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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:15 Advisory

April 3, 2019

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org













PEOPLE-TAYLOR SWIFT’S HOUSE-CRASH _ Police say a car stolen in Connecticut crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift’s beachfront Rhode Island home. SENT: 200 words, photos.

CAR HITS GIRL _ Police arrest man they say was driving the car that hit and seriously injured a 9-year-old girl playing in her front yard in Georgia. SENT: 400 words, photos.

WIFE-DAUGHTER KILLED _ Florida authorities capture a man they say used a machete to kill his wife and daughter. SENT: 150 words.

POLICE CHASE-ZOO _ Police are searching for a suspect who fled a chase by jumping into the Cleveland Zoo. SENT: 150 words.

BULLETPROOF VEST-ARRESTS _ Two Arkansas men arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after police say they shot each other while taking turns wearing a bulletproof vest. SENT: 150 words.

GOOSE ATTACK-WARNING _ Police at Eastern Michigan University have issued a warning about potentially aggressive geese after one attacked and chased a person at a campus parking lot. SENT: 150 words.




CHICAGO MAYOR _ Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s resounding victory is a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation’s third largest city. Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who’d never been elected to public office, defeated Cook County Board President and longtime City Council member Toni Preckwinkle with backing from voters across the city. SENT: 740 words, photos, videos.

UNITED STATES-NATO _ NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses Congress, underscoring the bipartisan support the 70-year-old trans-Atlantic alliance enjoys among lawmakers in spite of President Donald Trump’s occasional jabs. SENT: 990 words. UPCOMING: 890 words by 3 p.m., photos, video.

TIDAL BASIN _ Each spring, hundreds of thousands of tourists schedule trips to Washington to coincide with the blooming of the capital’s iconic cherry blossom trees. But this year’s cherry blossom season has been somewhat marred by regular flooding in the Tidal Basin—blamed on rising sea levels and a crumbling sea wall. Now a multi-million dollar project seeks to revitalize what the National Parks Service calls “America’s Front yard.” UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m., photos, video.

SENATE-NOMINATIONS _ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is set to trigger the “nuclear option” to speed up consideration of President Donald Trump’s nominees. The rules change would limit debate on most nominees to two hours instead of the 30 hours now required. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m., photos.

CONGRESS-RUSSIA PROBE _ The House Judiciary Committee is expected to authorize subpoenas for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report. The panel is also acting on subpoenas related to some of President Donald Trump’s former top advisers. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 a.m. session, 700 words by 3 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-CLIMBDOWN _ President Trump pivots on two big policy fronts as Republicans, outside groups and aides expressed anxiety about the potential economic and political fallout from his health care, border proposals. SENT: 760 words, photos

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-FUNDRAISING-TAKEAWAYS _ Bernie Sanders leads Democratic presidential candidates in the early money chase with more than $18 million in contributions during the first seven weeks of his candidacy. SENT: 900 words, photo.




ALABAMA PRISONS _ The Justice Department says Alabama’s prison system has been violating the Constitution by failing to protect inmates from violence and sexual abuse. The federal government’s findings were disclosed in a scathing letter reviewed by The Associated Press. The letter described the problems as “severe” and “systemic.” SENT: 475 words.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY _ Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are expected in court to face charges that they participated in a wide-ranging college admissions cheating scam. SENT: 390 words, photo. UPCOMING: Hearings at 2:30 p.m.

NIPSEY HUSSLE _ After a nearly 48-hour manhunt, police arrested the suspect they say gunned down Nipsey Hussle in front of the popular rapper’s South Los Angeles clothing store. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies detained Eric Holder, 29, on Tuesday afternoon in the city of Bellflower, two days after the shooting and 20 miles away from the crime scene. LAPD detectives quickly arrived to verify that he was the suspect they’d sought. SENT: 575 words, photos.




ISRAEL-ELECTION-WHAT’S AT STAKE _ Israel’s charged election campaign has been heavy on insults and short on substance, but the conflict with the Palestinians has been notably absent from the discourse. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

BREXIT _ Prime Minister Theresa May and the leader of Britain’s main opposition party are due to meet for talks on ending the impasse over the country’s departure from the European Union _ a surprise about-face that left pro-Brexit members of May’s Conservative Party howling with outrage. By Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless. SENT: 650 words, photos.

BRUNEI-SHARIAH LAWS _ New Islamic criminal laws that take effect in Brunei, punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, trigger an outcry from countries, rights groups and celebrities far beyond the tiny Southeast Asian nation’s shores. SENT: 760 words, photos.




ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES-SEIZURE RISK _ U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it has reviewed 35 reports of seizures among e-cigarettes users, particularly young people. Regulators stressed it’s not yet clear whether vaping is responsible. But they said they’re concerned and encouraged the public to report information about the issue. SENT: 450 words, photo.




FILM-PET SEMATARY _ “Pet Sematary” is a remake based on familiar elements from Stephen King’s popular 1983 novel and previous films, but the new incarnation delves into the human emotions of grief. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.




BKC--TEAM VS TALENT _ An Associated Press analysis of rosters of perennial NCAA Tournament teams concludes it takes NBA-ready talent _ players who leave school early _ to go far consistently. SENT: 1,300 words, photos, graphics.

BKC--TEAM VS TEAM-DRAFT HISTORY _ An Associated Press analysis of NCAA Tournament rosters over the last 30 years shows the ever-expanding impact of the NBA rules have had on both the college game and the draft. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, graphics.




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