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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:25

September 21, 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 .




SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH (sent, developing)

TRUMP (sent, developing)

TROPICAL WEATHER (sent, developing)

BREXIT — (sent, developing)

TANZANIA-FERRY CAPSIZES — (sent, developing)




JAPAN-SPACE PROBE — A Japanese spacecraft releases two small rovers on an asteroid in a mission that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system. SENT: 380 words, photos.

BRITAIN-ELTON JOHN — Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish accept an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play day. SENT: 130 words.

AUSTRALIA-SHARK ATTACK — Shark attacks that leave two swimmers critically injured on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef lead Australian officials to warn tourists to keep out of the waters in the Whitsunday Islands. SENT: 400 words.

MUSIC-CHRIS CORNELL — New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death. SENT: 135 words, photos.




SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when they were in high school. Conditions for her appearance are still being negotiated. SENT: 1200 words. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day, 1000 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP — President Donald Trump signs a spending bill to keep at least part of the government open and holds a rally in Missouri. SENT: 900 words. UPCOMING: Developing from afternoon events, 900 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

KAVANAUGH VS FORD-OPTICS — Optics could prove crucial in the congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault. At issue: her security, her questioners, even the placement of reporters and who is allowed in the hearing room. After all, this is an administration led by a former reality show star. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2018-Tennessee — In a year when Democrats have nominated women and minorities in record numbers, the party’s chances of taking control of the Senate could hinge on a 74-year-old white man. But to get over the finish line in Republican-leaning Tennessee, Phil Bredesen would rather not mention he’s a Democrat at all. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2018-EARLY VOTING — Early voting begins as midterm season enters final phase; Minnesota first, several more over next week. SENT: 1100 words.

SUPREME COURT-THOMAS AFTER HILL — Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s path to the Supreme Court could be much like that taken by Clarence Thomas. Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee accused him of sexual harassment. SENT: 880 words, photo.

SCIENCE SAYS-KAVANAUGH MEMORY — In he-said, she-said disputes like the Brett Kavanaugh-Christina Ford case, frailty of memory may play a role. SENT: 640 words.




TROPICAL WEATHER — The trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence continue to slowly meander their way to the sea, leaving billions of dollars of damage in their wake.

SENT: 730 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

TROPICAL WEATHER-SURVEYING THE DAMAGE— With Florence’s floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are getting a chance to take stock of the destruction. By Alex Derosier and Alan Suderman. SENT: 740 words, photos. With TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST; TROPICAL WEATHER — The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm. SENT: 745 words, video, photos, audio.

For AP’s comprehensive coverage: https://www.apnews.com/Hurricanes




MARYLAND-SHOOTING — Four people are dead after a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland, including a female suspect who shot herself in the head. The woman was a 26-year-old temporary employee there and was from Baltimore County. Seven people were wounded altogether. SENT: 790 words, photos, video.

IMMIGRATION-ARIZONA SHELTERS — Arizona officials move to revoke the licenses for a nonprofit that houses immigrant children after it missed a deadline to show that all its employees passed background checks. SENT: 520 words, photos.

CAPTAIN COOK’S SHIP — Researchers say they’ve identified a site off the coast of Rhode Island where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world may be located. SENT: 320 words, photos.




TANZANIA-FERRY CAPSIZES — The death toll rises above 100 after a ferry capsizes and sinks on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reports, while a second day of rescue efforts continues. SENT: 380 words, photos.

BREXIT — British Prime Minister Theresa May says Brexit negotiations are ‘at an impasse’ after EU rejects her proposals for leaving the bloc. SENT: 300 words, photo.

RUSSIA-US — The Kremlin dismisses the latest round of U.S. sanctions that affected an aircraft-making factory as an “unfair” move to undercut Russia as a major arms exporter. SENT: 130 words.

VATICAN-CHILE-SEX ABUSE — Pope Francis accepts the resignations of two more bishops in Chile, as fallout mounted from widespread sex abuse scandals there. SENT: 360 words, photo.




OIL AND THE ECONOMY — America’s rediscovered prowess in oil production shakes up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy. SENT: 130 words. UPCMING: 550 words, photos by 11 a.m.

APPLE-CHEAPER IPHONES — The $1,100 price tag on Apple’s latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized screen and other popular features: Just buy a two-year-old iPhone 7. SENT: 930 words, photos.




GROWING UP DIGITAL-YOUTUBE PRIVACY — Two members of Congress call on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children’s privacy. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.




BOOKS-MICHELLE OBAMA TOUR — Authors have been likened to rock stars for years but Michelle Obama’s upcoming tour is the first to take place in the kind of venues where rock stars perform. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m., photos.




JETS-BROWNS — For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns win. SENT: 1,700 words, photos.




“Hate in America,” an investigation examining intolerance, racism and hate crimes, is the 2018 project of the Carnegie-Knight News21 program, a national multimedia reporting project produced by the nation’s top journalism students and graduates. Each year, students selected into the program report in-depth on a single topic of national importance. This year, 38 journalism students from 19 universities traveled to 36 states, including a 7,000-mile road trip around the country.

Pieces of the project are available for use by AP members. Find all stories, photos and video at the project website: https://hateinamerica.news21.com as well as some individual stories in AP Newsroom, with the identifier: BC-CNS-Hate.

Stories include a look at bias response teams on college campuses by Jasmine Putney and Shelby Knowles found here: https://bit.ly/2NjRBsE




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