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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:30

August 28, 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 .




MCCAIN (upcoming)

TRUMP-SOCIAL MEDIA (sent, developing)



PRIMARY RDP (sent, developing)





TRUMP-SOCIAL MEDIA — President Donald Trump is promising to address what he says is the “very serious situation” of social media companies “suppressing” conservative voices and “hiding information” and good news. SENT: 140 words, photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-LOUIS CK — Louis C.K. performs after admitting sexual misconduct. SENT: 130 words.

DRAKE-HOSPITALIZED GIRL — A suburban Chicago girl has received a heart transplant just days after she danced her way into a hospital visit from Drake. SENT: 130 words.

MUSIC-CMA AWARD NOMINATIONS — Chris Stapleton tops list of nominees for CMA Awards. SENT: 130 words, photos.

GERMANY-GOLDEN ERDOGAN — Provocative Erdogan statue erected for German art festival. SENT: 130 words, photos.

GERMANY-BERLIN WALL REDUX — Art group to rebuild Berlin Wall in German capital. SENT: 350 words, photos.




MCCAIN — His close friend Sen. Lindsey Graham is eulogizing him on the Senate floor. UPCOMING from 2 p.m. remarks.

TRUMP-SOCIAL MEDIA — President Donald Trump is promising to address what he says is the “very serious situation” of tech companies “suppressing” conservative voices and “hiding information” and good news. SENT: 300 words, photo. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CONGRESS — Once a relatively anonymous lawyer at the Justice Department, Bruce Ohr is now the subject of GOP criticism. SENT: 950 words. UPCOMING: Two Republican-led House committees are interviewing Ohr behind closed doors today.

REDISTRICTING-NORTH CAROLINA — Federal judges affirm their earlier decision striking North Carolina’s congressional districts as unconstitutional because Republicans drew them with excessive partisanship. SENT: 720 words, photo.

MATTIS — Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Joseph Dunford are holding a news conference at the Pentagon at 10 a.m.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-YALE YEARS — People who knew Brett Kavanaugh as an undergraduate and law student at Yale say the future Supreme Court nominee seemed more interested in battles on the basketball court than politically charged debates. By Alanna Durkin Richer and Jennifer Peltz. UPCOMING: 1,500 words, photo. With ABRIDGED — 900 words.

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PRIMARY RDP — Voters in Arizona go to the polls to vote on who should compete for Jeff Flake’s seat at the same time that John McCain’s death has created another key vacancy in the state. By Julie Pace and Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,060 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day.

FLORIDA PRIMARY — Florida voters are going to the polls to select nominees to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott in an election that’s caught the attention of Trump and could see the daughter of a former governor win the nomination for the office he once held. SENT: 860 words, photos.

OKLAHOMA PRIMARY RUNOFF-GOVERNOR — The race for the GOP nomination in Oklahoma’s race for governor could hinge less on experience and ideology, and more on the state’s geography and the candidates’ allegiance to Trump. SENT: 690 words, photos. With OKLAHOMA PRIMARY RUNOFF-HOUSE — GOP, Democrats to make picks for open U.S. House seat in Oklahoma.




VATICAN-SEX ABUSE — An Italian journalist who says he helped a former Vatican diplomat pen his bombshell allegation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis says he persuaded the archbishop to go public after the U.S. church was thrown into turmoil by sex abuse revelations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report. SENT: 740 words, photo.

IRAN — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani fails to convince parliament that his plans will pull the country out of an economic nosedive worsened by America’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal, further isolating his relatively moderate administration amid nationwide anger. SENT: 600 words, photos. With WORLD COURT-IRAN-US — U.S. insists re-imposition of Iran sanctions is legal.

UN-HUMAN RIGHTS-YEMEN — Three experts working for the U.N.’s top human rights body say the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes including rape, torture, disappearances and “deprivation of the right to life” during 3½ years of escalated fighting against rebels in Yemen. SENT: 750 words, photos.

AFRICA-BRITAIN — British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged Tuesday to make Britain the biggest investor in Africa from the developed world, as she began a three-nation tour of the continent. By Andrew Meldrum. SENT: 580 words, photos.

GERMANY-KILLING — German police and security officials face criticism following violence during a far-right protest in the eastern city of Chemnitz that left at least six people injured. SENT: 360 words, photos.

FRANCE-MINISTER RESIGNS — France’s high-profile environment minister, former TV personality Nicolas Hulot, unexpectedly announces his resignation live on national radio, lamenting a lack of decisive action on green issues. SENT: 370 words, photos.

