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

October 2, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


NEW YORK — Attorneys give their opening statements in a the trial of a former sports agent, Adidas executive and AAU coach on charges that they orchestrated payments to the families of top recruits to U.S. college basketball programs. The case led to the firing of University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino. By Tom Hays. SENT: 130 words; will be updated to 450 words developing from court proceedings. Timing uncertain.


Is Hollywood a different place a year after the rapid downfall of Harvey Weinstein began? In the time since, guilds have rewritten codes of conduct, film festivals have signed pledges for gender parity and inclusion riders have been implemented by several leading production companies. But interviews with actresses, filmmakers and others make it clear: Hollywood has a long way to go. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 1,200 words by 3 p.m., photos.


NEW YORK — Quinn Kelsey’s character doesn’t even arrive until late in Act 2 of “Aida,” and he’s killed shortly after the end of Act 3. Yet in his brief time onstage he turns the drama on its head. “My part definitely puts a nice little wrench into things,” said the Hawaiian baritone, who is appearing at the Metropolitan Opera in a revival of Verdi’s opera. By Mike Silverman. SENT: 584 words, photo.


— DUNKIN-HOMELESS MAN: Dunkin’ Donuts has fired workers who poured water on a homeless man in upstate New York and posted the video online.

— EARNS-PEPSICO: PepsiCo is reporting better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and revenue, but shares are edging lower after the company warned of the effects that the strong dollar will have on its performance for the rest of the year.

— MAIL THEFT-CHECKS: The Brooklyn district attorney says a postal worker stole checks made out to poor people on her route, including residents of a homeless shelter.

— PAROLE BOARD HEARINGS: Republican lawmakers in New York are heading to Long Island for the second of two days of hearings into recent decisions by the state parole board to release some high-profile offenders.

— SWIMMER DIES OFF COAST: A national seashore says a New York man has died while swimming of the coast of North Carolina near Rodanthe.

— MOTHER SHOT: A western New York man has admitted to fatally shooting his 79-year-old mother with a shotgun.

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