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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:35

November 8, 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




CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING (sent, developing)

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-GEORGIA (sent, developing)

TRUMP-MEDIA (sent, developing)

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE (sent, developing)

PAKISTAN-BLASPHEMY (sent, developing)




SUPREME COURT-GINSBURG — Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall. SENT: 230 words, photos.

TESLA — Tesla says that its new board chair replacing Elon Musk will be a technology and automotive industry veteran, Robyn Denholm of Australia’s Telstra. SENT: 340 words, photo.

TOY HALL OF FAME — The National Toy Hall of Fame inducts its Class of 2018. The finalists are: Chalk, American Girl, He-Man, Uno, Magic 8 Ball, Chutes and Ladders, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, pinball, the sled, tic-tac-toe, Tickle Me Elmo and Tudor Electric Football. UPCOMING.

YOGA INCREASING — More U.S. adults and kids are doing yoga, meditating. SENT: 130 words, photo.

GOOGLE-NEW YORK CITY — Report: Google planning big New York City expansion. SENT: 230 words, photo.

MANAFORT-FORMER SON-IN-LAW — Manafort’s former son-in-law charged with new fraud schemes. SENT: 580 words.




ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-GEORGIA — Republican Brian Kemp resigns as Georgia’s secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he’s captured enough votes to become governor, even though his rival is conceding nothing. SENT: 880 words, photos.

TRUMP-MEDIA — The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference. SENT: 1000 words, photo, video.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — Special counsel Robert Mueller laid low for the last month, bringing no new charges in the month before the election. But he’s expected to resurface again in the coming weeks just as his probe into the Trump campaign falls under the supervision of a Justice Department official who’s been openly skeptical about his authority. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos. With ELECTION 2018-RUSSIA —An unprecedented federal and state collaboration to defend election systems against Russian interference ended with no obvious voting system compromises, although it’s not entirely clear why. SENT: 760 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the formal investiture of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. event, 500 words by 1 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-BUSINESS CONFLICTS — Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump’s business dealings — his tax returns — House Democrats are prepared to use their newfound majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that he’s using his presidency to enrich himself and his family. SENT: 930 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-HEALTH CARE — President Obama’s health insurance overhaul has emerged as a winner in midterms eight years after opposition to it helped the GOP take over the House. A Democratic majority in the House could block efforts to dismantle the program. Meanwhile, voters in three predominantly Republican states agreed to expand Medicaid, which also was a major issue in races for governor. SENT: 1000 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-CONGRESS-NATIVE AMERICANS — U.S. tribal policy experts say historic congressional wins by Native American women are likely to make them the new standard bearers for Indian Country. SENT: 850 words, photos.

AP EXPLAINS-RANKED CHOICE VOTING — Maine embarked on a voting experiment on Election Day; how ranked-choice voting works. SENT: 630 words, photos.




TRUMP-BUSINESS CONFLICTS — Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump’s business dealings — his tax returns — House Democrats are prepared to use their newfound majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that he’s using his presidency to enrich himself and his family. By Tami Abdollah and Stephen Braun. SENT: 930 words, photos.




CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING — Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded gunman dressed all in black opened fire during “college night” at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in terror, authorities said Thursday. The gunman then apparently killed himself. Authorities say the motive for the attack Wednesday night was under investigation. The killer was identified as Ian David Long, a 28-year-old former Marine. SENT: 1,100 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

AARON HERNANDEZ-CONVICTION — Massachusetts’ highest court will decide whether the state should scrap a legal principle that erased the murder conviction of Aaron Hernandez after the former New England Patriots player killed himself in prison. SENT: 290 words, photo. UPCOMING: Arguments underway.

LEGAL MARIJUANA-MASSACHUSETTS-FIRST SALES — A Massachusetts city with a youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture is about to be home to the nation’s first legal recreational marijuana sellers east of Colorado. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 970 words. UPCOMING: Photos.




