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

July 24, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


DERBY LINE, Vt. — While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada. In the sector that covers 300 miles of border with New York, Vermont and New Hampshire, agents have apprehended 324 people who crossed illegally from Canada so far this fiscal year, compared with 165 in all of 2017. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 1105 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Lawyers for an Ecuadorean immigrant who was detained after he tried to deliver pizza to an Army installation in New York City appear before a federal judge in an attempt to stop his deportation. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1 p.m. Developing from 11 a.m. hearing.


ROME — Police in Italy say they’ve recovered an 18th-century ebony desk that was illegally taken abroad after World War II and ended up in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. SENT: 130 words; will be updated.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Right-hander Yonny Chirinos will be recalled from minors to start for Tampa Bay when the Rays continue a three-game series against Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


NEW YORK — With a decision looming on whether slugger Yoenis Cespedes needs surgery on both feet that could sideline him for nearly a year, the New York Mets send Zack Wheeler (3-6) to the mound against San Diego Padres left-hander Eric Lauer (5-6) in another matchup between the two worst teams in the National League. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Darrelle Revis will sign a one-day contract at a celebratory news conference Tuesday to retire as a member of the New York Jets. The former star cornerback, who played eight of his 11 NFL seasons with the Jets, announced last Wednesday that he was done playing football. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.


— FIRE-CHILDREN KILLED: Authorities say three young children have been killed and a fourth child and their parents are hospitalized after a fire broke out at the family’s central New York home.

— EARNS-VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS: Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $4.12 billion.

— EARNS-JETBLUE AIRWAYS: JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $120 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

— CAT KILLED: New York City prosecutors say a man is facing nearly a year in jail after admitting that he stabbed a cat, threw it from a third-floor balcony and stomped it to death.

— HUDSON HIGHLANDS-PROTECTION: Popular ridgetop hiking trails and forest habitat will be preserved with the acquisition of a tract in the Hudson Highlands that’s prominently visible from the Hudson River and many public areas including the Newburgh waterfront.

— DOWN EAST KILLING: A New York man’s conviction in his home state clears the way for him to be extradited to face a charge of killing a woman in Down East Maine.

— XGR--SPEAKER’S TOUR: The speaker of the New York state Assembly is heading back upstate for a look at a summer program for children.

— AMERICAN LEGION-COMMANDER: The American Legion in New York has sworn in its 100th commander and for the first time, it’s an Iraq War veteran.

— BOOKKEEPER-EMBEZZLEMENT: A 63-year-old bookkeeper has been sentenced to one to three years in prison after paying back the more than $850,000 he stole from the central New York contractor.

— GUARDS CHARGED-BEATING: Two former correction officers convicted of severely beating a New York state prison inmate in 2013 and then falsifying records to cover up the attack have been sentenced.

— CUOMO AIDE SHOT-TRIAL: A man arrested in the 2015 slaying of an aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been acquitted of all charges.

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