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

July 5, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

PROTECTING THE DISABLED

NEW YORK — ALBANY, N.Y. — New Yorks agency tasked with investigating accusations of abuse and neglect against disabled people in state care is promising to improve transparency following years of complaints about conducting nearly all its work in secret. The commitment isn’t likely to satisfy critics, including some lawmakers and families of disabled people, who want the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs to be abolished or overhauled. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photos.

STATUE OF LIBERTY-ARRESTS

NEW YORK — A court appearance is expected Thursday for a woman who held police at bay for hours after she climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty during an immigration protest. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Time of court appearance uncertain.

— LIBERTY STAMP-LAWSUIT: A stamp that mistakenly featured the image of a Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas instead of the original New York Statue will cost the U.S. Postal Service $3.5 million in a copyright infringement lawsuit. By Michelle L. Price. SENT: 330 words, photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA-OLIGARCH

WASHINGTON — Long before Viktor Vekselberg was tied to a scandal over the president and a porn star, the Russian oligarch had been positioning himself to extend his influence in the United States. Working closely with an American cousin who heads the New York investment management firm Columbus Nova, Vekselberg backed a $1.6 million lobbying campaign to aid Russian interests in Washington. By Garance Burke and Stephen Braun. SENT: 2365 words, photos. An abridged version is available.

IN BRIEF:

— TOURIST SAVE GIRL: Police in Florida say two visiting New York first responders helped save a 3-year-old girl who was drowning in a hotel swimming pool in Florida.

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