PAKISTAN-BLASPHEMY — A Christian woman acquitted after eight years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy is released but her whereabouts in Islamabad remain a closely guarded secret in the wake of demands by radical Islamists that she be publicly executed. By Kathy Gannon. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

WWI-LAST DEATHS — Hundreds died on the final morning of World War I — even after the armistice was reached and before it came into force. SENT: 1,320 words, photos. An abridged version of 660 words has also been sent.

YEMEN — Aid groups warn of the plight of civilians in Yemen’s contested Hodeida where casualties are mounting as a Saudi-led coalition is fighting to take the port city from the country’s Shiite rebels.

MIGRANT CARAVAN — Central American migrants resting in Mexico City debate which route they should take to the border and what options are available to them in Mexico and the United States ahead of a vote on what their caravan’s next step should be. SENT: 650 words, photos.

NKOREA DIAMOND MOUNTAIN — Returning to Diamond Mountain: As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slow walks his nuclear talks with Washington, a strategic rift with Seoul deepens. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.

US-KOREAS DIPLOMACY — South Korea’s foreign minister quotes U.S. officials as saying that it was North Korea that canceled a meeting this week between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior North Korean official on nuclear issues. SENT: 810 words, photos.

INDONESIA-LION AIR CRASH — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issues an emergency airworthiness directive on how to handle erroneous data from a sensor that investigators believe malfunctioned on a new Boeing jet that plunged into the sea in Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. SENT: 730 words, photos.

GERMANY-NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS — As Germany marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or Night of Broken Glass, one 94-year-old survivor remembers how the Nazis threatened his home in Berlin, burnt synagogues, vandalized Jewish businesses and arrested up to 30,000 Jewish men. SENT: 950 words, photos.

VENEZUELA BUTCHERED HORSES — Students at Venezuela’s top veterinary school stood around a pile of skin and bones sobbing one recent morning, finding nothing more left of their beloved bay-colored mare nicknamed Miss Congeniality, apparently slain by thieves for food. SENT: 600 words, photos.

INDIA-TOXIC AIR — Toxic smog shrouds the Indian capital as air quality plummets to hazardous levels after tens of thousands of people set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali. SENT: 480 words, photos.

BRITAIN-UNEXPLAINED WEALTH — Like many people, Zamira Hajiyeva often dropped by a neighborhood shop, just down the street from her London home, to pick up a few things — including gem-encrusted jewelry and a cellar-full of fine wines. Britain’s National Crime Agency wants to know where Hajiyeva got the money to fund her Harrods shopping sprees and buy two U.K. properties worth 22 million pounds ($29 million). By Jill Lawless. SENT: 470 words.




FEDERAL RESERVE — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates once more this year but will likely hold off on any action when its latest policy meeting ends Thursday. Still, investors will be parsing the statement the Fed will issue after its meeting for any sign that it might be rethinking its probable pace of credit tightening in the coming months. By Martin Crutsinger. UPCOMING: 130 words at 2 p.m. 500 words by 2:30 p.m.




TRUMP-MEDIA — CNN says President Donald Trump’s attacks on the press are “dangerous” and “disturbingly un-American.” By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. Also moved in previous cycle.

MUSIC-WHITE ALBUM — Hard-core fans of the Beatles like to pore over every detail of the band. Then there’s Giles Martin, who manages to time travel to meet the Fab Four. Martin is the son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin and he’s returned to the original recording sessions for the “White Album” for a box set that includes demos, 50 studio outtakes and remixes. The new exhaustive set coincides with celebrations for the album’s 50th birthday. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 890 words by 2 p.m., photos, video.

MUSIC-JONI MITCHELL — Joni Mitchell celebrated her 75th birthday by ending a three and one-half year absence from public life The Canadian singer-songwriter thrilled the audience at the Music Center in Los Angeles just by showing up and listening to a concert of her songs performed by James Taylor, Chaka Khan, Emmylou Harris, and many others. By Andrew Dalton. UPCOMING: 700 words by 11 a.m., photos, video.




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