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BC-AP News Digest 3 am

December 6, 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

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NEW/DEVELOPING

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IRAN — Iranian TV: “Terrorist attack” kills three in southeastern port city. SENT: 100 words.

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TOP STORIES

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GEORGE HW BUSH — George H.W. Bush is going to his final rest in Texas. The 41st president will be buried at his family plot on the presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University in College Station. By Will Weissert and Calvin Woodward. SENT: 1,200 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US George W Bush Eulogy (CR) — George W. Bush bids emotional farewell to father. UPCOMING: Funeral at 11 a.m., burial at 4:45 p.m. With GEORGE HW BUSH-THINGS TO KNOW — The service, the funeral train, the burial. See MORE ON GEORGE HW BUSH below. For comprehensive coverage: https://apnews.com/GeorgeHWBush

CHINA-HUAWEI — China demands Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks. By Joe McDonald and Rob Gillies. SENT: 1,140 words, photos. UPCOMING: Video. With FINANCIAL MARKETS — Asian shares skid as Huawei CFO arrest revives trade jitters.

JAPAN-US-MILITARY-CRASH — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding, and rescuers find two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials say. The U.S. Marine Corps says the crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft during regular refueling training after the planes took off from their base in Iwakuni, near Hiroshima in western Japan. By Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 360 words, photos. With JAPAN-US-MILITARY-CRASH-THE-LATEST.

CLIMATE-FRANCE PROTESTS — The “yellow vest” protests in France against gasoline tax hikes are making the greens around the world worry, because the taxes are just what many economists and scientists say are desperately needed to help wean humans off fossil fuels and slow climate change. By Seth Borenstein and Angela Charlton. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-DOUBLE JEOPARDY — The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments about an exception to the Constitution’s ban on being tried for the same offense. The outcome could have a spillover effect on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 720 words, photo. UPCOMING: 850 words after late morning arguments.

WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME-DUCK — The incoming Democratic governor of Wisconsin says he plans to make a personal appeal to his defeated rival, Gov. Scott Walker, to veto far-reaching GOP legislation that would strip the new administration of some powers. If that doesn’t work, he might sue. By Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond. SENT: 1,040 words, photos. With WISCONSIN-LEGISLATURE-LAME-DUCK-THE LATEST; MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK — GOP-led Michigan Senate to vote on bill to strip Democrats’ power.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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FORTNITE-DANCE LAWSUIT — Rapper sues makers of video game “Fortnite” over dance moves. SENT: 430 words.

COLOR OF THE YEAR-PANTONE — Sea reefs and sunsets: Living Coral is color of the year. SENT: 630 words, photos.

PHILIPPINES-AMERICAN PRIEST ARRESTED — Philippines arrests U.S. priest accused of abusing altar boys. SENT: 320 words, photos.

HARVARD AWARD-MALALA — Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai to receive Harvard award. SENT: 140 words, photo.

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MORE ON GEORGE HW BUSH

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GEORGE HW BUSH-FUNERAL TRAIN — A locomotive first unveiled in 2005 for a special exhibit at George H.W. Bush’s presidential library is heading back into service, this time to pull the late president’s funeral train. SENT: 680 words, photos, video.

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NATIONAL

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PEARL HARBOR-REBURIALS — More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. SENT: 1,260 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA SERIAL KILLER — The trial of a former police officer suspected of being a notorious serial killer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 80s could cost taxpayers more than $20 million. SENT: 340 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 4:30 p.m. hearing.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — Nearly four weeks after the devastating blaze leveled her town, Jennifer Christensen was allowed back to return to her home in Paradise, where the first thing she saw was her son’s charred tricycle in the front yard. SENT: 680 words, photos, video. With CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-FIRE TORNADO — New study explains creation of deadly California “firenado.”

MIGRANT CARAVAN-BABY — A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gives birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim asylum at official border crossings. SENT: 390 words, photo.

DESECRATED GRAVES — A mass desecration of graves at a Connecticut cemetery has devastated dozens of families while police determine whether to file criminal charges. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

CENTRAL PARK DUCK CRAZE — It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the quackarazzi. SENT: 460 words, photos, video.

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INTERNATIONAL

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GERMANY-MERKEL’S PARTY — Three high-profile contenders are vying to lead Angela Merkel’s party as the longtime German chancellor makes way after 18 years for a successor who could shape the European Union’s most populous country for the next generation. SENT: 930 words, photos.

CUBA-PRIVATE BUSINESS — Cuba’s government modifies a series of measures unpopular with the country’s private sector, including lifting restrictions on the number of business permits a person can have and the number of chairs there can be in restaurants, a top official says. SENT: 370 words, photo.

KOREAS-DIPLOMACY — The two Koreas will exchange inspection teams across their heavily armed border next week to verify each other’s works to remove some of their front-line guard posts, Seoul’s Defense Ministry says. SENT: 340 words, photos. With CHINA-NORTH KOREA — North Korean sends top diplomat to key ally China.

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BUSINESS/ TECH

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TRUMP-TECH MEETING — Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between the Trump administration and the tech industry. SENT: 140 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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GOLDEN GLOBES-NOMINATIONS — Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globes Awards are set to be announced, and both “A Star Is Born” and “Mary Poppins Returns” could be in for a big day. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 200 words, photo. UPCOMING: Announcement at 8:15 a.m., wrap at 8:45 a.m. With GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS-LIST.

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