BC-NY–New York Coverage Advisory, NY

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 in New York City or Chris Carola in Albany at 518-458-7821.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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NEW YORK — Artificial trans fats were as American as apple pie when New York City’s health-conscious mayor, Michael Bloomberg, pushed to ban them from restaurant food in his city in 2006. By Thursday, though, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had announced that it would finish off artificial trans fats for good by phasing them out of all foodstuffs nationwide. The news was another triumph for a public health strategy pioneered by Bloomberg and his first health commissioner, who now leads the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By David B. Caruso. SENT: 770 words, photos.

— TRANS FAT-Q&A — Some questions and answers about trans fats and why the FDA is phasing them out. SENT: 650 words, photo.


CHICAGO — Rising from the ashes of 9/11, One World Trade Center in New York has reached its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it? A committee of architects with authority on world building heights is set to decide whether a design change affecting the skyscraper’s needle disqualifies its hundreds of feet from being counted, denying it the title of biggest and watering down its symbolic effect. By Jason Keyser. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg said Friday he hopes Bill de Blasio is even more successful as mayor of New York City than he has been. Bloomberg, speaking on his WOR radio show, also touched on other races including Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s win in Virginia. Bloomberg said he spent money to make sure voters knew McAuliffe supported “common-sense gun laws.” UPCOMING: 300 words by 11 a.m.


NEW YORK — A plea hearing will be held in the criminal case against SAC Capital Advisors. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced Monday that the firm and related companies agreed to a deal requiring it to plead guilty to criminal fraud charges and pay a record $1.8 billion. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 130 words; developing from 3 p.m. hearing. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.


— INFANT DEATH: Death of NYC infant declared a homicide

— ADIRONDACK LAND: Agency tables decision on Adirondack land

— PATH STATIONS CLOSED: 2 PATH stations to close over weekends

— BUS TROUBLES: Troubled Boston bus company resumes NYC service

— TEACHER-DWI: Upstate NY teacher arrested in class for DWI

— BLOOMBERG’S DAUGHTER: NY mayor’s daughter loves that dad speaks his mind

— MEDAL OF HONOR STAMP-NY: NY man among WWII vets featured on new US stamp

— WOMAN’S BODY FOUND: Man sentenced for killing upstate NY woman in Feb.

— ART FOUNDATION-LAWSUIT: Founders sues to stop art auction

— SENIOR CENTER ARRESTS: NJ man, 75, pleads in drug, prostitution sweep

— CHURCH THEFT: Suspect stole jewelry, cash from NYC church

— VA HOSPITAL RECORDS: Proposal would speed, simplify care of veterans

— CHARITY SCAM: NYC man accused of workplace charity scam

— CAR INTO HOUSE-FATALITY: Central NY man injured in Oct. 19 crash dies

— ROCHESTER KILLINGS-TRIAL: NY man gets 150 years for killing 2, wounding 3

— GRAPE HARVEST: Good year for grape growers in NY

— WOMAN’S BODY FOUND: Man sentenced for killing upstate NY woman in Feb.

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