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

July 11, 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 the New York desk 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


WASHINGTON — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. The mayor’s office flatly denied the allegation. By Colleen Long. SENT: 435 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Two criminal trials over allegations of corruption on the New York political scene are both drawing to a close in separate courtrooms located on the same floor atop a federal courthouse in Manhattan. One features a former state Senate leader accused of shaking down businesses to give his wayward son no-show work, while the other involves charges of bid-rigging in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” revitalization program. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m.


NEW YORK — The drugmaker Pfizer, facing an aging population and shifting risks from the loss of patents, is reshaping its structure into three businesses. SENT: 252 words, photo.


BALTIMORE — The New York Yankees send Sonny Gray to the mound against the last-place Baltimore Orioles in the finale of a four-game series. New York needs a win to earn a split. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


NEW YORK — Vince Velasquez is expected back from the disabled list to pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies against All-Star ace Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets in the finale of a four-game series. By Charles O’Brien. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


— TRASH COMPACTOR-DEATH: A 48-year-old woman has been found dead inside a trash compactor at a luxury apartment building in lower Manhattan.

— LAKE ERIE ALGAE: Ohio’s governor is set to announce new steps to combat toxic algae in Lake Erie.

— VILLAGE-THREE SHOT: Authorities say they’re looking for a man suspected of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third in an upstate New York village.

— ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM AWARD: The New York Times has won the 2018 John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism.

— WHITNEY HOUSTON-MOLESTATION: Whitney Houston’s mother says allegations that her superstar daughter and her son were molested by her niece are “unfathomable.”

— METLIFE OFFICE-OMAHA: New York based MetLife says it intends to hire more than 150 people for its future Omaha customer service center.

— MANHATTAN FIRE-MULTIPLE INJURED: Fire officials say a fire broke out in a New York City building and left more than a dozen people injured.

— CUOMO-PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts has endorsed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul for re-election, saying they’re championing and protecting New Yorkers’ rights.

— IVORY BAN-LAWSUIT: A federal judge has ruled that wildlife protection and conservation groups can join New York state’s effort to uphold its ivory ban being challenged in a lawsuit filed by antiques dealers.

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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