BOLIVIA-CENTENARIAN — Listed at 117 years and just over 10 months, Julia Flores Colque is the oldest woman in the Andean nation, and she might be the oldest living person in the world. SENT: 570 words, photos.




MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-SUSPECT — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press. By Michael Biesecker and David McFadden. SENT: 1,050 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US FL Jacksonville Shooting Victims (CR) — Relatives of shooting victim express grief. With MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA — Gunman “clearly targeted other gamers” at Florida tournament.

CLERGY ABUSE-SIBLING VICTIMS — The grand jury report on sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania cited at least two dozen cases of siblings being victimized. Clergy members molested siblings sometimes in a home while parents were present, sometimes on trips after they had won the trust of parents. SENT: 850 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-LONG RECOVERY — Nearly a year after wildfire tore through Northern California wine country in the most destructive set of blazes in state history, only eight of nearly 2,700 single-family homes lost in Santa Rosa — the hardest-hit city — have been rebuilt. Many homeowners have discovered they’re underinsured, which has delayed claims settlements and construction. By Lorin Eleni Gill. SENT: 990 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US CA Santa Rosa Rebuld (cR HFR) — California homeowners struggle to rebuild after fires.

TROPICAL STORM LANE-HAWAII — After dumping 52.02 inches of rain on Hawaii’s Mountain View over five days, Tropical Storm Lane ranks as the second-biggest rainmaker from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950. SENT: 530 words, photos.

UNIVERSITIES-TRADEMARK BULLIES — Records gathered by The Associated Press show that some major universities send their lawyers after even slight perceived threats to their brands. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

TEXAS OFFICER-MURDER TRIAL — A jury completed its first day of deliberations in the trial of a white former Texas police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager leaving a house party last year. SENT: 300 words, photos.

DEADLY-FIRE-CHICAGO — Investigators seeking the cause of Chicago’s deadliest fire in well over a decade are searching the porch area where the blaze started for evidence of fireworks, cigarettes or other smoking materials, a fire official says. SENT: 410 words, photos.




TRUMP TRADE-US-CANADA-EXPLAINER — President Donald Trump’s drive to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement has taken an odd turn that complicates his effort to replace that deal with one more favorable to American workers: He’s so far snubbed Canada. How did the Trump administration cut a preliminary trade deal with Mexico while winding up at odds with one of America’s closest allies — and one of the few with which it runs a trade surplus? Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must now try to patch up their relationship and preserve a three-nation trade bloc that companies across North America have come to depend on. By Paul Wiseman and Rob Gillies. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m. With TRUMP-TRADE-US-CANADA — Developments as Canadian trade negotiators meet Tuesday with their counterparts in Washington in the wake of a preliminary U.S.-Mexico trade agreement; TRUMP-TRADE-GLANCE — What the United States and Mexico have tentatively agreed to in their preliminary trade agreement; US-MEXICO-TRADE — President Donald Trump’s declaration of victory Monday in reaching a preliminary deal with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement raised at least as many questions as it answered (all sent).

GETTING BY-HARDSHIP — Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. That’s according to an Urban Institute survey of nearly 7,600 adults. It found the difficulties were most prevalent among adults with lower incomes or health issues, but also revealed people from all walks of life were running into similar hardships. By Sarah Skidmore Sell. SENT: 570 words, photos.




ARETHA FRANKLIN-PUBLIC VIEWING — Thousands are expected to pour into Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during the next two days to pay their final respects to Aretha Franklin. By Jeff Karoub. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos and video. With ARETHA FRANKLIN-PUBLIC VIEWING-THE LATEST

FILM-FALL PREVIEW-NETFLIX’S BIG OSCAR SEASON — This fall will be, by a wide measure, Netflix’s most ambitious movie season yet. On tap for the streaming service are films from a healthy percentage of Hollywood’s most acclaimed filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuaron, Paul Greengrass, Nicole Holofcener, the Coen brothers and even Orson Welles. It’s a slate that would be the envy of most movie studios, and it could put Netflix on a collision course with Oscars. UPCOMING: 900 words by 2 p.m., photos. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. NOTE: This is part of an ongoing fall preview package.




GLOBAL GUN DEATHS, HFR — Gun deaths worldwide total about 250,000 every year and the United States is among just six countries that make up half of those fatalities, a study found. The results reveal “a major public health problem for humanity,” researchers not connected with the study say. UPCOMING: 450 words, photo for release at 11 a.m. Eastern.







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