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

March 20, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TRUMP PROBE-MUELLER DEVOTEES

Democrats and others who view special counsel Robert Mueller as a folk hero can express themselves through a genre of arts and crafts inspired by the man leading the Russia probe into election meddling. Mueller is represented in paintings, prayer candles, valentines and ornaments, even a necklace, earrings and keychains. By National Writer Claire Galofaro. SENT: 1,076 words, photos.

TRUMP LAWYER-INVESTIGATION-TECHNOLOGY

NEW YORK _ Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish. Search warrant documents made public Tuesday show the FBI used highly secretive and controversial cellphone sweeping technology to zero in on President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer when agents raided his New York City home, hotel room and office last year. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 596 words, photos.

HUDSON YARDS-VESSEL

NEW YORK _ Days after a climbable sculpture called the Vessel opened at New York’s Hudson Yards megadevelopment, critics are questioning a policy that grants the attraction’s owners broad rights to use photos posted by visitors. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 434 words, photo.

KUSHNER-TENANTS

NEW YORK _ A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its buildings to avoid safety inspections. By Business Writer Bernard Condon. SENT: 625 words, photo.

MUSIC-WOODSTOCK 50

NEW YORK _ Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer in Watkins Glen, New York, about 115 miles northwest of the original site. The event is separate from an anniversary concert planned at the site of the original festival in 1969. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 607 words, photo.

DOGS-POPULAR

NEW YORK _ Labrador retrievers aren’t letting go of their hold on U.S. dog lovers, but German shorthaired pointers are tugging on the top ranks of doggie popularity, according to new American Kennel Club data. By Jennifer Pelt. SENT: 731 words. With photos, video.

HKN--MAPLE LEAFS-SABRES

BUFFALO, N.Y. _ The Buffalo Sabres, coming off a 4-3 shootout win over St. Louis, attempt to win consecutive games for the first time since mid-December in hosting their cross-border rival Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKN--JAZZ-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ The Utah Jazz visit the New York Knicks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ STATE BUDGET: Gov. Andrew Cuomo says this year’s state budget negotiations are particularly difficult because of revenue declines, the threat of big federal funding cuts and disputes with lawmakers over spending priorities.

_ BOOKS-LUKAS PRIZE: Books on slavery, the prison system and the Harlem Renaissance are among this year’s winners of J. Anthony Lukas prizes, named for the late author and journalist.

_ MET MUSEUM-ADMISSIONS FEE: New York City officials say $2.8 million received as a result of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new admissions policy will go toward 175 cultural organizations city-wide.

_ MARIJUANA-NEW YORK: Education advocates are urging New York lawmakers to leave the discussion of recreational marijuana out of the state budget process.

_ PARKS GROUPS-GRANTS: Nearly two dozen groups that support and promote New York state’s parks, historic sites and public lands will be splitting $450,000 in state grants.

_ BRONX BABY-DEATH: A Bronx man has been arrested in the death of his 1-month-old son.

_ SUV INTO WATER: Two people were killed when an SUV plunged into the waters of Long Island Sound after crashing through a railing at a Westchester County park.

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.