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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:20

November 6, 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




ELECTION 2018 (sent, developing)

ELECTION 2018-AMERICA VOTES (sent, developing)

ELECTION 2018-TRUMP (sent, developing)

EXPLOSIVE DEVICES ( sent, developing)

IRAN-US (sent, developing)

MIGRANT CARAVAN (sent, developing)





EXPLOSIVE DEVICES — Cesar Sayoc, the man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of Trump, is expected to make his first court appearance in New York. SENT: 320 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

MIGRANT CARAVAN — Thousands of Central Americans dreaming of getting to the United States stream into Mexico’s capital and bed down in a sports stadium on the eve of U.S. midterm elections in which President Trump has made the migrant caravan a central issue. SENT: 880 words, photos.

AMAZON HQ — Amazon isn’t commenting on reports that it plans to split its new headquarters between facilities in two cities rather than choosing just one. SENT: 410 words, photo.

UTAH MAYOR DEAD AFGHANISTAN — The body of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who urged Americans to vote before he was killed in Afghanistan is repatriated on U.S. soil. SENT: 510 words, photo.

STAND UP FOR HEROES — Bruce Springsteen teams up with country star Eric Church on a version of “Working on the Highway” and Jon Stewart laces into Donald Trump at a bawdy event in New York that gathered comedians and musicians to help raise money for military veterans. SENT: 560 words, photos.




ELECTION 2018 — A turbulent election season that tested President Donald Trump’s slash-and-burn political style against the strength of the Democratic resistance comes to a close as Americans cast ballots in the first national election of the Trump era. SENT: 800 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day.

ELECTION 2018-TRUMP — President Donald Trump, his shadow hanging over midterm elections that will determine the future of his administration, used his final pitch to ask voters to help preserve “fragile” GOP victories that could be erased by Democratic gains in Congress. SENT: 1000 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day.

ELECTION 2018-VOTING PROBLEMS — America’s election infrastructure faces a key test on Election Day. Early voting leading up to Tuesday’s midterms has revealed many concerns with voting and registration systems around the country. Some machines altered voter selections and some registration forms had clerical errors. Meanwhile, federal officials say they have worked to shore up election systems from the possibility of cyberattacks. SENT: 720 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day.

ELECTION 2018-AMERICA VOTES — More than 30 million Americans already have voted in a midterm election expected to draw unprecedented numbers by the time polls close Tuesday night. In casting their ballots for House and Senate races, voters will render a verdict on President Donald Trump’s tumultuous tenure, deciding whether his 2016 election was a one-off or if his divisive style of governing will define the future of American politics. SENT: 1000 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day.

ELECTION 2018-GEORGIA GOVERNOR — Georgia’s bitter gubernatorial contest pits Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams in one of the signature contests of the 2018 midterm elections and a defining moment for the state. SENT:: 740 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day.

ELECTION-SENATE-TEXAS — The closely watched Texas Senate race has turned Beto O’Rourke into a Democratic phenomenon. His campaign has even triggered whispers that he could be a 2020 White House contender. Tuesday’s election will show whether O’Rourke can upset incumbent Ted Cruz in a state as deeply conservative as Texas. SENT: 680 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE — Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take back control of the House of Representatives from Republicans, who face a challenge nationwide to hold onto seats abandoned by more than a dozen retiring members and in suburban areas where President Trump is deeply unpopular. UPCOMING: 1,200 words by 4 p.m. photos, video, audio. Will be updated.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE — Democrats defend seats nationwide on a Senate election map that favors Republicans, who enter the night with a 51-49 edge in the chamber and aim to hold onto control despite President Trump’s unpopularity. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos, video, audio by 4 p.m. Will be updated.

ELECTION 2018-WOMEN — The 2018 midterm elections brought a surge of female candidates —many who had never run before — to ballots across the country. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m. Will be updated.

ELECTION 2018-STATE GOVERNMENT — Florida’s contest between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis headlines races for governor, as voters also elect lawmakers in nearly all of the country’s state legislatures. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos, video, audio by 4 p.m. Will be updated.

ELECTION 2018-BALLOT MEASURES — Efforts to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Michigan and North Dakota headline questions asked directly of voters. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos by 4 p.m. Will be updated.

ELECTION 2018-VOTECAST — Results from AP VoteCast, an innovative Election Day survey that delivers a comprehensive report on the decisions made by Americans as they decided whether to vote, for whom to vote, and why. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos, video, audio, interactives by 5 p.m. Will be updated.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-FLORIDA — Trump backer and former Rep. Ron DeSantis seeks election as Florida governor in a race against Democrat Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, video, audio, by 4 p.m. Will be updated.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-TENNESSEE — Former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen seeks a return to office in a race for Senate against Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 p.m. Will be updated.

ELECTION 2018-WHAT TO WATCH —Guide to election night watching. SENT: 1900 words, photo.




CHICAGO POLICE-LAQUAN MCDONALD-CONSPIRACY CHARGES — A judge refuses to dismiss the case against three Chicago police officers accused of participating in a cover-up surrounding the fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. SENT: 130 words, photos.

DEEP SOUTH-WEATHER — Possible tornados touched down in Louisiana and Mississippi as a line of storms move across the Deep South. SENT: 320 words. UPCOMING: Developing.




UNITED STATES-AUSTRALIA — President Donald Trump is picking the man who oversaw the vetting process for his running mate to be the new ambassador to Australia. The White House says Trump plans to nominate Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr. to the post. Culvahouse has led the international law firm O’Melveny & Myers. SENT: 190 words.




IRAN-US — The United States’ self-described “largest-ever” sanctions list targeting Iran includes an oil tanker already sunk, an airplane taken out of service and a bank long since closed. SENT: 800 words, photos.

FRANCE-ATTACK PLOT — French security agents arrest six people on preliminary terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, according to a French judicial official. SENT: 200 words, photo.

AFGHANISTAN — NATO chief urges Taliban to stop killing fellow Afghans as insurgents attack border troops, killing at least 20. SENT: 420 words, photos.

BREXIT — British Prime Minister Theresa May says she wouldn’t agree upon a Brexit deal with the European Union “at any cost,” as the two sides remain deadlocked on the issue of the Irish border. SENT: 250 words, photos.




CHINA-WORLD ECONOMY — Leaders of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other global financial organizations warn that trade tensions pose a growing risk for emerging economies. SENT: 280 words, photos.




At the Nerve Center, Rob Jagodzinski can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). For photos, ext. 1900. For graphics and interactives, ext. 7636. Expanded AP content can be obtained from http://newsroom.ap.org . For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org or call 877-836-9477.

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