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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

August 2, 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




TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE (sent, developing)


TRUMP-MILEAGE STANDARDS (sent, developing)

TRUMP (upcoming)





IVANKA TRUMP — Ivanka Trump says news media not ‘enemy of the people’. SENT: 130 words, photos.

ICELAND WHALES — Iceland stops hunting minke whales but only for this season. SENT: 300 words, photos.

OHIO ST-RECEIVERS COACH — Ohio State’s Meyer put on leave, investigation opened. SENT: 980 words, photo.

RIVER SEARCH-NEW YORK CITY — Woman, man rescued from East River in NYC. SENT: 100 words.

DOG LICK-AMPUTATION — Wisconsin man contracts rare blood infection from dog. SENT: 130 words.

BOOKS-ERNEST HEMINGWAY — A World War II story by Ernest Hemingway, written in 1956, is being published for the first time. SENT: 580 words, photo.




TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — In renewed negotiations over a possible presidential interview in the Russia probe, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has offered some changes to the format, perhaps willing to limit the scope of some questions or be willing to accept some answers in writing, according to a person briefed on the proposal. SENT: 900 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates likely, 900 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT — Prosecutors are laying out the money trail of the millions of dollars they say Paul Manafort received as a political consultant for Ukraine and hid from the IRS. They say Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle. He’s being tried on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. SENT: 900 words. UPCOMING: Developing throughout the day, 900 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-MILEAGE STANDARDS —The Trump administration has proposed rolling back tougher Obama-era gas mileage requirements that are set to take effect after 2020. SENT: 140 words

TRUMP — President Donald Trump holds a rally in Pennsylvania. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. event, 500 words by 9 p.m., photos.

POLITICAL DONOR-ALLIED WALLET — A prominent political donor has helped pornographers, payday loan debt collectors and offshore gambling operations get past the banking system’s gates. That’s according to internal records from an online payment processing firm obtained by The Associated Press. Allied Wallet and its executives have given $6 million in contributions since late 2015 to Democrats and Republicans. The records show the company used fake websites and foreign dummy corporations to mask some customers’ true businesses. SENT: 3070 words, photos.

DEMOCRATS-CORPORATE MONEY — Money in politics is emerging as a new test for Democratic candidates, with scores of politicians pledging to reject corporate PAC donations. One group seeking changes, End Citizens United, says more than 170 candidates say they’re not accepting corporate PAC donations. Their ranks include a handful of Democrats widely rumored to be exploring presidential bids. SENT: 1100 words, photo.

GROUND GAME-KENTUCKY — Ground Game: The #MeToo movement toppled the powerful in Hollywood, the media and business. But state houses? Not so much. SENT: 880 words, photo.




AUSTRALIA IDENTIFYING SPERM DONORS — For years, the sperm and egg donation industry was swathed in secrecy. Donors were typically told that any offspring would never know who they were. As a result, a generation of children grew up desperate for information about their heritage. Now, a new law in one Australian state has given those children the legal right to know who their donors are, no matter what those donors were promised. By Kristen Gelineau. SENT: 3,500 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — AUS Sperm Donors (CR) — Australian law erases anonymity for sperm donors. An abridged version of 1,150 words has also been sent.

VATICAN-DEATH PENALTY — Pope Francis has changed church teaching about the death penalty, saying in a new policy published that it is always “inadmissible” because it “attacks” the inherent dignity of all humans. SENT: 700 words, photos.

ZIMBABWE-ELECTIONS —Zimbabwe’s ruling party signaled victory in the presidential election on Thursday, telling the opposition a day after deadly violence that “we should all lose graciously,” while an anxious country awaited results that the electoral commission said would come out “very soon.” SENT: 700 words, photos. With ZIMBABWE-ELECTIONS-THE LATEST.

SOUTHEAST ASIA — China’s top diplomat says that an initial draft of a proposed pact with Southeast Asia aimed at preventing fighting in the disputed South China Sea was a “breakthrough” in talks that can progress further without outside interference. SENT: 530 words, photos.

BRAZIL-VEEP WANTED — Two months before Brazil’s general election, leading presidential candidates in Brazil are struggling to find running mates who will agree to run on the ticket with them. SENT: 910 words, photos.

