: Members of the Senate and Assembly will gavel into session Monday for the first real day of work in the 2018 legislative session.

— PENN STATION REPAIRS: A second round of track repairs at New York’s Penn Station will cause some service changes.

— ANCIENT CODEX-X-RAY SCAN: An ancient Coptic codex written sometime between 400 and 600 A.D. and housed in a New York City library is now legible thanks to state-of-the-art X-ray scanning.

— DRUNKEN DRIVER-POLICE INJURED: The New York Police Department says two of its officers were injured after a drunken cab driver slammed into their police vehicle.

— BANGOR KILLING TRIAL: One of two New York men charged in a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded in Bangor, Maine, is due to be sentenced.

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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