BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:20
BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:20
Aug. 27, 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 .
MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA (sent, developing)
TRUMP-MCCAIN (sent, developing)
MCCAIN (sent, developing)
RUSSIA-UNHOLY HACKERS (sent)
UN-MYANMAR-HUMAN RIGHTS (sent)
WORLD COURT-IRAN-US (sent)
WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
UGANDA-POP STAR — Ugandan pop star, government critic Bobi Wine free on bail. SENT: 290 words, photos.
TESLA STOCK — Shares of Tesla are slipping on the first day of trading after the electric vehicle maker said it won't consider going private after all. SENT: 90 words.
PHILIPPINES-DUTERTE-CRITICAL PRIEST — Catholic priest says life in danger for criticizing Duterte. SENT: 680 words, photo.
HAWAII TROPICAL STORM MIRIAM — Tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific, may near Hawaii. SENT: 110 words.
ASPIRIN-HEART ATTACKS — Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.
TRUMP-MCCAIN — Old grievances and clashing values rise to the surface for President Donald Trump after the death of John McCain. SENT: 130 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.
MCCAIN — Sen. John McCain's life comes full circle this week as he is laid to rest in the place where his service to the country began more than six decades ago. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 720 words, photos.
MCCAIN-FINAL RESTING PLACE — Sen. John McCain is set to be buried in Annapolis next to his best friend from his days at the U.S. Naval Academy — and not in Arlington National Cemetery with his father and grandfather. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 720 words, photos, video.
SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee says he wasn't involved in such controversial matters as warrantless surveillance and treatment of enemy combatants while in the post-9/11 White House, but skeptical Democrats plan to grill him when confirmation hearings begin next week. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 1,300 words, photos by noon.
AP POLL-ABOLISHING ICE — Only a quarter of Democrats support eliminating Immigration and Customs Enforcement despite calls from some liberal leaders to abolish the federal agency, according to a poll released Monday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. By Thomas Beaumont and Hannah Fingerhut. SENT: 800 words, photos.
TRUMP-COHEN — For Michael Cohen and Trump, it's always been about money and loyalty. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.
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RUSSIA-UNHOLY HACKERS — The Associated Press finds that the Russian hackers unmasked by the U.S. special prosecutor last month have spent years trying to steal the private correspondence of the world's most senior Christian Orthodox figures. It's an illustration of how high the stakes are as Kiev and Moscow wrestle over the religious future of Ukraine. By Cybersecurity Writer Raphael Satter. SENT: 1,520 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — Russia Church Hacking (CR) — Russian spies tried hacking Orthodox clergy. An abridged version of 820 words has also been sent. With RUSSIA-UNHOLY HACKERS-EXPLAINER — Moscow, Kiev in tug-of-war over religious future of Ukraine.
UN-MYANMAR-HUMAN RIGHTS — Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body say that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six by name to pinpoint the main alleged perpetrators of deadly, systematic crimes against the ethnic minority. By Jamey Keaten. SENT: 890 words, photos. With MYANMAR-FACEBOOK — Myanmar military chief among those banned by Facebook; MYANMAR-JOURNALISTS — A Myanmar judge postpones the verdict against two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official documents in a case that has drawn attention to the faltering state of press freedom in the troubled Southeast Asian nation. SENT: 730 words, photos.
WORLD COURT-IRAN-US — Iran goes to the United Nations' highest court in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted following President Donald Trump's decision earlier this year to re-impose them, calling the move "naked economic aggression." SENT: 530 words, photos.
IRELAND-POPE — An Irish government Cabinet minister has told Pope Francis that the Catholic Church "should contribute substantially" to funding reparations for survivors of a former church-run orphanage where a mass grave of children's remains was discovered. SENT: 500 words, photos.
TURKEY RUSSIA — Turkish-Russian relations are warming up, prompting worries in the West of a rift in the NATO alliance as Turkish and U.S. officials spar over a detained American pastor. SENT: 930 words, photos.
MOLDOVA-WHAT'S IN A LANGUAGE? — Romanian has been the official language in the ex-Soviet republic of Moldova for almost three decades, but some Russian-speaking officials are reluctant to learn it. SENT: 470 words, photos.
NKOREA-THE BUYERS' GUIDE — Ostrich skin and Neo-Viagra, anyone? North Korea has an official shopper's guide and it's an eye-opener to the country's marketing of consumer goods. SENT: 990 words, photos.
THAILAND BITCOIN SCAM — Thai authorities this week are expected to step up their investigation of a financial scam involving the alleged swindle of about $25 million worth of bitcoins from a Finnish investor who sought to invest in another cryptocurrency. SENT: 520 words, photo.
MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA — Marquis Williams and Taylor Poindexter at first thought they heard a balloon popping. When the loud bangs kept coming, the Chicago couple and fellow video gamers attending a weekend tournament in North Florida recognized them as gunfire and began scrambling for an exit. As he fled, Williams says, he could see the back of the gunman's head as the attacker appeared to be walking backward as he fired. By Russ Bynum and Brendan Farrington. SENT: 820 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US FL Shooting Video (CR) — Live stream captures moments of Florida shooting. With GAMING VENTS-SECURITY — Shooting at esports event raises questions of security (sent).
ASIAN-AMERICANS-AFFIRMATIVE-ACTION — Race-based affirmative action in education has polarized Asian-Americans for decades, with critics feeling demonized and advocates chagrined by the attention to what they call minority within minority views. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-CONFIDENTIAL AGREEMENTS — Confidentiality agreements have come under fire during the #MeToo movement as one way abusive men have been able to hold on to their jobs and keep harassing more women. SENT: 930 words, photos.
US-CHINA-TARIFFS-REPLACING AMERICA — Chinese leaders have responded to their tariff battle with Washington by pressing companies to find other customers and suppliers. Beijing has hammered American farmers by canceling orders for soybeans. But Chinese companies face trouble on two fronts: replacing the vast U.S. market for their products and finding alternative suppliers of technology they've long imported from America. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 1,120 words, photos. This is the Tuesday Spotlight. With FINANCIAL MARKETS — World stocks rise with Fed's confidence in U.S. growth (sent).
NKOREA-THE BUYERS' GUIDE — Ostrich skin ready for tailoring, huge flat-screen TVs, "Neo-Viagra" and a cure for cancer? North Korea's official shopper's guide is glossy and full of testimonials from satisfied customers and phone and email contact information for the dozens of companies pitching their latest products — though good luck reaching any of them. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 990 words, photos.
MARIJUANA-PREGNANCY — Marijuana's main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers' breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt brain development and potentially cause harm, although solid evidence of that is lacking. By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 800 words, photo.
FEDEX CUP — The Associated Press has learned the PGA Tour is putting the final touches on a revamped FedEx Cup for next year. The biggest change is at the Tour Championship. The No. 1 player in the FedEx Cup will open the Tour Championship at 10-under par, and the starting scores to par will be staggered for the rest of the 30-man field. The winner will be the FedEx Cup champion, and the bonus is expected to be more than the current $10 million prize. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 800 words, photos.
THE GRUDEN BROTHERS — The Gruden brothers are set to do something only one other pair of siblings has done in NFL history: work simultaneously as head coaches. By Pro Football Writers Josh Dubow and Howard Fendrich. SENT: 1,500 words, photos. With THE GRUDEN BROTHERS-QUOTE BOX.
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