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

November 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.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NEW YORK — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal “opportunity zone,” a designation created by President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas. Critics question whether Long Island City, the fast-gentrifying Queens neighborhood across the East River from the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan, needs such breaks. By Bernard Condon and Stephen Braun. SENT: 818 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? By Economics Writer Christopher Rubager. SENT: 977 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Several government cooperators could begin testifying as early as Wednesday at the Brooklyn trial of Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. By Tom Hays. Developing; timing uncertain.


NEW YORK — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 965 words, photo. Also moved in previous cycle.


DETROIT — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell Detroit’s Greektown Casino-Hotel to Pennsylvania-based Penn National Gaming and New York-based VICI Properties. SENT: 290 words, photo.


— MEASLES-NEW YORK: New York officials have confirmed 68 cases of measles in one county, making it the largest outbreak in the state in decades.

— GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL OWNERSHIP: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning to buy New York’s Grand Central Terminal for $35 million after years of renting.

— PEOPLE-JOE PERRY: Joe Perry is feeling the love from fans after he was hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York. With photo.

— BOOKS-KAVANAUGH BIO: Two journalists who helped cover the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh are working on a book about the newest Supreme Court justice. With photo.

— FOOTBALL FAN-DWI EXCUSE: Authorities say a pro football fan charged with drunken driving after a crash told police he drank too much because his favorite team isn’t any good.

— HAMILTON TICKETS-OFFICER HELPS: A family from Ireland is thanking a New York City police officer for helping them see the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

— CAB DRIVER SAVES HAWK: A New York City cab driver is being hailed for saving an injured red-tailed hawk he found on the side of a major city parkway.

— CEMETERY-WWII NORWEGIAN SAILORS: The Norwegian government has awarded an American woman a commemorative medal for her work caring for the graves of Norwegian sailors who died during World War II while in upstate New York.

— PLANE CRASHES-MEMORIAL: A memorial to eight U.S. servicemen killed in separate plane crashes a decade apart has been unveiled near the Hudson Valley site of the tragedies.

— PRISON ESCAPE-EMPLOYEE CHARGED: A former prison tailor shop worker is going to jail for having an illicit relationship with an inmate at the same New York prison where another female employee aided the escape of two killers.

— SCHOOL EMBEZZLEMENT: A former administrator admits he stole nearly $50,000 from the private Buffalo school where he worked.

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