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January 16, 2019

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org .

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TOP STORIES

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BREXIT — Britain’s government faces a no-confidence vote a day after its Brexit deal was crushed in Parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to salvage her job as the Brexit process has been plunged into chaos with just over two months to go before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union. By Gregory Katz, Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 a.m., photos.

SENATE-ATTORNEY GENERAL-TAKEAWAYS — Attorney General nominee William Barr made one thing clear during his Senate confirmation hearing: He may want the job, but he doesn’t need it. By Chad Day. SENT: 920 words, photos.

KENYA-ATTACK — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says 14 people were killed in an attack on a hotel complex in the capital and he declares the operation to neutralize the attackers is over. By Ben Curtis. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3:30 a.m., photos.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN — Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifts tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump digs in for a prolonged shutdown. By Lisa Mascaro, Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin. SENT: 980 words, photos, video. See MORE ON GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN below. For comprehensive coverage: https://apnews.com/GovernmentShutdown

SENATE-EPA CHIEF — Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler’s past lobbying work for coal companies and other industries regulated by the agency is expected to draw scrutiny when a Senate committee considers his nomination to the position. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 720 words, photo. UPCOMING: 750 words after 10 a.m. hearing.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-BREWERIES — The nation’s craft beer taps are being squeezed by the government shutdown, which has put new releases on hold, prevented new breweries from opening and stopped shipments of some suds across state lines. SENT: 600 words, photos, video.

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NATIONAL

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LOS ANGELES TEACHERS-STRIKE — Los Angeles school administrators urge the union to resume bargaining as tens of thousands of teachers plan to walk picket lines for a third day, after being joined on strike for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools. SENT: 670 words, photos, videos.

CALIFORNIA STORMS — Another Pacific storm is set to hit California, bringing a threat of mudslides to the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada. SENT: 580 words, photos, videos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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MEDIA-LOCAL NEWS — Donations by Facebook and bid to takeover Gannett Co. are illustrations of problems of local news industry. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 1,020 words, photo.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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JAZZ FEST — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival. SENT: 540 words, photos.

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