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

May 6, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, media attack dog and all-around fixer for President Donald Trump, is scheduled to begin serving a three-year prison sentence Monday for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on Trump’s behalf. Cohen faces a 2 p.m. deadline to report to the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville, 70 miles northwest of New York City. A minimum-security prison camp there has become a haven for white-collar criminals. By Michael R. Sisak and Jim Mustian. SENT: 697 words. Will be updated; timing uncertain. With photos, video.




ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A man who was suspected but ultimately acquitted in a triple killing in Rochester was himself shot and killed, and police warned the public not to jump to conclusions or retaliation as investigators searched Sunday for suspects in his death. SENT: 351 words.


NEW YORK— Norah O’Donnell will become anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News” and the network will revamp its morning show lineup as it seeks to boost ratings on both programs, CBS News announced Monday. SENT: 298 words, photo.


NEW YORK — Tina Charles can add filmmaker to her already impressive resume. The WNBA star produced a documentary about her father Rawlston and his Brooklyn-based record store and music label — known as Charlie’s Calypso City and Charlie’s Records, respectively — and it debuted over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 834 words, photo.


SAN DIEGO _ New York plays San Diego at PETCO Park. With photos. Game starts at 10:10 p.m. EDT.


NEW YORK _ Seattle plays New York at Yankee Stadium. With photos. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.


EAST MEADOW, N.Y. _ Despite getting swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New York Islanders know they made big strides in their turnaround season under Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz. Now, they head into the offseason with some tough personnel decisions to make as they try to build on their success. By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 7 p.m.


_ CAR FIRE-CHILD DEATH: Police say a child is dead after being found in a burning car in New York City, and a man is in custody.

_ PARTY-CHEMICAL BURNS: Police say 10 teenagers who went to a party in a New York City public housing complex ended up at hospitals after someone tossed a caustic substance on them from above.

_ HIGHWAY-PEDESTRIAN DEATH: Police say a man who was walking across a Long Island highway was killed in traffic, and they’re trying to determine why he was crossing the major roadway on foot.

_ ROOF FALL: Police say a woman survived a fall from a five-story Manhattan apartment building, tumbling as she apparently was descending from the roof after taking skyline photos with friends.

_ LAKE ONTARIO-FLOODING: New York state says it has deployed more than 800,000 sandbags, hundreds of pumps and 920 feet (280 meters) of temporary dams in eight counties along Lake Ontario in preparation for potential flooding.

_ OBIT-FIDLER: Lew Fidler, a former New York City Councilmember who was active for many years in Democratic politics, has died. He was 62.

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