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

April 3, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

BRINKS HEIST-PAROLE

BEDFORD, N.Y. _ Judith Clark, the getaway driver for a group of radical militants who killed a guard and two police officers in an infamous armored car robbery, goes before the state parole board in her latest bid to be released from prison. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is among those who say she has rehabilitated herself in nearly four decades behind bars. By Mary Esch. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

MANHATTAN TOLLS

NEW YORK _ New York City is set to become the first American metropolis that seeks to ease traffic congestion, cut pollution and boost mass transit by charging motorists a hefty toll for the privilege of driving into its most crammed areas. So can it work? By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 887 words, photos, video.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY

BOSTON _ Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are expected in court Wednesday to face charges that they participated in a wide-ranging college admissions cheating scam. Among the other parents expected in the Boston court Wednesday is Gordon Caplan, former co-chairman of the international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, based in New York. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 394 words, photos. Will be updated; hearings start around 2:30 p.m.

EXPLOSIVE DEVICES

NEW YORK — A Florida man who pleaded guilty to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump says he thinks he was misunderstood at his guilty plea. Cesar Sayoc said in a letter to a judge that was made public Tuesday that it was never his intent to harm anyone. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 367 words, photo.

MARTIN SHKRELI-PRISON

NEW YORK _ Pharmaceutical honcho Martin Shkreli has been banished to solitary confinement amid allegations he was running his drug company from federal prison using a contraband smartphone, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. By Michael R. Sisak and Jim Mustian. SENT: 520 words, photo.

TEEN KILLED-PARENTS CHARGED

NORWICH, N.Y. _ A woman admitted Tuesday that she worked with her husband to kill their adopted son and burn down their central New York home to cover it up. SENT: 302 words.

EXXON-CLIMATE CHANGE

Securities regulators will let Exxon Mobil block shareholders from voting on a proposal that the company disclose goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Activist investors led by the New York state comptroller pushed the proposal, which urges Exxon to set annual targets in line with goals set by the 2015 Paris climate agreement. SENT: 237 words.

OBIT-LORRAINE BRANHAM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Lorraine Branham, dean of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, has died at 66. SENT: 239 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ COLD CASE-MISSING WOMAN: State Police still haven’t closed the case of a 75-year-old northern New York woman who’s been missing for nearly two decades.

_ ISLAMIC STATE-ARREST: A New York City man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for trying to aid the Islamic State group by helping a co-conspirator travel abroad to fight for the militant group in 2015.

_ NEW YORK-TESTS POSTPONED: New York education officials have postponed a second day of computerized English assessments after technical issues caused disruptions statewide.

_ UNDERAGE DRINKING-CRACKDOWN: State officials say several agencies will be conducting sweeps of bars, restaurants, liquor stores and grocery stores across New York during a monthlong crackdown on fake identifications and businesses that sell alcohol to minors.

_ DOGFISH CRACKDOWN: Federal fishing regulators say they’re reducing the quota for a small species of shark that is fished commercially off the East Coast.

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