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

March 26, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 setback for marijuana advocates in New Jersey may show that the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use doesn’t run just along blue state-red state lines. Democrat-led New Jersey could still become the 11th state to legalize the drug, though a state Senate vote was put off Monday because it didn’t have enough support. The delay is a reminder that pot legalization politics aren’t just partisan. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 851 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — Attorney Michael Avenatti’s arrest on federal charges is a sharp reversal of fortune for a man who was considering a run for president last year. The arrest comes just over a year after Avenatti rose to prominence representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against Trump. Avenatti says he’s confident he’ll be exonerated on charges of extortion and bank and wire fraud. By Brian Melley and Larry Neumeister. SENT: 1,210 words, photos, video.

With MICHAEL-AVENATTI-ARREST-GERAGOS _ Celebrity lawyer Geragos named in Avenatti extortion case.By Brian Melley and Larry Neumeister. SENT: 1216 words, photos, video.


ALBANY, N.Y. _ New York state’s comptroller is set to release his annual estimate of the average bonus paid to Wall Street security industry employees. By Chris Carola. UPCOMING: 350 words by noon.


NEW YORK _ A Soviet-born convicted felon who worked on real estate deals with President Donald Trump was accused in a lawsuit Monday of plotting to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder money allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan bank. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 614 words, photo.


WASHINGTON — Top defense leaders are expected to get a barrage of questions when they face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall. By Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 728 words, photo. Will be updated; hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. EDT.


COLUMBUS _ The New York Islanders visit the Columbus Blue Jackets. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT.


OTTAWA _ The Buffalo Sabres visit the Ottawa Senators. With photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

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