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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

September 25, 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 .




SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH (sent, developing)

TRUMP-UNITED NATIONS (sent, developing)


BILL COSBY (sent, developing)

TROPICAL-WEATHER (sent, developing)





VERSACE-SALE — Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Gianni Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion (1.83 billion euros), continuing its hard charge into the world of high-end fashion. By Anne D’Innocenzio and Michelle Chapman. SENT: 770 words, photos.

INSTAGRAM FOUNDERS RESIGN — The co-founders of Instagram are resigning without explanation. SENT: 520 words, photos.

TRUMP-PORN STAR — Judge appears likely to toss Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit. SENT: 710 words, photos.

FATAL CRASH-GARY NUMAN’S BUS — Singer Gary Numan’s tour bus involved in fatal crash. SENT: 120 words, photo.

EGYPT-ANTIQUITIES — Archaeologists discover ‘massive’ ancient building in Egypt. SENT: 130 words, photos.

SCHOOL-GUN THREAT — Florida teen charged after Instagram school shooting threat. SENT: 140 words.

AFRICA-PRINCE-WILLIAM — Prince William visits Africa ahead of UK wildlife conference. SENT: 140 words, photos.




TRUMP-UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump charged into office on the resonance of his aggressive “America First” agenda, but now, as he returns to the pinnacle of global diplomacy, he can’t escape the growing shadows of domestic political troubles. Between promoting the wisdom of his rapprochement with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and railing against Iran’s malign influence across the Middle East, Trump is finding himself forced to confront the salacious and embarrassing as he participates in the U.N. General Assembly. By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller. SENT: 820 words, photo. With TRUMP-MACRON — Trump and Macron: Realism replaces unlikely bromance (sent).

UNITED NATIONS-GENERAL ASSEMBLY — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world when leaders open their annual meeting, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate international cooperation which is the foundation of the United Nations. By Edith M. Lederer and Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 760 words, photo. UPCOMING: Speeches begin at 9 a.m. With UNITED NATIONS-GENERAL ASSEMBLY-THE LATEST. Also see MORE ON U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY below.

SYRIA-WHO WANTS WHAT — Syria’s war casts a shadow over talk of peacemaking at the U.N. General Assembly this week. SENT: 810 words, photo.

UN-UNITED NATIONS-BRAZIL — Brazilian President Michel Temer says that corruption charges against him are the result of his administration’s attempts to reform the country’s pension system, an explanation sure to raise eyebrows, if not hackles, in Latin America’s largest nation. An AP Interview. By Jennifer Peltz and Peter Prengaman. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

UNITED NATIONS-GENERAL ASSEMBLY-IRAN — Five world powers and Iran agree to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iranian imports and exports including oil. SENT: 440 words, photo.




SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — Brett Kavanaugh says he won’t let “false accusations drive me out of this process” as he, President Donald Trump and top Republicans mount an aggressive drive to rally the public and GOP senators behind his shaky Supreme Court nomination. SENT: 980. UPCOMING: Developments likely, 900 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-ROSENSTEIN — The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, is facing a showdown with President Donald Trump over whether Rosenstein will keep his job. He is expected to meet with the president at the White House on Thursday. A sure topic are the media reports that Rosenstein had discussed secretly recording Trump and possibly using constitutional procedures to remove him from office. Rosenstein disputes those reports. SENT: 1100 words, photos.

UNITED STATES-IRAN — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discusses nuclear proliferation in Iran in a speech hosted by a group opposed to Iran deal. UPCOMING: Developing from 3:40 p.m. speech, 600 words by 5 p.m., photo.




BILL COSBY — Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. The once-beloved actor and comedian, dubbed “America’s Dad” for his role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the top-ranked, 1980s-era “Cosby Show,” faces anything from probation to 10 years in prison. By Maryclaire Dale and Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 710 words, photos. UPCOMING: Hearing resumes at 9 a.m. For comprehensive coverage of Cosby’s sentencing: https://www.apnews.com/tag/BillCosby

TROPICAL-WEATHER — Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven’t flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution. Now, she’ll spend her day with sandbags, watching the nearby river rise from Florence’s heavy rains and seeing if the luck finally runs out on her home built on Front Street in 1737. By Jeffrey Collins. SENT: 800 words, photos, video, graphics, interactive. For comprehensive coverage of Florence’s aftermath: https://www.apnews.com/tag/Hurricanes

DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT — The firing of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer says. SENT: 910 words, photos.

