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BC-AP News Digest 3 am

November 27, 2018

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




RUSSIA-UKRAINE — Putin “concerned” about Ukraine after confrontation. SENT: 140 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.

INDIA-AMERICAN KILLED — India urged to abandon plans to recover body of American. SENT: 130 words.

OHIO FAMILY KILLED — Couple, sons to be arraigned in Ohio family slayings of eight. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Hearing scheduled for 9 a.m.




TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT — The special counsel in the Russia investigation is accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of violating his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators, an extraordinary allegation that could expose him to a lengthier prison sentence — and potentially more criminal charges. By Chad Day. SENT: 690 words, photo.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi voters are deciding the last U.S. Senate race of the midterms, choosing between a white Republican backed by President Donald Trump and a black Democrat who was agriculture secretary when Bill Clinton was in the White House. History will be made either way: Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith would be the first woman elected to Congress from Mississippi, and Democrat Mike Espy would be the state’s first African-American U.S. senator since Reconstruction. By Emily Wagster Pettus. SENT: 980 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US MS Trump Biloxi Rally (CR) — Trump: Mississippi win needed to keep momentum going. UPCOMING: Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. With TRUMP — Trump sticks with old playbook in return to campaign trail.

MEXICO-MIGRANT CARAVAN — Many among the more than 5,000 Central American migrants in Tijuana are urgently exploring their options amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful asylum bids in the United States or of crossing the border illegally. Most were dispirited, a day after U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to turn back some migrants who had breached the border. They saw the clash and official response as hurting their chances of reaching the U.S. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 800 words, photos, videos. Also see MIGRANT CARAVAN-TRUMP below.

SAUDI ARABIA-AFTER KHASHOGGI — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s first trip abroad since the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi will offer an early indication of the repercussions he faces from the gruesome slaying. The prince is visiting close allies in the Middle East before attending the Group of 20 summit in Argentina later this week, where he will come face to face with Trump, who has defended U.S. ties with the kingdom, as well as European leaders and Turkey’s president, who has kept pressure mounting on Riyadh since Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last month. By Aya Batrawy. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

GENERAL MOTORS-RESTRUCTURING — Even though unemployment is low, the economy is growing and U.S. auto sales are near historic highs, General Motors is cutting thousands of jobs in a major restructuring aimed at generating cash to spend on innovation. It’s the new reality for automakers that are faced with the present cost of designing gas-powered cars and trucks that appeal to buyers now while at the same time preparing for a future world of electric and autonomous vehicles. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 1,180 words, photos, videos.

MARS LANDING — Within minutes of touching down on Mars, NASA’s InSight spacecraft sends back a “nice and dirty” snapshot of its new digs. But scientists were happy with the image because it revealed what they hoped for — a mostly smooth and sandy terrain around the spacecraft for its experiments. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 860 words, photos, videos.




NEW ZEALAND-WHALE STRANDING — Six whales refloated after stranding on New Zealand beach. SENT: 510 words, photos.

LETTUCE OUTBREAK — U.S. officials: It’s OK to eat some romaine, look for labels. SENT: 730 words, photos.

LINCOLN PRIZE-BUSH — George W. Bush to receive award from Lincoln foundation. SENT: 130 words, photo.

CAR INTO PEDESTRIANS — One killed, six injured when car plows into NYC pedestrians. SENT: 200 words, video.




MIGRANT CARAVAN-TRUMP — Trump strongly defends the U.S. use of tear gas at the Mexican border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers but also barefoot, crying children. SENT: 1,250 words, photos, video. With TRUMP-FACT CHECK — Obama didn’t have family separation policy.

TRUMP-CLIMATE — Trump rejects a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change, but economists say the National Climate Assessment’s warning of hundreds of billions of dollars a year in global warming costs is pretty much on the money. SENT: 700 words, photos.

PELOSI-HOUSE LEADERSHIP — As Nancy Pelosi moves closer to securing the votes to become House speaker, the stage is being set for the next generation of Democratic leaders. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 610 words, photo.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-CALIFORNIA — Democrat T.J. Cox edges ahead of Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao following an updated vote count in a House race in California’s Central Valley, with more votes still to be counted. SENT: 290 words, photos.

NATIONAL MONUMENT-INTERIOR — An internal watchdog clears U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of wrongdoing following a complaint that he redrew the boundaries of a national monument in Utah to benefit a state lawmaker and political ally. An APNewsBreak. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 550 words, photos.




FEMALE FUNERAL DIRECTORS — The American Board of Funeral Service Education says that 65 percent of graduates from funeral director programs in the U.S. are now female. SENT: 610 words, photos, video.

CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING — Investigators plan to release a more detailed timeline of a mass shooting at a Southern California bar that killed 12 people in the first news conference since the week of the Nov. 7 attack. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: News conference at 1 p.m.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — Costs associated with a deadly Northern California wildfire will likely be in the billions, Zinke says as he returns to the town of Paradise, saying he has never witnessed such devastation. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.




SOUTH KOREA-ABUSIVE FACILITY — South Korea’s top public prosecutor apologizes over what he described as a botched investigation into the enslavement and mistreatment of thousands of people at a vagrants’ facility in the 1970s and 1980s nearly three decades after its owner was acquitted of serious charges. SENT: 880 words.




JAPAN-AUTO ALLIANCES — The arrest of Nissan’s former chief executive Carlos Ghosn raises doubts over the future of the alliance among automakers Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors that he helped to forge. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 690 words, photos.

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES-BREAKUP — United Technologies is breaking itself into three independent companies now that it has sealed its $23 billion acquisition of aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins. SENT: 320 words, photo.




FILM-GOTHAM AWARDS — In the first major soiree of Hollywood’s awards season, Chloe Zhao’s elegiac, lyrical Western “The Rider” takes best feature film at the 28th annual Gotham Awards. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 730 words, photos.




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