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

June 14, 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.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan faces off in a second debate with his challenger in the Republican primary, former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, who is trying to reclaim the seat he lost when he went to prison for tax fraud. The first meeting between the candidates featured insults, accusations and each professing their support for President Donald Trump. UPCOMING: 450 words; debate starts at 7 p.m.


NEW YORK — The former UFC champion Conor McGregor is due back in court in New York in a criminal case stemming from a backstage fracas at a Brooklyn sports arena earlier this spring. Video of the incident showed McGregor throwing a hand truck at a bus carrying other UFC fighters. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated; timing uncertain. Photos, video planned.


MONTAUK, N.Y. — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country’s top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since migrated to warmer waters. By Robin McDowell, Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza. SENT: 3107 words, photos. Also an abridged version, 1023 words.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South will be offered at auction after being turned into a work of art and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean twice. Guernsey’s auctioneers said it will offer the house where Parks’ family lived in a midsummer auction in New York City that also will feature several other items related to African-American history and culture. By Michelle R. Smith. SENT: 515 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content. By Technology Writer Mae Anderson. SENT: 926 words, photos.


SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The U.S. Open begins at Shinnecock Hills with Tiger Woods back for the first time in three years and Phil Mickelson trying to complete the career Grand Slam. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 7:30 p.m.



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NEW YORK — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a four-game series between AL East foes. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


— DRUNKEN DRIVING-CHILD KILLED: A New York man admits he was driving drunk at the time of a crash that killed his 6-month-old daughter.

— XGR--SMOKING AGE: Prominent health groups including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and American Lung Association are pushing to raise the smoking age to 21 across New York state.

— THE FALCON OF WALL STREET: The denizens of New York City’s Wall Street were joined by a wayward falcon apparently looking to make his presence known in the Financial District.

— VETERANS-DIGNIFIED BURIALS: The state Senate has passed legislation that would give the unclaimed remains of New York’s veterans a dignified burial.

— CASINO PLOT: Authorities say a Nassau County police officer and his wife, who works at a Long Island casino, have been arrested on charges they conspired to rob a lucky gambler.

— OBIT-MELTZER: A longtime Philadelphia sports broadcaster has died.

— MEN IN YELLOW-KIDNAPPING ATTEMPT: Police in Long Island say two men both wearing yellow pants and blue shirts attempted to kidnap a pair of 8-year-old girls who were playing in a backyard.

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