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October 2, 2018

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

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NEW & DEVELOPING

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NOBEL-PHYSICS — Nobel Prize in physics to be announced. SENT: 150 words, photo. UPCOMING: Announcement expected after 5:45 a.m.

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EGYPT-MORSI’S SON — Abdullah Morsi, the youngest son of Egypt’s jailed former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, is campaigning for more access to and better treatment for his father. The former president has been held for years in isolation and Abdullah says he is not receiving proper health care. By Brian Rohan. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

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TOP STORIES

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SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — Democrats are raising new questions about the truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh’s sworn testimony to the Senate, shifting tactics against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as they await the results of the FBI’s background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. By Lisa Mascaro and Darlene Superville. SENT: 980 words, photos, videos. With SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-FBI — White House tells FBI it can talk to anyone about Kavanaugh; SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-THE LATEST. For comprehensive coverage of Kavanaugh’s nomination: https://www.apnews.com/tag/Kavanaughnomination

TRUMP-MIDTERMS — Trump’s advisers are hoping he will hold off on a series of actions he’s been itching to take but could hinder Republicans on Nov. 6. By Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 990 words, photo. With TRUMP — Trump predicts havoc if Democrats take over Congress.

INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE — Desperation explodes into anger in the town closest to the epicenter of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit parts of Sulawesi island four days ago, with residents begging Indonesia’s president to help them as hungry survivors crawled into stores and grabbed boxes of food. By Niniek Karmini and Stephen Wright. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, videos. With INDONESIA PALU’S PLIGHT — Disasters undo hard-won progress for Indonesian port city; INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE-FLATTENED VILLAGE — Residents fume in decimated Indonesian city as aid lags; INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE-THE LATEST. For comprehensive coverage of the tsunami: https://www.apnews.com/tag/Indonesia

NKOREA-US-DENUCLEARIZATION — North Korea warns Washington through its state media that a declaration ending the Korean War shouldn’t be seen as a bargaining chip in denuclearization talks — but suggested lifting sanctions might be. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 580 words, photos. With KOREAS-NUCLEAR — Seoul: North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons.

HOUSTON SCHOOLS AFTER HARVEY — In the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Principal Jonathan Trinh feared the worst for his Houston high school. He took in a hundred new pupils displaced by the storm, his students’ overwhelmingly low-income families were struggling with lost jobs and other distractions, and Trinh worried this would be the year that test scores sank enough to make his Wisdom High School a target for state intervention. By Sally Ho. SENT: 960 words, photos, video.

PREVENTING ALZHEIMERS — Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and scientists so far have been unable to find a treatment to stop its progression in people who already have some mental decline. So two large studies are starting much earlier, trying to prevent the disease by targeting the very first brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 840 words, photos, video.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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CELTICS-IRVING-FLAT EARTH — Kyrie Irving on flat-Earth comments: “I’m sorry.” SENT: 410 words, photo.

RONALDO-RAPE LAWSUIT — Soccer star Ronaldo sued, accused of rape by Nevada woman. SENT: 630 words, photos.

TESLA — Musk to workers: Perform for profit, prove “naysayers wrong.” SENT: 140 words, photo.

TROPICAL WEATHER — Tropical Storm Rosa heads for Baja, U.S. Southwest. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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SOCIAL SECURITY-MEDICARE — Key posts overseeing the financial health of Social Security and Medicare have been vacant for more than three years, leaving the programs without independent accountability in the face of dire predictions about approaching insolvency. SENT: 800 words, photo.

CONSERVATION FUND — A Senate panel is set to vote on a bill to permanently reauthorize a popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country. SENT: 630 words, photo. UPCOMING: 700 words after 10 a.m. meeting.

NORTH AMERICA-TRADE-FACT CHECK — Trump inaccurately describes his new trade deal with Canada and Mexico as the biggest ever — it’s not even close — and glosses over some possible consequences, such as higher car prices. SENT: 840 words, photos. With FINANCIAL MARKETS — Asian markets fall on U.S.-China trade worries.

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NATIONAL

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LAS VEGAS SHOOTING — The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dim their lights for three minutes as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history. SENT: 960 words, photos. With LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-THE LATEST. For comprehensive coverage of the Las Vegas mass shooting: https://www.apnews.com/tag/LasVegasmassshooting

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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DANGEROUS CELEBRITIES — Ruby Rose has played some dangerous characters but the actress herself is now officially dangerous, crowned the most dangerous celebrity on the internet by cybersecurity firm McAfee. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 380 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BASEBALL AWARDS — Now that the regular season is finally in the books, one day later than expected, it’s time to hand out baseball’s individual prizes. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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