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

January 29, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


ALBANY, N.Y _ The Democrat-controlled New York Legislature is set Tuesday to pass several bills aimed at making the state’s already tough gun laws even stricter. At least eight measures are expected to pass the Assembly and Senate, including legislation to prohibit schools from allowing teachers and other school employees to carry guns in schools. By Chris Carola. SENT: 433 words; will be updated.


NEW YORK _ A former New York City mayoral aide who was forced out of his job over sexual harassment allegations was fired previously for similar reasons. The Democratic Governors Association in Washington tells The New York Times that Kevin O’Brien was fired in December 2015. UPCOMING: 350 words by 9:30 a.m.


Potential Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg returns to New Hampshire. By Holly Ramer. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1 p.m., photos.


SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — Federal safety inspectors are going to court to remove a roadblock in their investigation of a limousine crash that killed 20 people nearly four months ago. By Mary Esch. SENT: 440 words, photo. Will be updated.


WASHINGTON _ After a publicity-filled weekend spent asserting his innocence and slamming investigators, Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone will appear before a federal judge who may look to muzzle him as the case moves forward. Stone faces a Tuesday morning arraignment in Washington and is expected to plead not guilty to charges that he lied to lawmakers, engaged in witness tampering and obstructed a congressional investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. By Eric Tucker and Chad Day. SENT: 495 words, photo. Will be updated; hearing starts at 11 a.m.


NEW YORK _ Pfizer lost $394 million in the fourth quarter as it booked billions in charges for layoffs and losses related to the acquisition of a trouble-plagued business that makes sterile injectable medicines. By Medical Writer Linda A. Johnson. SENT: 463 words, photo.


_ SUBWAY STAIRS-DEATH: Authorities say a Connecticut woman has died at a hospital after falling down stairs at a Manhattan subway station while holding her 1-year-old daughter in a stroller.

_ ASSEMBLY GOP-TRANSPORTATION: Republican lawmakers in the state Assembly have released a report on New York’s crumbling infrastructure and transportation systems.

_ MOUNT VERNON-FATAL FIRE: One person has died and another person has been injured in a house fire in Mount Vernon.

_ MAN BURNED-E-CIGARETTE: A New York man has suffered severe burns after he says an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pants pocket.

_ DOCTOR THREATENED: A western New York man accused of threating and extorting money from a doctor has entered a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

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