NEAR COLLISION-SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT — A U.S. safety board meets to determine why an off-course Air Canada jet flew over four other jetliners in San Francisco. SENT: 360 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 1:30 p.m. hearing.

BOLD BEARS — The number of home break-ins by bears spikes to record levels in Connecticut, where black bears increasingly have been moving into developed areas for food. SENT: 790 words, photos.

FIGHTING LIGHT RAIL — A proposed extension of Phoenix’s light-rail system into the city’s poorest neighborhood is running into eleventh-hour opposition from some business owners in the Hispanic and black community. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

TRUMP-MILEAGE-STANDARDS — The Trump administration’s proposal to rollback national fuel economy standards is headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers blasted it as a danger to the environment and public health. SENT: 770 words, photos.

HUNTING-GRIZZLIES — A U.S. judge orders federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. SENT: 820 words, photos.

CLERGY SEX ABUSE — A former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn’t have, is facing trial for aggravated sexual abuse. SENT: 470 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 12:15 p.m. hearing.

FIGHTING LIGHT RAIL — Phoenix officials are working to quell resistance to a light rail extension in a low-income Hispanic and African-American community amid a burst of last-minute opposition. The experience has shown how hard officials must work to get support for projects in neighborhoods that fear change. National transportation experts say residents of low-income minority neighborhoods are typically leery of big government projects, often assuming they will be bypassed or harmed in the process. SENT: 850 words, photos.




BALTICS-POPE — Pope Francis acknowledges that the sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church have outraged the faithful and are driving them away, and says the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations. SENT: 750 words, photos. With BALTICS-POPE-THE LATEST.

FRANCE-MACRON-AIDE — Macron’s presidency hurt by ex-aide flaunting gun in photo. SENT: 600 words, photos.

SWEDEN-POLITICS — Sweden’s prime minister loses a vote of confidence in parliament after an election earlier this month stripped him of his majority. SENT: 320 words, photos.

IRAN — An Iranian media outlet close to the country’s hardline Revolutionary Guard publishes a video threatening the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with missile attacks, further raising regional tensions after a weekend militant attack on a military parade in Iran. SENT: 780 words, photo.

BREXIT — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party says it will reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament. SENT: 420 words, photo. With BREXIT-THE LATEST.

INDONESIA-PAPUA PLOT — Indonesia’s government says a 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with gunmen to foment revolt in isolated jungles. SENT: 990 words, photos.




NO-SURGERY APPENDICITIS, HFR — Appendicitis has long been considered an emergency requiring surgery, but new research shows antibiotics are a reasonable option for many patients. Only about one-third of patients given pills relapsed within five years in the Finnish study. By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo for release at 11 a.m. Eastern.




ARGENTINA CENTRAL BANK — Argentina says its central bank chief has resigned amid negotiations with the International Monetary Fund. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

US-CHINA TARIFFS — China cannot hold talks with Washington on ending their escalating trade dispute while the United States “holds a knife” to Beijing’s neck by imposing tariff hikes, a Chinese official says. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 430 words, photos. With FINANCIAL MARKETS — Global stocks mixed on U.S.-China trade worries; CHINA-TAIWAN-US — China demands U.S. cancel arms sale to Taiwan.

CHANGING YOGURT — Yogurt makers hope the Trump administration will give them more liberty on what can be called “yogurt.” By Food & Health Writer Candice Choi. SENT: 900 words, photos.




GROWING UP DIGITAL-JAPAN-WIRED CHILDREN — It’s drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to “three R’s” education. Coby Preschool, in a small town northeast of Tokyo, is among nearly 400 kindergartens and nursery schools in Japan that are using smartphone software applications designed especially for preschoolers. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 1,260 words, photos.




BRISCOE-BLACK QUARTERBACKS — Marlin Briscoe, the first black quarterback to play in the American Football League in 1968, reflects on the changes in today’s NFL and society. By Sports Writer Cliff Brunt. SENT: 1,790 words, photos. An abridged version of 1,030 words has also been sent.




TV-MURPHY BROWN — CBS’ “Murphy Brown” returns to TV this week after 20 years, and its creator says the sitcom is ready to “make some noise.“Diane English says the 13-episode season will address issues including immigration, the midterm elections and the Me Too movement. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.




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