MEXICO-AIRLINER ACCIDENT — Just a day after a harrowing escape from a crashed and burning Aeromexico jetliner, many of its 103 passengers and crew went to work on resuming their travel, with some even boarding new flights from the same airport in western Mexico. SENT: 950 words, photos, video.

IRAQ-WATER WOES — Water crisis salts the earth in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, turning fertile land into desert, sparking protests. SENT: 980 words, photos.

NEW ZEALAND-PRIME MINISTER INTERVIEW — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the world is watching closely to see if recent optimism over North Korea leads to the elimination of its nuclear weapons program. By Nick Perry. SENT: 410 words, photos.




POLITICAL DONOR-ALLIED WALLET — Records obtained by The Associated Press show that a prominent political donor has helped pornographers, payday loan debt collectors and offshore gambling operations get past the gates of the banking system. The company put millions of dollars behind Democrats — and then switched to Donald Trump. By Jake Pearson and Jeff Horwitz. SENT: 3,080 words, photos. An abridged of 1,040 words has also been sent.

UNITED STATES-KOREA WAR REMAINS — The U.S. military is beginning the painstaking process of analyzing and identifying remains from the Korean War now that they are back on American soil. Vice President Mike Pence formally received the remains during an emotional and solemn ceremony in Hawaii after they arrived by military cargo jet from South Korea. By Audrey McAvoy and Kim Yong-Ho. SENT: 790 words, photos, videos.

ABORTION-ACCESS — Abortion-rights advocates are intensifying efforts to make it easier for women to get abortions amid a new wave of state-level bans and restrictions expected to occur under a reconfigured U.S. Supreme Court. The efforts include boosting financial aid for women needing to travel long distances to get an abortion, and raising awareness about the option of do-it-yourself abortions. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 830 words, photo.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES —Wildfires scorching Northern California from the Gold Country to the fringes of Yosemite National Park are also burning through California’s firefighting budget. SENT: 510 words, photos, videos.

VIOLENCE INTERRUPTERS — New York City enlists former gang members as “violence interrupters” to keep the peace amid a summer uptick in killings of young people. SENT: 1,020 words, photos. UPCOMING: Video.

POLICE SHOOTING-HOMEOWNER —Police are expected to release more information about a police shooting that left a man dead after he shot and killed an intruder at his suburban Denver home. SENT: 810 words, photos.




FACEBOOK POLITICAL ADS-Q&A — Facebook is enforcing strict new requirements on digital political ads in an attempt to prevent foreign election interference. The process includes burdensome rules such as forcing some ad buyers to identify themselves by receiving mail at a known U.S. address. But there are ways to evade the system, and legitimate advertisers can face unintended consequences. By Technology Writers Barbara Ortutay and Mae Anderson. SENT: 900 words, photo. With FACEBOOK-ELECTIONS DISRUPTION-PROTEST — Facebook page’s removal angers Washington protest organizers.

PAPA JOHN’S-FOUNDER — The founder of Papa John’s says the pizza chain needs him back as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month. An AP Interview. By Food Industry Writer Candice Choi. SENT: 680 words, photo.

CBS-IN TURMOIL — CBS will report second quarter earnings on Thursday as turmoil swirls around the media company. It faces an investigation of its CEO and is in the middle of a lawsuit against its parent company as the all-important fall TV season approaches. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated with financial results.

US-CHINA-TARIFFS — China’s foreign minister says U.S. threats to hike tariffs run against the trend toward globalization and will hurt U.S. businesses and consumers. SENT: 330 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.




CBS-IN TURMOIL — CBS will report second quarter earnings Thursday as turmoil swirls around the media company. It faces an investigation of its CEO and is in the middle of a lawsuit against its parent company as the all-important fall TV season approaches. By Technology Writer Mae Anderson. UPCOMING: 400 words by 10 a.m. Will be updated after market close with earnings results, any news from conference call with analysts. With USC ANNENBERG-LES MOONVES — The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism will temporarily suspend the use of the media center’s name: The Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center. SENT: 150 words, photos.




TEN--WASHINGTON — Andy Murray is showing signs of returning to his old form, right down to the return winner he delivered on the last point of his first victory over a top-20 player in more than a year. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 750 words, photos.




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