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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:15, Advisory

May 1, 2019

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

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HIGHLIGHTING

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TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-BARR (sent, developing)

VENEZUELA (sent)

WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE (sent)

ISRAEL-WORLD ANTI-SEMITISM (sent)

FEDERAL RESERVE (sent, developing)

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY-COOPERATORS (sent)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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ESPN-MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BOOTH _ ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ will go with 2-person booth for upcoming season, with Booger McFarland joining Joe Tessitore. SENT: 200 words.

HAWAII-HELICOPTER CRASH _ The father of a 28-year-old pilot says his son was among three people killed in a Hawaii helicopter crash. SENT: 400 words, photos.

GUN STORES RAMMED-GEORGIA _ Police in Georgia are investigating two cases of stolen vehicles being rammed into gun stores, with thieves then making off with weapons. SENT: 150 words.

ODD--TSA-MOOSE POOP _ Alaska airport inspectors find moose nuggets inside man’s carry-on bag. SENT: 150 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-BARR _ Attorney General William Barr faces lawmakers’ questions for the first time since releasing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report and amid new revelations Mueller expressed frustration to Barr about how the report’s findings were being portrayed. SENT: 930 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing, 950 words by 2 p.m., photos, video.

TRUMP-BIDEN _ President Donald Trump’s effort to cast all of the Democrats White House hopefuls as socialists faces its toughest test yet with the entrance of Joe Biden into the campaign. UPCOMING: 850 words by 5 p.m., photos.

SCENES FROM AN INVESTIGATION-TRUMP’S FEARS _ As the Russia investigation threatened to shadow Donald Trump’s presidency, he became increasingly concerned he would be seen as a cheater and a fraud. SENT: 900 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-SCHUMER _ Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams’ announcement that she would pass up a U.S. Senate run in Georgia. The decision was a blow to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. SENT: 920 words, photo.

UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN _ Amid a battlefield stalemate in Afghanistan, the U.S. military has stopped releasing information often cited to measure progress in America’s longest war, calling it of little value in fighting the Taliban insurgency. SENT: 830 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY-COOPERATORS _ Parents and coaches cooperating with investigators in the college admissions bribery scandal could spell trouble for those still fighting the charges and lead investigators to new targets. SENT: 700 words, photos.

POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS _ After three weeks of testimony, a jury needed little more than a day to convict a black Minneapolis police officer of murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed white woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime, delivering a guilty verdict that immediately sparked questions about whether race played a role. SENT: 1,075 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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VENEZUELA _ He called it the moment for Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy once and for all. But as the hours dragged on, opposition leader Juan Guaidó stood alone on a highway overpass with the same small cadre of soldiers with whom he launched a bold effort to spark a military uprising and settle Venezuela’s agonizing power struggle. Like past attempts to oust President Nicolas Maduro, the opposition seemed outmaneuvered again. What Guaidó dubbed “Operation Freedom” triggered a familiar pattern of security forces using repressive tactics to crush small pockets of stone-throwing youths while millions of Venezuelans watched the drama unfold with a mix of fear and exasperation. By Joshua Goodman and Christopher Torchia. SENT: 1,360 words, photos, videos.

WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE _ A British judge sentences WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail seven years ago and holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy. SENT: 500 words, photos.

ISRAEL-WORLD ANTI-SEMITISM _ Israeli researchers reported that violent attacks against Jews spiked significantly last year, with the largest reported number of Jews killed in anti-Semitic acts in decades, leading to an “increasing sense of emergency” among Jewish communities worldwide. Capped by the deadly shooting that killed 11 worshippers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, assaults targeting Jews rose 13% in 2018, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. They recorded nearly 400 cases worldwide, with more than a quarter of the major violent cases taking place in the United States. SENT: 760 words, photos.

MAY DAY RALLIES _ Thousands of trade union members and activists were marking May Day on Wednesday by marching through Asia’s capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights. A major South Korean umbrella trade union also issued a joint statement with a North Korean workers’ organization calling for the Koreas to push ahead with engagement commitments made during a series of inter-Korean summits last year. SENT: 970 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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FEDERAL RESERVE _ The Federal Reserve is all but sure to keep interest rates on hold _ and for the foreseeable future _ even as Trump keeps up his attacks on the Fed for not cutting rates. By Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 830 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from Fed rate announcement at 2 p.m.

ADP EMPLOYMENT _ Survey: US businesses gained a strong 275,000 jobs in April, most in 9 months. SENT: 400 words, photo.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS _ Taylor Swift, Madonna, Maluma, BTS, Mariah Carey and host Kelly Clarkson will perform at the Billboard Music Awards, where Cardi B is the leading nominee. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 10 a.m. Will updated after show starts at 8 p.m. By AP Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. With photos, video. WITH: Music-Billboard Awards-The Latest, Music-Billboard Awards-List.

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SPORTS

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BKN--ROCKETS-WARRIORS _ Kevin Durant scored 29 points and established an early defensive tone against James Harden, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Houston Rockets 115-109 for a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal. Harden got hit in both eyes early but returned and finished with 29 points and seven rebounds on a night boos regularly greeted both him and Chris Paul at deafening Oracle Arena, where the Rockets complained after losing Game 1 the officials missed foul calls when Houston shot 3s. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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