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

December 17, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

OPPORTUNITY ZONES-KUSHNER

WASHINGTON _ A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration’s Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn’t that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the program seeks to revitalize. By Jeff Horwitz and Stephen Braun. SENT: 1032 words, photos.

GOOGLE-NEW YORK

NEW YORK _ Google is rolling out a major expansion in New York City, spending more than $1 billion on a new campus along the Hudson River that will allow it to double the number of people it already employs here. SENT: 417 words, photo.

MOTHER’S ARREST-VIDEO

NEW YORK _ A mother who had her toddler yanked from her arms by New York police in a widely seen video said in an interview published Sunday that she went into “defense mode.” SENT: 349 words, photo.

BKN--SUNS-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ The Phoenix Suns visit the New York Knicks. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

HKN--ISLANDERS-AVALANCE

DENVER _ The New York Islanders start a four-game trip Monday night against Mikko Rantanen and the Colorado Avalanche. Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon are first and second in scoring this season. The third member of their line, captain Gabriel Landeskog, is also among the leaders. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time is 9 p.m. EST.

IN BRIEF:

_ STUDENTS ARRESTED-VIDEO: Four students in upstate New York who police say posted videos mimicking a school shooting with fake blood and racial slurs have been arrested.

_ FAMILY-MURDER-SUICIDE: Authorities have released the names of the couple and their 12-year-old daughter who died in a murder-suicide inside their upstate New York home.

_ FREDERICK DOUGLASS STATUE DAMAGED: Police have arrested two men for damaging a statue of Frederick Douglass during an attempted theft in upstate New York.

_ TUNNEL-WREATH CONTROVERSY: And the winner is ... the “N″ or the “A″?

_ POLICE CAR HITS PEDESTRIAN: Authorities say a police cruiser jumped a curb, hit a pedestrian and struck a building while responding to a call in New York City.

_ BIRD COUNT: New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation is hosting some events to help people participate in Audubon’s 119th annual Christmas Bird Count.

_ ECONOMIC INCENTIVES HEARING: The New York state Assembly will examine the effectiveness of economic development programs meant to boost technology jobs.

_ ADIRONDACKS-SKI TOURING: New York officials are taking public comments on proposed design standards for ski touring trails in the Adirondacks.

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.