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

April 16, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

FRANCE-NOTRE DAME FIRE-FIREFIGHTING TACTICS

NEW YORK _ Is there anything firefighters could have done to control the blaze that tore through Paris’ historic Notre Dame Cathedral sooner? Experts say the combination of a structure that’s more than 850 years old, built with heavy timber construction and soaring open spaces, and lacking sophisticated fire-protection systems led to the quick rise of flames Monday. “Very often when you’re confronted with something like this, there’s not much you can do,” said Glenn Corbett, a professor of fire science at John Jay College. By Michael R. Sisak and Seth Borenstein. SENT: 718 words, photos, video.

REDACTED NATION

NEW YORK _ When the Justice Department releases the special counsel’s report on Russian election interference, parts of the report will be blacked out. Does that mean that everything redacted is top secret? Tom Blanton of the National Security Archive says redactions “are overused.” By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 1054 words, photos.

POPULAR BIRDS

NEW YORK _ Whooping cranes, common ravens and peregrine falcons are among the celebrities of the sky in the eyes of Americans, even those who’ve never laid eyes them. That’s the word from a new study that aimed to define “a range of relationships between people and birds” across the United States, said Justin Schuetz, one of the authors. By Science Writer Malcolm Ritter. SENT: 601 words, photos.

SESAME STREET-TOUR

NEW YORK _ Big Bird, Elmo and stars of “Sesame Street” are leaving their quiet neighborhood and embarking on a road trip. SENT: 307 words, photo.

BBN--METS-PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA _ Lefty Steven Matz (1-0, 1.65 ERA) takes the mound for the Mets while right-hander Nick Pivetta (1-1, 9.45) goes for the Phillies. By Rob Maaddi. With photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

BBA--RED SOX-YANKEES

NEW YORK _ NEW YORK _ The Red Sox and Yankees open their first series of the season both mired in sluggish starts. Boston ace Chris Sale (0-3, 9.00) hasn’t looked like himself after last fall’s World Series run. New York starts struggling LHP James Paxton (1-2, 6.00). By Jake Seiner. First pitch at 6:35 p.m. With photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ BUFFALO-CLERGY ABUSE: Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone says he’ll hold a series of listening sessions to hear from Roman Catholics about the clergy sex abuse crisis.

_ BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT: The American Museum of Natural History in New York will not be hosting a scheduled gala dinner honoring the president of Brazil.

_ TASTE NY-SALES: The Cuomo administration says sales of New York-produced food and beverage products at specially designated events and locations promoting local goods hit a record high last year.

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.

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