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

May 2, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — After nearly a decade of helping federal authorities fight terrorism, the ringleader of a thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system finally will be sentenced Thursday. The afternoon hearing in Brooklyn federal court marks a once unthinkable second chance for Najibullah Zazi, a 33-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen who became radicalized and received explosives training from al-Qaeda after traveling to Pakistan in 2008. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 391 words, photos. Will be updated from 2:30 p.m. sentencing.


LONDON _ A drawing of a bearded, pensive-looking man owned by Queen Elizabeth II is a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, a royal art adviser said on the 500th anniversary of the artist and polymath’s death. In another announcement on Thursday, Sotheby’s said that a major, rarely seen Leonardo drawing is going on display in New York. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 492 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ “The Mueller Report” is now officially a best-seller. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 314 words, photo.


ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The World Video Game Hall of Fame is ready to honor a new group of games for their impact on the industry and pop culture over time. SENT: 130 words; will be updated after 10:30 a.m. announcement.


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — It’s a cold day in early April, rain and sleet are pelting the garages at Watkins Glen International and snow is on the way. Bob Gillespie is undeterred as he puts the finishing touches on the Green Grand Prix. Rain or shine, the rally will go on for the 15th straight year, which astounds Gillespie, its creator. By Sports Writer John Kekis. SENT: 885 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ Cincinnati plays New York at Citi Field. With photos. Game starts at 12:10 p.m.


_ LIMOUSINE CRASH-HEARING: Members of the New York state Senate are taking a close look at safety regulations for limousines and buses.

_ CLERGY ABUSE-NEW YORK: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse has paid nearly $11 million to settle claims of clergy sexual abuse with 79 people, who are now prohibited from suing.

_ RAFT ACCIDENT-TWO DEAD: Police say two young members of an Amish community drowned after their small raft apparently capsized on a pond in central New York.

_ AIR CONDITIONERS-FUNDING: Millions of dollars in federal funding is available for New Yorkers with serious health problems to obtain air conditioners for their residences.

_ ZOO ANIMAL NAMES: The zoo in Syracuse is naming its baby animals after towns and cities in New York state.

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.