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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:15, Advisory

March 7, 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






TRUMP-CZECH (upcoming)

MELANIA TRUMP (upcoming)








GENEVA AUTO SHOW-EXPENSIVE CAR _ The most expensive new car ever sold is a one-off Bugatti luxury sports car that has gone for 16.7 million euros ($18.9 million). SENT: 130 words, photos.

SHOT ON PHONE _ Authorities say a man talking on a cellphone inside a Philadelphia restaurant was killed when someone fired several shots. SENT: 150 words.

BRITAIN-QUEEN ELIZABETH _ Insta-Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II posts her first Instagram image. SENT: 150 words, photos.

BHUTAN-CONJOINED TWINS _ Two formerly conjoined Bhutanese twin girls arrived home after being separated in an operation in Australia. SENT: 200 words, photos.

FEMALE STATUES _ New York City announces plans to create four new statues of women, including Billie Holiday, in an effort to address the gender imbalance in public monuments. SENT: 150 words.




TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT _ Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is expected to learn how much time he’ll serve in prison for tax and bank fraud. The 69-year-old Manafort is set to appear Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, where he could receive 20 years in prison under federal guidelines but his lawyers have sought a shorter sentence. SENT: 590 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 3:30 p.m. court appearance, 800 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

MCSALLY-MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT _ Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she “felt like the system was raping me all over again.” SENT: 990 words, photos.

PELOSI-LEADERSHIP STUMBLES _ It wasn’t exactly a mic-drop moment. But when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi abruptly ended a conversation as a freshman lawmaker no longer seemed to be listening, it showed just how far the Democratic leader and the new majority have to go in getting used to each other. A lot has changed in the 12 years since Pelosi last ran the House. SENT: 1100 words, photo. UPCOMING: Updates possible from 10:45 a.m. Pelosi newser.

TRUMP-CZECH _ President Trump meets with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis at the White House. UPCOMING: Developing from events starting at 1:45 p.m., 300 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

MELANIA TRUMP _ First lady Melania Trump First lady Melania Trump presents International Women of Courage awards at the State Department. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. event, 300 words by 2 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS-NEW HAMPSHIRE _ New Hampshire has been good to Bernie Sanders, delivering him a 22-point victory in 2016 that was one of his biggest blowouts that year. But as he launches his second campaign for the presidency, there are early signs that he doesn’t have a lock on the nation’s first primary. SENT: 840 words, photo.




POLICE SHOOTING-FLORIDA-STAND YOUR GROUND _ A fired Florida police officer was convicted as charged of manslaughter and attempted murder for the fatal 2015 shooting of a stranded black motorist, becoming the first officer in the state to be convicted of an on-duty shooting in 30 years. SENT: 750 words, photos.

DEEP SOUTH-SEVERE WEATHER-DEALING WITH THE DEAD _ With nearly two dozen people killed in a tornado outbreak that shattered a rural community in east Alabama, notifying the families of the dead was a huge, gut-wrenching task done in the privacy of a country church. Pastor Rusty Sowell, with the county coroner behind him, would put his hand on the door to a Sunday school classroom at Providence Baptist Church, where dozens of family members were told to gather. Inside, people awaited word on whether loved ones were dead or alive. By Jay Reeves and Kim Chandler. SENT: 690 words, photos.





BREXIT-ROTTING FRUIT? _ A corner of southern Spain with a sunny desert climate sent about 314,000 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables last year to the United Kingdom, where shoppers are willing to pay more to have out-of-season produce. It is a business worth millions of euros every year to Spanish farmers, and Britain’s impending departure from the European Union could yank a lot of it away. By throwing up borders with the EU, Brexit could bring long waits at customs posts for trucks with wilting loads. By Emilio Morenatti and Serge Cartwright. SENT: 850 words, photos.

KOREAS-DIPLOMACY _ South Korea’s military says it’s carefully monitoring North Korean nuclear and missile facilities after the country’s spy agency tells lawmakers that new activity was detected at a research center where the North presumably builds its long-range missiles targeting the U.S. mainland. SENT: 910 words, photos. With UNITED NATIONS-NORTH KOREA-HUMANITARIAN _ U.N.: 11 million North Koreans need food and kids are stunted.




R KELLY _ Embattled R&B star R. Kelly angrily blamed his ex-wife for “destroying” his name and claimed other people with access to his bank accounts stole from him, according to an interview that aired, a day after he was sent to jail for not paying child support. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.




BULL MARKET-HOW MUCH LONGER? _ The bull market came very close to ending in December. Now stocks have rallied and key headwinds such as rising interest rates and a U.S.-China trade dispute, appear to be dissipating. What’s to stop the market from setting new highs in the short term and prolonging its run for a while? By Alex Veiga. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3 p.m., photos.

JOB MARKET-WORKERS COME OFF THE SIDELINES _ A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from? SENT: 1,500 words, photos.




JAMES PASSES JORDAN _ LeBron James moves past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list when the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar scored his 32,293rd point against the Denver Nuggets. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 830 words, photos.




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