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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:40

January 23, 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




GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN (sent, developing)











TRUMP-STATE OF THE UNION _ Trump wants to deliver State of Union next week as planned. SENT: 850 words, photos.

MUSLIM COMMUNITY-PLOT _ Muslim community that was foiled attack target in shock. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

PEOPLE-ALEC BALDWIN _ Alec Baldwin has pleaded guilty to harassing a man during a dispute over a parking spot last fall. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

CARDI B-PALMS CASINO RESORT _ Cardi B will make her first residency at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. SENT: 130 words, photos.

MISSING PLANE-SALA _ Search resumes to find soccer player Sala after plane disappears. SENT: 260 words, photos.

WINTER WEATHER _ Hundreds of schools closed, delayed amid Midwest snowstorm. SENT: 130 words, photos, video. With WINTER WEATHER-TEARFUL TROOPER _ Kansas trooper wipes away tears after woman dies in icy crash. SENT: 130 words.

CHINA-DOLCE & GABBANA _ Chinese model in derided Dolce & Gabbana ads apologizes. SENT: 220 words, photo.

INDIA-GANDHI _ Sonia Gandhi’s daughter enters India politics ahead of vote. SENT: 400 words, photos.

SUPER BOWL ADS-DEVOUR _ Sex sells ... frozen food dishes? Kraft Heinz’ frozen-food brand Devour is trying to make waves during its Super Bowl debut with an ad taking a humorous jab at one man’s “frozen food porn addiction.” By Mae Anderson. SENT: 250 words, photo.

NEWARK AIRPORT-DRONES _ Newark operations resume after drone reports halt arrivals. SENT: 320 words, photo.




GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN _Senate leaders agree to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating. SENT: 1000 words. UPCOMING: Updates from midday lawmakers’ news conferences, 900 words by 5 p.m., photos.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-ECONOMIC IMPACT _ With federal workers and thousands of contractors due to miss a second paycheck Friday, many are pulling back on spending and likely contributing to an eventual economic slowdown. The question is how much the damage might prove for an economy that depends on consumer spending. By Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

MIGRANT-FAMILIES-CRISIS _ Trump’s push for a $5.7 billion wall is unlikely on its own to stop many of the thousands of families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each month. That’s because many migrants are entering at crossings, like Maria Orbelina Cortez, who says she fled El Salvador after her husband attacked her and knocked a pan of scalding oil onto her youngest son’s head. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 990 words, photos, video.




AP POLL-TRUMP SHUTDOWN _ Americans see President Donald Trump as most to blame for the government shutdown that has shuttered some parts of the government and left many federal employees furloughed for the past month. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m., photos. ONLY ON AP.

MEDICARE FOR ALL _A new poll says “Medicare-for-all” makes a good first impression, with 56 percent of Americans saying they support it. But support plunges when people are asked if they’d pay higher taxes or put up with treatment delays tied to the single-payer system. SENT: 680 words, photo.

ELECTION 2020-PETE BUTTIGIEG _ Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid, according to a video and email announcement obtained by The Associated Press. SENT: 539 words, photo.

GIULIANI’S ROLE _ Rudy Giuliani’s latest media blitz, which was filled with a dizzying array of misstatements and hurried clarifications, agitated President Donald Trump and some of his allies, who have raised the possibility that the outspoken presidential lawyer be at least temporarily sidelined from televised interviews. SENT: 1190 words, photo.

SUPREME COURT-TRANSGENDER MILITARY-Q&A _ The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue. Some questions and answers about what the high court did. SENT: 680 words, photo.




INCAPACITATED WOMAN-BIRTH _ Phoenix police say a licensed practical nurse has been arrested on a charge of sexual assault in the impregnation of an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a long-term health care facility. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

NATIVE-AMERICAN-VIDEOS-SCHOOL _ A Catholic high school student whose close encounter with a Native American activist and a black religious sect was captured on video in Washington, D.C. says he has nothing to apologize for. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

LOS ANGELES TEACHERS-STRIKE _Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers plan to return to work after voting to ratify a deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation’s second-largest district. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 770 words, photos, videos. With LOS ANGELES TEACHERS-STRIKE-THE LATEST. With DENVER TEACHERS-STRIKE VOTE _ Denver teachers vote to go on strike over pay.

SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLORIDA _ A Florida judge has denied an effort by defense attorneys to hold the Broward Sheriff’s Office in contempt of court for releasing suspect Nikolas Cruz’s medical records to a state investigative commission. SENT: 300 words.

OBIT-RUSSELL BAKER _ Russell Baker, the genial, but sharp-witted writer who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television’s “Masterpiece Theatre,” has died. He was 93. SENT: 870 words, photos.

