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

May 1, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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SUBWAY PLOT-SENTENCING

NEW YORK _ When Najibullah Zazi pleaded guilty to being the ringleader in a foiled plot to bomb New York City’s subway system, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he was responsible for “one of the most serious terrorist threats to our nation” since the 9/11 attacks. Nearly a decade later, Zazi has a shot at an improbable second chance. When the 33-year-old is finally sentenced Thursday, prosecutors are expected to credit him with switching sides after his arrest and volunteering valuable intelligence about other al-Qaeda trained terrorists. By Tom Hays and Jim Mustian. SENT: 859 words, photos. Developing; will be updated.

ELECTION 2020-SCHUMER

WASHINGTON _ Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams’ announcement that she would pass up a Senate run in Georgia. That decision was a blow to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who tried to woo Abrams to the campaign. By Elana Schor. SENT: 929 words, photo.

POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH

NEW YORK — A judge on Tuesday agreed to hold a hearing into whether a police watchdog agency in New York has the jurisdiction to handle the department disciplinary trial of the officer accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. SENT: 466 words.

HKN--ISLANDERS-LEHNER’S JOURNEY

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. _ Goaltender Robin Lehner enjoyed a career year and helped the New York Islanders reach the playoffs after disclosing his struggles with mental illness. Lehner has been forthcoming about his past and diagnosis with bipolar disorder, the work he’s doing and hopes to inspire others. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1182 words, photos.

HKN--ISLANDERS-HURRICANE

RALEIGH, N.C. _ The short-handed but surging Carolina Hurricanes look to take a 3-0 series lead on the New York Islanders when the division rivals meet in Game 3 of their second-round series. With starter Petr Mrazek injured, the Hurricanes are likely to give 35-year-old journeyman goalie Curtis McElhinney his first career playoff start. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. start.

BBA--YANKEES-SABATHIA

PHOENIX — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia reached 3,000 career strikeouts Tuesday night, becoming the 17th major leaguer and third left-hander to achieve the milestone. SENT: 334 words, photos.

REDS-METS

NEW YORK _ NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (2-3, 4.85 ERA) tries to halt his three-game losing streak when the New York Mets host Cincinnati. Anthony DeSclafani (1-1, 4.26) pitches for the Reds. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

BBO--YANKEES-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX _ New York plays Arizona at Chase Field. With photos. Game starts at 3:40 p.m. EDT.

IN BRIEF:

_ TRUSTS PLUNDERED-PLEA: A financial adviser and lawyer has pleaded guilty for a scheme in which he and an ex-town judge stole millions of dollars from an upstate New York family’s trusts.

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