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

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS

NEW YORK — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is escalating her call for Democrats to end the 60-vote requirement for many major bills to clear the Senate if her party wins the White House and Republicans try to block their agenda. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate is set to speak Friday at the National Action Network convention in New York. By Elana Schor. SENT: 130 words; will be updated. Remarks set to be delivered at 10:45 a.m. With photos.

RADIO HOST-FRAUD

NEW YORK _ Craig Carton, the former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, is scheduled to be sentenced for defrauding investors in a ticket reselling business. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 400 words developing from 11:30 a.m. hearing.

SAVING BROOKLYN’S PROMENADE

NEW YORK _ New York faces a challenge: how to fix a crumbling, decked highway that’s a main traffic artery while preserving the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, a landmark park built over expressway with romantic views of the Manhattan skyline long popular with city denizens, filmmakers and tourists. By Verena Dobnik. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.

CBD CONFUSION

SAN FRANCISCO — CBD oil-infused gummy bears, lattes and other food, drinks and dietary supplements are selling quickly even though the U.S. government says they’re illegal and local authorities have forced some retailers to pull products. The confusion has the nation’s two largest states and others moving to legalize the cannabis compound that many see as beneficial to their health. By Paul Elias. SENT: 992 words, photos.

A GREAT NIGHT IN HARLEM

NEW YORK _ Tony Bennett and Harry Belafonte were among those honored at a benefit held at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. “A Great Night in Harlem,” a fundraising gala for the Jazz Foundation of America, featured performances Thursday by Bennett, Common, Bettye LaVette and Patti Smith. Civil rights activist Andrew Young spoke on behalf of Belafonte, who was not in attendance. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 472 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ EX-JUDGE-GUN TRIAL: Deliberations have begun at the felony gun trial of a former New York judge after the replacement of a juror who appeared to be falling asleep during closing arguments.

_ ELECTION 2020-GREEN PARTY: Howie Hawkins, a three-time candidate for New York governor, is considering a presidential run for the Green Party.

_ IMMIGRANTS-LEGAL SERVICES: Immigration attorneys will be offering legal services in all regions of New York through a program run by the Cuomo administration.

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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