NEVADA KILLINGS-IMMIGRANT _ A Nevada community shaken by the fatal shootings of four people over the past two weeks is grateful that the suspect is behind bars, but a motive for the crimes remains unknown. SENT: 960 words, photos.




POPE-PANAMA _ Pope Francis is looking to leave the sex abuse scandal buffeting his papacy behind as he heads to Central America amid a standoff over Trump’s promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north. History’s first Latin American pope, the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, has made the plight of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy. He is also expected to offer words of encouragement to young people gathered in Panama for World Youth Day, the church’s once-every-three-year pep rally that aims to invigorate the next generation of Catholics in their faith. SENT: 750 words, photos.

VENEZUELA-POLITICAL CRISIS _ Venezuela’s re-invigorated opposition faces a crucial test as it seeks to fill streets nationwide with protesters in an appeal to the military and the poor to shift loyalties that until recently looked solidly behind President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government. The protests have been called to coincide with a historic date for Venezuelans _ the anniversary of the 1958 coup that overthrew military dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez. Government supporters are also expected to march in downtown Caracas in a rival show of strength. SENT: 930 words, photos.

SOUTH KOREA-DEPORTED ADOPTEE _ AP Exclusive: A South Korean man who was deported from the United States to South Korea in 2016 is suing the Seoul government and a private adoption agency over what he calls gross negligence. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

BREXIT _ A senior British Cabinet minister says that businesses need to prepare for the possibility the U.K. will leave the European Union in March without an exit deal, as a growing number of firms brace for disruption by stockpiling goods or shifting operations overseas. SENT: 470 words, photo. With BREXIT-THE LATEST.

AP EXPLAINS-NORTHERN IRELAND’S FEARS _ Northern Ireland’s conflict is still fresh in people’s memories as Brexit negotiations risk awakening old fears. By Tamer Fakahany. SENT: 870 words, photos.

ISRAEL-ENERGY POLITICS _ A decade after discovering natural gas fields off its Mediterranean coast, Israel is starting to feel the geopolitical boost. SENT: 990 words, photos.

THAILAND-ELECTIONS _ Thailand’s Election Commission announces that the nation’s first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup will be held on March 24. SENT: 620 words, photo. With THAILAND-ELECTIONS-THE-LATEST.

CHILE-TRANSGENDER SCHOOL _ After suffering years of discrimination, about 20 transgender minors in Chile find hope at Latin America’s first school for trans children. SENT: 670 words, photos.

CONGO-TSHISEKEDI-PROFILE _ Felix Tshisekedi emerges from his father’s shadow to become Congo’s next president. SENT: 890 words, photo.

SOUTH KOREA-SPORTS ABUSE _ South Korea’s human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. SENT: 580 words, photos.

TONGA-INTERNET OUTAGE _ People in Tonga could face several weeks without Facebook, YouTube and even some basic services like credit card transactions due to a fault in the undersea cable that connects the Pacific nation to the rest of the world. SENT: 1500 words.




SAG AWARDS-ALAN ALDA _ When Alan Alda receives his lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, it will celebrate a career that’s lasted nearly seven decades. Despite battling Parkinson’s disease, Alda says he has no plans to retire. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.

OBIT-RUSSELL BAKER _ Russell Baker, the genial, but sharp-witted writer who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television’s “Masterpiece Theatre,” has died. He was 93. SENT: 850 words.

LT-MEXICO-ROMA REACTS _ News of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” being nominated for 10 Academy Awards Tuesday had residents of the director’s childhood Mexico City neighborhood joyfully mining their own memories and anticipating showing their children the film someday. In addition to pleasing local residents, Cuaron’s former home has become a tourist destination, the latest change for Roma Sur, which has been undergoing a steady transformation in recent years and becoming one of the city’s hipper neighborhoods. By Berenice Bautista. SENT: 500 words, photos.




DAVOS _ Japan’s prime minister says China’s slowing growth, Brexit woes and U.S.-China trade disputes pose risks to the world economy, while decrying the World Trade Organization as “behind the curve” and in need of reform to help ease trade tensions. SENT: 570 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated throughout the day’s events, with photos. With DAVOS-THE LATEST; DAVOS-AFGHANISTAN CEO _ Afghanistan’s chief executive is urging the world not to give up on his impoverished country after the Trump administration suggested the United States could withdraw troops (sent).

ORACLE-PAY DISCRIMINATION _ Oracle accused of underpaying women, minorities by $400 million. SENT: 130 words.




AUSTRALIAN OPEN _ Serena Williams was one point _ just one _ from quite a comeback victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals when she turned her left ankle. Everything unraveled from there. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.




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