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

May 7, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

BRANDED WOMEN

NEW YORK _ Opening statements are scheduled in a trial of the leader of NXIVM, a secretive self-improvement organization based in upstate New York. Its leader, Keith Raniere, is accused in a federal case that involves TV actresses, a millionaire liquor heiress and allegations that women were branded with a surgical tool and forced into unwanted sex. By Tom Hays. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated to 500 words by 3 p.m. With photos.

IRS-DONOR SECRECY-LAWSUIT

NEW YORK _ New York and New Jersey want to know how the Internal Revenue Service decided to stop requiring donor information from certain nonprofit organizations — among them big political spenders. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 498 words.

AMAZON GO-TAKING CASH

NEW YORK _ Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out. Now it’s adding a decidedly low-tech feature: accepting cash. Its new store opening in New York City on Tuesday will be the first Amazon Go store to do so. By Retail Writer Joseph Pisani. SENT: 389 words, photo.

MET GALA-INSIDE

NEW YORK _ The cocktail bar was shutting down, and guests were being encouraged to commence the elegant trek to dinner through the majestic halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But Joan Collins had just swept in, channeling her famous “Dynasty” character, Alexis, in a tiered gown of fluffy white feathers and gobs of blinding diamonds. And Alexis wanted a glass of wine. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 1069 words, photos, video.

BBN--METS-PADRES

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

BBA--MARINERS-YANKEES

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

IN BRIEF:

_ YOUTH CAMP-SEX ABUSE CASE: A former New York camp counselor who was initially accused of sexually abusing 10 boys has pleaded guilty to two felonies.

_ POLICE OFFICERS-MEMORIAL: The names of more than 60 law enforcement officers are being added to the New York state memorial honoring fallen officers.

_SOLITARY CONFINEMENT: Faith leaders from around New York state plan to gather at the state Capitol to denounce solitary confinement of prisoners.

_ CARPOOL LANE-PHONY PASSENGER: Police say a Long Island driver used a dummy tactic to try to take advantage of a carpool lane.

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.